Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Northern State University in South Dakota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 16, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Northern State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.


Qualifications: Masters degree in student personnel or related field required.  Minimum five years experience in a leadership role in student affairs preferred.  Knowledge of various areas of student affairs including: career development, disability services, and multicultural affairs.  Strong supervisory skills needed.  Ability to manage multiple projects.  Excellent interpersonal and strong organizational skills.  Collaborative working style.


Responsibilities: The primary purpose of this position is to service as an administrative link between the Vice President and selected components of the Student Affairs Division.   The Associate Vice President will assist in providing leadership and administrative oversight for the Student Affairs Division.  Will have general oversight over: Counseling Center, Disability Services, Multicultural Affairs and the Childrens Center.  The AVP will provide assistance to the Vice President in oversight of all other divisions including Admissions, Residence Life, Financial Aid and Student Activities.

Setting:  Northern State University is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities.  Since 2007 NSU has been continuously named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate institutions in the Midwest.  NSU is fully accredited by the NCATE, NASM, NIBS and HLC.  Northern offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).  For more information about NSU and its programs visit:


NSU is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a vibrant community in northeastern S.D.  The city has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is a retail hub for the region.  The University enjoys a positive and strong relationship with the city and region.


Application: Review of applications will begin immediately.  Position is open until filled with an anticipated August 22, 2014 start date.  For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit:  Click on Northern State University in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  Finalists may be subject to a background investigation.  Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources Office.  AA/EOE

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