Assistant Vice Provost, Residential Education

Stanford University  |  Stanford, CA

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Vice Provost, Residential Education

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Stanford, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 1409


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
8-10 Years

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
8-10 Years

Position Description

Assistant Vice Provost, Residential Education

Another Source's client, Stanford University, is recruiting an Assistant Vice Provost of Residential Education to join their team.

Here's a little about Stanford University and the position they are recruiting for:

In April 2019, the ResX Task Force Final Report: A Vision for Stanford's Undergraduate Residences, was shared. Learn more about the opportunity to be part of a historical transformation and the planning of Stanford's undergraduate residences for the next century.


The Assistant Vice Provost for Residential Education provides campus-wide leadership, direction and strategic vision for residential education at Stanford. They have primary responsibility for leading the Office of Residential Education, which is comprised of 40+ professional and 400+ student staff and 70+ resident fellows (faculty and staff) who provide Stanford undergraduates with diverse neighborhood residential settings including all-frosh residences, upperclass residences, upperclass independent living settings, ethnic theme dorms and university theme houses. In alignment with the recently concluded ResX task force outcomes, Stanford's Residential Education office centers its work on the principles of health and well-being, belonging and community, and intellectual and personal growth of each student, to achieve the goal of an outstanding undergraduate education.

The Assistant Vice Provost oversees the overall educational program of the undergraduate residences in alignment with the ResX vision, and leads and manages the day to day operations of Residential Education, including budget oversight, student care and case management for all undergraduate students, oversight of a portion of the undergraduate dining operation (the Row), and structural and staffing support for the undergraduate residences (including professional, faculty and student staffing, staff training and development). In addition, the Assistant Vice Provost regularly identifies, clarifies and resolves complex, highly visible issues with university-wide scope, strategic impact and substantial significance that often span multiple areas. This requires broad discretion, clear and transparent decision making practices, and judgment and in-depth knowledge of university policies, governance and priorities. Strong campus-wide and division-wide partnerships and collaborations are essential.

The Assistant Vice Provost serves as a member of the Student Affairs leadership cabinet, and is expected to participate in and take on leadership roles across the Student Affairs division.

For a full description of the role:



  • Lead and manage day to day operations of Residential Education. This spans: structural and staffing support for the undergraduate residences; direct oversight of professional staff including hiring, training, professional development and mentorship; student care and case management for all undergraduate students; structural oversight of a portion of the undergraduate dining operation; and budget oversight of Residential Education as a whole.
  • As a key component of Stanford's overall undergraduate educational program, leads strategic direction of Residential Education, as articulated and envisioned in the ResX initiative. Works closely with ResX leadership in this role.
  • Oversee the day-to-day functions and support of the Resident Fellows and the Resident Fellow program including recruitment, training, operational, financial and programmatic support. Resident Fellows appointments are overseen by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
  • Build partnerships with other Stanford educational programs and offices such as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), academic departments and schools, and scholarly centers, to foster educational programming in the residential community.
  • Work closely with campus partners including the Office of the General Counsel, Diversity and Access Office, Department of Public Safety, Residential and Dining Enterprises, athletics, Undergraduate Advising and Research and the schools in both day-to-day and emergency situations.
  • Work closely with partner units within Student Affairs such as but not limited to the Centers for Equity, Community and Leadership, Dean of Students office, Bechtel International Center, BEAM Career Education, Office of Accessible Education, Schwab Learning Center, Registrar, and Vaden Health Center.
  • Identify and bring to the forefront issues with university-wide scope and impact, engage with campus partners to find solutions, develop sound decision-making strategies.
  • Work independently to make decisions regarding projects, programs, and initiatives, with limited or no review by senior management: commit university resources with limited or no review by senior officers.
  • Manage exceptions to university, program or unit policies and procedures; determine appropriate response to settle grievances.

  • Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant experience including five years working in a student affairs or student services office, or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in higher education setting strongly preferred.

  • A doctoral degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and a deep commitment to working with and supporting students representing diverse identities.
  • Demonstrated success in providing quality service to students, faculty, staff and parents.
  • Skills that help to inspire students to think creatively, and enable their success.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing university policies related to student organizations and events; experience developing and enforcing such policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with leaders of other offices across a complex university structure to develop student leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the needs and expectations of graduate students and undergraduate students, including those undergraduates represented in the Greek communities.

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability with leading a large and diverse professional staff team, including hiring, supervision, and professional development roles.
  • Understanding of underlying technological needs and requirements.
  • Ability to establish credibility and effective working relationships across organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated experience with significant and complex budgetary/financial management.
  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

    Why Stanford is for You
    Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

    Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

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