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The University of Memphis
Student Affairs
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Posted: 03/2/2018
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

The University of Memphis invites applicants to visit our website to review and apply for the position of Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (Residence Life, Dining Services & Child Development). The University of Memphis is a major research institution located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 22,000 students to campus every year. Our faculty and staff number approximately 2,500.

The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (AVP) will serve as a senior level leader within the Division of Student Affairs, reporting to the Vice President. The position will have direct oversight of staff in Residence Life, Dining Services, and the Child Development Center. Primary responsibilities will focus on the direct management of Residence Life, which services just over 2,700 residential students housed on the main campus and the Lambuth campus in Jackson, TN. Through the other areas, the AVP will play a vital role in supporting the student body.

The position provides an opportunity for innovation, change, and creative thinking in fulfilling the University of Memphis goal of increasing retention and graduation and providing a high quality undergraduate experience. As a senior leader and part of the Vice President for Student Affairs leadership team, the AVP will play a critical role in setting the division’s strategic agenda for shaping the student experience, residential and non-residential.

Notable opportunities include further enhancing the department’s impact on student learning; expanding connections with faculty and academic partners; and leading departmental assessment strategic planning efforts.

In addition to a Master’s degree in a relevant area; a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive management experience in housing and/or residence life, the candidate must have:

· Evidence of experience in budget and financial management.

· Excellent administrative, organizational, and leadership skills, including experience in supervision.

· Demonstrated ability to perform leadership responsibilities in a complex regulatory, legal, policy, and political environment to best meets the needs of students, the Division of  Student Affairs, and the University of Memphis.

· Demonstrated skills in long-range programmatic and facility planning and construction.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Superior judgment and decision-making needed to run a large, complex, and diverse organization.

· Evidence of innovation and continuous improvement in administrative positions.

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The University of Memphis offers an attractive benefits package.

For a comprehensive view of the position requirements and how to apply, please visit our website The initial screening begins March 16, 2018.

For assistance, contact Human Resources at

Applicants must apply on-line to officially be considered for the position.