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Vice President for Student Engagement & Campus Life

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Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, KY

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TITLE: Vice President for Student Engagement and Campus Life       

DEPARTMENT: Student Engagement and Campus Life                                                           

REPORTS TO: The Office of the President

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time                                                        

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt                                                     

                             

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: 

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Campus Life reports to the President of the University and is a member of the President’s Council, who plays a major role in coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the university’s student engagement and retention initiatives. 

 

 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: 

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Campus Life is responsible for coordinating and implementing programming, leadership, and administrative support for the offices the Dean of Students, Housing & Residence Life, Campus Life, Counseling Services, Student Conduct, Disability Services, Greek Life, Regional Stewardship and Intramurals & Wellness. The VP of Engagement will consult and collaborate with the campus community to promote an environment for student success through diverse experiential learning opportunities and a broad range of services that promote the development of healthy, responsible, and culturally aware citizens. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and implement systematic evaluations of all personnel, programs, and projects within the office of Student Engagement and Campus Life, ensuring conformance with applicable regulatory and licensing standards and other University evaluation processes. 
  • Help develop departmental budgets, ensuring personnel and expenses are included for the support of enrollment outreach and the enhancement of student success, marketing and advertising, and student engagement. 
  • Conduct studies to determine the effectiveness of student development and support programs and staff on a scheduled basis. 
  • May recommend new program offerings to university faculty and leadership based on prospective student interests and market demands 
  • Help orient and ensure the professional growth of all staff involved in student affairs. 
  • The VP of Student Engagement and Campus Life will consult and collaborate with the campus community to promote an environment for student success through diverse experiential learning opportunities and a broad range of services that promote the development of healthy, responsible, and culturally aware citizens.  
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    OTHER DUTIES: Other duties as assigned by the President. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctoral Degree in education, business, public administration/policy or related field from an accredited institution; doctorate in student administration preferred. 
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in higher education at the Director level or above. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to education and student excellence 
  • Demonstrated understanding of exemplary practices in developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment, enrollment, and marketing from a data-driven perspective. 
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    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  

  • Demonstrated experience reflecting a successful record of leadership, strategic planning, marketing, implementation, and goal attainment; team building, and general management (staff supervision, policy development, and fiscal management). 
  • Proven skills in leadership, relationship building, and program development, as well as a strong commitment to and understanding of the dynamic of a multi-ethnic, diverse institution. 
  • Demonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, and collaboration skills with a wide spectrum of university constituents. 
  • Demonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, and collaboration skills with a wide spectrum of university constituents. 
  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal, and management skills. 
  • Self-starter with strong detail orientation and excellent follow-up skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Grant-writing skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks. 
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively. 
  • Ability to effectively interface with all stakeholders at all levels within the organization. 
  • Commitment to the mission of KSU and to the belief in a campus-wide culture of accountability for the success of all students.
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    SUPERVISOR RESPONSBILITES:

    This position does have supervisory responsibilities. 

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. 
  • No or very limited physical effort required. 
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk. 

  • All applications received by March 19, 2021, will receive full consideration.


    KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

    Company

    Our Mission

    Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

    Geographic Region
    Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

    Institutional Admission Standards
    Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

    Degree Levels
    Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

    Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
    The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

    Enhancement of Instruction
    The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

    Service and Research Functions
    Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

    Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

    Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

    Collaborative Ventures
    The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

    Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

    Efficiency and Effectiveness
    Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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    Location
    400 E Main St
    Frankfort
    Kentucky
    40601
    United States
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