Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Riverside, California
Jan 03, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of California, Riverside (UCR), one of 10 campuses within the University of California system, is one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation and has received significant recognition for its record in research and its exceptional success at attracting and graduating low-income and first-generation students. In 2016, UCR won the Project Degree Completion Award from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities for its success in dramatically increasing graduation rates; and in 2017, Education Trust recognized UCR’s success in eliminating the graduation gap for Latinx and Black students.

Reporting to the vice chancellor for student affairs, the associate vice chancellor (AVC/DOS) will focus on developing and enhancing the student experience and increasing student success and engagement. UCR seeks an innovative leader who is committed to creating a world-class student experience and is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion coupled with a proven ability to meaningfully collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership. The AVC/DOS is a senior leader within the Student Affairs organization who directs complex critical programs, serves as the decision maker in the absence of the vice chancellor of student affairs, and frequently represents the entire division of Student Affairs at campus and community events and activities, conferences, and on internal and external committees. The AVC/DOS is responsible and accountable for leadership, budget and financial oversight, management, and design of the following areas: Student Conduct, Residential Life, Highlander Union Building, Native American Student Programs, Women’s Resource Center, Chicano Student Programs, Undocumented Student Resource Center, Middle Eastern Student Center, African Student Programs, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and Dean of Students Administrative Office and Student Life. The Dean of Students Administrative Office and Student Life includes: Orientation, Greek Life, Veterans Services, New Student and Transfer Programs, Highlander Band, Spirit and Traditions, Student Organizations, Student Leadership, and Community Service. The AVC/DOS has significant responsibility for, and is expected to lead, organizational-wide initiatives, decisions, and policy directives. In addition, the AVC/DOS is expected to work closely with Associated Students of University of California, Riverside and involve students throughout the organization. The AVC/DOS must share the strong campus commitment to academic quality and diversity.

Applicants must possess an advanced degree in a related field however, an earned doctorate in an associated discipline is preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate must possess 10 to 15 years of related student affairs experience; previous supervisory/managerial experience; experience working at a large, public or private educational institution; a demonstrated knowledge of legal issues, crisis/emergency management, and student wellbeing; working knowledge and experience in best practices relative to student conduct, student engagement, fraternity and sorority leadership development, and orientation; knowledge and experience with student conduct and Title IX; a thorough understanding of student development theory; demonstrated understanding of methods for learning outcomes assessment, decision-making via evidence, and deployment of high-impact practices; and excellent listening, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Review of applications will begin February 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Jennifer N. Hiatt at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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