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Student Affairs Administration & Operations Officer, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Job Summary:
The Student Affairs Administration & Operations Officer is a senior aide and advisor to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), functioning in a similar capacity to a chief of staff. As a member of the Student Affairs leadership team, the Officer plays a critical role in supporting the VPSA with strategic and operational planning and decision-making. This position facilitates the smooth operation of divisional work processes, initiatives and projects, and bridges gaps as they arise. This is a generalist role, requiring flexibility and versatility to (1) develop, run, evaluate, and optimize team processes; (2) manage and report on division-level initiatives, operations, and programs; (3) synthesize large amounts of information and offer recommendations and solutions; and (4) support high priority projects and administrative needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • At least 5 years working in higher education, with significant managerial experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural fluency to build and maintain trust with different constituents
  • Ability to develop, manage, and lead teams and projects
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Strong political acumen and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems and commitment to equity and inclusion as they relate to programmatic and policy decisions
  • Background of serving a complex and diverse student community with a wide variety of intersectional identities and backgrounds

Desired Qualifications:
  • Understanding of and appreciation for Jesuit higher education
  • Project management experience
  • Strong IT skills
  • Grant writing experience is a plus