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Vice President for Student Development
Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts
Date Posted 01/19/2021
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Vice President for Student Development to serve as the Chief Student Development Officer of the College. Reporting to the President, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for enriching the co-curricular aspects of the student experience. Ensuring faithfulness to our mission of providing a “transformational education” for our diverse student body, you will ensure that ENC provides a holistic educational experience that integrates academic, social, spiritual, emotional, and physical development for all of our students: residential, commuter, adult and graduate, and online.


  • Communicate a clear vision for the student experience at ENC and oversee the implementation of comprehensive programming that fulfills that vision
  • Provide strategic leadership to all aspects of the student development program, including personnel, resource allocation, and program evaluation and development
  • Lead and manage the student development staff by providing vision, supervision, training, and direction in a spirit of teamwork and collaboration. The following offices/areas are within the purview of the VPSD:
  • Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President of Multicultural Affairs
  • Brickley Center (Health and Counseling Services)
  • Center for Student Enrichment (academic and career support services)
  • Community Life (campus programming, new student orientation, student government)
  • Residential Life and Housing
  • Campus services: dining, mailroom, security
  • Serve as the institutional point person on student retention, ensuring that student satisfaction is maximized and institutional retention goals are met. Serve as chair of the retention committee and coordinate closely with the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Finance in all matters relating to retention
  • Direct the development and implementation of all student development policies and procedures
  • Oversee all Student Development budgets; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with institutional priorities
  • Serve as the institutional Title IX coordinator including the appropriate handling of Title IX concerns, overseeing training and prevention initiatives, and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs in promoting and supporting initiatives to strengthen the multicultural identity of the campus
  • Serve as an active member or overseer of relevant committees, e.g. Admissions, Campus Safety, Emergency Response, Multicultural Affairs, Operations Taskforce, Title IX, etc.
  • Be visibly present on campus and available to students for support, mentoring, and encouragement
  • Assess the needs for specific populations of students and work to provide direction and leadership for the development and implementation of appropriate responses, educational programming, and opportunities for networking
  • Oversee the appeal process for disciplinary decisions recommended by the Judiciary Committee; support the Assistant Vice President in disciplinary decisions and procedures to ensure consistency and conformity to college policies
  • Communicate with other administrators and college personnel to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and its appropriate sub-committees
  • Attend appropriate professional meetings and pursue ongoing professional development
  • Represent and articulate the mission of ENC and the vision of student development with current and prospective students, parents, churches, ENC faculty and staff, and other constituencies both through organized activities and personal contacts
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Strong Christian commitment with a demonstrated track record of involvement in a local church; support of the doctrine and policies of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Profound commitment to the Christian liberal arts and the mission of ENC
  • Earned doctorate, preferably in higher education administration or a related field
  • Five to seven years of administrative experience in a higher education setting, with at least three years in student development
  • Broad knowledge of student development theory and best practice; demonstrated ability to design effective student development policies and programs
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational, communication, and relational skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively and collegially in an academic community

February 28, 2021 (for most favorable consideration)**
July 1, 2021**
Please submit your candidacy via email with the title “Vice President of Student Development.” Your complete application will include the following:
(1) CV
(2) Cover letter
(3) Brief statement of faith and Christian experience (one page max) – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
(4) Brief statement of philosophy of student development (one page max)
Who We Are

Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.

Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.

Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu

Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.

Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact


  • Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
  • Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
  • Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
  • Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
  • Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
  • Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
  • Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
  • Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
  • Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.

Equal Opportunity

Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*

  • Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.

Location: 23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, MA 02170, USA

Job Type: Full-time

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