Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Indiana University Northwest in Indiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 12, 2013
Type Executive
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time


The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs is the chief student officer for the campus and functions as the Dean of Students. As part of the campus senior leadership team, the VCSA is engaged in the strategic vision for planning that affects student success, life, and experiences on the campus. The VCSA is responsible for envisioning, planning, managing, and delivering services to meet the needs of the University's undergraduate and graduate students, as well as prospective students; provides strategic leadership, appropriate support to academic goals and advice in the development and implementation of student policy. The VCSA has responsibility for developing, implementing, and coordinating campus-based programs that meet the varying needs of a culturally diverse student population and encourages the success of all students. The VCSA has a role in co-leading campus Enrollment Management, in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs, with high priorities that include student academic success, retention, and degree-completion rates. Principal direct reports include admissions, financial aid, student life, intercollegiate athletics, counseling, and career services.

A successful candidate should have demonstrated leadership ability, experience with student advocacy, a record of involvement in community engagement; excellent communication skills; strong management and budgeting experience; knowledge in the areas of equity, diversity and ADA compliance; a strong understanding of academic issues, especially pertaining to academic integrity; ability to work with academic units to create co-curricular components that advance student learning outcomes; an excellent understanding of governmental programs, agencies, and laws that specifically address university and student issues and experience in administering and obtaining grants and scholarships.

A doctorate in a field relevant to this position is required, and at least 3 years of experience after receipt of the doctorate expected. Five or more years of high-level leadership in administration of student programs or related professional experience in higher education is expected. Additional experience should include supervisory roles, preferably on an urban campus that serves a broadly diverse student population. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills together with strong leadership, collaborative abilities, and financial management experience.

To apply, a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae are required. Contact information for three references should be included in the submission documents. Application is made by visiting, browse jobs, select IU Northwest and then selecting this position. All applications received by January 15, 2014 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The required file format is "pdf" for the uploaded files. The expected start date is July 1, 2014, but this is negotiable.

One of the eight comprehensive universities in the Indiana University system, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 5 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of nearly 6,500 students and offers primarily Baccalaureate and Master degrees in a variety of disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate programs are available in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions, public and environmental affairs, and social work. The campus is also home to the IU School of Medicine Northwest. IU Northwest emphasizes high quality teaching, peer-reviewed research and creative activity, community engagement, and service. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement.

IU Northwest is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer with a commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff by expanding employment opportunities for minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

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