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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Position Deleted on 5/07/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Tampa, FL
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Full Time
The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF serves more than 49,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is committed to providing students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels with high quality learning opportunities; building community and business partnerships; and promoting innovative, leading-edge research. USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelors, 97 masters, 2 education specialists, 36 research doctoral and 4 professional doctoral programs. USF is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research activities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities.

The Associate Vice President position is an important opportunity to maximize the potential for Student Affairs to meet the strategic priorities of USF. This position will serve on the Divisional Executive Team (E- Team), to assist in achieving critical organizational outcomes. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President will be responsible for direct supervision of the following areas: Assistant Vice President for Wellness (Student Health Services, Counseling Center, Campus Recreation, Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention, Students of Concern Action Team (SOCAT)and Wellness Education); Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement; Center for Student Mentoring; New Student Connections; Students with Disabilities Services; and Veterans Services. The principle mission of the Associate Vice President position is to assist in building a distinctive Student Affairs Division through a division wide responsibility for Student Development, Student Learning and Student Success. The successful candidate will be an innovative Student Affairs professional who is an effective agent of organizational integrity and change and collaborative leader. The position requires a high amount of visibility on campus, a commitment to student learning outcomes, and a current understanding and practical application of student development, student learning and student success (retention) theory.

The successful candidate will possess a an earned doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field; seven or more years of increasing responsibility and leadership positions in Student Affairs; a minimum of three or more years at the Dean for Students or Assistant Vice President level; five or more years of progressive responsibility and leadership experience in Student Affairs at a metropolitan research intensive public institution; or as the Chief Student Affairs Officer at a large- or medium-sized metropolitan public university is preferred; and a proven record of local, regional or national involvement in student affairs professional organization(s).

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until filled with a preference given to those applications received prior to March 28, 2011. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.

SJG - The Spelman & Johnson Group
USF - Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Jennifer N. Hiatt, Senior Associate
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