Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

University of Nebraska
Riverdale, NE
Dec 08, 2022
Dec 11, 2022
Student Affairs
Position Type
Vice Chancellor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
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Position Information
Working Title Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Brief Summary of Job Description
Oversees a comprehensive student affairs portfolio that advances students' success and satisfaction, including personal growth and academic progress to graduation. TheAVCleads and directs Student Affairs units of: Campus Recreation, Residence Life, Student Conduct, Student Diversity & Inclusion, Student Engagement, Academic Success and Learning Commons, and Student Health & Counseling. TheAVCdevelops and leads a university-wide student success plan, including predicting and assessing outcomes. Plans and oversees all unit budgets and staffing, maintenance and purchasing for capital projects and assets (e.g. furniture, technology) utilizing all funding sources. TheAVCreports to the Vice Chancellor Enrollment Management, and sits on the cabinet in the traditional role of dean of students. Maintains continuing collaboration with Sr. Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs and the academic deans, Athletics Director, Chief Diversity Officer and other academic constituents in advancing student academic success in a validating approach aligned with wellbeing and belonging. Works with directors in Enrollment Management to support all efforts in recruitment, retention and reputation. Oversees the University'sCARETeam and serves on the threat assessment and emergency operations teams. Is the senior administrator responsible for suspensions and expulsions and other student adjudication.
Job Duties
Manages unit directors and plans; managing staff, budget and facilities; continually assesses progress toward Student Success and Engagement goals in Student Health and Counseling, Campus Recreation, Academic Success and Learning Commons, Student Conduct, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Student Engagement, and Residence Life. Establishes ongoing key performance indicators, evaluates progress toward goals, oversees unit planning and budgets, staffing and succession planning. Provides leadership to team through continual performance-based planning, assessment, and adjustment, within a highly collaborative and responsive environment focused on the changing needs of students.
Provides leadership and guidance in analysis, review, creation and interpretation of student policies and procedures. Develops plans for establishing and strengthening relationships with all students, and stays current on and implements student success and engagement best practices through a comprehensive student success plan. Leads the development and management of a divisionwide assessment plan, inclusive of learning outcomes, and implementation and evaluation of organizational goals, objectives, and policies/procedures. Guides Student Affairs staff in the development of student support strategies aimed at increasing student retention.
Coordinates responses to issues and other events impacting students within the university community. Provides direction and intervention for students in crisis or concerning events, including with mental health staff, providing victim advocacy, and working with staff and students affected. DirectsCARETeam activities, followup and reporting. Works with Communication and Marketing to plan for and respond to issues and events using best communication and relationship-management practices.
Supports advancement toward exceptional student and staff experiences in diversity and inclusion by taking a leadership role in advancing institutional diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Performs traditional dean of students role with final adjudication in student conduct, leadership guidance and applauding excellence.
Required Qualifications
Master's degree, five years of progressively responsible experience in at least 2 of the functional areas under direction (Student Health and Counseling, Residence Life, Student Conduct, Student Engagement, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Recreation, Academic Success and Learning Commons.) Must possess ability to work in a multi-faceted environment and demonstrate strong project planning, problem solving and communication skills. Knowledge of student development theory is essential. Must possess a strong record of administration, including experience in program assessment and planning; proficiency with organizational development and managing organizational change; demonstrated command of higher education policy related to judiciary processes; demonstrated collaboration with academic departments; experience training, mentoring, motivating and supervising a large and diverse staff. Excellent administrative skills including budget management. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and able to develop inclusive communities. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated success cultivating relationships and expertise in partnerships with stakeholder groups. Must be familiar with trends in student development, be flexible and collegial, with proven commitment to the residential experience in higher education success. Able to understand and direct the use of changing technology in meeting students' and other stakeholder needs.
Preferred Qualifications
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in at least 2 of the functional areas under direction.
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