Associate Vice President for Student Life

Columbia, SC
Oct 03, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00363PO17 Classification Title Associate Vice President Internal Title Associate Vice President for Student Life Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Student Life Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Administrative

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Associate Vice President for Student Life facilitates a superior student experience through inclusive practices, student engagement in positive and purposeful activities, assessment of programs and services, and effective partnerships within and beyond the university. The Associate Vice President is an educator and seeks opportunities to strengthen student growth and development through teachable moments and student accountability. As the key contact for student issue management and resolution, the AVP is an important member of the University's emergency management team. The Associate Vice President manages the administration of all policies, programs, services, facilities, and budgets within the Department of Student Life and leads a dynamic staff.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Doctorate in higher education administration or related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Knowledge and direct experience over a wide range of student life programs and services is necessary. Specific experience in supervising a large and diverse staff, working directly with student leaders, coordinating the resolution of complex and sensitive issues, and effectively managing risk in highly visible areas such as greek life is essential. Must have a knowledge of legal isues affecting campus life and student behavior, as well as best practices and emerging trends.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 01/02/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 10/02/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Doctorate in higher education administration or related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What experience do you have with monitoring evolving laws, regulations and legal issues affecting campus life and student behavior?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly state why you are interested in this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents