Major Duties: Founded in 1903, Western Michigan University (WMU) currently enrolls over 21,000 students on its five campuses in and around Kalamazoo. WMU is redefining what it means for a student to be successful in a changing world. While historically a high GPA and academic performance would be strong evidence of preparedness for the world of work, they believe that the world is calling for a new kind of strength; the kind that comes from academic strength paired with a clear sense of purpose and the strength that comes from a focus on holistic well-being.The Position- Reporting to the vice president for student affairs, the associate vice president for campus life (AVPCL) provides oversight and direction of auxiliary operations, capital construction, renovation and deferred maintenance of both student fee and non-student fee supported facilities. - The AVPCL provides leadership for housing and residence life, dining services, the student center, finance and infrastructure, and facilities management as well as related functions including contracts, management of outsourced custodial operations, summer conferences, Kanley Chapel, campus cafes and other retail operations.- The AVPCL provides oversight of strategic planning and goals within the AVPCL portfolio; data-driven decision-making based on ongoing assessment and evaluation of programs and services; and support for the vision, mission and strategic priorities of student affairs with the focused intent of improving the student experience. - The AVPCL provides leadership for 130 full and part-time staff including 61 AFSCME employees and 535 students, and oversees a budget from $36 to $40 million.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree from an accredited institution in higher education administration, student affairs, business or a related field.- Seven years of increasingly responsible experience and success in student affairs in higher education.- Specific experience working directly with student leaders and student learning. - The ideal candidate will be focused on intentionally shaping environments, policies and practices in order to positively impact the overall student experience; committed to engaging in this work from a justice, diversity, equity and inclusion lens; and forward thinking, collaborative and adept at empowering others to envision the future.
Internal Number: 352_57800
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.