Vice President of Student Life

Hesston College seeks candidates for Vice President of Student Life. The Vice President of Student Life reports to the President and is a member of the Administrative Council. This position provides strategic direction and leadership for the Student Life, Residential Life and Athletic departments, establishing direction and goals and tracking and measuring success. The Vice President of Student Life is also responsible for championing the vision and strategy of the college within their sphere of responsibility. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Executive Oversight – Lead the process to set overall vision and direction for areas of oversight. Establish direction and goals for respective areas of oversight, track and measure success.
  • Student and Residential Life – Create and maintain an environment for students that is consistent with the mission and values of Hesston College. This includes researching and understanding trends in higher education and implementing initiatives that would benefit the mission and values of Hesston College as it relates to student life and residential life.
  • Athletics – Supervise the Athletic Director and the athletic program.
  • Campus Ministry – Work with Campus Pastor to develop and maintain a ministry that increases our Anabaptist faith fluency among students, staff and faculty. This includes integrating faith in our Christ-centered community throughout campus, to include chapels, small groups and overall campus life.
  • Public Engagement – Be available for public engagements both on campus and off campus representing all aspects of the college.
  • Special Projects – Actively seek new initiatives to push out the mission of Hesston College.

Preferred background includes a doctorate in a related field (i.e. student affairs, social work, counseling, education administration, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree, and five years experience in a position that shows an increase in responsibility and oversight. Minimum qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree) and at least five years in a position of relevant experience. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to Christian higher education and the mission and values of Hesston College. To apply, send a letter of interest, application and resume to joinus@hesston.edu. Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE