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University of Texas at Austin
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Posted: 09/3/2020
Associate Vice Provost for Student Aid and Affordability

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), one of the world's preeminent research universities, seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as its next associate vice provost for student aid and affordability.

UT Austin is the flagship of the University of Texas System, which includes eight academic and six health universities statewide. Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together they are changing the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques.

A motivated and collaborative team member, the individual in this inaugural role will report to Rachelle Hernandez, senior vice provost of enrollment management and student success (EMSS), and serve as a senior member of a strong leadership team to help facilitate the achievement of key strategic outcomes. In addition to participating in the creation and implementation of a strategic vision for enrollment, the associate vice provost for student aid and affordability (AVP) will be responsible for providing leadership for the comprehensive and strategic administration of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). One long-range objective of this position will be to lead the build-out of a separate scholarships unit, including the creation of a new director of scholarships position. Additionally, the AVP will provide leadership for the development of research, the implementation of new technical systems, analysis and reporting tools that are necessary to support the university’s enrollment and student success goals.

The successful candidate will have an uncompromising commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, quality service and student advocacy. In addition, the successful candidate will possess a strategic understanding of the integral role of student financial aid in supporting student enrollment, student success and student services and will have knowledge of financial aid trends as they relate to the use and delivery of student financial aid. An experienced leader of people and programs, the new AVP for student aid and affordability will have an ability to operate in a complex environment; demonstrated skill in leading and developing a large professional staff; excellent communication skills; a thorough knowledge of financial aid policies, processes and regulations; and experience with the application of current and emerging technologies to the financial aid process. A Master's degree is required for this position.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 29, 2020.

Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, available at Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to consultants Lisa Meyer, Kati Sweaney and Amy Crutchfield at

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.