Education: This position requires a masters' degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or a related field.
Experience: The following experiences are required:
- Eight or more years of full-time, progressive leadership experience in a college or university setting
- Leadership of a unit or department, including staff supervision, fiscal management, and program implementation
- Experience implementing programs and initiatives focused on student retention and success
- Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion
- Evidence of successful collaboration with units across campus including student affairs, faculty, and institutional research to support student success
- Experience working across the continuum of students' experiences such as underserved, underprepared, high-achieving, and non-traditional students
- Demonstrated success in assessing programs and/or initiatives
- Active involvement in national higher education associations related to student retention and/or student success
- Earned doctorate in higher education administration, student affairs, or related field
- Work with a variety of student success programs such as: first year programs, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, academic advising, and other retention- and success-based initiatives
- Experience advising students in transition (e.g. exploratory, internal and external transfer students)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of college student learning and development theory applied to practice
- Knowledge of issues surrounding diversity and inclusion and ability to successfully address the needs presented by a diverse campus population
- Knowledge of best practices in student success and vision for future challenges
- Skill in leadership and team building working with faculty, staff, and students
- Excellent oral communication and writing skills
- Ability to determine data needs and to use data for decision-making and advocacy
- Ability to teach and facilitate both classes and small group seminars
- Ability to utilize technology such as student information and learning management systems
- Ability to develop and implement a strategic plan
Salary: The annual salary is commensurate with experience and includes a standard university benefits package.
Application Process: A review of all applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2017. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, resume, and the name, address, email, and phone number of three references to the Human Resources online Taleo system.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.