Student Affairs - Vice-President

Vice President for Student Affairs

Bradley University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice-President for Student Affairs. Competitive candidates will be dynamic leaders, passionate about student success, with an extensive record of continuous commitment to student engagement, achievement, and excellence. A Master’s degree is required, and candidates with academic experience in teaching and scholarship may also be considered for faculty appointment.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 84-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation's best comprehensive universities. For additional information about the University visit

Bradley’s Vice-President for Student Affairs reports directly and daily to the President as her chief student affairs officer and has administrative responsibility for all of the student life functions of the university.  The VPSA also serves as a key member of the President’s Cabinet. Reporting to the VPSA are the following major units:  the Center for Student Involvement, the Center for Health & Transitional Services, the Center for Residential Living & Leadership, the Smith Career Center, the Center for Student Support Services, and the Center for Medical Services. Candidates must therefore be prepared to be on call 24/7.


  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible and relevant management experience, culminating in a senior leadership position in Student Affairs.
  • Knowledge and creative experience in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Extensive knowledge in the theory and best practices of student development and familiarity with both academic and non-academic support systems.
  • The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a wide variety of audiences inside and outside the university.
  • A significant record of effective and empowering management, with successful experience managing a large budget.
  • A strong understanding of laws that affect university and student issues--including but not limited to FERPA, Title IX, the Clery Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
  • Proven ability to resolve conflicts in a composed and objective manner.
  • The ability to build productive relationships with local, national, and global partners.

Applicants should apply online to with cover letter and current curriculum vitae in PDF format. The names and contact information for at least 3 references will be requested of candidates who are finalists for the position.  References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.  Applications and nominations are strictly confidential.

Review of applications will begin on February 14, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be directed to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Jeffrey Huberman, Dean of the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, at

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.