The Vice Provost for Student Affairs serves as the senior Student Affairs administrator, reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University. The responsibilities for the Vice Provost of Student Affairs are to provide leadership, administration, and advocacy for the division which currently includes Campus Recreation, Community Standards and Student Conduct, Counseling and Wellness Services, Event Services and Youth Programs, Residence Life and Housing, Student Advocacy and Wellness, Student Involvement and Leadership, and the Student Union. The Vice Provost will work jointly with a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty to create and maintain a climate that fosters student learning and development while enhancing a strong sense of community. The Vice Provost will have a commitment to inclusive excellence by meeting and supporting the needs of a diverse student body. The Vice Provost serves as a strong advocate for students and staff members within the division and advises the Provost on topics related to student development and engagement.
An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
At least ten years of experience in Student Affairs leadership roles.
Demonstrated collaborative experience working across multiple divisions, particularly between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs
Demonstrated effective leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and advocating for a wide range of student-oriented programs with a student-centered approach.
Express dedication to solving issues relating to diversity and inclusion and a history that illustrates progressive advancement of these issues in a campus environment
The ability to work effectively with faculty and staff
Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student body and a commitment to student development.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Encourages high morale and quality student service through a leadership style which inspires employees to strive for the achievement of annually established goals and objectives
Manages the achievement of division goals by developing effective controls to guide work effort toward expected outcomes.
Promotes positive student relations by maintaining effective lines of communication with student leaders and serving as a strong advocate for the non-academic, extra-curricular, and co-curricular needs of students.
Develops and maintains a properly coordinated delivery of essential student services by organizing the various units and sub-units in a logical, non-duplicative, and effective manner to best meet the work requirements of the division and the needs of the student body.
Supports positive relations for the University by communicating and interacting with city, state, and other officials in matters related to Student Affairs.
Facilitates a work environment that personifies a culture of inclusive excellence.
Ensures divisional compliance with the institutional mission by reviewing and approving unit plans, goals and objectives, and service activities.
Assures the prompt and effective delivery of student services by monitoring workloads throughout the division and prioritizing staffing needs accordingly.
Ensures assignments related to Student Affairs are completed in the best interests of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks which are delegated by the Provost.
Coordinates the annual budget process, retaining executive authority over all budgets within the division of Student Affairs.
Supports the overall success of Student Affairs by participating in development activities for the division and serving on university committees as appropriate.
Evaluation and Professional Development (15%)
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required.
Assesses Student Affairs programs and services using key performance indicators and other measures.
Supports and assists the Provost by providing regular reports, including reports to the Board of Trustees, and completing other tasks and duties as assigned.
Primarily office environment, some outdoor work for events. Evening and weekend work is required.
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Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.
Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.