Bergen Community College invites all highly qualified and experienced individuals to apply for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled strategist to work with the College’s Executive Team during a transformational time to provide leadership in the administration of a comprehensive range of programs and services for students that are consistent with the College’s mission, values and goals. In collaboration with the Student Affairs team, the VPSA develops and maintains initiatives that support an optimal experience for a diverse student population, enriching student learning, social and personal development. The VPSA is responsible for formulating, recommending, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures that drive high performing recruitment and retention efforts of the College.
In partnership with the President and the Executive Team, the Vice President of Student Affairs provides visionary leadership and guidance for all programs affecting student development and success across all three (3) campus locations including but not limited to: enrollment management; recruitment; admissions; testing; registration; financial aid; student life and conduct; counseling; career services; health services; specialized services; veterans and military affairs; and student support services programs. The VPSA formulates, recommends, and implements policies, procedures, programs, processes and systems for Student Affairs that promote student success and ensure inclusivity and equitable student treatment; oversees all aspects of financial aid to deliver student financial aid packages in compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies; utilizes analytics and data to develop, maintain, implement and enhance student engagement and retention services, programs and initiatives and works collaboratively with the VP of Academic Affairs to engage in a comprehensive and fully integrated approach to enrollment management, student performance and the overall student experience; leads all aspects of the Student Affairs team developing cohesion, collaboration and ensuring an efficient, effective customer service model utilizing creative approaches in the delivery of services; establishes and implements measurable goals and outcomes for the assessment of student services; cultivates cooperative relationships with four-year colleges and universities, local K-12 school systems, community partners and employers; maintains an awareness of the latest findings, trends, technologies and policy conversations related to Student Affairs and participates in local, state, and national professional organizations related to higher education, the community college, and Student Affairs to promote and enhance the College’s relationships, effectiveness and brand. Manages compliance pertaining to students in regards to Title IX, ADA/Section 504 and other relevant state and federal laws; serves on the Title IX committee of the College as well as a member of the President’s Executive Council, the Management Team, and other administrative committees as assigned.
Master’s degree in an appropriate field required; Doctorate preferred. Minimum of 10 years of progressive administrative experience in student affairs, including student life and conduct, enrollment management, counseling and support services and Title IX investigations, preferably in a community college setting; experience in a collective bargaining environment preferred. Demonstrates understanding of the community college mission and practices an open door policy; experience fulfilling a vision for student affairs at a transformational time for an institution and proven success of change management; possesses strong skills in team-building, team management and collaboration with diverse internal and external constituents; evidence of commitment to student success and development; experience utilizing data in decision making and goal setting for enrollment management; demonstrates commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity; possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, including making effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to internal and external audiences; and exhibits proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software and database management systems related to student affairs.
All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code VPSA), curriculum vitae, and three professional references with current contact information. To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by July 19, 2019. Send materials by e-mail with the appropriate job code in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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