Monday, January 13, 2014

Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Position Title
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
Job Type
Full-Time (Annual)
Expected Hiring Rate or Range
Commensurate with experience
150000 - Student Affairs
General Summary
Functioning as a senior Divisional executive, the Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs provides leadership and management of several offices that plan, develop, and administer the non-academic and co-curricular aspects of the student experience that engage and advance student development, learning, student retention, and success at Eastern Michigan University.
A doctoral degree is required.
Five (5) years of demonstrated and progressive leadership in student affairs administration, residence life, or other student life areas at the university/college level is required.
A thorough understanding of student development and learning theories, best practices, organizational management, and transformational leadership is desirable, as are strong management skills and a solid budgetary background is required.
Superior organizational skills are required.
The ability to articulate a vision and actualize organizational goals is required.
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Experience in staff supervision and development is required.
Demonstrated experience with mediation and negotiation is required.
Other Desired Qualifications
Essential Duties
Responsible for all aspects of student affairs in support of co-curricular programs, activities and services that engage and advance student development, learning, and student retention and success including :
•Residential life and housing in support of a high quality and developmentally sound student residential experience;
•Student well-being in support of the physical, social, emotional and psychological health of the university’s diverse student body and ensuring a caring and inclusive learning environment;
•New Student Orientation and campus life in support of student involvement in co-curricular programs and activities that develop a student’s own unique experience and foster their success;
•Student conduct in support of developing and administering a Code of Student Conduct aligned with the university’s values, goals, and priorities and compliant with related university, state, and federal policies;
•International student services in support of international students’ cultural and educational transition to Eastern Michigan University and assisting their management of immigration status, creating a supportive and nurturing environment, and ensuring compliance with SEVIS requirements.
•Diversity and community involvement in support of student development and engagement related to multicultural awareness and inclusion advocacy;
Within the context of this responsibility, a highly integrative approach that includes the development of strong partnerships within the campus and surrounding community, the use of assessment and continuous improvement to advance program and service quality, as well as the systematic examination and adoption of contemporary best practices are requisite.
Serve as Dean of Students, adjudicating student discipline cases, and advising and assisting Student Government and other related organizations.
Responsible for the leadership and administration of the University’s Children’s Institute whose mission is to provide high quality early childhood education to the children of Eastern Michigan University students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community as well as participating in the preparation of EMU students to be early childhood education teachers.
Responsible for the sound budgetary management and fiscal leadership of this organization including the successful acquisition of external funding in support of key objectives.
Responsible for maintaining the visibility of the University and ensure an external orientation by engaging in leadership roles at the national, state, and local level with regard to student affairs issues and associations.
Serve as a primary liaison to the campus community, parents, and community agencies regarding student behavioral and/or health concerns and crises
Perform related duties as assigned.

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