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Willamette University seeks a Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
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Location: Salem, Oregon, one hour south of Portland

The Position:
The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (VPSA/Dean) leads, promotes, and directs a diverse student affairs division whose mission is to foster a healthy, inclusive learning community in which students discover their passions, develop valuable skills, and commit to responsible citizenship. The VPSA/Dean provides visionary leadership and initiates campus collaborations for the creation of meaningful out-of-class learning opportunities and professional support services that promote student development, wellbeing, academic success, and graduation. The VPSA/Dean maintains a significant level of contact with students, faculty, and staff, as well as with individuals and organizations outside of the University. Campus Life Departments include; Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Recreation, Chaplains, Community Service Learning, Counseling and Health Services, Office of Student Affairs, Housing and Conferences, and Student Involvement.

In collaboration with a team of professionals, the VPSA/Dean oversees several areas including: case management of students at risk of attrition; oversight of matters related to campus conduct and policy compliance; parent and family relations in support of retention and support; the on-call program; transfer student support and programming; and assessment and programming aimed at sustaining a healthy and inclusive campus community.

The VPSA/Dean serves on the divisional leadership team and oversees and coordinates a range of projects across the division. Additionally, this position has oversight and is responsible for the collaboration, partnership, development, and training associated with compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as they relate to Title IX, the Clery Act, and related state and federal laws and regulations.

This work involves a variety of complex duties and responsibilities in the area of student affairs, requiring excellent leadership and communication skills and the ability to manage human and capital resources. There is a significant level of contact with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and trustees as well as with individuals and organizations outside of the University.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest and professional qualifications, as well as how they have successfully supported and advanced the values and principles of diversity and inclusion in their prior professional experiences and places of work. All inquiries will be considered confidential.

Applicants who apply by January 22, 2020 will be given first priority by the search committee.

For nominations or further information:
Kristen Farha
Senior Consultant

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 316-650-0069

Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world, one that is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and seeks candidates whose work furthers diversity and who bring to the campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Willamette University's educational facilities, activities, and employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability, or age. Willamette is firmly committed to adhering to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and their implementing regulations.

If you have questions, need assistance, or require special accommodations, please reach out to the Office of Human Resources at or 503-370-6210.


Institution: Willamette University
This is a full time position

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