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Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn’s founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name was changed again, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today Auburn enrolls nearly 30,000 students in over 140 programs of study. The City of Auburn is a small, friendly university town in the rolling hills of east central Alabama, with a population around 60,000.

The Position
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Campus Life provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the departments of University Housing, Campus Dining, and Campus Life Property Services including staff supervision, budget management, policy formulation, contract oversight and compliance, discipline, crisis management and building partnerships/collaborations throughout the University community. The Associate Vice President ensures quality student services and programs that support the objectives of the Division of Student Affairs; initiates and promotes student learning outcomes and community development for students living on campus; maintains a secure and satisfying physical environment by ensuring facility and maintenance/repair issues are responded to and addressed appropriately; and oversees major residence hall and dining venue renovations, building projects, and ongoing initiatives. The Associate Vice President supervises a staff of 55 full-time employees and manages a $44.2 million budget and a dining contract valued at $113 million.

A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Management, Business Administration or a field related to Student Affairs and at least ten years of progressive administrative responsibility in one or more of the areas assigned to include a minimum of five years at the Director’s level are required. A Doctorate and experience directing multiple units within a university setting including auxiliary operations such as housing/residence life or dining services are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess experience maximizing fiscal and human resources; effective problem solving skills; a track record of innovative program development; and demonstrated experience as a student advocate and champion of student success.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Auburn University – Associate Vice President for Campus Life
Mark A. Hall, Vice President

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Auburn University recognizes its ethical and legal obligation to provide a work environment in which employment opportunities are open to all qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), age, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information. The University affirms its commitment to this principle and to an affirmative action program which not only establishes the goal of achieving equal opportunity in employment, but which also detects and eliminates any elements of discrimination in employment which may be found to exist within the institution. The University also commits itself to maintaining on a nondiscriminatory basis the conditions for continuing employment and for individual advancement within the job structure of the University.

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