Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students

Boone, North Carolina
May 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans, Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

The Division of Student Development is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students. This position is an integral member of the leadership team of the Division.  Areas of the Division include Career Development, Counseling & Psychological Services, Child Development Center, Electronic Student Services, Student Health Services, University Housing, Multicultural Student Development, Parent & Family Services, Student Conduct, Student Engagement & Leadership, Student Legal Clinic & Off-Campus Student Services, Wellness & Prevention Services, and University Recreation. The position is responsible for providing direct leadership, administration and general oversight for the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling & Psychological Services Center, Parent & Family Services, Student Legal Clinic & Off-Campus Student Services, Student Conduct, Student Health Services, and Wellness & Prevention Services. The Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students is responsible for coordinating efforts of the Division to further the mission and strategic plan of the University which states in part that:

“The transformational Appalachian experience develops individuals who are eager to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, to embrace diversity and difference, and to become contributing members of society” and “promote a spirit of inclusion that inspires students, faculty, and staff to form relationships extending well beyond graduation. Our students think critically, communicate effectively, make local to global connections, and understand the responsibilities of community engagement. We embrace our obligation to help create healthy, just, and sustainable societies by equipping our students to live with knowledge, compassion, dedication, humility, and dignity”. 

The Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students is a highly visible member of the university community who interacts across divisional lines and within the community. The office works collaboratively with all segments of the university through education, consultation, advisement and referral. In addition to the supervisory responsibilities and support of the functional responsibilities of designated offices, the Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students is the administrative health officer of the university, an integral part of the institution’s health and safety efforts, and serves as a primary resource for students, faculty and staff. The Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students is an advocate for students and is particularly engaged in areas of student welfare. The Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Development.

Minimum requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Master’s degree in student development, higher education, counseling, or a related field
  • At least ten (10) years of progressive administrative and leadership experience in higher education
  • Experience in staff supervision, program development and implementation, crisis intervention and/or student advisement
  • A professional history of commitment to the values and practice of inclusion and diversity in a collegiate environment
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Evidence of development and implementation of University policy
  • A record of professional engagement

Initial consideration of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  A completed application must include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references including their name, address, email address, and telephone number.  Please submit your application materials electronically at

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated starting date for the position is August 1, 2017.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting, Leroy Wright, Search Committee Chair, at

Additional information on the Division of Student Development and this position can be found at

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process is finalized.

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