Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Mar 27, 2021
Full time Student Affairs Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Vice President for Student Affairs

Job Title
Vice President for Student Affairs

Prairie View A&M University

President's Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

the Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the chief student affairs officer for the university and is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, administration, and management of the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs includes student engagement, residential life, student conduct, student counseling services, disability services, health services, recreational sports, veteran affairs and religious life.


  • Provides the overall vision and leadership for student affairs and ensure coordination of programs and services.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, integrated student life program that is supported by a clear mission statement for the division, achievable department goals, and extensive co-curricular learning goals.
  • Builds partnerships and create more synergies with academic affairs colleagues to enhance the comprehensive student experience at PVAMU and ensures the highest quality student experience that maximizes student persistence to graduation.
  • Provides articulation, advocacy, and problem resolution with students as they interact with each other, faculty, staff, the University, and the community.
  • Plans, creates, administers and assesses existing student affairs programs, while developing innovative methods for providing services, for engaging staff in short and long range strategic planning, and for implementing successful outreach efforts to continuing students and their families.
  • Works closely with the University Chief of Police and Director of Residence Life to ensure consistency regarding policy implementation and enforcement.
  • Works with the Emergency Response Committee to design and implement emergency protocols pertaining to campus life and student safety.
  • Works collaboratively with the University administration for long range planning including space needs, budgets, capital expenses, and facilities related to student life as well as enrollment and retention goals.
  • Serves on appropriate permanent and ad hoc campus committees.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree is required. Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in student affairs or a related area.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborative, results-oriented leader who is skilled at building and maintaining effective and inclusive relationships, budget management, strategic planning, and human resource management. Experience and a successful track record in a culturally diverse environment.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An understanding of state and federal programs, agencies and laws that specifically address higher education and student issues.
  • Working knowledge of current trends in higher education for student programming and implementation of effective practices and programs that assist in increasing the university's rates of student engagement, retention and graduation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, customer service, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students and other internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to apply strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and train and evaluate performance, taking corrective action as needed and dealing with stressful situations while maintaining composure.
  • A strong understanding of academic issues and how student programs enhance the overall academic experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in fostering team building and the ability to engage and motivate the full talents of a diverse staff, inspiring the trust and confidence of the entire University community.

Job Closing Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

Cover Letter

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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