Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services - USC Aiken

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Logo Posting Number STA01078PO18 Classification Title Vice Chancellor Internal Title Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services - USC Aiken Campus Aiken Work County Aiken College/Division USC Aiken College/Division Level Department AIK Student Life and Services 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 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 Other Professional 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.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu.Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) South Carolina Retirement Yes State Insurance Programs Yes Annual Leave Yes Sick Leave Yes Position Description

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Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services – University of South Carolina Aiken

The University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken), a public regional comprehensive university in the USC system, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services. The University seeks an individual who has the personal and intellectual qualities to lead and work closely with students, faculty, staff, and the Chancellor to provide a supportive, safe, engaging learning environment where students thrive and attain their educational and personal goals.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Services is responsible for providing excellence in all areas related to student life and services. This position manages the finances of a complex student affairs operation, works across the institution to achieve goals, and provides reliable and effective management of initiatives that positively affect the quality of campus life and the collegiate experience for students.

The Vice Chancellor exercises supervisory authority over an array of areas, including:
•Counseling Center and Disability Services
•Student Health Center
•Housing
•Judicial Affairs
•International Student Life and Multicultural Engagement
•Student involvement and leadership (e.g., Pacer Union Board, Greek Life, Club Sports)
•Campus Recreation and Wellness
•Diversity Initiatives

The Vice Chancellor reports directly to USC Aiken’s Chancellor and serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The Vice Chancellor is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualities and skills: innovative, ability to inspire others, energetic and collaborative leadership skills, and a demonstrable, robust work ethic. Furthermore, the individual must be capable of working in collaboration with institutional leaders to meet the missions of the university and the Division of Student Life and Services.

Core Duties:
•Plan, execute and assess programs and services that support our student population
•Create a campus environment that reinforces institutional values; and encourages individual development, responsibility, persistence, and success.
•Work effectively with University Advancement to coordinate communication with students, parents, and the campus that not only shares information but reinforces USC Aiken’s core values.
•Promote awareness of, and compliance with, federal and state policies, and relevant emergent issues, which includes leadership in the aftermath of emergencies and crisis.
•Work closely with external relations, marketing and communication, and admissions to advance the image of USC Aiken to students, prospective students, and families.
•Represent the University on local, state and University system committees and boards.
•Oversee the planning and execution of new student orientation and programming that enhances student engagement including, but not limited to, campus-wide events, residential hall focused activities, the game environment at NCAA DII athletic events, community service events, and leadership development.
•Supervise the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the Director of Counseling, Student Health Center and Disability Services, the Director of Housing, the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness, as well as an administrative assistant. Sets the tone among employees that reflects the “student first” campus ethos.
•Collaborate with HR Director to take a leadership role in campus efforts to educate all constituent groups and visitors of Title IX guidelines and works to ensure compliance, serving as the University’s Title IX Coordinator for Students.
•Act as the executive university staff supporting the work of the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team; regularly assess the composition and effectiveness of the group, and offer recommendations for improvement as necessary.
•Work effectively with students, faculty, and staff to deliver responsive and innovative co-curricular programs and services that strengthen the connection between academic and student affairs.
•Manage fiscal affairs of the division ethically and practically.
•Maintain currency in emerging issues and trends in student affairs to make innovative and timely improvements.
•Work closely with university leaders and members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet to advance the institution’s mission.
•Work autonomously and maintain a high level of personal integrity and initiative.

A Master’s in Student Services or a related field is required (Ph.D. in Student Services or related field preferred), six (6) years of experience in a college or university setting, demonstrable ability to manage increasing levels of responsibility over the course of the career, a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience, and work experience at a University with student housing.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, interested parties are encouraged to submit their application materials to the address below by December 15, 2018. Application materials include a current resume or academic vita, a list of five references with contact information, and a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Mr. Randy Duckett, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Additional information is available online at http://www.usca.edu/vcstudentlifesearch.

The search will be managed confidentially until the last stage when finalists are invited to the campus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USCA is an AA/EOE.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

A Masters in Student Services or a related field, 6 years experience in a college setting, with increasing levels of responsibility. Four of those years to include supervisory experience required. Work experience at a university with student housing or residence halls.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D in Student Services or a related field.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Demonstrated senior leadership with strategic, policy and budget planning experience required. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment required. Knowledge of financial management practices required.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 09/17/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

For optimal consideration, interested parties are encouraged to submit their application materials to the address below by December 15, 2018. Application materials include a current resume or academic vita, a list of five references with contact information, and a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Mr. Randy Duckett, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]). Additional information is available online at http://www.usca.edu/vcstudentlifesearch.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/41094 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Master's in Student Services or a related field, 6 years experience in a college setting, with increasing levels of responsibility. Four of those years to include supervisory experience required?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have work experience at a university with student housing or residence halls?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
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Posted: 4/17/2019
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