Valencia College — Vice President of Student Affairs

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Valencia College seeks a strategic, innovative and passionate leader to serve as the college’s Vice President of Student Affairs. Valencia College serves nearly 75,000 students each year at multiple campus locations across Central Florida in Orange and Osceola counties. This position is a member of the college’s Senior Team, led by Valencia’s President Dr. Sandy Shugart, and reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Valencia’s students reflect the diversity of our service district, and the college is searching for a leader who is deeply committed to reducing gaps in performance among students from diverse backgrounds and that will positively impact recruitment, retention, progression, and completion for a wide range of student demographics.

The Vice President of Student Affairs will provide senior-level leadership for the development, implementation, assessment, and oversight of student services across the Valencia College system. You will have the opportunity to lead the development of systems that meet the needs of a diverse student population and enhance student learning, persistence, and completion. You will also have the opportunity to develop relationships with K-12 and university partners based on the college’s position in the region’s educational ecosystem.

Serving the greater metro Orlando area, Valencia’s campuses are located near Walt Disney World and the tourist corridor, in which many local residents work. The college’s program offerings seek both to support the tourism industry as well as diversify employment opportunity in the region and enable economic mobility. Valencia students are able to leverage a unique partnership called DirectConnect to UCF that guarantees admission to the University of Central Florida for any student who completes an Associate in Arts degree.

Please visit our career site for more information about this position:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution and/or demonstrated work towards obtaining a doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution, preferred.
  • Senior administrative level leadership experience in higher education.
  • Experience in leading and managing change with a proven ability to create an organizational culture that is responsive to student needs.
  • Proven experience with strategic enrollment management practices that positively impact recruitment, retention, progression, and completion for a wide range of student demographics.
  • Fluency with data and analytics to identify leading indicators of student retention and success.
  • Experience in creating, implementing, and utilizing results of co-curricular program assessments to improve student outcomes.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Previous experience in a multi-campus or large size college/university preferred.
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

Valencia’s Total Rewards package, features:

  • Free medical, dental benefits and paid life insurance premiums
  • Generous paid time off – vacation leave, sick leave, personal days, spring break, winter break, and other holidays
  • Florida retirement membership
  • YMCA membership benefits
  • Educational and Professional development opportunities for you and your dependents and so much more….

Moreover, we believe you will appreciate the commitment to work-life balance plus the inspiring, motivating, and teamwork-oriented environment that we enjoy every day.

Anticipated Salary: $165,000 – $180,000 Per Year

Location: Orlando, FL 32835 – District Office

Closing Date: Open until filled. The application review process will commence during the first week of February.

The role of Vice President of Student Affairs represents a truly unique opportunity to join Valencia’s efforts to make significant improvements in student learning outcomes at a learning-centered college, reduce gaps in performance between students among diverse backgrounds, and engage with a vibrant community to increase access to higher education and enable greater economic mobility.

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