Vice President for Student Affairs (Dahlonega Campus)

Position ID: 38211
University of North Georgia
Student Affairs
Student Affairs Administration
Branch Campus: 
Dahlonega, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Vice President
Job Description: 


Vice President for Student Affairs
Position Number:  53002109
Benefits Eligible:  Yes
Campus Location:  Dahlonega
Job Close Date:  03/18/2018
General Summary:

The Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) is the chief student affairs officer of the University and reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The Vice President serves as the senior executive officer responsible for providing leadership, vision and administration of the units in the division:  Enrollment Management, Residence Life, Orientation and Transition, Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Life, Deans of Students, Commandant of Cadets, Career Services, Student Counseling, Testing, Student Health, Student Money Management Center.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.     

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The Vice President for Student Affairs will:

  • Ensure divisional compliance with the institutional mission. Manages the achievement of division goals. 
  • Provide leadership and management to ensure a properly coordinated delivery of essential student services by organizing the various units in a logical, non-duplicative and effective manner to best meet the recruitment, retention and graduation goals of the institution. Encourages high morale and quality student service through a leadership style that encourages employees to strive for the achievement of annually established goals and objectives. 
  • Coordinate the annual budget within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Promote positive student relations and leadership opportunities by maintaining effective lines of communication and serving as a strong advocate for the non-academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular needs of students. 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have strong organizational and managerial skills. 
  • Working knowledge of student development theory and engagement practices. 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other university leadership. 
  • Knowledge of administrative support areas including fiscal and human resources management.  
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate in higher education, student personnel administration or related degree is required.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible positions in student affairs. 
  • Experience in strategic planning, budget and resource management.    
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
Special Instructions to Applicants:  In addition to a background check, this position will also require a credit check.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information:
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion.
The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Affairs (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

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