Open executive Job in Academic & University Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Campus: Portland

City, State: Portland, ME

Department: Provosts
Office – PPROV

Bargaining Unit: MGMT Group

Salary Band/Wage Band: NA

Work Schedule: M-F

Statement of Job:

Committed to equity and excellence,
the University of Southern Maine is seeking its next visionary Student Affairs leader as it begins to implement its new Next
Five Years
plan and continues to achieve the Four Pillars of Vision 2028, its Academic
Vision for this decade

 Five Years Plan   


Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer and Provost and
Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs will sit on the Provost’s
Leadership Team and will supervise the Dean of Students/Ombudsperson, the Assistant Provost for Student Affairs, the Director of Residence
Life and Housing, the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, and the Director of Intercultural Student Affairs.  

The Vice
Provost for Student Affairs will be instrumental in retention and completion efforts at the university.  The successful candidate will work
closely with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs leaders to revise and expand orientation and transitional programs and will support the
enhancement of learning outcomes across Student Affairs.  Finally, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs will be instrumental in making sure
USM achieves its service promise, “Student Focused Every Day,” and its service values: “Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and

This office is located on the Portland campus and serves three unique and diverse campuses -
Portland, Gorham and Lewiston/Auburn. 

We are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We
welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

a complete job description, click here. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related
    field (terminal degree preferred) or international degree equivalency
  • Five years of increasing/progressive management/leadership
    experience in higher education and/or student affairs  
  • Experience working with diverse populations and deep understanding of the
    importance of equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education
  • Experience in the supervision of professional
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent judgment and ethical decision-making
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with higher education federal

Other Information:

Annual Salary:  Up to $115K


The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that
includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance;
a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.

To Apply: 

  • Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.”  You will create an applicant profile and
    complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter that includes an answer to “What diversity, equity and inclusion, and
    belonging mean to you and why they are important in this work” and your resume/curriculum vitae. 
  • All required materials must be
    submitted by June 27, 2021. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
  • Appropriate background
    checks will be conducted on the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does
not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin,
citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and
activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall,
University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year

Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume

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