University of Massachusetts Amherst - Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life

MA, Amherst
Education - Enrollment Management/Admissions/Financial Aid

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst announces the search for the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life (SACL). The University seeks an experienced and visionary student affairs professional to lead a unit focused on student success, student engagement and fully realizing the benefits of inclusive excellence in all of its programs and services. In accordance with the Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s vision and the university’s new strategic plan, the vice chancellor will partner closely with the provost to enhance the coherence of the undergraduate educational experience.

UMass Amherst is the flagship institution for the Commonwealth, ranked #26 among the over 700 public colleges and universities included in U.S. News and World Report’s annual survey. The University is a major doctoral-degree granting university with prolific research activity, global reach and a growing reputation for excellence and innovation.

Reporting directly to Chancellor Subbaswamy, the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for a division that includes the following administrative clusters: Student Success and Transitions to Campus; Student Engagement and Leadership; Campus and Community Life; Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs; and the UMass Amherst Police Department.

The successful candidate will be a visionary, collaborative, skilled and innovative leader with exceptional administrative, financial and managerial skills along with proven experience in a dynamic and complex professional environment. The vice chancellor will have broad knowledge of current student affairs issues and the ability to partner with all university constituencies including faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents and trustees. The vice chancellor will display integrity in behavior and decision-making and will demonstrate a commitment to advancing cultural diversity as a strategic priority. The vice chancellor will collaborate successfully with internal and external constituencies and will represent student affairs and the university to the media, the public, and local and state government agencies. A Ph.D./Ed.D./J.D. and 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant leadership experience are strongly preferred.

The national search firm Witt/Kieffer is assisting with the search. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit via email a resume and a letter of interest to: The University of Massachusetts Amherst consultants, Sheila Murphy and Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D. may be reached through the desk of Shalonda Alleyne at 630-575-6157. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please send materials by July 12, 2019 and/or inform the consultants of your intention to apply. The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a competitive salary and benefits program with start date negotiable, but -possibly to begin in the summer of 2019.