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Position

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

AID

 

Department

The Division of Student Affairs 

Site

Southern University Baton Rouge 

Status

Full-time 

Filled

No 

Active

Yes 

ContactName

Office of Academic Affairs 

ContactPhone

225-771-4582 

ContactEmail

academicaffairs@subr.edu 

Category

Unclassified 

DatePosted

09/12/2017 

DateNeeded

01/01/2018 

Deadline

12/31/2017 5:00 PM 

DateRetired

This job is being advertised until the position is filled, which may be before 12/31/2017. 

Description

As chief student affairs officer, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides the executive leadership and accountability for the administration, development assessment and improvement of student services and experiences which meet and support the University's missions and strategic plan. The Vice Chancellor analyzes issues and uses foresight and creativity in recommending viable courses of action and advising on policies in matters dealing with students. The incumbent is expected to manage operations, set benchmarks, develop best practices, and measure progress towards strategic objectives employing empirical data. Moreover, the incumbent oversees the development and coordination of extra/co-curricular campus initiatives, student judicial professional development and well being of students. Finally, the Vice Chancellor serves as the student advocate within the University community.

The Division of Student Affairs includes Campus Dining, Career Services, Dean of Students, Intramural & Recreational Sports Complex, Student Orientation & Leadership Development, Residential Life & Housing, Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union, Student Health Center, Student Life, Student Programs & Greek Life, Student Media, Student Organizations & Campus Involvement, and the University Counseling Center.


Duties and Responsibilities:
    Develop, through administrative support staff, services to meet the personal and recreational needs of Southern University students.
    Oversee the evaluation and development of administrative support staff under his/her direct supervision.
    Direct the development of the budget request for the Division of Student Affairs, and monitor the expenditure of funds in the Division of Student Affairs.
    Prepare or direct, the preparation of special and periodic reports, as assigned. Oversee the units' assessment initiatives.
    Collaborate with Academic Affairs in the development and implementation of retention initiatives.
    Leads fundraising efforts and establishes fundraising goals for the division and its units.
    Develop and oversee a division assessment initiative that leads to institutional improvement.
    Leads the division in implementing the action steps to achieve the Southern University and A&M College strategic planning goals.
    Implements and continuously improves business processes that result in an exemplary student matriculation experience.
    Engages partners in area schools and communities to promote student development programs that close the gap on student participation and success.
    Work with Senior Leadership and campus colleagues to provide a strong Student Affairs voice and advocacy at all venues pertaining to student issues.

Qualifications

Minimal Qualifications:

Education:

Interested candidates must have earned a master's degree (Doctorate preferred) in higher education, student personnel, or related field. The selected candidate must have progressively responsible leadership experience. Candidate must be in support of and have demonstrated success within an environment where shared governance and shared decision-making is strongly preferred.

Experience:

    Five (5) years of relevant senior level professional experience in student affairs.
    Demonstrated knowledge of administrative support areas including fiscal, human resources management, and information technology.
    Demonstrated positive leadership in developing collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies in developing programs to meet special needs for students and formulating policies and procedures.
    Use of empirical data to demonstrate progress, effective communication, and problem solving skills.
    Demonstrated ability to envision and lead change at an institution-wide level, build and form relationships to advance student learning and development, and evaluate and measure program outcomes.
    Current knowledge of best practices and legal issues and trends in higher education.
    Successful experience in conflict resolution and long range program planning.
    Knowledge and understanding of the goals and philosophy of undergraduate, baccalaureate and graduate educational programs.
    Demonstrated understanding and leadership in issues concerning equal employment, student recruitment and retention and graduation advocacy.
    Demonstrated fiscal responsibility of managing substantial budgets for the department.

To apply please submit the attached employment application, a letter of interest accompanied by a curriculum vita or resume, three (3) names of professional references and contact information to academicaffairs@subr.edu. A hard copy application can be mailed to:

The Office of Academic Affairs
Southern University A&M College
J.S. Clark Adm. Buildings, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 9820
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL A SUITABLE CANDIDATE IS SELECTED.

Criminal background check and reference verification is required.

Southern University and A&M College is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Attachments
Unclassified Application.doc    
Created at 9/12/2017 3:30 PM  by Mikhale Robins 
Last modified at 10/24/2017 9:27 AM  by Mikhale Robins