Vice-Provost Student Affairs

Dalhousie University invites applications and expressions of interest (as well as nominations) for the position of Vice-Provost Student Affairs from outstanding candidates who self-identify as racially visible and/or as Aboriginal peoples. 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and working closely with Vice-Presidents and Deans, the Vice-Provost Student Affairs will provide strategic leadership and overall direction to the development and delivery of a wide range of programs, services, and resources that enhance the student experience, including student access, inclusion, engagement, wellness, and success, both in and out of the classroom. The Vice-Provost Student Affairs will be accountable for managing all the university’s policies, programs and services related to student affairs, and fostering cooperation between student affairs and academic and administrative units to enhance student experience and student success. Developing and implementing the strategic enrolment management agenda, using a broad institution-wide perspective on the drivers of student enrolment, student experience and student success in support of the academic mission of the university, will be crucial to the success of the new Vice-Provost Student Affairs.

As the ideal candidate, you have a passion for, and record of commitment to student success. You have relevant experience in a post-secondary leadership position or educational leadership through government and/or community work, and an advanced degree in a relevant field.  You are a visionary leader and energetic change manager who can successfully lead new initiatives, collaborate across administrative and academic units and inspire a team of dedicated student-focused professionals. Your excellent communication skills will allow you to successfully lead community consultations and work productively with diverse stakeholders both internally and externally to implement strategic plans. You have a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion and champion them as integral components of an international university experience. You are conversant with the current literature on student affairs, student development and student services theory and will use that knowledge to foster an exceptional student experience at Dalhousie University.

In keeping with the principles of employment equity and with an aim to address underrepresentation at Dalhousie, only applications from candidates who self-identify as racially visible and/or as Aboriginal peoples will be considered at this time.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jane Griffith or Dania Zargaran at dania.zargaran@odgersberndtson.com. A complete application will include a Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.