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Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Requisition Number:

42392

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

26-Aug-2022

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder seeks an experienced, highly motivated, visionary, and innovative leader as its next Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA). With an enrollment of nearly 36,000 students, CU Boulder is the largest of the four-campus University of Colorado system. The student population comes from every state in the nation and 100 foreign countries. Many different ethnic, religious, academic and social backgrounds are represented, fostering the development of a multicultural academic community that enriches each student's educational experience. The Boulder campus offers approximately 4,200 different courses in approximately 160 distinct fields of study and 235 degree programs across the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional levels. These courses represent a full range of disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, the physical and biological sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the professions.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and serving as a key member of the Provost's Cabinet, the VCSA works in collaboration with faculty, academic colleges, and student leaders to enhance the student experience and each student’s potential for success. An officer of the administration, the VCSA is both the leader of the Division of Student Affairs and in a leadership position within Academic Affairs, and also the University of Colorado Boulder. The Division comprises 20 departments that provide student support and services, ranging from housing and dining to the rec center and career services. Shared services departments support the work and staff of the Division’s student facing areas, including assessment, financial planning, human resources, marketing communications, and information technology. Approximately 900 permanent/professional staff and nearly 1,500 student staff work in a division responsible for housing over 7,000 students and managing over 120 buildings and 4 million square feet of facilities, and a budget of approximately $205 million.

CU Boulder seeks a forward-thinking leader who embraces bold and entrepreneurial approaches to the student experience, anticipates the needs of the future student population, and judiciously prioritizes the allocation of available resources. The successful candidate will be a skilled, collaborative leader with exceptional administrative, communication and managerial skills, along with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, transparency, and personal integrity. The VCSA must be an accomplished team leader able to facilitate collaboration within the Division and among staff and faculty throughout the University. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of best practices and be up to date on current trends impacting student affairs. The new VCSA must be outgoing, engaging, and eager to be a part of the campus community. Required qualifications include a Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education, preferably in student or academic services at a large public university; a record of innovative leadership and a demonstrated commitment to the intellectual, professional, and personal development of a diverse student body; successful experience managing large, complex budgets; demonstrated experience working through institutional and unit-level change; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The full position description can be found at CU-Boulder - VC Student Affairs.

Screening will begin in September and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including CV, cover letter addressing interest, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to CUBoulderVCSA@divsearch.com. 

Applications should not be submitted through the CU Boulder Jobs website for this position. Applications must be submitted to The Diversified Search Group to be considered. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

With an enrollment of nearly 36,000 students, CU Boulder is the largest of the four-campus University of Colorado system. The student population comes from every state in the nation and 100 foreign countries. Many different ethnic, religious, academic and social backgrounds are represented, fostering the development of a multicultural academic community that enriches each student's educational experience. The Boulder campus offers approximately 4,200 different courses in approximately 160 distinct fields of study and 235 degree programs across the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional levels. These courses represent a full range of disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, the physical and biological sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the professions.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range for this position is $242,200 - $363,000 annually.
  • Relocation and/or a signing bonus are available.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be brilliant. Be successful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Required qualifications include a Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education, preferably in student or academic services at a large public university; a record of innovative leadership and a demonstrated commitment to the intellectual, professional, and personal development of a diverse student body; successful experience managing large, complex budgets; demonstrated experience working through institutional and unit-level change; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Special Instructions

Please Note: The University of Colorado is partnering with The Diversified Search Group to conduct this search. All expressions of interest should be submitted directly through Screening will begin in September and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including CV, cover letter addressing interest, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to CUBoulderVCSA@divsearch.com

Applications should not be submitted through the CU Boulder Jobs website for this position. Applications must be submitted to The Diversified Search Group to be considered. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: The Diversified Search Group

Posting Contact Email: CUBoulderVCSA@divsearch.com