Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students
8AM - 5PM
Commensurate with Experience
Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students is a strategic partner for the Student Affairs organization with a focus on enhancing the student experience and increasing student success. The AVC and Dean of Students will work with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, and thereby must possess a passion for, and knowledge of, cultural inclusion, and social justice. The AVC and Dean of Students will provide an executive presence in the leadership of the division across functions in the absence of, and as assigned by, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The AVC and Dean of Students is responsible and accountable for the management, design, and organization of 13 departments, and 1 specialized unit.
Strong leadership and management skills.
Ability to build consensus and credibility with all constituents.
Knowledge of national trends in student life and development.
Ability to develop and lead innovative student life and development programs.
Experience in leading successful change efforts, including continuous improvement initiatives.
Knowledge of the faculty governance process.
Ability to direct complex financial, human, and management information system resources.
Good listener, open-minded, team-oriented leader. Be an individual of integrity and high ethical standards. Excellent communication (verbal and written).
Show evidence of student conduct experience with a strong commitment to social justice.
Demonstrate excellent listening and problem-solving skills.
Have evidence of involvement in collaborative projects between student affairs and academic affairs.
Serving as a resource to University faculty and staff dealing with students outside the classroom.
Fostering an inclusive University community and promote equity for all students. Posses the ability to articulate the philosophy of Student Affairs and its contribution to student development.
Developing strategies for promoting student engagement and learning in collaboration with Academic Affairs.
Maintaining strict confidences related to sensitive information and communications.
Ability to support the goals, mission, vision, and strategic plans of the University and the Student Affairs organization.
Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity, with the ability to develop and maintain inclusive environments; possess evidence of multicultural competency and commitment to diversity, specifically of having advanced diversity through hiring, mentoring, promoting, and retaining professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Visionary leader who has the uncanny ability to inspire and encourage staff challenge the status quo, and create buy-in for the departmental and university goals.
Strong interest in making a difference in the lives of all students on the University campus through engagement, outreach, and support. Awareness and experience with current issues facing college students with special interest around Fraternity and Sorority Life, Title IX, Student Conduct, and Basic Needs.
Committment to support staff development and a strong team environment. Ability to lead change and manage conflict in dynamic and high pressure situations.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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