Vice Provost for Student Life

by Creighton University on February 24, 2014

in University Jobs

Reporting to the Provost, the Vice Provost is a member of the University's senior leadership team and oversees all functions within the Division of Student Life. He/she serves on the President's Cabinet and the Provost's Council. With 143 full time staff and an annual budget of $47.9 million, the Division consists of the following departments: Office of the Vice Provost, Student Integrity, Center for Health and Counseling, Skutt and Harper Centers, Campus Recreation & Intramurals, Residence Life, Dining Services, Encuentro Dominicano, Student Activities, Greek Affairs, Lieben Center for Women, New Student Orientation, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of Athletics. Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations All confidential applications, inquiries, and nominations should be directed to Isaacson, Miller, an executive search firm. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Applicants should submit two documents: an updated resume or curriculum vita and a cover letter outlining why this position is of interest, and an assessment of the applicant's skills and background as they relate to the challenges and opportunities described in this document. Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is required. Please forward application materials to: 4981@imsearch.com. Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to: Nanette M. Blandin Isaacson, Miller 1300 19th Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 nblandin@imsearch.com 202-552-5521 Creighton University seeks a Vice Provost for Student Life with a deep passion for student affairs, broad experience in the student life function, and personal attributes including a collaborative spirit, commitment to transparency and accountability, and the energy and dedication to help lead the University to new levels of excellence and national prominence. The Vice Provost should have a strong understanding of how Jesuit values provide a strong and compelling foundation for student life. While no single candidate will have all the ideal qualifications, candidates should possess as many of the following qualifications and characteristics: ? A Masters degree in higher education or a related field (earned doctorate preferred); ? At least eight years of progressively responsible experience within the field of student affairs (preferably with experience in multiple areas ? residence life, college health, auxiliary services, athletics, student leadership, student conduct - within student affairs); ? A deep personal passion and dedication to the role of student affairs/student life in higher education and to student-centered philosophy and practices; ? Experience with a diverse student body, preferably involving significant work with undergraduate, graduate and professional students; ? Demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities to successfully promote and achieve integration between the academic and student life spheres; ? Successful experience in developing and executing creative student affairs programs and initiatives; ? Demonstrated support of the University's Catholic/Jesuit mission; ? Competence in full range of operations and managerial responsibilities including budget and financial management and staffing; ? Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local policies, procedures and regulations applicable to student affairs; ? Excellent communication skills; ? Strategic capacity with an affinity for change and continuous improvement and a willingness to look ahead, think big, and try new approaches; ? Strong personal orientation toward collaboration, teamwork, transparency, accessibility, accountability and delegation; and ? Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial, move swiftly, take initiative and be proactive.

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