The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications and nominations for the search for a Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The University seeks a proven leader who can provide vision, leadership, and direction to the Division of Student Affairs in supporting the academic mission of the University. The Vice Chancellor serves as the chief spokesperson and advocate for the Division both within and outside of the University, and ensures that the Division serves as a vital resource and component to the institution. The Vice Chancellor will provide forward looking and creative leadership, while supporting, motivating, and empowering the team to achieve common goals for the Division of Student Affairs.
Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Vice Chancellor is responsible for developing, articulating, and executing a vision and strategy for Student Affairs in order to advance its mission. Serving as an advocate for student interests, health, and wellbeing, the Vice Chancellor promotes a well-balanced educational experience encompassing both in-class and co-curricular living and learning environments and collaborates with students, faculty, and administrators in developing policies and programs that support student success. The Vice Chancellor will promote a culturally aware and welcoming environment in the Division with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff. The Vice Chancellor will also develop and maintain close ties to all students by being accessible, visible, and by furthering an inclusive and safe community across campus.
The University is seeking a dynamic leader who brings passion, an understanding of the convergent activities that fuel the success of students and student affairs, and an entrepreneurial mindset. This individual should have a bold leadership approach and be personally committed to the success and well-being of all students. The Vice Chancellor must have demonstrated significant achievement in leadership and administration within a complex environment comparable to UNC.
Specifically, candidates must demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications:
• a record of progressive administrative responsibility and demonstrated leadership in student affairs at a comprehensive residential university;
• demonstrated experience in financial and fiscal management;
• working experience with and sensitivity to multiculturalism and diversity, including international student populations;
• demonstrated ability to develop strong, professional, and accountable teams:
• excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills;
• demonstrated familiarity with current trends and issues in student life, including application of technology to service delivery, and with student health and wellbeing, as well as legal issues affecting universities and student affairs;
• commitment to and experience in promoting a collaborative relationship between student affairs and academic affairs, as well as with other staff who provide student support;
• demonstrated success in fundraising, alumni engagement, and resource development; and
• knowledge based experience in the field and demonstrated involvement in national professional associations.
Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree in higher education, student affairs, or a closely related field.
Established in 1789, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first public university in the nation. Students enrolled starting in 1795, making UNC the only public university to award degrees in the 18th century. Graduate programs were offered starting in 1876, followed by the creation of professional schools throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, UNC enrolls over 18,000 undergraduate and over 11,000 professional and graduate students. The University offers 77 bachelor’s degree programs, 111 master’s degree program, 65 doctoral degree programs, and 7 professional degree programs. UNC is a member of the Association of American Universities and has annual research expenditures of over $1 billion.
For All Kind – The Campaign for Carolina
In October of 2017, UNC launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever – For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina – which was inspired by, and will support, the Blueprint for Next. With a goal of raising $4.25 billion by the end of 2022, the campaign will support a range of activities at UNC, including students and the educational experience, faculty and scholarship, innovation and impact, and signature multidisciplinary programs.
Detailed information about the campaign can be found here: https://campaign.unc.edu/
The Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs has a far-reaching impact across the campus of UNC. From orientation to commencement, more than 330 talented staff members within student affairs are committed to supporting and challenging students through a variety of new experiences, programs, and services. These programs and services challenge and enable students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders of the campus, local, and global communities by fostering an inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment.
The Division of Student Affairs encompasses the services and activities provided by the following departments:
• Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
• Accessibility Resources & Service
• Campus Health Services
• Campus Recreation
• Campus Y
• Carolina Housing
• Carolina Union
• Counseling and Psychological Services
• Information Technology
• LGBTQ Center
• New Student & Family Programs
• Off-Campus Student Life
• Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
• Office of Student Conduct
• Office of the Dean of Students
• Student Wellness
• University Career Services
Detailed information about each department can be found in the attached document.
Student Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill believes that every student can achieve success through full access to and inclusion in a wide range of academic, student life and campus learning experiences.
Student Affairs serves the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with academic programs by providing transformational opportunities for students in the areas of student life, health & wellness, leadership & service and diversity.
We promote student success, access, and inclusion by cultivating and leveraging partnerships with faculty, staff, and families as well as local, state, national, and global organizations. We challenge and enable our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders by fostering an accessible, inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment.
For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by January 1, 2020, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. The search will remain open until filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for, the position addressing each qualification listed above.
Applications, nominations, and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to the University’s executive recruitment consultant:
Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.