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Vice President For Student Affairs


Trinity Washington University seeks a Vice President for Student Affairs, a new position in this growing university.  Historically known as Trinity College, Trinity today is a university with 2,700 students enrolled in four academic units, including more than 1,000 students in the full-time daytime undergraduate women’s college, and three coeducational professional schools offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in evening, weekend and online formats.  Nearly 80% of Trinity’s students reside in the Washington, D.C. region, and about 90% are African American and Hispanic.  About 300 students live in four residence halls on campus.

The Vice President for Student Affairs must be a strong campus leader with significant experience and talents in organizing and supervising a comprehensive program for student affairs across the complex characteristics of Trinity’s student body.  The vice president’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • In cooperation with the president, provost, academic deans and dean of students, and in consultation with faculty and students, development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for student affairs at Trinity that will contribute in significant ways to the achievement of Trinity’s strategic goals while also incorporating contemporary best practices for all phases of student life administration;
  •  Management and supervision of the major departments administering student services and student life programs, including Health Services, Residence Life, Athletics and Campus Ministry;
  • With the dean of students, and in cooperation with the academic deans, organizing and administering programs for student government and student activities appropriate for each student population, and aligned with Trinity’s goals and objectives for enrollment and retention;
  • With Trinity’s legal counsel, review and revision of all policies and procedures affecting student life and student discipline, and ensuring effective compliance and best practices for all areas of student affairs;
  • Working in cooperation with Trinity’s Department of Public Safety to ensure effective campus security policies and practices, and responding as necessary to security incidents involving students;
  • With the provost, dean of students, academic deans and legal counsel, ensuring the effective administration of Trinity’s student handbooks and disiplinary procedures;
  • Working in full cooperation with the provost, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services on cross-functional issues for student development, academic and personal success.

Essential qualifications include at least ten years of increasingly responsible experience in student affairs, preferably at the level of a dean or associate vice president or associate provost.  A master’s degree in a related field is essential, a doctorate is preferred, along with evidence of recent continuing education in contemporary student affairs management.  Strong communication skills required, and finalists must provide writing samples and evidence of work products related to student affairs leadership.  Upon selection as a finalist, the candidate will also provide names of at least three professional references immediately familiar with the candidate’s work.

Letter of application addressing qualifications and fit for Trinity along with a complete c.v. should be sent to:   Please be sure to reference “Vice President for Student Affairs” in the subject line.

 Trinity is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

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