The Vice President, Student Affairs serves as the chief student affairs officer of the College and is accountable to the President for the overall leadership, management and administration of the Division of Student Affairs. He/She works collaboratively with the College’s management team to create a campus culture that promotes student access, progress and success, provides a safe and welcoming campus environment for a diverse student body, and fosters a sense of community among the students.
The Vice President, Student Affairs is the primary student advocate within the college community and has direct responsibility for supervision and leadership development for the following functions: enrolment management, registry services, financial aid, developmental advising, career guidance and counselling, health and counselling services, alumni affairs, and student life, governance and athletics.
- Earned doctorate from an accredited higher education institution in a disciplinary area aligned with the functions of the Division of Student Affairs.
- At least ten (10) years’ experience in a managerial position with responsibility for student affairs administration or leadership in a higher education environment.
- Experience with the mission and needs of community college students will be considered an asset
Main duties and responsibilities:
- After consultation with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the management team, leads the development of the three-year strategic plan and the annual operating plans for the Division of Student Affairs.
- Based on the approved strategic plan, develops an annual budget for the Division of Student Affairs.
- Establishes goals and objectives for the division; assesses needs for programmes and services; initiates and participates in planning for programmes and services; facilitates their development and implementation in accordance with established guidelines and budgets.
- Seeks out opportunities, and develops and implements services and activities that enhance the students’ experience and facilitates their adjustment to and participation in college life, with the specific aim of increasing student retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
- Plans, organizes, and manages key aspects of the College’s annual graduation activities.
- Develops and implements short- and long-term organisational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures for the Division of Student Affairs which respond to the changing needs and requirements of the College’s student community and which enhance the College’s viability for student recruitment and retention purposes.
- Monitors implementation of approved budgets and analyses, forecasts and evaluates expenditure levels relative to projected and actual annual revenues for the Division of Student Affairs.
- Oversees the development of grant proposals and administration of grant-funded programmes for the student affairs function.
- Develops linkages and cooperative relationships with industry, business, governmental agencies and other educational institutions.
- Represents the College at various national, regional or international forums as required.
- In collaboration with the Vice President, Human Resources, develops and leads the implementation of an appropriate performance management system, including measurable KPIs, for personnel within the Division of Student Affairs.