The position of vice chancellor for university inclusivity and student affairs is now open for candidates. The position was previously held by Eric Arneson, now vice president for student affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia. Applications and nominations for the position will begin to be reviewed on March 31, 2020. To apply for this position, please visit https://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/vice-chancellor-for-university-inclusivity-and-student-affairs/, click apply, complete the brief application process and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
The vice chancellor serves as both the head of university inclusivity and as the senior student affairs officer and reports directly to the chancellor. As a member of the chancellor’s cabinet, this position will provide leadership in developing collaborative, intentional strategies to support an institutional commitment to diversity, inclusion and educational opportunity at all levels. The vice chancellor will provide strategic vision and leadership for a comprehensive student affairs portfolio including the dean of students office, residence life, the student life office, counseling and health services, university recreation, multi-ethnic student affairs, the Pride Center and the university union.
The vice chancellor manages a comprehensive institutional approach to enhanced learning outside of the classroom, providing vision, coordination and a collaborative style in leading change. This position is responsible for supporting the success of all students by leading university initiatives to create and sustain an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes and advocates for diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the UW-Green Bay community (including the four campus locations). Through strategic policy development, practice, advocacy and mentoring, the vice chancellor will champion institutional efforts to support recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
This position also oversees strategic planning driven by research analysis, data management and student input. The vice chancellor will be responsible for personnel supervision and evaluation, budget planning and oversight, assessment, service excellence and crisis management. The position oversees an overall budget of $13.9 million and provides leadership to over 75 staff.
A master’s degree in a related field and five years of increasingly responsible management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs and/or diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting, with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities is required. A terminal degree and ten or more years of related university experience is preferred.
The successful candidate will also possess a demonstrated commitment and experience working on campus climate issues, including equity, diversity and inclusivity within a higher education environment; proven management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs in a higher education setting, with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities; progressive leadership experience that includes personnel management, budget planning, outcomes assessments, events/programming, and strategic planning; experience with collaborative programs and initiatives; excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills in working within a diverse community; and the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team environment on collaborative efforts. In addition, the ideal candidate will be a demonstrated innovative, strategic, and resourceful leader who builds a positive relationship with students, builds consensus among constituents, and is an agent for organizational change.