Florida State University (FSU) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs. FSU seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to head the Division of Student Affairs with exceptional administrative abilities, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to innovation. The next Vice President will work closely with FSU’s senior administration to advance the University’s academic mission and Florida State’s goal of becoming a “Top 25” ranked public university by enhancing the Division’s work in creating welcoming, supportive, and challenging environments that maximize student well-being, learning, and success. This position will be a key partner in enhancing FSU’s cohesive community by contributing to initiatives designed to increase diversity and inclusiveness and develop globally and culturally competent students who are prepared to succeed in our multicultural and global society.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of progressive leadership experience at a comprehensive doctoral level institution.
Position Overview: The Vice President will lead a talented and dedicated student affairs team committed to providing a caring environment, promoting sustained achievement, and fostering learning and the holistic development of students, faculty, and staff. The Vice President will report to the President. The functional areas reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs include: Campus Recreation, Career Center, Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, Center for Global Engagement, Center for Leadership and Social Change, Dean of Students, Oglesby Union, Student Government Association, University Counseling Center, University Health Services and University Housing.
Responsibilities: The Vice President for Student Affairs must empower the division to effectively meet the goals of the University through strong partnerships across the institution and within communities the University serves.
Advocacy – The Vice President must work closely with students, departments, and faculty to ensure that student needs are recognized and addressed. This position is charged with promoting the intellectual, social, and personal development of students.
Collaboration – This role includes developing collaborative relationships with students, student organizations, student government, the University’s executive team, faculty, and staff to achieve a vision for the University where all campus members embrace an inclusive learning community with respect, responsibility, and acceptance for all cultures.
Leadership – The Vice President will play an integral role in fulfilling the University’s mission and strategic goals. The position is both high profile and high impact. As an essential member of the University’s senior leadership team, the Vice President will collaborate across divisional boundaries and will be expected to invest in new ideas as well as build upon effective programs and services and many existing strengths of the University.
Administration – The Vice President must be able to recognize and act upon the unique characteristics of Florida State University—its region, environment, and student populations. The position requires a deep understanding of and passion for American higher education, the ability to inspire teamwork and cooperation, and the will to innovate and take calculated risks. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of and be responsive to the competitive challenges, technological opportunities, and cutting-edge practices required for institutions and students to be successful in the rapidly-changing higher education landscape. Fairness, diversity and inclusivity are core values at FSU and the successful candidate will have demonstrated these same values in previous roles.
About Florida State University: Florida State University is one of the nation’s most elite research universities and has been designated a preeminent university by the state legislature. One of the largest and oldest of the 12 institutions of higher learning in the Florida State University System, FSU offers a distinctive academic environment that serves more than 41,000 students. The University is supported by approximately 12,000 employees and an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion. Florida State offers a welcoming campus environment and capitalizes on its prime location in the heart of the state capital. Combining traditional strengths in the arts and humanities with internationally recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery, and community interaction. Florida State’s 16 colleges and Graduate School offer more than 314 undergraduate, masters, specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees, including medicine and law. In addition to its academic programs, Florida State possesses a rich history of educational offerings at sites around the world, as well as success in athletics.
• More information about Florida State, including its history and programs, can be found at http://www.fsu.edu.
• More information about the Division of Student Affairs is available at: https://studentaffairs.fsu.edu/.
Applications: The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current resume and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nominations should include the contact information of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.
In accordance with the State of Florida’s open records laws, all applications and letters of interest will be made public. Application materials should be submitted to:
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Refer to code “FSU-VPSA” in subject line
FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf