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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
The Vice President of Student Life is the chief student-personnel officer of the University and advises the President and Executive Leadership Team on all matters pertaining to non-academic student life. The vice president serves as the officer responsible for providing leadership for and encouraging best practices, innovation and engagement of the team leaders managing the major units in the Student Life division: Community Life, University Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Campus Safety, Student Wellbeing, and Vocation & Spiritual Formation.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures divisional compliance with the institutional mission by reviewing and approving unit plans, goals and objectives, and service activities.
Develops and maintains a properly coordinated delivery of essential student services by organizing the various units and sub-units in a logical, non-duplicative, and effective manner to best meet the work requirements of the division and the needs of the student body.
Assures the prompt and effective delivery of student services by monitoring workloads throughout the division and prioritizing staffing needs accordingly.
Enables division employees to perform their assigned tasks by coordinating the annual budget and making budget adjustments within the division to achieve division goals within the assigned budget.
Serves as a key member of the behavioral intervention team.
Encourages high morale and quality student service through a leadership style which causes employees to strive for the achievement of annually established goals and objectives.
Manages the achievement of division goals by developing effective controls to guide work effort toward expected outcomes.
Promotes positive student relations by maintaining effective lines of communication with student leaders and serving as a strong advocate for the non-academic, extra-curricular, and co-curricular needs of students.
Ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to the Office of Student Life are completed in the best interests of the university by accepting and accomplishing tasks which are delegated by the university president.
Supports positive relations for the university by communicating and interacting with community leaders in matters related to the Lipscomb student experience.
Supports the overall success of Lipscomb students by participating in appropriate fundraising activities coordinated with the Office of Advancement and serving on university committees as appropriate.
Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with and support those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required.
Supports and assists the Lipscomb president by providing regular reports, developing resolutions for approval of the president and action by the Lipscomb Board of Trustees, and completing other tasks and duties as assigned. Works collaboratively with other divisions and senior leadership team members across campus.
Is a member of the university’s senior leadership team.
Education: A Master’s degree is required; doctoral degree preferred.
Experience: Evidence of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education in significant positions, preferably in student affairs/student development or a related area or discipline.
Church Relationship: This position requires the employee to be a professing Christian and be an active, faithful member of a congregation of the Churches of Christ.
About Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University is a faith-based institution associated with the Church of Christ. To be considered, applicants should be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Church of Christ.