Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students

Riverside, CA
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students (AVC/DOS) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and provides leadership and accountability for the administration, development, assessment and improvement of student services and experiences which meet the University and divisional missions and strategic plans and helps ensure that we are cultivating a meaningful student experience. The AVC/DOS provides strategic direction to 12 departments in the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs organization focused on student success and development. The AVC/DOS directly or indirectly supervises over 90 permanent and casual staff and an overall divisional operating budget of roughly $12.7M involving multiple funding sources. The AVC/DOS oversees seven Ethnic and Gender Program offices through the Assistant Dean of Students and the offices of Student Life, Residential Life, Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs and the Highlander Union Building through the Assistant Dean of Campus Life.

Minimum Requirements
Excellent problem solving skills.
Ability and skill in managing a multi-fund budget, fundraising, and grant procurement.
Ability to conduct strategic planning and forecasting.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of leadership theories and programs.
Expert knowledge of student development theories and practice.
Astute political acumen regarding sensitive and high visibility issues.
Knowledge of organizational climate and multicultural issues.
Demonstrated ability to set specific, measurable, realistic goals for departments and individual staff members.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, delegate, and monitor work activities.
Ability to identify, define, and evaluate problems, and to plan and develop appropriate long-term and immediate strategies and solutions.
Ability to develop procedures and methodology, which establish priorities to achieve desired results and objectives for multiple offices and the campus.
Ability to set priorities and assign resources to meet multiple goals and deadlines.
Skill in providing imaginative and creative solutions and being a resourceful problem-solver.
Ability to identify student populations, conduct research, and direct programs and support services aimed at diverse student constituencies.
Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and other members of the community. Ability to involve others in the decision-making process and ability to increase staff effectiveness by fostering collaborative and supportive relations.
Ability to prepare and manage a variety of budgets, make realistic and equitable fiscal decisions, and prepare cogent budgetary and annual reports.
Skill in counseling students and interpersonal communication.
Knowledge of human resources policies and practices, including classification systems, compensation issues, and selection processes.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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