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Vice President of Student Affairs
Open Date:5/21/2019
Status:Accepting Applications
Job Code:2019-STU:5905-001
Mount Aloysius College invites applications for a dynamic student affairs leader, who is a champion of and advocate for the physical, and emotional well-being of all students, to serve as its next Vice President for Student Affairs, to assume office on or before August 19, 2019. 

The Vice President of Student Affairs oversees all aspects of Student Life to provide students with varied and diverse opportunities to enrich learning outside of the classroom.  The Vice President also serves as the College’s designated Title IX Officer and Section 504 compliance coordinator.  

The VP leads a team of professionals to develop and implement innovative programming that engages students in meaningful experiences, builds community and complements academic achievements.  The VP is responsible to evaluate and measure the success of student life programming as it relates to and supports the Colleges enrollment and retention goals.  

The Vice President is responsible for oversight of:  Student Health, Counseling & Disability Services; Residence Life & Student Housing; Student Activities, Clubs & Organizations; Campus Police & Safety; and an onsite, Licensed Child Care Center.  Student Conduct, judicial Board and related functions also fall under the VP’s direction.  Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, the VP may also provide oversight for the College’s NCAA Division III Athletics program.

The Vice President for Student Affairs reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Executive Council (PEC) who is collectively responsible for visionary leadership and innovative strategies to lead the College into the future.
Doctoral degree and 7-10 years’ senior level, professional experience in higher education student affairs as a Dean of Students or Vice President for Student Affairs required.  Experience with budgets, budget oversight, strategic planning, and effective management of fiscal and human resources required. Experience with Title IX required and oversight of an NCAA Collegiate Athletics program strongly preferred.  

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to successfully lead others to find innovative solutions; establish team dynamics that encourage participation, build rapport, and establish trust.  Ability to successfully plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations, and guide others to do the same, amidst competing priorities and deadlines.  Experience in staff supervision, setting goals and clear expectations, as well as the ability to develop and hold others accountable also required.  

This position requires a breadth of knowledge and expertise not only in traditional student affairs but also in critical functions that impact both organizational and student success, such as enrollment policies, retention practices and overall student engagement.  

Mount Aloysius is located in rural Cresson, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Laurel Highlands of west central Pennsylvania, between Johnstown and Altoona.  A private, comprehensive, co-educational liberal arts and science-based institution, Mount Aloysius is one of seventeen colleges and universities sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy.  Mount Aloysius offers bachelors, masters, and associate degrees to a student population of about 900 students.  For more information, please visit our website at 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to the Office of Human Resources at .  Review of candidates will begin on or about June 1.

Mount Aloysius College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mount Aloysius College is committed to assisting all members of our community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety (Clery Report) compliance document is available at

This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, college law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. It also includes crime statistics for the 3 previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Mount Aloysius College; and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Clery Act Crime Statistics are on page 60; and Annual Fire Statistics page 69. A printed copy of the report may be obtained from Campus Police & Safety, St. Gertrude Hall, Room 21.

This information is required by law and is provided by Mount Aloysius College Campus Police & Safety Department.

EEO is the LAW

Mount Aloysius College is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact us at 814-886-6500 or by email at

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with College policy.
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