Serve as the designated Chief Student Development Officer providing vision, executive-level leadership, strategic planning, oversight, and coordination of all student development departments including programming, policy development, support and empowerment to a dynamic, productive and accountable team which include the following four pillar areas:
Christian Life (University Ministries includes the faith development of students, campus chapel and outreach)
Diversityand Intercultural Life (including International and Global Education)
Student Life (residence life, health and counseling support services, student enrichment services and support, student activities, student care, parent and family relations, and student engagement and wellness)
Student Success (advising, disability services, first year experience, career development and internships)
The vice president is responsible for the primary aspects of co-curricular learning for traditional age undergraduates, and adult undergraduates, encompassing both residential and commuter students. The vice president is a member of the university’s senior administrative leadership team and leads efforts across divisions to promote the retention of students, meeting or exceeding goals for retention at all levels.
This position works directly with the President in support of studentdistinctives, expressed through productive leadership and direction in the following areas of North Park’s identity in the student experience: Christian, City-centered and Intercultural student life on campus. The work of these pillars is summarized in these four areas:
fostering positive student development within a Christian community;
assuring that the university attempts to meet students’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs;
leading various efforts across departments and divisions in both setting and realizing goals for student retention by a variety of means;
maintaining student discipline through the development and implementation of clear, reasonable, and just disciplinary policies and procedures;
fostering a positive and enriching campus community for a diverse intercultural student population.
This role will be filled by a dynamic individual with proven leadership skills to guide campus efforts to provide students with a transformative, inclusive and supportive living and learning experience.
Lead a collaborative vision and planning effort to define clear direction and strategic goals for the division.
Experienced higher education administrator with vision, energy, and interpersonal and leadership skills able to engage the University in achieving ambitious goals. The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Experience in creating, implementing and evaluating successful student development and support initiatives that promote student engagement and learning for all student populations.
Understanding of equity, access and inclusion concepts, issues, and best practices in higher education;
Executive-level leadership, strategic planning, oversight and coordination of all studentdevelopment departments including programming, policy development, personnel, student experience, student veterans, ombudsman services, International student services, residential life.
Leadership and guidance in implementing innovative, student-centered approaches to student success in curricular and co-curricular experiences. E.g. multicultural activities, student activities and events, student clubs and organizations, first-year experience and transition programming, student conduct, counseling, and retention-focused activities.
Cultivate an integrated student life experience that contributes to the recruitment and retention of students by creating a welcoming, student centered, diverse and inclusive environment.
Work collaboratively with the offices of: Enrollment and Marketing, Provost, Administration and Finance on matters related to student recruitment, persistence and retention.
Display exemplary leadership skills with demonstrated ability to communicate well, build consensus and collaborate, solve problems, manage complex systems, and make decisions in a team environment.
Provide the general leadership and vision for a collaborative team of professionals and paraprofessionals through the hiring, training and direct supervision of key administrators.
Work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources as it relates to hiring, employee relations, personnel policies and protocols and accountability within those protocols.
Work closely with the President, Board of Trustees, and other senior leaders to provide appropriate support on student engagement and retention matters.
Oversee a healthy annual budget, provide a culture of accountability and closely supervise budget managers to direct and monitor spending within the established University policies.
Committed to and an articulate supporter of the university’s mission, identity, and Christian faith commitment.
Desire to and proven ability to meet, relate to and work with a diverse student population
Master’s degree required; Doctorate preferred
Minimum of ten years of higher education administrative experience
Successful evidence of campus leadership capacity
Experience in leadership roles demonstrating progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in the areas mentioned above.
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and a broad range of trends and best practices nationally in student development programs and services.
Effective date: 2019
NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.