Stevens Institute of Technology – Vice President of Student Affairs

Stevens Institute of Technology, a dynamic and accredited not-for-profit private research university seeks an accomplished, collaborative, and creative Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA). The new vice president will work closely with President Nariman Farvardin to elevate the overall student experience of the University. Through exceptional leadership and guidance to units across the institution, the Vice President will promote seamless student support and a culture of engagement and belonging.

At Stevens, students are challenged and prepared in ways they never knew possible. They learn how, through collaboration, the greatest gains are realized and by the time they graduate from Stevens, they have experienced teamwork, project management, hard work and hope. This commitment to collaboration, impact and the leveraging of technology to solve society’s most pressing challenges is reflected in President Farvardin’s leadership and his expectations for the next Vice President for Student Affairs. 

The new Vice President will provide visionary leadership in support of the University’s mission by promoting student learning and success through innovative programs and services. In collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and the local community, the Vice President will be responsible for devising and overseeing the execution of a strategy that reflects our proud legacy, our student-centricity, our technology focus, and our commitment to global impact

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President of Student Affairs will play a key role in supporting the overarching goal to make Stevens a premier, student-centric technological research university. With oversight and responsibility for the Division of Student Affairs, the Vice President will work with students, faculty and staff to promote students’ professional and personal development through a wide variety of programs and services while co-creating a supportive and socially conscious community. 

The Vice President will possess an exceptional understanding of higher education and a commitment to student success. The ideal candidate will be a highly collaborative leader with the ability to develop partnerships with other units in order to materially enhance the student experience. As a key member of the president’s senior leadership team, the Vice President will participate in strategic planning and work collaboratively with leadership across the University to support key academic and institutional priorities, initiatives and opportunities. A superior ability to think strategically at the institutional, departmental and individual student level is of the utmost importance.

The ideal candidate will bring proven success in leading a multi-functional student affairs team and the personal qualities to be a strategic thinker who is equally effective in articulating and executing a vision for the future. For a talented, energetic, and strategic leader, this is a transformational position in which the new Vice President will be able to lead Stevens to a new phase of success in developing and graduating an increasingly talented and diverse student body.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Stevens Institute for Technology in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made. For full consideration, please submit application materials by June 10, 2022. 

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Murphy and Kim Migoya

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. 

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and encourage applications from female and minority candidates, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.