Assistant Vice President/ Dean of Students
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
General Summary of Responsibilities: The Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Dean of Students (hereafter "AVP/Dean of Students") reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and is a senior member of the Student Affairs leadership team. The AVP/Dean of Students provides leadership, support and evaluation of administrative units falling under the AVP/Dean of Students portfolio: Student Conduct, Housing and Residence Life, the Counseling Center, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Health Services. The AVP/Dean of Students is responsible for shaping policies, programs and services that support the overall success and wellness of Valdosta State University students. The AVP/Dean of Students serves as the chair of the Behavior Intervention/CARE Team and oversees the University's health programming and student conduct process. Toward this end, the AVP/Dean of Students supports student and victim advocacy and due process throughout the Student Conduct and Title IX processes. As the Dean of Students, this role serves as the appeal officer for all student conduct cases, excluding Title IX cases. The AVP/Dean of Students oversees Health Services and ensures compliance with requirements of accrediting organizations, ethical codes, state and federal laws and university policies. This role is responsible for overseeing the University's medical and hardship withdrawal processes for students. The AVP/Dean of Students promotes student success and facilitates an optimally respectful and inclusive campus environment. This role will form and enrich a campus culture of respect, safety, ethics and civility creed education, with an emphasis on fairness, and equality. The AVP/Dean of Students is responsible for the leadership and fiscally responsible management of the University's student housing . Toward this end, the AVP/Dean of Students will ensure a comprehensive residential learning plan for on-campus students in the residential community that integrates retention, engagement, and holistic student development. The AVP/Dean of Students serves as a member of the university's emergency response team and works with the Student Affairs leadership team to coordinate the Division response to mental health crisis, trauma, and alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education, counseling, student personnel administration, social work or related field. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education; including a minimum of at least three (3) years of administrative supervision of exempt professional staff.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation. Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.
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Special Applicant Instructions: Priority review of applications begins on May 22, 2017.