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Vice President of Student Affairs

Franklin Pierce University
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 18, 2024

With its central campus located in Rindge, NH, near the Massachusetts border, Franklin Pierce University (FPU) sits on the shores of Pearly Lake with a stunning view of Mount Monadnock yet is close to major cities like Boston and New York City.  FPU provides the natural beauty and safety of a rural campus, with easy access to outdoors activities, the arts, excellent educational options for families, and much more.  The University, a respected 60+-year-old institution, takes pride in its numerous strengths, including: a welcoming and inclusive community, growing health professions-related undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized approach to learning, and reputation as a Division II athletics powerhouse. The University’s four graduate academic Centers located in NH, AZ, and TX, offer modern, hybrid-delivery health professions- medical education programs and, among many strengths, provide pathways for FPU’s undergraduate student populations.

Position Summary:
FPU is seeking a Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) to work with the President’s Cabinet, as well as all staff and faculty, in support of 1000 undergraduate residential students, many of whom are student-athletes, and over 500 graduate students at the Centers studying in hybrid programs throughout the U.S.  As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the VPSA serves as Chief Student Affairs Officer for the main campus and is responsible for daily management of all student life-related elements, as well as development of a strategic vision for comprehensive student services planning and programming, initiatives to support student retention, policy development, compliance with Title IX, and budget development and management, which includes, but is not limited to: Student Involvement, Student Health Services, Student Conduct, Student Housing and Residential Life, Counseling and Outreach Services, and Campus Safety.  The VPSA will build and maintain collaborative working relationships and partnerships within Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni and Parent Relations, Athletics, and members of the local community.  As an unbiased advocate for all students, the VPSA will refine and deliver, with the Student Affairs team and others, a collaborative and coordinated co-curricular program.  In addition, the VPSA will aim to intentionally promote a campus climate that supports diversity, civility, mutual respect, and high academic, personal, and social standards. 

Relocation reimbursement is available, and while this is an on-campus position, a flexible work schedule is possible.  FPU offers competitive wages and benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, educational benefits (for employee and qualifying dependents), pet insurance, accident insurance, critical illness coverage, travel discounts, 160 hours of paid time off (PTO), with additional paid sick time for your well-being, and paid holidays.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references (references will not be checked until the final stage of the search). FPU is committed to enhancing the diversity of its community in many realms and is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Find out more at



As an Equal Opportunity employer, Franklin Pierce recognizes the impact of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at or 603-899-4075. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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