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Associate Vice President, Student Affairs & Chief Student Affairs Officer

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The University of Maryland Baltimore has an opening for an Associate Vice President of Student Affairs (AVP-SA) & Chief Student Affairs Officer. In carrying out the responsibilities for this position, the AVP-SA & Chief Student Affairs Officer has a university-wide leadership role. This role is responsible for a wide variety of programs and services that support student success, including SMC Campus Center and conference services; student health, wellness and counseling services; recreation and fitness; international students and scholar services; writing services, student communications and assessment; disability support and accommodation services; housing services; University Student Government and student organizations; and cooperative leadership over university food services and catering; and the University Bookstore. The position is responsible for co-curricular activities that promote and contribute to student learning, leadership development, civic responsibility, and professionalization. Additionally, the position helps lead efforts to provide a university climate that fosters multiculturalism and internationalism, student success, personal development and integrated student learning experiences. The AVP-SA and Chief Student Affairs Officer serves at the pleasure of the Vice Provost of Academic and Student Affairs.  Benefits InformationUMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).  UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
  Essential Functions:
  • Provide executive-level leadership, vision, strategic planning, oversight and coordination of student affairs functions, programming policy development, human resources, facilities, and fiscal resource management in the Office of Student Affairs.   
  • Develops and maintains a properly coordinated delivery of essential student services by organizing the various units and sub-units in a logical, non-duplicative, and effective manner to best meet the needs of the student body.
  • Enables student affairs directors to perform their assigned tasks by coordinating the annual budget and retaining executive authority over all budgets within Student Affairs.
  • Promotes positive student relations by maintaining effective lines of communication with student leaders and serving as a strong advocate for the non-academic, extra-curricular, and co-curricular needs of students.
  • Supports and assists the President, Provost, Vice Provost, and other cabinet leadership by providing regular reports of student climate, activities, and needs as well as completing other tasks and duties as assigned. 
  • Promote collaboration with all units of the University, especially in Student Affairs and in the seven schools of UMB to support student learning and student success.
  • Develop and enhance the assessment of student learning outcomes for activities within Student Affairs including the effective and efficient provision of student services and programs.
  • Provide leadership in Student Affairs for practitioner-oriented scholarship.
  • Ensure that all programs and services in Student Affairs comply with relevant state and federal laws, University System of Maryland regulations, and internal UMB policies.
  • Manage the monthly meeting of the UMB school-based student affairs deans meetings and ensure collaboration with school leadership to help establish a student-centered learning environment.
  • Represent the University at University System of Maryland monthly Vice Presidents of Student Affairs meetings and monthly meetings of the Board of Regents Education Policy and Student Life Committee.
  • Respond to emergency/crisis situations as needed and serve as the contact person for the Division to meet student and/or student’s family needs.
  • Advocate for student interests by working collaboratively with a wide variety of important central UMB departments including Campus Police and Public Safety, University Counsel, Parking and Commuter Services, etc. to advance strategic goals relating to student affairs.

Education: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.Experience: Ten (10) years of experience of demonstrated positive leadership in developing collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies with five (5) years of relevant senior level professional experience in higher education. Teaching experience desirable.Supervisory: Five (5) years of direct supervision and management. Other: Financial disclosure reporting required by State of Maryland Ethics Commission.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proven effective managerial and collegial leadership in an academic setting. Strong combination of skills in strategic planning, communication, and coordination. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, leadership colleagues, and students. Ability to understand complex challenges and to lead teams effectively. Comprehensive knowledge of student affairs, student development and a variety of learning styles. Knowledge of emerging technologies and how they impact students and administrative operations. Ability to seek data that are meaningful for decision-making and to analyze data. An open, collegial, and consultative management style.  Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.  UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Variable
Organization: Academic Affairs - Student Affairs
Job Posting: Jun 29, 2022
Unposting Date: Jul 6, 2022, 10:59:00 PM


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