University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Working Title: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate
UW System Title:
Vice Chancellor

Posting Date:

November 14, 2016

Position Information:

The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (UWGB) seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced student affairs professional to become Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate. The Vice Chancellor is a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and sits on the Chancellor's Cabinet.

The Vice Chancellor will join a vibrant and entrepreneurial university serving one of three urban areas in Wisconsin. Green Bay is an internationally known city with large and growing manufacturing, healthcare and service economic sectors and the Green Bay Packers. The University enjoys strong community support and is known for its unique interdisciplinary approach.

The major opportunities for the Vice Chancellor are to (1) shape and deploy a contemporary student life vision that promotes student welfare, service and creative thinking; (2) create a more vibrant campus life that integrates the great advantages of Green Bay and the local area; (3) develop and deploy an institution-wide model program in inclusivity, understanding and civility.

The University faculty and staff are extremely committed to their students, the University and the community. The University supports a very successful NCAA Division I athletic program. The Vice Chancellor will be expected to be highly collegial and self-motivated.

Essential Job Functions:

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate provides visionary, innovative and industry standard leadership to the Division of Student Affairs.  The Vice Chancellor, who serves as the Dean of Students, is the senior leader for the areas of Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling and Health Services, American Intercultural Center, Judicial Affairs, Career Services, Student Government, and Disability Services.  This position is also responsible for supporting the success of all students by leading the University's initiatives to create and sustain a campus culture and climate that fully welcomes and advocates for diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the UW-Green Bay community.

The Vice Chancellor will adopt a comprehensive institutional management approach to enhanced learning outside of the classroom, providing vision, coordination, and a collaborative style in leading change.  The Vice Chancellor will oversee strategic planning, both programmatic and facility, driven by research analysis, data management, and student input.  Leadership will consist of personnel supervision and evaluation, budget planning and oversight, assessment, technology planning, service excellence, crisis management, and collaboration with other units, faculty and staff.

As a member of the senior leadership team the Vice Chancellor will represent the University in the UW System and among UW institutions as appropriate. The Vice Chancellor is to maintain a high level of community engagement by working externally with people and organizations involved in the national discussion on diversity and inclusivity in order to bring new ideas and perspectives to UW-Green Bay and the surrounding community.

This position will include the following responsibilities:

Provide leadership and strategic vision for the division of Student Affairs:

  • Develop campus life/student affairs strategies consistent with the University's mission and learning experience goals.
  • Provide overall responsibility for 7 major units, including professional staff, student leaders, and student employees.
  • Develop, prepare, and supervise an over 8 million dollar budget.
  • Work with Student Affairs directors to assess, evaluate, and plan for the division. 
  • Advise the Student Government Executive Board and work collaboratively with SGA Liaisons and SGA related projects. 
  • Co-Chair the Campus Common Theme with the Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • Participate in campus-wide event planning.
  • Coordinate with the University Union, Business & Finance Offices, Athletics, and Intramurals in the implementation of campus life programs and policies.
  • Oversee personnel issues for the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Oversee and advise the student review team, discipline team, and crisis management situations.
  • Serve as CSAO-Chief Student Affairs Officer.  Serve on UW System, UWGB, and Student Affairs committees, as well as campus-wide committees related to campus life and student services.
  • Coordinate and participate in capital projects impacting the quality of campus life for students. 
  • Oversee FOCUS and all First-Year Experience initiatives.
  • Lead the First Year Experience Planning Committee and work collaboratively with faculty on Co-Curricular initiatives and First Year Seminars.
  • Work with Public Safety on emergency management and Clery compliance.
  • Serve as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. 
  • Coordinate with Academic Deans, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, and University committees as appropriate on the review, development and implementation of University policies.
  • Provide advice and counsel to the Provost and Chancellor on matters related to campus life, student issues, retention, policies, and strategic initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management to develop and implement student transition and retention programs.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Provide leadership and strategic vision in the area of campus climate:

  • Promote student experience through advocacy and academic support, diversity and inclusivity education, leadership development, and mentoring that provides opportunities for intentional student engagement.
  • Develop and implement programs to educate and engage the entire campus community on issues of diversity and inclusion.
  • Create collaborative partnerships among diverse students and student organizations through programming efforts to create an inclusive campus climate.
  • Create a program charge and coordinate three campus-wide task forces related to education and programming on diversity, leadership, and healthy choices.
  • Serve on the Chancellor's Council for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and provide impactful leadership in the area of inclusivity and diversity across campus.
  • Review and analyze retention and matriculation data to assist the Enrollment Management division with evaluating policies, programs, and processes related to underrepresented student populations.
  • Serve as a student advocate within the University community to promote a healthy and positive campus climate.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Human Resources to champion campus climate initiatives for the overall campus community.
  • Work with staff to participate in outreach, campus safety prevention, and diversity and inclusivity programming.
  • Work collaboratively to build relationships with faculty and staff in order to enhance student learning and campus climate inside and outside the classroom.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with, and serve as a resource to the chancellor, vice chancellors, deans, directors, and other senior administrators on matters of inclusion and diversity, and work to engage the campus community and governance groups in affecting positive campus climate change.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field
  • 5 years of increasingly responsible management experience in a leadership position in one or more areas of student affairs in a higher education setting with demonstrated success and proven leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of fiscal management, including budget preparation, resource allocation, and an entrepreneurial spirit that has led to innovative and effective ways to secure alternative funding/revenue sources
  • Progressive leadership experience that includes personnel management, budget planning, outcomes assessments, events/programming, and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience working on campus climate issues, including equity, diversity, and inclusivity within a higher education environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or Ed.D in Higher Education or related field

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment:

Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Special Conditions of Appointment: This position requires a varying schedule including evenings and weekends depending on departmental needs.  This position will also require occasional travel.

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).

To Apply:

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "12606."
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate."
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Holly Keener
Phone: (920) 465-5161

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390).

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.