Associate Vice President for Student Housing and Well-Being

Columbia, SC
Mar 06, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00296PO18 Classification Title Director Internal Title Associate Vice President for Student Housing and Well-Being Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Housing 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

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Student Services

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

The Associate Vice President for Student Housing and Well-Being facilitates excellence in University Housing, Student Health Services and Faculty-Principal Led Living and Learning Communities, through a culture of assessment and continuous improvement and a focus on student success. The Associate Vice President

•Is directly or indirectly responsible for recruitment, selection, hiring, onboarding, training, developing, coaching, recognition and performance management of all staff within the areas of University Housing, Student Health Services and Faculty-Led Living and Learning Communities.
•Provides issue management and resolution for situations involving student health and well-being, on-campus residents, and student housing and student health facilities. Evaluates individual situations to identify and implement improvements in practices, protocols, and policies to support student success and safety. Guides an environment of student learning and accountability.
• Reviews services and programs in University Housing, Student Health Services and Faculty-Led Living and Learning Communities to improve and advance positive student engagement and learning. Revises programs and services based upon assessment data and national best practices. Ensures that services and programs are positively contributing to student persistence.
•Executes sound short-term and long-term financial decision making. Partners with experts across the institution and the industry in the effective evaluation of operational budgets, fees, and facilities planning, with a keen focus on best practices and emerging trends.
•Responds to legislative and media requests in coordination with University Communications and provides insight on the impact of proposed legislation. May serve as an expert for legislative or media inquiries.
•Serves as an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and University crisis response and crisis management teams.
•Attends student recruitment events and supports new student recruitment. Participates in student retention strategy development. Assumes responsibility for special projects, as needed, to support the advancement of university and division goals.

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

Specific experience in supervising a large and diverse staff, emergency management and student health and well-being.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 07/02/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/05/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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, protected 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. * As an important member of the University's emergency management team, the Associate Vice President is a key contact for issue management and resolution, particularly related to student health, student well-being, and residential facilities. Provide an example of your experience with emergency management in the aforementioned areas.

    (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


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