Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Durham, Durham County / Shannon Plaza, Durham County
Apr 10, 2014
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who is charismatic and is conversant regarding emergent issues and best practices in the field. The preferred candidate will be someone who can motivate and manage staff, energize the university community around student-life issues and have a demonstrated record of successfully leading a team. The Vice Chancellor will work to ensure that the student-life experience at NCCU will be assessed and continuously improved in a manner that supports the university’s mission and strategic plan. The Vice Chancellor will conduct analyses to recommend viable courses of action on policies in matters that affect the student body at NCCU. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will: • Support the recruitment and retention efforts of the university by achieving short- and long-term goals to raise the level of visibility and awareness of NCCU locally, regionally, and nationally. • Participate in and assist with the development of a campus-wide crisis response plan that falls in line with The Clery Act. • Operate as a base of support for both students and family members in the event of an emergency. • Assess the Division of Student Affairs and provide leadership and oversight for ensuring that alignment occurs within the division to help achieve institutional goals and objectives. • Evaluate the staffing needs of the division and maintain an organizational structure that allows for optimum operation of the division. • Conduct the evaluation of professional and nonprofessional staff within the division. • Align budget and fiscal decision-making with strategic planning for the division • Operate as the chief spokesman for the Chancellor when student affairs issues are being examined and discussed. • Enforce the student code of conduct at NCCU and regularly evaluate the process of disciplinary action in response to alleged violations of that code. • Oversee the student affairs calendar. • Actively cultivate partnerships with key external constituent groups. • Ensure that the special needs of the student population are identified, acknowledged and addressed. • Annually review programs in the division to ensure they are aligned with the mission of the university and fall within the compliance parameters of all state and federal regulations. QUALIFICATIONS • Master’s degree in student affairs administration, higher education, counseling, psychology or a related field, with 10 years of progressive leadership in student affairs is required. Preferred credentials would have a Ph.D., J.D., or other appropriate terminal degree plus five to seven years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs with a national profile. • Commitment to the values, goals and mission of North Carolina Central University. • Strong student advocate. • Demonstrated servant leader. • Collegial style of leadership, with strong managerial skills. • Commitment to developing and retaining a vibrant, diverse student-body population. • A record of unquestioned integrity. • Ability to move an agenda. • Ability to execute fair and balanced decisions that are fact- and data-driven. • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills. • Ability to travel when needed. • Proven ability to multi-task. • Exceptional interpersonal skills. • Champion for inclusion of an increasingly diverse student body. • Commitment to strategic planning and compliance with accreditation regulations. • Collaborative approach to implementation of processes to ensure institutional effectiveness. NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATION For maximum consideration, please submit nomination or application information by April 28, 2014. A confidential review of nominations and applications will begin at that time. A nomination letter should include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address. Each applicant should include a letter of interest in the position and relevant qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the name of three professional references with the titles, addresses telephone numbers and email address. Please submit all nominations to Dr. Ontario S. Wooden at The selected candidate is expected to assume the role by July 1, 2014.