Do you have demonstrated experience leading and directing academic support services within higher education? Are you passionate about supporting the personal, social and academic development of a diverse student body? The Division of Student Affairs is seeking motivated individuals to apply for the position of Assistant Vice President, Academic Excellence Support Service.
Title: Assistant Vice President - Academic Excellence Support Services (AESS)
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, provides leadership, vision, and direction for centralized academic support services and units such as Accessibility Resources, Testing Services, Veterans Programs and Services, Gen-1 programs; anticipates challenges and opportunities by working with the Vice President in developing, implementing and assessing a comprehensive plan for the Division that implements best practices that increase the likelihood of academic success and student retention; promotes and contributes to a student-centered campus environment that supports the personal, social and academic development of all students; builds consensus and develops collegial, collaborative working relationships with a broad range of constituencies.
Serve on the Vice President's management team, participating in decisions affecting the units under direct supervision as well as the organizational unit as a whole; advises and collaborates with the VP on critical issues; serve on various department, division, and university committees; represent the Division/VP at appropriate university bodies, committees, councils, etc., as requested; plan, direct, provide leadership and execute special projects as assigned.
Work closely with VP and staff to accomplish the division's mission, vision, and objectives; reviews, refines, and establishes policies and identifies best practices to initiate and communicate programs related to academic and student support.
Direct the effective and efficient use of AESS resources; Seek alternative funding sources, oversee grant implementation, and continually look for new initiatives to improve customer service and student success; coordinate the cross-functional activities for the colleges and other units to ensure effective and efficient operations and services.
Gather student input to support recommendations to the VP for improvements in student support services and campus life; collaborate with key stakeholders toward deeper integration and enrichment of the co-curricular experience; partner with Campus Services to enhance on-campus programming and support services.
Ensures compliance with federal statutes and regulations, state and local laws, UC policies and procedures, and relevant contractual obligations; develops backup and continuity plans that anticipate emergencies and problems.
Provide strategic direction in the planning and allocation of the budget exercising proper financial controls.
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., performance reviews, disciplinary actions, approve time off, etc.).
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor degree with seven (7) years of experience; -OR- Associate degree with nine (9) years of experience; -OR- eleven (11) years of experience. Experience must be in field of expertise (departments will identify the area of expertise) and include at least three (3) years of supervision.
1. Master's Degree in Student Services Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling – Student Development or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and occupational experience from which comparable knowledge or abilities have been acquired. An earned Doctorate Degree in a related area is preferred. 2. Five years of progressively responsible experience in student services administration with responsibilities in at least two of the areas supervised. 3. An understanding of trends in higher education and current technological tools that best assist in marketing to potential students and in student recruitment, retention and supporting student success across various credential types and learning modalities. 4. Demonstrated leadership abilities to guide, lead, support, and direct a diverse staff and a diverse student body. 5. Demonstrated effective leadership in developing strategic initiatives to provide personal and academic support for a wide-range of student-oriented programs with a student centered approach. 6. Expertise in budget development, fiscal management, and experience with writing and overseeing grants. 7. Ability to collaborate and work effectively as a team member and team leader with students, faculty, staff and administration, and external constituencies at the local and statewide level. 8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present effectively in public. 9. Experience in leading successful change efforts, including knowledge and skill in process improvement, conflict resolution, team building, customer service, and data-based decision-making concepts.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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