Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (AVPSA) assists in overseeing the operation of the Division of Student Affairs, and provides leadership for the development of plans and procedures for accomplishing the Division's goals. The AVPSA manages program assessment and planning in the Division of Student Affairs, including strategic planning, budget, departmental program review, and activities of the Division Assessment Team. The AVPSA provides leadership for Enrollment operations and initiatives designed to ensure strong recruitment, retention and completion rates for our students. Line managerial responsibilities include the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, the Office of Student Financial Aid, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, Learning Communities, and division budget and human resources.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience, or Master's degree and 8 years of experience, or Ph.D. or other doctoral/professional program and 6 years of experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and include higher education with progressive leadership responsibilities in enrollment services and/or student programs.

Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree. A demonstrated commitment to student success. Experience which demonstrates: knowledge of student recruitment, enrollment and financial aid strategies; knowledge of strategic planning and implementation of operational metrics; knowledge of budget and human resources administration; ability to understand and analyze complex situations and effectively develop and communicate action plans; ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and coordinate complex administrative operations; strong writing skills needed in preparing and interpreting policy statements; a background in research-assessment necessary to supervise assessment team; familiarity with current trends in higher education, including best practices; and thorough knowledge of departmental areas within the Division of Student Affairs.

Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions
This position serves at the discretion of the administration and is exempt from P&S policies.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions
Review of applications begins February 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

A resume with an accompanying cover letter should be submitted via the Spelman and Johnson Group (SJG) website at under the link Open Positions.

Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.

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