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Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY, US

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TITLE: Vice Provost for Student Affairs                                                                          

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs


CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months
LOCATION: On-Site-Main Campus
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time        


Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply


Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa


PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The purpose is to enhance and facilitate student engagement strategies and student leadership development initiatives, as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student success. 


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Vice Provost for Student Affairs responsible for coordinating and implementing the university’s strategic enrollment plan and provides leadership and administrative support for the offices of Academic Advising, Undergraduate Admissions, Career Services, Registration and Records, Student Retention Services (programs including the First Year, Second Year and Transfer Experience), Financial Aid and Scholarships, Institutional Research, and TRIO Programs (including Student Support Services, Educational Talent Search, and Upward Bound).  



    In collaboration with the university’s leadership, establish enrollment goals based on strategic analysis of student success, program specific and institutional capacity market research and geo-demographic data;Develop and implement, in conjunction with other offices, the strategic enrollment and marketing plan for the university, applying generally accepted, exemplary practice enrollment management concepts and strategies designed to aid the recruitment and retention of a culturally diverse student population;Lead strategic analytic group in exploiting data in an effort to promote student growth and completion, using deep data mining and modeling techniques to drive improved outcomes;Work collaboratively with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, the Deans, the faculty, and others in creating a seamless enrollment management process;Plan and implement systematic evaluations of all personnel, programs and projects within the office of Student Success and Enrollment Management, 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 support services;Conduct studies to determine the effectiveness of student development and support programs and staff on a scheduled basis; May recommend new academic offerings to university faculty and leadership based on prospective student interests and market demands; and help orient and ensure the professional growth of all staff involved in student success



    Master’s Degree in education, business, public administration/ policy or related field from an accredited institutionMinimum of four years of experience in higher education at the Director level or aboveDemonstrated commitment to education and student excellenceDemonstrated understanding of exemplary practices in developing, evaluating ad improving recruitment, enrollment and marketing from a date driven perspective



    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 institutionDemonstrated decision-making, problem-solving, and collaboration skills with a wide spectrum of university constituentsExcellent writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal and management skillsAbility to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasksSelf-starter with strong detail orientation and excellent follow-up skillsAbility to think creatively and innovativelyAbility to effectively interface with all stakeholders in all levels within the organizationStrong organizational skillsGrant-writing skills and successesExcellent analytical ability, and familiarity with current technology utilized in the development and execution of comprehensive marketing and recruitment plans are key components for successDemonstrated 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)Knowledge of current issues in recruitment, retention and financial aid in higher educationCommitment to the mission of KSU and to the belief in a campus-wide culture of accountability for the success all studentsAbility to work cross-functionally with Enrollment Services, Retention & Advising Services, and Academic Affairs personnel, including administrators, faculty/advisors and professional staff.Thorough understanding of student services best practices in higher education.Experience working with diverse populations.Ability to adjust work schedule, as needed, for weekend and evening activities.Sensitivity to economic, cultural, and other issues relating to persistence of a diverse student body.Experience developing key performance indicators for personnel.Outstanding supervisory skills.



    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.


KENTUCKY STATE UNVERSITY 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.


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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