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The Saint Louis University Division of Student Development looks forward to welcoming new talent to our team. We are passionate about serving our students and guiding them through their collegiate journey and look forward to meeting other student affairs professionals who are interested in being part of the Jesuit mission in Saint Louis.

This page will feature information about active searches for leadership positions in the Division of Student Development. You can also explore other open positions in student affairs at Saint Louis University through the link below, which may include employment opportunities outside of this division.

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Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement

The Division of Student Development is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and student-focused leader to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement (AVP). 

This senior-level administrator is responsible for inspiring, leading and supervising key functional areas that provide an integrated approach to supporting student life and engagement at SLU. They are charged to lead the development of meaningful co-curricular engagement opportunities that support student success. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion –– including ensuring the programs, services, and practices within our student engagement opportunities and spaces are culturally sensitive and actively anti-racist –– is a critical expectation of the individual joining the University in this role.

The AVP is responsible for strategic planning, operations management, and effective daily supervision of all organizational components of the Busch Student Center, Housing and Residential Life, the Student Involvement Center, and related services on behalf of the Division of Student Development. 

View the full job description and apply here

Finalist interviews

The search committee is thrilled to bring three finalist candidates to campus for interviews during the week of May 16.

Please see the following schedules and candidate materials (note: you must be logged into your SLU Google Suite account to access the materials). The candidates have been asked to present about what their first 100 days on campus will look like.

Candidate 1
Candidate 2
Candidate 3
Search Committee
  • Donna Bess Myers, Dean of Students (Search Committee Chair)
  • Matthew Blade, Student Involvement Center office assistant, Vice President-Elect for Events for the Student Activities Board, junior
  • Sue Chawszczewski, Ph.D., Director, Campus Ministry
  • Aric Hamilton, Student Government Association President-Elect, junior
  • Joshua Johnson, Communications Manager & Sergeant, Department of Public Safety
  • Anna Lyons, Graduate Hall Coordinator, Spring Hall
  • Anthony Parker-Gills, Ph.D., Director, McNair Scholars Program
  • Danielle Phillips, Case Manager, Student Responsibility and Community Standards
  • Molly Schaller, Ph.D., Associate Dean; Associate Professor, School of Education
  • Leah Sweetman, Ph.D., Director of Community-Engaged Learning, Center for Social Action
  • David Young, Director of the Busch Student Center, Event Services
Search Timeline
  • Week of March 28: VP for Student Development charges the search committee; search committee develops rubric for initial candidate review
  • Week of April 11: Search committee reviews applications and develops interview protocol
  • Week of April 18: Search committee conducts initial candidate interviews
  • Week of April 25: Search committee identifies 2-3 finalist candidates
  • Weeks of May 9 and May 16: Finalists come to campus for interviews with stakeholders
  • Week of May 25: Search committee delivers feedback to VP for Student Development for further discernment
Questions about the search?
Please send all questions about the search to studev@slu.edu