Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Job Title:Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 05/23/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary:$90,000.00 Annually 
Job Type:Administrative Staff
Location:Lee Campus- Ft Myers, Florida
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This position is responsible for providing timely, effective programs to augment and support the academic and social success of students and compliment the learning environment by providing student conduct services, crisis management, advocacy, general advisement, problem solving assistance, referral services, and educational programs that contribute to overall campus safety, civility and community-building. The Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs also serves as the College's Chief Student Judicial Officer (Dean of Students).

This position provides supervision to the offices of, but not limited to, Counseling Services, Student Conduct Administration, the Office of Student Life, Student Government, Campus Activities, Residence Life, and Adaptive Services.

 General Responsibilities:
Provides leadership in all functional areas in order to further the goals of the Division of Student Affairs.

Ensures the development, implementation and maintenance of a robust Residence Life Program on the Lee Campus.  Provides leadership and guidance to Light House Commons management and staff.

Serving as the College’s Chief Student Judicial Officer (Dean of Students), the Assistant Vice President is responsible to supervise the administration of the student conduct process,   collaborate with Campus Deans of Students college-wide to insure consistent administration of the student conduct process, and  ensure compliance and integration of the student conduct process with Federal, State and campus policies and requirements such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Harassment policy, grievance procedures and academic policies relating to student behavior.

The College’s Chief Student Judicial Officer (Dean of Students) also collaborates with appropriate administrative personnel to ensure student rights and responsibilities are followed and respected college-wide, including providing due process in all student matters.

Provides leadership and guidance to staff regarding in problem solving and identifying appropriate and available services for students.

Develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates student affairs programs. Designs and recommends strategies for expanded and improved student services.  Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates Student Affairs staff reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs.

Develops and monitors budgets for assigned areas and functions.

Ensures continuous improvement in student affairs programs and services by analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. 

Collaborates with appropriate staff regarding the acquisition and management of grants related to student affairs programs.  Ensures use of grant funds are appropriate and within grant guidelines.

Provides leadership in the absence of the Vice President, Student Affairs as related to the Division of Student Affairs.  Represents the Vice President at committee meetings, departmental meetings and college events as related to same.

These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed; employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.  An employee with a disability is encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office to evaluate the job in greater detail in order to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in student developmental services/personnel, student services, counseling, higher education administration, educational leadership or related degree.
Seven (7) years of full-time professional student services administrative experience at a regionally accredited college or university in positions of increasing responsibility.  A minimum of three (3) of the seven (7) years must be at a level equivalent to a Director or Dean level or higher in student affairs administration.
Personal and educational philosophy compatible with the goals, objectives and mission of Edison State College.
Demonstrated experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office and electronic mail.
Demonstrated ability to:
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
* Work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
* Exercise discretion and good judgment at all times and in all contexts and maintain client confidentiality.
* Work effectively with all constituencies of the College.
* Collect, organize, analyze and present legal and governmental information in a meaningful manner.
* Work with College, community and student representatives to identify, develop, implement and evaluate relevant programs and services;
* Collaborate and be effective working with diverse populations.
*  Supervise a large functional area and associated staff.
* Think critically and provide sound recommendations to college leadership.
* Think, reason, and make sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed in compliance with college standards and guidelines.
Critical Skills/Expertise
All employees are expected to:
* Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
* Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
* Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
* Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
* Present a professional image in word, action and attire. 
* Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
* Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College’s standards of ethical conduct.
* Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
* Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
Work Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions 
Physical: Routinely requires the ability to see, hear, and speak. Routinely requires sitting, bending, stooping, walking. On occasion, incumbents may be required to lift 20 or more pounds. 

Environmental:  Normal general office.

Mental: Routinely requires the ability to interpret, analyze and perform critical thinking skills.

 Supplemental Information:
Fully complete the application form.  All work history must be included on the application and all fields must be accurately and specifically completed.

Candidates must list ALL work experience which proves sufficient for meeting minimum qualifications of this position.
Unofficial transcripts MUST be uploaded to the applicant system.  It is suggested that all documents be uploaded as PDF documents.
- Candidates must upload copies of ALL transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications of this position.
- Official transcripts for all coursework and degrees are required at the time of hire.
- Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bonafide U.S. evaluation service.  The evaluation must be uploaded to the application.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional documents or changes cannot be made to your application once it has been submitted.
We regret that we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed or hand delivered application materials outside the Edison online e-Jobs system.
A selection committee will review application packages and will select a limited number of qualified applicants for interview.
Criminal background check and fingerprinting will be required of the final candidate.
Edison State College is proud to be a tobacco-free organization.
Edison State College is committed to providing an educational and working environment free from discrimination and harassment.  All programs, activities, employment and facilities of Edison State College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veteran's status. The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access, or equal opportunity should be addressed to the College's Equity Officer.
The College’s Equity Officer/Title IX Coordinator is:
Ronald A. Dente, Jr.
Director, Human Resources/Assistant General Council
Royal Palm Hall N-120 – Lee Campus
8099 College Pkwy. SW
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

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