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Vice President for Student Affairs

Neumann University is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). Reporting to the President, Dr. Chris Domes, the VPSA provides executive level leadership and management on all matters affecting student affairs and its offices; Deans of Students, Student Conduct, and Housing and Residence Life. The position is responsible for the strategic direction, planning, assessment and leadership of the Student Affairs Unit.

 

The Vice President for Student Affairs will:

  • administer a comprehensive range of services, policies, and procedures related to student affairs programming, planning, and strategically-related functions;
  • serve as a member of the Executive Team, the President’s Cabinet, and the University Management Team;
  • provide support of the mission and goals of the University; and
  • serve as the Unit’s Compliance Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation for and an understanding of the Catholic Franciscan tradition and the values of Neumann University.
  • Proactively assess, analyze, and quantify risks to establish priorities, an acceptable level of risk tolerance, and/or risk avoidance from an Institutional and programmatic/departmental perspective.
  • Foster the University’s commitment to its Catholic Franciscan identity and to student success by encouraging an environment of inclusiveness and support for the University’s diverse student body, enriching student learning, building and maintaining a strong sense of community, and promoting growth through engagement in the life of the University.
  • Advocate for a student-centered culture.
  • Ensure the delivery of quality and responsive services to students through effective leadership and assessment of outcomes of student affairs programs in keeping with the institutional effectiveness assessment plan and schedule.
  • Ensure effective integration of services and programs for the combined residential, commuting, day, evening, and weekend students.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies and programs that are consistent with the University’s Catholic Franciscan identity and mission.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Mission and Ministry in the implementation of student programming and activities.
  • Serve as the Unit’s Compliance Officer; affirm and maintain compliance with federal, state, local, accrediting, and other required entities.
  • Collaborate with Vice President of Finance and Administration to provide efficient and effective services to students (food service, technology, and facilities).
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs to create and maintain a university-wide focus on recruitment and retention with a commitment to academic quality, access, affordability, and student success.
  • Oversee/Manage the budget for the unit and lead a team responsible for a broad portfolio of student services and related programs, which currently include:
  • incoming student programming
  • student outreach
  • commuter and residential life
  • student conduct
  • ethical development
  • leadership
  • student health and counseling
  • athletics
  • student recreation and fitness
  • retention
  • Work closely with the Director of Athletics & Recreation and the President to integrate athletics in student life with a focus on the growth and development of each student athlete.
  • Collaborate with the Director of the Institute for Sport, Spirituality, and Character Development to support student athletes.
  • Sustain a student judicial system integrating formative justice principles that enhance student learning and development and that recognizes and appreciates a student’s desire to change/succeed.
  • Oversee the implementation of the principles of good practice for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities.
  • Participate in professional and community organizations locally, regionally, and nationally and internationally.
  • Develop and implement programs that support and enhance student success and retention.
  • Develop and supervise plans to improve facilities and operational efficiency within the Student Affairs division.
  • Recommend and implement plans and policies to facilitate and improve operations.
  • Oversee the development and administration of operating budgets and staff for assigned functional areas.
  • Actively engage in University-wide initiatives and meetings.
  • Serve as the appeal authority for the Student Code of Conduct and judicial process.
  • Ensure compliance to all state and federal agencies, including Title IX compliance.
  • Oversee the University’s relationship with local, state and federal agencies for the University’s Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Serve as the Executive Team liaison to the Board of Trustees Committee for Student Affairs.
  • Promote and support a diverse, multicultural community.
  • Lead initiatives that help to create a welcoming and supportive culture where all students feel valued.
  • Work collaboratively with the President and campus administrators in leading the University and ensuring the overall health, recreation, social needs, and success of the student body while championing the success of the strategic plan.
  • Provide an executive leadership and analytical thought process to decision-making and have successful interpersonal skills to facilitate collaboration, operational improvements and the implementation of administrative best practices.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of modern principles of student leadership, management and supervisory methods, practices, and techniques.
  • Adhere to the governing documents, policies and procedures established by the University.
  • Express timely and accurate communication with administration, faculty, students, and community members.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication & working relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Act as a visible agent of the University; the highest standards of conduct, attitude, confidentiality, and appearance are expected in all aspects of performance.
  • Understand and adhere to all applicable safety policies and procedures including safety education, accident prevention and safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.
  • QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

    • Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field or discipline; doctorate/terminal degree is preferred.
    • Five years of progressively responsible and successful senior leadership in student affairs.
    • Record of success in creating and implementing a vision for a student affairs unit in a comprehensive university whose primary mission is teaching.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and a broad range of trends and best practices in student affairs that include collaboration/integration with Academic Affairs to ensure learning across the entire student experience.
    • Ability to integrate mission and values in utilizing data-driven strategies at the institutional, unit and departmental levels for assessment of programs and services, focusing on continuous improvement.
    • Ability to mentor staff and advance a culture of uniquely personal service, and collaboration with all campus constituencies.
    • Experience in providing response and assistance to students in crisis and the ability to create a climate responsive to student concerns.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively listen to all points of view, build consensus on initiatives and issues, and inform others of decisions, policies, and plans.
    • Ability to handle highly confidential material to maintain integrity and confidentiality of data, and exercise and apply sound judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Engagement in appropriate/related professional organizations is preferred.
    • Completion of a background check prior to assuming the position.

     

    Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Neumann is a private, Catholic, co-educational University in the Franciscan tradition. The University boasts an enrollment of 2,715 men and women – 1,462 full-time and 623 part-time undergraduates and 630 graduate students. Neumann University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Located in Aston in the Delaware Valley, the University is within 30 minutes of Philadelphia and less than 10 miles from Wilmington, Delaware. The New Jersey and Delaware beaches are within a two-hour drive. (See Neumann Fast Facts)

     

    Neumann University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Neumann@hyatt-fennell.com. Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references and should be submitted in separate documents. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to April 8, 2018 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

     

    For more information contact:
    Cheryl Hyatt
    724-242-0476


    Neumann@hyatt-fennell.com
    www.HYATT-FENNELL.com
    EOE M/F/D/V


    Hyatt

     

     

     

    Associate University Registrar

    Neumann University is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full time position of Associate University Registrar. The Associate University Registrar serves as the Manager of the University Registrar’s Office, oversees the daily operational activities of the Office, and reviews Office protocols on an annual basis. Monitors effective computer operations in the University Registrar’s Office and provides logistic support for all computer-related activities in the University Registrar’s Office. Other responsibilities of the Associate University Registrar include: creation of the block schedule, maintenance of Articulation Agreements, and verification of graduation audit/veterans certification processes. The Associate University Registrar serves as the Office’s liaison with the Bursar to resolve any student billing issues and/or audit issues. The Associate University Registrar represents the University Registrar, as needed, at various University committees whenever the University Registrar is not in the Office. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred; minimum of three (3) years’ experience in either a University Registrar’s Office or higher education office environment; proficiency in COLLEAGUE or an equivalent Student Information System. Candidate must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Franciscan mission of the University. Interested candidates should forward a resume, along with three letters of reference to:

     

    Neumann University
    David W. Brownlee
    Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
    One Neumann Drive
    Aston, PA 19014-1298


    humanresources@neumann.edu
    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

    Assistant Coach – Field Hockey

    Neumann University is accepting applications for an Assistant Coach of Women’s Field Hockey. Primary duties include assisting the head coach in the planning and execution of practices, recruiting quality student-athletes and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Bachelor’s degree required, knowledge of NCAA Division III policies and regulations preferred and good interpersonal skills a necessity. This position has a seasonal stipend and does not carry fulltime status or benefits. Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Franciscan mission of the University. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and statement of coaching philosophy to:

     

    Neumann University
    David W. Brownlee
    Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
    One Neumann Drive
    Aston, PA 19014-1298


    humanresources@neumann.edu
    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

     


     

    FACULTY POSITIONS:

     

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    The Division of Arts and Sciences at Neumann University, southeastern Pennsylvania’s Catholic Franciscan institution of higher learning, is seeking a colleague at the level of Assistant Professor to teach within our Psychology program.

     

    We are searching for a colleague who can teach our Learning, Psychobiology, and Cognitive Psychology courses on a regular basis. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach a range of courses in the major, from lower-level core courses to upper-division courses, based on student need.

     

    To qualify for rank as an assistant professor, the successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree in psychology. Candidates who are ABD with a confirmed defense date before August 2018 will be considered. Previous experience teaching at a college or university level is strongly preferred. Candidates should be aware that Neumann University does not offer tenure. Instead, the faculty work through a series of one-, three-, and five-year renewable contracts.

     

    The standard teaching load at Neumann University is four courses (12 credits) per academic semester. Neumann expects full-time faculty to engage in scholarship and research on an ongoing basis, to serve on at least one division- or university-level committee per academic year, and to engage in community service, broadly defined. Beginning in the second year of employment, the new hire will also be expected to advise students within the major.

     

    For full consideration, applications must include the following materials: a letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s experience teaching undergraduate courses as well as the candidate’s appreciation for, and congruence with, the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University; a curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required at the time of hire); and teaching evaluations, a sample syllabus, and other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction. Letters of recommendation are not required at the initial stages of the review process, but will be solicited of all finalist candidates.

     

    Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. We hope to Skype with semi-finalist candidates in mid-March, with finalists visiting the campus in April 2018. Applications may be addressed to:

     

    Neumann University
    David W. Brownlee
    Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
    One Neumann Drive
    Aston, PA 19014-1298


    humanresources@neumann.edu
    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

    Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media Division of Arts and Sciences

    Neumann University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media to begin in August 2018.

     

    The Communication and Digital Media (CDM) major at Neumann is well-respected in the tri-state region for producing graduates who have a solid grasp of theory and hands-on practical experience. Our $5 million Mullen Communication Center offers students the most state-of-the-art television and radio facilities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. CDM majors complete internships in the Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey markets as part of their program of study and are well-placed after graduation in venues such as The Wendy Williams Show and The Preston and Steve Show. Neumann’s students have also received awards for their production work through NATAS.

     

    We want to hire a communication generalist who can contribute in substantive ways to our tracks in production and digital broadcasting, journalism and digital media, and strategic communication. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in the major, from lower-level core courses to upper-division courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Background in video production/visual communication or in advertising will be considered a plus.

     

    To qualify for rank as an assistant professor, the successful candidate must hold a terminal degree in communication studies, media, mass communication, digital media, public relations, strategic communication, production, or a related field. Candidates who are ABD with a confirmed defense date before August 2018 will be considered. Previous experience teaching at a college or university level is strongly preferred.

     

    The standard teaching load at Neumann University is twelve credits per academic semester, with the opportunity to teach courses in the university’s Maymester, Winterim, and summer semester as student needs arise. Neumann expects full-time faculty to engage in scholarship and research on an ongoing basis, to serve on at least one division- or university-level committee per academic year, and to engage in community service, broadly defined. Beginning in the second year of employment, the new hire will also be expected to advise approximately 10-15 students within the major. Lastly, candidates should be aware that Neumann University does not offer tenure. Instead, the faculty work through a series of one-, three-, and five-year renewable contracts.

     

    For full consideration, applications must include the following materials: a letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s experience teaching undergraduate courses as well as the candidate’s appreciation for, and congruence with, the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University; a curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required at the time of hire); and teaching evaluations, a sample syllabus, and other evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction. Letters of recommendation are not required at the initial stages of the review process, but will be solicited of all finalist candidates.

     

    Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. We hope to Skype with semi-finalist candidates in January 2018, with finalists visiting the campus in February 2018. Applications may be addressed to:

     

    Neumann University
    David W. Brownlee
    Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
    One Neumann Drive
    Aston, PA 19014-1298


    humanresources@neumann.edu
    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

    Full-Time Assistant or Associate Professor
    Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science

    The Division of Arts and Sciences at Neumann University invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor in Biology/Clinical Laboratory Sciences, starting August 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching didactic and laboratory aspects of general and clinical microbiology, parasitology, mycology, and other courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialization in a NAACLS-accredited Bachelor of Science program.

     

    Teaching responsibilities shall include other appropriate course assignments (primary instructor, course coordinator) in our integrated sophomore through senior biology/clinical laboratory science program. Non-teaching responsibilities include scholarship (e.g., conference attendance, publication, etc.) and service to the profession, university, and community. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in program and curriculum development, interact with clinical training sites, recruit and advise undergraduate students, and participate in shared governance.

     

    Applicants must have current certification as an MLS (ASCP) or MLS(ASCP)CM; a minimum of a Master’s degree in a science field (Ph.D. preferred) and two years clinical microbiology or directly related experience; evidence of continuing professional development; and excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

     

    Teaching experience, familiarity with current educational and teaching methodologies, experience in the administration of NAACLS-approved MLS programs, and active leadership and participation in professional organizations are preferred. Candidates must also possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Franciscan mission of the University. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Neumann University does not offer tenure, but relies upon a rotating contract system in one-year, three-year, and five-year increments.

     

    Please send a cover letter that addresses the position requirements; a current curriculum vitae; recent documentation of teaching excellence; and the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. No references will be contacted without the permission of the candidate. Submit all materials by Saturday, March 31, 2018, to:

     

    Neumann University
    David W. Brownlee
    Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
    One Neumann Drive
    Aston, PA 19014-1298


    humanresources@neumann.edu
    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

    Nursing Faculty (Adjunct)
    Clinical Faculty Pediatric Nursing

    The Division of Nursing and Health Sciences, invites applicants for Adjunct Clinical Faculty positions in pediatrics. Qualifications: master’s degree in area of specialization required. Doctoral degree in nursing or related field, and teaching experience preferred. Must be eligible for unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and meet background study requirements according to institutional regulations, and Pennsylvania and Delaware statutes. Qualified candidates must have an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan Mission of the University. Along with a letter of application and vita, the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references must be included. Please send all application material as requested for the above position to:

     

    Neumann University
    David W. Brownlee
    Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
    One Neumann Drive
    Aston, PA 19014-1298


    humanresources@neumann.edu
    EOE M/F/D/V

     

     

     

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