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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
The Vice President for Student Development (VPSD) serves as an administrative faculty member responsible to the President for the supervision, coordination, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the student services, programs and activities that shape the discipleship focus and educational environment of the college. The VPSD has a deep passion for discipling college students and will lead Covenant's residence life program, student life and leadership programs, intercultural program, intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletics, the student health and counseling services, student success, student activities, and campus security to that end. The VPSD will lead the student development team to disciple and develop young people who will lead and serve others in their homes, churches, communities, workplaces and throughout the world. The VPSD will serve on the President's Cabinet and report to the President.
Required Education / Experience:
Master's degree, doctorate preferred, in Student Affairs or related area.
Five years' experience in Student Affairs programs.
Demonstrated competence in the field of Student Affairs.
Mission fidelity - In all things Christ preeminent
Retention of all classes, especially freshmen.
Student involvement in co-curricular activities.
Frequency and severity of discipline problems.
Retention of students from diverse cultures and national origin.
Accomplishment of departmental goals set in collaboration with the President
Professional development of staff.
Good working relationship with other departments of the college.
Visibly supports Covenant's student development programming by attending student development events (e.g. student activities, orientation, athletic events, chapels, etc.).
Mentors and disciples staff and student leaders.
Works collaboratively with faculty and academic administrators to enable students to flourish in all areas of their college experience.
Advises the President and President's Cabinet on student issues, and works collaboratively with all Cabinet peers.
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, borne out in oral and life testimony and demonstrated in part by membership in a local church.
A clear understanding of, and commitment to, the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church in America. Must be able to subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the inerrancy of the Bible.
Must be able to assent to Covenant College's Statement of Community Beliefs and Staff Commitments.
Must demonstrate a strong understanding of the commitments of Covenant College as a Christian liberal arts college.
Covenant College is a four-year, residential college offering degree programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, and in pre-professional disciplines. Covenant is one of only five members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that are ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and the only one of those located in the South (one of the more demographically vibrant regions of the country). The College boasts outstanding outcomes, both academically (94% of graduates who attend graduate school are enrolled in their first- or second-choice graduate program; recent placements include Columbia Law, NYU Law, Georgetown Law, Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, the University of Virginia’s School of Public Policy, Duke Medical School, Washington University Medical School, Cal-Berkeley’s PhD program in Economics) and spiritually (96% of graduates report that they remain committed to the Christian faith, and 95% report that they are members or regular attenders of a local church). Covenant is the college of the Presbyterian Church in America, standing squarely in the midst of a tradition that values deeply the redeeming work... of Jesus Christ in the lives of his people and the theological commitments of the Reformed tradition. The College is located on a stunningly beautiful, mountaintop campus and is adjacent to the vibrant city of Chattanooga, which was rated by Outside Magazine in 2016 as the Best Town Ever for those who love the outdoors and was described by President Barack Obama as a “tornado of innovation” for its dynamic startup scene.