Vancouver Island University
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU offers supportive campus communities to a highly diverse student population, focused on open access and innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students. Located on British Columbia's spectacular West Coast on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, VIU offers both students and employees the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada.
Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, the Associate Vice President (AVP), Student Affairs will cultivate and coordinate institutional structures and programs to ensure VIU achieves an exceptional student experience where all students realize their full potential and contribute to a civil and sustainable society.
The AVP, Student Affairs is the chief student affairs officer of the University. Through encouraging respectful discourse and action, the AVP provides visionary leadership in administering a comprehensive range of programs and services related to campus programming and planning in support of student success, including student services; student engagement and experiential learning; and high performance sport, recreation and physical literacy. The AVP assists in creating respectful and welcoming campus cultures on each of its three distinct campuses that promote the academic achievement and personal development of all students; advocate on behalf of students; and foster collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff directed towards student success. The Office of Student Affairs celebrates and supports a central tenet of Vancouver Island University: Student Success.
As the ideal candidate, you are a visionary leader who will engage in supporting a vibrant and future-oriented student affairs department. You are a seasoned leader, who uses a collaborative approach in the development of student affairs policies, programs and strategic plans, and ensures the department embodies the institution’s core values in their implementation. With experience overseeing a complex and diverse portfolio, catering to a similarly diverse and complex student body, the AVP is committed to supporting student success and well-being both on and off campus. You are well suited for and experienced in leading large teams and working closely with community and funders, with relationship skills that allow you to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. Your years of experience are augmented by a doctorate degree in a relevant discipline.
VIU hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. The University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.