Assistant Vice President of Student Life


Mary Baldwin University (MBU) seeks a strategic, student-centered, and collaborative leader eager to learn at an entrepreneurial institution which develops diverse future leaders for lives of purpose and professional success. Reporting to and collaborating with the Vice President of Student Life, the Assistant Vice President of Student Life (AVP) serves as a member of the Division of Student Life’s leadership team, supporting divisional efforts toward achieving the university’s strategic plan and developing leadership and life skills for all MBU students. The AVP works closely with the vice president to strategize and develop long-term efforts to maximize resources and enhance the impact of Student Life programs and services across MBU’s undergraduate residential, graduate, and online programs.

The AVP must possess deep knowledge of best practices in student affairs, creative and critical thinking, and appreciation for the opportunities present in a small, diverse university community. The AVP will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between academic and co-curricular engagement, intercultural competency, strong academic values, and the diplomacy and leadership skills to work effectively with teams. An accomplished professional, the AVP will be committed to MBU’s educational environment that empowers student leaders to pursue lives of purpose in a changing world.

About MBU

Mary Baldwin University is a private university enrolling nearly 1,800 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels on campuses in Staunton and Fishersville, Virginia, and online. Since 1842, this intimate learning environment has allowed students to cultivate strong connections with faculty, staff, and peers. With a rich history of access and innovation, MBU prepares the diverse leaders of the future in fields ranging from health sciences, creativity and design, business and technology, and education and society. The university is organized into three academic colleges: the Gold College of Arts and Sciences, the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, and the Palmer College of Professional Studies.

One of the Most Diverse Campuses in the Nation

With 60 percent of undergraduate residential students being Pell-eligible, 50 percent students of color, and 40 percent first generation, Mary Baldwin is among the most diverse campuses in the country. MBU fosters a vibrant and inclusive campus community, where students feel a strong sense of belonging, acceptance, support, and empowerment. (And/or) MBU values cultural identity, demonstrated through programs that encourage sharing, exploration, and celebration of diversity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Title IX Coordinator

Chief Conduct Officer


A Master’s degree in a field related to work in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or Counseling and a minimum of seven years of professional experience with extensive supervisory experience is required. Budget management, supervisory experience, and a knowledge of student development theory required. Evening and weekend work, including providing support and response to student situations (may be remote responses when applicable). Knowledge of Clery Act, VAWA, Campus Save Act, Title IX, NaBITA standards is desired.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to LaRhonda Johnson Horton, Interim Vice President for Student Engagement, at

Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the University discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to Director of Human Resources, SAC 312, 540-887-7367, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401. 

*Exceptions within the College for Women: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership; Program for the Exceptionally Gifted  (November 2017)