Vice President for Campus Life - Willamette University in Salem Oregon

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Willamette University

Salem, Oregon 97301

United States

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Vice President for Campus Life

Willamette University seeks an innovative, student-centered and strategic leader to be the Vice President for Campus Life (formerly Dean of Campus Life). The Vice President for Campus Life will be a key senior leader within the University community and serve as the administrative link between the Campus Life agenda, the President’s leadership team and the University Strategic Plan. The Vice President for Campus Life reports to the newly created position of Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, held by Dr. Marlene Moore.

The Vice President for Campus Life leads, promotes, and directs a diverse student affairs division whose mission is to foster a healthy, inclusive learning community in which students discover their passions, develop valuable skills, and commit to responsible citizenship. The Vice President for Campus Life provides visionary leadership and initiates campus collaborations for the creation of meaningful out-of-class learning opportunities and professional support services that promote student development, wellbeing, academic success, and graduation. The Vice President for Campus Life maintains a significant level of contact with students, faculty, and staff, as well as with individuals and organizations outside of the University.

To learn more about the Campus Life’s mission, values and staff please visit

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. This is a full-time position eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, life insurance, sick and vacation accruals, retirement contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, moving reimbursement, tuition remission, and holidays.

To review the complete job announcement, qualifications, and to apply online, please visit

Application Deadline: Open until finalists are selected. For full consideration apply by February 1, 2016. Desired start date July 1, 2016 or negotiable.

Nominations and inquires can be directed to: Dr. Jackie Balzer, Special Assistant to the President for Student Success and Retention, or (503)370-6453.

Willamette University: Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in sustainability and civic engagement. Willamette's beautiful, historic campus features a residential undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and two professional graduate schools: the College of Law and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. The University's 2,700 students, of whom 2,013 are undergraduates, represent 46 states and 42 countries. Willamette University’s faculty is known nationally for excellence in teaching and scholarship. The Oregon Professor of the Year honor has been earned by Willamette faculty members 11 times during the award’s 25-year history. With an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 11:1, students engage directly with these inspiring educators and mentors. The university is committed to living out its motto “Not unto ourselves alone are we born” by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at

Salem, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest: The greater Salem area has a population of approximately 350,000 and the area exemplifies the beauty, livability and eco-minded culture of the Pacific Northwest, with stunning forests, rivers, mountains and ocean beaches nearby. The Mid-Willamette Valley is renowned wine country and the source of spectacular local foods and fresh produce. Outdoor recreational opportunities - such as skiing in the Cascade Mountains, kayaking in the Pacific Ocean, hiking the acclaimed Pacific Crest Trail, and windsurfing the Columbia River Gorge - are abundant. Portland, located just 45 miles to the north, provides access to additional world-class museums, galleries, restaurants, bookstores, brewpubs and a dynamic urban culture.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and background.

Keyword Phrases

  • Campus
  • President
  • vice
  • Vice President for Campus Life
  • Human Resources
  • Student Affairs and Services Executives
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Professional
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume