Vice President for Student Life

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7080952 (Ref.No. 2354166)
Posted: July 9, 2021
Application Deadline: July 14, 2021

Job Description

Vice President for Student Life


Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2015-1602918

Location: CA 94556, CA

Department: Student Life

7/14/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,500 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College embraces and is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Vice President for Student Life is the chief administrative officer for student life. The Vice President is appointed by the President in consultation with the Provost and is responsible to the President and the Provost. The Vice President is a member of the President's Cabinet and an ex-officio member of all committees in the area of student life.

Responsible to the President and the Provost, the Vice President for Student Life, working in conjunction with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Vice Provost for Enrollment, will readily embrace diversity and foster a climate of civility and creativity that facilitates the development of students and provide a seamless learning experience that integrates the curricular and co-curricular life of the College community.

The Vice President is responsible for the leadership and implementation of College-wide student services, programs, and initiatives including Residence and Community Life, Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Conduct, Student Mission Programs, Intercultural Center, New Student and Parent Programs, Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Center and Center for Women and Gender Equity.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications
Required: Master's Degree in a related fieldDesired: Doctorate Degree

• Willingness and ability to contribute to the mission of the College.
• Appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to become a stakeholder in the Lasallian commitment to that environment.
• Academic credentials appropriate to the position; at least a master's degree in higher education, student life, or a related field; preferably the doctorate or equivalent with undergraduate teaching experience; increasingly responsible supervisory experience.
• Commitment to advocating for the professional development of student life personnel.
• Increasingly responsible successful experience working with undergraduates in a residential setting.
• Demonstrated success working within a diverse community.
• Willingness to demonstrate commitment to a vibrant student life by participating in campus events; proven oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with fluency in Spanish desirable.
• Demonstrated experience with budgeting, strategic planning, and assessment processes.
• Knowledge of and engagement in national trends in student life, best practices, and benchmark comparisons.

Supplemental Information
This position will be open until filled. However, for full consideration all requested applicant materials must be received by end of day on July 14th.

Supplemental InformationApplication Instructions: Please apply online at Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. Include also;

• A resume.
• The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
• In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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