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Assistant Vice President for Living and Learning
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted May 19, 2022
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Exempt Regular
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Assistant Vice President

Functional Title:

Assistant Vice President for Living and Learning

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



VPSA-VP Student Affairs

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (AVP) serves as part of the leadership team that encourages innovation and provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the Division of Student Affairs. The Division’s fifteen departments are responsible for programs and services designed to promote the growth and well-being of students, to ensure the availability of a rich co-curricular experience for students, to support and enrich the University’s educational mission, and to effectively meet the needs of a diverse student population and workforce.

The AVP for Living-Learning will directly supervise the departments of Resident Life, Residential Facilities, Conferences & Visitor Services, and Dining Services. Recognized as the Chief Facilities Officer for Student Affairs, the AVP will lead divisional facilities initiatives and collaborate closely with colleagues in various departments across the campus.  As a member of the Vice President’s Council, the AVP will serve as a primary advisor to the Vice President and confer with her on policy decisions and procedural issues. In addition, the AVP will support and represent the Vice President in both internal and external matters and assist with the divisional management of 1,200+ employees and a $220+ million budget.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree required, Ph.D preferred

Additional Information:

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Maryland in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by April 25, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using the WittKieffer website.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Sheila Murphy and Randi Miller

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Occasional nights and weekends may be required. Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to walk short distances, and/or drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials. 

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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