Position Summary: UNM Student Affairs is seeking a strategic, motivated, organized, and culturally responsive professional to join a team of passionate and student-centered leaders as Executive Director for Student Support. The division of Student Affairs is comprised of student-centered units and services that are dedicated to advancing the quality, cohesiveness, and cultural relevancy of the student experience on the Albuquerque campus and beyond.
The Executive Director serves as a divisional leader and advisor to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) with a high focus on the advancement of the quality, intentionality, collaboration, and philosophical alignment of division units and all student-service units at large. This position supports all Student Affairs units in the development and implementation of equitable, student-centered practices that lead to a high-quality, research-informed, and aligned student experience while providing direct supervision to units providing advisement, intervention, programming, and support to students including: African American Student Services, American Indian Student Services, El Centro de la Raza, the Asian/American/Pacific Islander Resource Center, the Women's Resource Center, the Community Engagement Center, and College Enrichment and Outreach Programs. As a key leader, the Executive Director will work closely with campus partners on the coordination and alignment of advising activities, the campus climate and environment for students, and the advancement of practices and resources that will improve the student experience.
UNM is a highly research-intensive (R1) Public University with an enrollment of approximately 23,000 located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with approximately 300 days of sunshine annually. At UNM, we proudly hold Hispanic Serving University status and are distinguished in enrolling the highest percentages of American Indian students, relative to our R1 peers. UNM is an important driver of equity lifts in NM; 46% of recent graduates are of the first generation in their families to earn baccalaureate degrees.
As an employee of UNM, being a Lobo means access to a robust benefits package, access to resources, and perks from discounted event tickets to tuition remission. We foster a work-life balance through our employee wellness programs, paid parental leave and more.
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Campus: Main - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits Eligble: This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
Benefits Eligible: This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement: Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
For Best Consideration Date: 3/1/2023
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Please attach current resume, cover letter, and reference list for three (3) prior supervisors and their contact information.Submit a 1 page document describing your philosophy of Student Development and how it translates to development of Student Affairs as a division at UNM.***Salary negotiable depending on education and experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Preferred Qualifications: Wide range Student Affairs leadership experience evidenced by:
Knowledge of student development theories, program evaluation, and best practices in student affairs.
Understanding of and commitment to holistic student support and the connection to New Mexico's specific needs, gifts, and cultural capital.
Strong strategic planning and organizational skills, with the ability to align divisional goals and objectives with the broader goals of the university and the needs of the community.
Extensive management experience and skill within student affairs or student centered university unit, including but not limited to:
Strategic budget planning and management.
Program assessment and revision derived from data driven decision making.
Excellent communication skill (written and verbal) with the ability adapt based on audience.
Ability to create and maintain partnerships and collaborations across various campus and community stakeholders.
Ability to lead and motivate staff, with experience in supervision and professional development of department and unit leaders.
Ability to create a supportive, inclusive, and culturally responsive work environment.
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