Job Details

Iowa State University
  • Position Number: 313379
  • Location: Ames, IA
  • Position Type: Management/Executive

Iowa State University is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked in the top fifty among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and a member of the American Association of Universities, Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. Over 31,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. It's a culturally diverse student body as students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries converge on one of the nations most beautiful campuses. Big 12 sports and a tradition of cultural and popular performances make campus life fun and memorable.


Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (AVPSA) assists in overseeing the operation of the Division of Student Affairs, and provides leadership for the development of plans and procedures for accomplishing the Division's goals. The AVPSA manages program assessment and planning in the Division of Student Affairs, including strategic planning, budget, human resources, departmental program review, and activities of the Division Assessment Team. The AVPSA provides leadership for Enrollment operations and initiatives designed to ensure strong recruitment, retention and completion rates for our students. Line managerial responsibilities include the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, the Office of Student Financial Aid, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, Learning Communities, and division budget and human resources.


The successful candidate must possess a bachelors degree with a minimum of ten years experience; or a masters degree with a minimum of eight years of experience; or a Ph.D. or other doctoral/professional degree with a minimum of six years of relevant experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and include higher education with progressive leadership responsibilities in enrollment services and/or student programs. A doctorate is preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated commitment to student success; and experience which demonstrates: knowledge of student recruitment, enrollment and financial aid strategies; knowledge of strategic planning and implementation of operational metrics; knowledge of budget and human resources administration; ability to understand and analyze complex situations and effectively develop and communicate action plans; ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and coordinate complex administrative operations; strong writing skills needed in preparing and interpreting policy statements; a background in research-assessment necessary to supervise assessment team; familiarity with current trends in higher education, including best practices; and thorough knowledge of departmental areas within the Division of Student Affairs.


Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Open Positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.


SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group

Iowa State University – AVP for Student Affairs

Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate


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Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

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