Mount Aloysius College — Vice President for Student Affairs

Mount Aloysius College invites applications for a dynamic student affairs leader, who is a champion of and advocate for the holistic well-being of all students, to serve as its next Vice President for Student Affairs. Reporting to the President, the VP is the chief officer responsible for student life and engagement, offering key support for organizational retention and enrollment goals. 

The VP leads a team of professionals in Student Health, Counseling & Disability Services; Residence Life & Student Housing; Student Activities & Engagement; and Campus Police & Safety. Through close collaboration, the Student Affairs team develops and implements innovative programming that engages students in meaningful experiences, builds community, and complements academic achievements. The VP is further responsible to evaluate and measure the success of student life programming as it relates to and supports the Colleges enrollment and retention goals. Student Conduct, judicial Board and related functions also fall under the VP’s purview. 

The VP is also an integral member of the President’s Executive Council (PEC), which is collectively responsible for visionary leadership and innovative strategies to lead the College into the future. As such, the VP participates in institution-wide strategic planning, implementation, and policy development. The Vice President also serves as the College’s designated Title IX Officer and Section 504 compliance coordinator. 

This position requires a breadth of knowledge and expertise in student affairs, and a deep understanding of how those functions impact both organizational and student success, through enrollment policies, retention practices, and overall student engagement. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate big-picture thinking, emotional acumen, and have a proven track record of personal engagement and achievement in student affairs. The ability to swiftly and effectively carry forward current initiatives, develop fresh ideas/strategies, and effectively communicate those ideas and lead others is also required.

Master’s Degree, and 5-10 years’ senior level experience in higher education student affairs is required. Prior experience as a Vice President, Dean, or Associate Vice President preferred. Experience with budgets, budget oversight, strategic planning, and effective management of fiscal and human resources is required. High level of knowledge and experience managing Title IX also required. 

Mount Aloysius College (www.mtaloy.edu) is a private, comprehensive Catholic college located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, serving a diverse community of learners – over 60% of whom are non-Catholic. The College has a long history of responding to community needs through relevant academic programs and community service. Mount Aloysius is located on a 193-acre campus in Cresson, PA, Cambria County. Founded in 1853 by the Dublin, Ireland-based Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius is one of 17 such institutions in the United States and is a member of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE). 

The College provides small class sizes, and students benefit from a highly engaged faculty and staff. Mount Aloysius students are mainly from Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic Region; however, students from 24 states and 25 foreign countries also call Mount Aloysius home. 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to the Office of Human Resources at http://www.mtaloy.edu/employment-opportunities/. Applications submitted by December 3, 2021, will receive priority consideration. This position is available immediately. The search process will remain open until the position is filled. 

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (814) 886-6519. Mount Aloysius College is an inclusive community, committed to recognizing and supporting every person’s inherent dignity, and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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