Req #: 165486
Department: UW TACOMA – Student Affairs and Enrollment Service
Job Location: UW Tacoma

While review of applications has begun, interested candidates are still strongly encouraged to apply until the position is filled.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here:

The division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services has an outstanding opportunity for an ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR – STUDENT EXPERIENCE. The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for the Student Experience serves as a member of the Vice Chancellor’s executive team and provides broad leadership of divisional and university priorities congruent with current best practices and rapidly changing regulations and expectations. Core responsibilities include management in the development and care of students through individual support and case management as well as direct oversight of the following departments and teams: conduct and community standards, counseling services, disability resources, health services, housing and residence life, student activities, leadership development, student government, and volunteer programs.

Specific responsibilities:

• With the VC, advance divisional priorities, mission, vision and strategic goals throughout the division and beyond.
• Serve on VC's executive and leadership teams; with the VC, responsible for identifying priorities for the division.
• With the Vice Chancellor and others on the Executive Leadership Team, develop and implement an annual budget for the core student affairs units and their activities, to include appropriate assessment of each function, in accordance with the division's strategic plans.
• Represent SAES in VC's absence, as assigned.

Program Management
Provide oversight and guidance to the following areas: advocacy and support, conduct and community standards, counseling services, disability resources, health services, housing & residence life, student activities and leadership development, student government, and civic engagement.
• Manages contractual relationships (i.e. health services) and financial responsibility for self-sustaining residence life and housing program.
• Develops, facilitates implementation and maintenance of SAES protocols for high visibility and high risk situations including, but not limited to student death, protests, students who may pose a risk of harm to self or others.
• Provide leadership to staff in assigned functional areas; oversee the hiring, evaluation/performance management and assignment of staff and provide training and development opportunities; project future staffing and operational needs for units.

Planning and Outreach
• Vet, develop, implement and assess new initiatives that align with campus and SAES strategic goals.
• Cultivate and expand internal and external partnerships for SAES, as defined by the vice chancellor,with faculty, staff, departments across campus, and institutions/organizations within the community.
• Manage reports on behalf of student affairs, including accreditation materials, dashboards, budget narratives, etc.


Other duties as assigned


• Master’s degree in Education, Higher Ed Administration, or a related field.
• Minimum of 8 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions within a higher education environment with knowledge of student engagement and academic support program standards, best practices, and trends.
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills and insight to lead a dynamic and talented staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development.
• Sound financial management skills and budget experience.
• Strong oral and written communication skills; must be able to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired Qualifications:
• 10 or more years of work experience in higher education administration.
• Doctoral degree in education administration, student personnel, counseling, psychology, or closely related field strongly preferred.
• Extensive working knowledge of best practice concepts in the areas of student services, student retention, strategic planning, assessment, and budget management.
• Demonstrated experience building and developing a campus culture dedicated to areas of student retention, persistence and graduation, student support, and co-curricular living and learning.
• Experience presenting student affairs related topics at a university, local, regional or national level.
• Membership in appropriate professional organizations.

Application Process
All applications must be submitted online via UWHires:

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