Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Rutgers, The State University in New Jersey

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 13, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, one of the nations most historic research universities, seeks an experienced, highly skilled leader to serve as Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Student Affairs for its New Brunswick campus.

As an AAU research university and member of the Big Ten and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), New Brunswick is the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is the regions most high-profile public research institution, serving 43,000 full and part-time students. Originally one of the nations nine colonial colleges, the New Brunswick campus is comprised of five distinct geographical campuses, all located in close proximity and all with their own student centers, libraries, commercial venues, and dining halls: Busch, College Avenue, Douglass, George H. Cook, and Livingston.

Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for a division that includes Residence Life; Dining Services; Recreation; Student Life and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs; Health Services; Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance; Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS); Student Legal Services; Social Justice Education and LGBTQ; Deans of Students; Office of Student Affairs Compliance; IT Shared Services; Research and Assessment; Budget Offices; Center for Latino Arts and Culture; Paul Robeson Cultural Center; and the Asian American Cultural Center. Rutgers Student Affairs in New Brunswick has the largest student affairs operation in the United States—approximately 1,000 full-time and 350 part-time professional staff and 2,700 student employees—oversees the nations largest self-operated dining services unit and the largest residence life program, and has an operational budget of approximately $120 million.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, effective, collaborative, skilled, and innovative leader, with a holistic understanding of student affairs, exceptional administrative and managerial skills, and proven experience in a dynamic and complex professional environment. He or she will have broad knowledge of current student affairs and academic issues and an ability to partner with all University constituencies, including faculty, staff, students and administrators.

The Associate Vice Chancellor will display integrity in behavior and decisions; and demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and shared leadership. The Associate Vice Chancellor will be expected to partner successfully with internal and external stakeholders.  Additionally, the AVC will provide leadership and direction in the absence of the Vice Chancellor and supervise approximately half of the units within the Student Affairs portfolio.  We seek an AVC who is an excellent leader and manager with a strong commitment to the professional development of his or her staff.   He or she will thrive in and embrace a dynamic environment of change.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have ten years of professional experience in Student Affairs at the director level and supervisory responsibilities; experience with crisis management; demonstrated successful experience in program development and evaluation; record of success in working with faculty, administrators, parents, and students in a higher education setting; and a commitment to diversity in leadership and practice; and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  A Ph.D. or Ed.D. (or terminal degree) in higher education, counseling psychology, or a related area is required. 

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of 3-4 references.

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