Associate Vice President for Student Life

American University of Paris

The American University of Paris (AUP), a liberal arts institution that is American by tradition, French by location, and global in both intake and outlook, seeks a creative, committed, and hands-on leader to serve as its inaugural Associate Vice President for Student Life. Chartered in 1962 and located in the prestigious 7th arrondissement of Paris, AUP provides a student-centered, academically rigorous, and career-enabling education to degree-seeking students, both undergraduate and graduate, from around the world. 

A distinctive liberal arts university, AUP’s permanent faculty and staff of just under 250 engage throughout the academic year with a student body of around 1,400 students, enabling them to cross cultural barriers and academic disciplines with ease and to assume their places as responsible global citizens. Students represent 102 nationalities and speak 62 languages. The size of the student body combined with the institution’s pedagogical philosophy creates an intimate, engaging, and stimulating educational environment. Classes are conducted in English, though most students and faculty speak more than one language. The University’s 21st-century curriculum prepares students for tomorrow’s world where critical thinking, communication skills, digital mastery, and cross-cultural understanding will be required. 

The Associate Vice President for Student Life will join AUP at an exciting moment as the University is primed to build upon its strong reputation for providing a transformative education in a global context. This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished student affairs administrator with an international perspective to influence and shape the student experience. The AVP will serve as a strategic partner to the VP for Student Life and the other dedicated student life team members who enjoy deeply engaging with students and are committed to ensuring their success. The AVP will work collaboratively to strengthen the overall work of student life, amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion, foster a sense of belonging and close-knit community, and prepare students for leadership in a global society.

The American University of Paris has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this important search and to help identify outstanding candidates. Inquiries, applications, and nominations can be sent electronically, in confidence to: 

Dan Rodas, Partner
Liz Braun, Senior Associate
Nicole Sancilio, Search Coordinator

We invite and encourage members of underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer and we view diversity as an essential source of our vitality and strength.

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