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Vice President, Student Affairs

at University of Houston Downtown

Posted: 3/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: STA004045

Job Description

Serving as a member of the UHCL Core Leadership Team, the Vice President for Student Affairs reports to the President and provides leadership, strategic vision, organization and administrative oversight of campus-wide programs, services, and operations for the following units and functional initiatives/areas: Career Services; Student Housing and Residential Life; Counseling Services; Campus Recreation and Wellness; Health Services; Dean of Students; Orientation and New Student Programs; Student Diversity; Equity and Inclusion; Student Government; Student Assistance Center; Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts; Student Life; Student Publications; Veteran Services; International Student Programs; and Student Affairs Committees.

The new Vice President will advance and enhance a robust student life with programs, services, activities, and facilities to maximize student engagement, participation, community development, and leadership opportunities. The Division will work closely with student leaders to expand student organizations, volunteer service opportunities, and leadership programming to foster student life programs that assist students in building competencies that will serve them as they further their education and begin their careers. The Vice President will work closely with Student Housing and Residential Life to enhance residential campus life to achieve Carnegie residential status. The Vice President serves as the division liaison to the University Council, UHCL Emergency Management Committee, and provides representation for Shared Governance Committees, particularly regarding Student Affairs Policies and Procedures.

This position will manage and direct the division's marketing and communication plans; serve as the liaison with University Advancement to support external and community partnerships; oversee the division collaboration with the Office of Enrollment Management; collaborate with the Division of Advancement and the Office of Sponsored Research and Grants in all fundraising and grant development initiatives as they relate to the Division of Student Affairs

Work with the Business Services Division Administrator to develop budgets, monitor expenditures, and ensure effective stewardship of finances and resources.To actively support a student life experience consistent with UHCL's mission, the Vice President will establish and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with academic affairs, administration and finance, university departments, student organizations, community members, and other stakeholders.


1. Posses an excitement and a passion for working with students and who are committed to student learning and student success.

2. Ability to demonstrate success in developing and enhancing student-centered initiatives and engaging diverse student groups to support an enriched, inclusive campus community.

3. Qualities include leadership experience in student development and learning, university-wide strategic planning, and knowledge of metrics to assess student outcomes associated with learning goals of programs and activities.

4. Strong organizational and communication skills.

5. Master's degree in a related field.


A successful history of supervising and mentoring staff, enhancing residential life, and engaging the campus community to maximize the student experience will be beneficial, and bilingual communication skills.

Doctoral degree.


Full-time position with benefits. Background check required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing the aforementioned qualifications and a curriculum vitae/resume to RPA Inc. at For a confidential discussion about this opportunity or to make a nomination, please call Amanda O'Donnell, Search Consultant, at 800-992-9277. The first review of candidates will begin on February 15, 2019, and first round interviews will commence thereafter.