Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Multicultural and International Student Services
Texas Christian University (TCU) seeks an experienced, innovative, committed, and collaborative professional to serve as the next Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Multicultural and International Student Services.
TCU, a distinguished teaching and research university, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Multicultural and International Student Services. TCU is classified by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 University and a Doctoral/Research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The Carnegie Commission lists TCU’s undergraduate profile as “More Selective,” its highest rating.
TCU’s vision is to be a world class, values centered university. Founded in 1873, TCU enjoys a long history of commitment to student success, personalized teaching, collaborative research, and a wide range of internships and study-abroad opportunities designed to ensure that students are prepared for their role as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community. TCU enrolls approximately 8,900 undergraduates, and the graduate/professional students will increase from 1,500 to approximately 1,800 with the addition of medical students. TCU offers 118 undergraduate majors and 56 master’s level programs, including 21 doctoral fields of study.
TCU is located in a residential neighborhood five miles from the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas, a city recognized for its rich western heritage, world-class arts amenities and entertainment venues. It is the 16th largest city in the United States, with diverse populations and cultures, yet it has retained a small-town sensibility. Fort Worth boasts a world-class museum district, a renowned performance hall, a top-ranked zoo, the Historic Stockyards District, and a dynamic downtown that is nationally recognized as a model of urban rebirth.
About the Position:
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the new Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Multicultural and International Student Services has an exciting opportunity to lead the university in serving the needs of undergraduate students on campus and direct the out of-classroom outreach and education efforts to all students related to diversity and inclusion. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will develop, evaluate, and administer a comprehensive educational program that supports the University’s efforts to strengthen the campus culture and assist student readiness to work in a global society.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor works closely with key university officials, staff, academic deans and faculty to design and implement programs and services that benefit students. The position manages a budget of approximately $986,000 and oversees five directors. Functional areas within the office include: international students, inclusiveness and intercultural services, veteran services, community scholars and student affairs assessment.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Multicultural and International Student Services will:
- Provide leadership and vision for the department with a clear strategy for success.
- Direct the diversity and inclusiveness programs by designing, managing and evaluating services for students, coordinating programs, collaborating with other members of the campus community for programming and services for students, presenting and integrating underrepresented students into the life of the University.
- Hire, supervise, train, develop and evaluate the work of several full-time staff members. Provide vision and strategic direction for programs designed to orient new students, provide opportunities to support student success, and assist staff members in designing and executing learning opportunities that support the University’s mission.
- Support and direct the compliance and reporting functions associated with International Student Services.
- Provide strategic direction, planning and execution of the Community Scholar Program, a premier program for high achieving students from underserved high schools in the greater community. Work with school officials, counselors, community leaders and families to identify student leaders and encourage their continued education.
- Work in close collaboration with members of the faculty, other staff members and alumni to enhance the opportunities for students to learn about diversity and inclusion as an integrated part of their collegiate experience.
- Provide support and direction for the orientation, integration and retention efforts of student veterans.
- Supervise the Division of Student Affairs assessment and quality enhancement efforts.
- Manage budget, program evaluation and compliance for several departments within the unit.
- Participate in the leadership of the Division of Student Affairs. Serve in the role of campus-wide duty when necessary and support the work of the division.
For further information about the Division of Student Affairs, please visit: http://www.studentaffairs.tcu.edu.
The Successful Candidate:
The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, as well as a self-starter who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and creative vision; has organizational and analytical ability; is an articulate and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing; is goal-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet a myriad of deadlines; and possesses a resilient sense of personal and professional integrity with the ability to exercise authority and accept responsibility.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills is central to this position, particularly in the areas of providing vision and direction to staff and working effectively and productively with students. The successful candidate will be an effective manager, inspiring leader, excellent evaluator of
staff performance, a resourceful and insightful mentor, and a strategic decision-maker. The right candidate has experience in and recognizes the value of sustaining programs locally and internationally that seek to foster cultural engagement involving TCU and the broader global community.
An earned Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services, Human Relations, Higher Education Leadership or a related field, and 10 years progressive experience in the field of higher education leadership that includes a successful track record in strategic program development, supervision, program management, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion as integral to the collegiate experience is required. A terminal degree from an accredited university in Educational Leadership, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education Administration, Human Relations or a related field is preferred.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a letter of application and resume that relates the applicant’s skills, abilities, knowledge and professional experiences to the stated qualifications for the position and notable achievements. The packet should be sent to AVCTCU@wspelman.com. The subject line in email should be AVCTCU.
Confidential inquiries may be made by contacting Susan Salvador at Susan@wspelman.com or at (585) 230-4013.
For full consideration, all materials should be received by June 23, 2017. The process will continue until the position is filled.
Texas Christian University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.