Temple University — Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic institution in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 132 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research, and real-world oriented instruction. Temple’s 17 schools and colleges, nine campuses, hundreds of degree programs, and more than 38,000 students combine to create one of America’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. In neighborhoods, across disciplines, and on a global stage, members of the Temple community are making things happen.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (AVPSA) is a member of the Vice President’s senior leadership team and participates in setting strategic direction, anticipating and responding to opportunities and challenges, managing resources, formulating policy, and developing key relationships with academic and administrative colleagues to further the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs. The AVPSA leads division-wide strategic planning, assessment, and professional development initiatives and provides direction and line management to several departments including the Office of University Housing and Residential Life (UH&RL) and Temple University Student Centers. While the AVPSA’s portfolio may expand to include additional departments or areas of responsibility, the AVPSA’s top priority in the first year will be to provide energetic and focused leadership and management to UH&RL. Leading a team of directors and staff responsible for UH&RL’s four pillars of expertise (residential life, facilities maintenance operations, finance and administration, and information technology), the AVPSA will formulate a shared vision for UH&RL and enhance department-wide communication and staff cohesion; oversee nine residence halls and two leased properties, 5,500 on-campus living spaces, and 9,000+ meal plans; maximize occupancy rates and revenue; collaborate closely with numerous stakeholder groups including undergraduate admissions; make referrals to four external housing partners that provide 3,000 off-campus living spaces; contribute to University planning processes and coordinate capital investments and improvements including new construction, renovation, and renewal projects; develop short- and long-range financial plans; manage a $75.6 million budget drawn from multiple revenue sources; and oversee 140 FTE staff, including six direct reports, and 361 student staff.

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in higher education administration, student development, or a related field and ten years of progressive administrative experience in student affairs, housing and residential life, and/or auxiliary services, including at least five years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Preferred qualifications include excellent business acumen and strong budget management skills; experience managing complex auxiliary enterprises and capital projects; knowledge of current issues and best practices in student affairs; experience using data and student learning outcomes to make evidence-based decisions; and demonstrated experience leading organizational change and renewal, developing and mentoring staff and cross-functional teams, promoting diversity and inclusion, and advancing a culture of collaboration with all segments of the campus community. Temple seeks a talented and accomplished leader who communicates effectively, acts with the highest degree of integrity, and inspires the confidence and trust of others.

Review of applications will begin October 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Confidential inquiries and nominations for this position may be emailed to James M. Norfleet at jmn@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Temple University – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

Visit the Temple University website at www.temple.edu

Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Compliance Statement
In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description, employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial, and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations, for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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