• Montgomery County Maryland
  • $93,150.00 -131,240.00/year*
  • Chaska, MN
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 1972 Schoolmaster Dr

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Kansas State University educates more than 22,000 of tomorrow's potential leaders, and provides some of the best global food systems and bio-security research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025. The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. Commonly referred to as K-State, the community is proud of its welcoming environment, and considers all K-Staters family. Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships. We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Apply now Department: 367####### VP Student Life
Job no: 506833
Work type: Executive
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Executive / Director / Management
Pay Grade: 001
University Mission:
The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop the highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation and the international community.
University Information:
Kansas State University educates more than 22,000 of tomorrow's potential leaders, and provides some of the best global food systems and bio-security research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.
The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S.
Commonly referred to as K-State, the community is proud of its welcoming environment, and considers all K-Staters family. Our athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.
The Opportunity:
The Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students (\"VPSL & DOS\") is responsible for fostering a commitment to student success by actively developing, implementing, and maintaining programs and services that enrich student learning, build and maintain a strong sense of community, and support the social and personal development of students at K-State. K-State is proud of the family-oriented environment that is central to the campus culture and it is critical that the new VPSL & DOS continues to foster this environment and build upon it as a foundation.
As a member of the President's Cabinet and direct report to the President, the VPSL & DOS provides institutional leadership for developing, delivering, evaluating and refining a cohesive and coordinated vision and strategies for student life on campus to support student access, learning, success and an optimal student experience. The VPSL & DOS will serve as an advocate for a student-responsive institution that focuses and fosters a culture of excellence and quality service orientation within all areas of responsibilities.
The VPSL & DOS has leadership and oversight over the Division of Student Life, which includes the following departments and programs: the Office of Student Life (including the Center for Student Involvement, Student Access Center, Non-Traditional and Veterans Services, Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education and the LGBT Resource Center), the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, Housing and Dining Services, K-State Student Union, Recreational Services, Lafene Health Center, Counseling Services, Career Center, Parents & Family Relations, and Military and Veterans Affairs. The VSPL & DOS also serves as a leader in collaborative efforts with other areas of the University and works closely with the Provost and other senior university leadership, particularly in the areas of Enrollment and Student Success.
Required Qualifications:
Education
+ Master's Degree required, PhD or terminal professional degree preferred
Strategic Leadership
+ Proven success as a strategic leader with a record of success in creating and implementing a vision for a student affairs division at a comprehensive university with a diverse student population.
+ Must possess exemplary leadership skills with demonstrated ability to communicate well, build consensus and collaborate, solve problems, manage complex systems, and make decisions in a team environment.
+ Must possess leadership skills to inspire, motivate, empower, and stimulate students and staff to achieve their full potential.
+ Proven ability to initiate, lead, and facilitate change, be adaptable with changing conditions, and comfortable with the ambiguity that accompanies a large public university.
Student Services
+ Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and a broad range of trends and best practices nationally in student development programs and services.
Managing Complex Decisions
+ Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, management, and decision-making skills with proven ability to develop a team approach to planning and effective coordination of programs and personnel.
+ Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and discretion, and maintain integrity with sensitive and confidential information.
+ Demonstrated ability to manage a large and complex organization, staff, and budget.
Values Differences
+ Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive philosophy to support all university students, faculty, and staff and an appreciation for the relation between academic and co-curricular programs.
Building Collaborative Relationships
+ Excellent communicator and consensus builder, with demonstrated ability to effectively listen to all points of view, build consensus on initiatives and issues, and inform others of policies and plans.
+ Demonstrated success as a collaborator and relationship-builder, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective collaborative partnerships, coalitions, and relationships with students, academic affairs, finance and administration, enrollment and retention services and others across a diverse university community to achieve results.
Preferred Qualifications:
Strategic Leadership
+ Record of effective and innovative leadership in policy development, strategic planning, diversity programming, and first-generation student engagement programming.
Student Services
+ Demonstrated experience providing response and assistance to students in crisis situations.
Managing Complex Decisions
+ Demonstrated experience with critically assessing the efficiency and efficacy of services to students, including those delivered through technology.
Building Collaborative Relationships
+ Demonstrated success as a collaborator with students, academic affairs, finance
+ Demonstrated experience working with multiple functional units or departmental teams to advance complex organizational goals.
+ Proven ability to create a climate responsive to student needs and concerns.
+ Demonstrated success in alumni relations, external funding development, and private philanthropy.
Search Process:
In your application materials, please include a single file pdf containing the following: a letter of interest describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, curriculum vitae or resume, three professional references, and a leadership statement.
The search committee will accept applications and nominations until April 1, 2019. The committee will begin identifying candidates to interview on April 4, 2019, and initial interviews will take place between April 15-19, 2019.
Application queries or nominations should be sent to:
Executive recruiter, Roberta Maldonado Franzen at ...@ksu.edu
Search committee chair, Amy Button Renz at ...@k-state.com
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: 01 Mar 2019 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 01 Apr 2019 Central Daylight Time

+ Master's Degree required, PhD or terminal professional degree preferred Strategic Leadership + Proven success as a strategic leader with a record of success in creating and implementing a vision for a student affairs division at a comprehensive university with a diverse student population. + Must possess exemplary leadership skills with demonstrated ability to communicate well, build consensus and collaborate, solve problems, manage complex systems, and make decisions in a team environment. + Must possess leadership skills to inspire, motivate, empower, and stimulate students and staff to achieve their full potential. + Proven ability to initiate, lead, and facilitate change, be adaptable with changing conditions, and comfortable with the ambiguity that accompanies a large public university. Student Services + Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and a broad range of trends and best practices nationally in student development programs and services. Managing Complex Decisions + Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, management, and decision-making skills with proven ability to develop a team approach to planning and effective coordination of programs and personnel. + Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and discretion, and maintain integrity with sensitive and confidential information. + Demonstrated ability to manage a large and complex organization, staff, and budget. Values Differences + Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive philosophy to support all university students, faculty, and staff and an appreciation for the relation between academic and co-curricular programs. Building Collaborative Relationships + Excellent communicator and consensus builder, with demonstrated ability to effectively listen to all points of view, build consensus on initiatives and issues, and inform others of policies and plans. + Demonstrated success as a collaborator and relationship-builder, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective collaborative partnerships, coalitions, and relationships with students, academic affairs, finance and administration, enrollment and retention services and others across a diverse university community to achieve results. Preferred Qualifications: Strategic Leadership + Record of effective and innovative leadership in policy development, strategic planning, diversity programming, and first-generation student engagement programming. Student Services + Demonstrated experience providing response and assistance to students in crisis situations. Managing Complex Decisions + Demonstrated experience with critically assessing the efficiency and efficacy of services to students, including those delivered through technology. Building Collaborative Relationships + Demonstrated success as a collaborator with students, academic affairs, finance + Demonstrated experience working with multiple functional units or departmental teams to advance complex organizational goals. + Proven ability to create a climate responsive to student needs and concerns. + Demonstrated success in alumni relations, external funding development, and private philanthropy.

In your application materials, please include a single file pdf containing the following: a letter of interest describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, curriculum vitae or resume, three professional references, and a leadership statement. The search committee will accept applications and nominations until April 1, 2019. The committee will begin identifying candidates to interview on April 4, 2019, and initial interviews will take place between April 15-19, 2019. Application queries or nominations should be sent to: Executive recruiter, Roberta Maldonado Franzen at ...@ksu.edu Search committee chair, Amy Button Renz at ...@k-state.com Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Advertised: 01 Mar 2019 Central Standard Time Applications close: 01 Apr 2019 Central Daylight Time


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