Associate Vice Provost for University College and Student Success

Posting Details

Position Title

Associate Vice Provost for University College and Student Success

Additional Information

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice Provost ( AVP ) for University College and Student Success is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing a comprehensive vision of student academic success, persistence, and retention, based on academic transformation, community-building, and growth, that is aligned with the University’s strategic plan. The AVP serves as the Vice Provost’s lead administrator for all matters related to student academic success services and manages the following departments: Academic Advising, the Learning Center, Student Athlete Support Services, and the First Year Experience. Working conjunctively with these departments, the AVP will seek continuous improvement for student success at BSU, with special attention to students who are currently at risk, on academic probation, traditionally underserved by the University system, or returning to the institution.

The AVP proactively collaborates and partners with a network of relationships across campus to effectively support student academic success, provide a comprehensive structure of support services, and foster a culture of self-confidence and community in the student body. Additionally, the AVP leads a holistic, proactive professional advising system that functions across the student life cycle and recommends resources and solutions to academic challenges and barriers; creates, implements, and assesses a robust and comprehensive first year experience and University College curriculum that supports student engagement and community building; advocates for, supports, and intervenes as appropriate for student athletes to assist in addressing academic challenges and barriers; and promotes data-driven academic success services and programs in the Learning Center, including supplemental instruction, peer tutoring, academic workshops, and academic coaching. The AVP remains current on trends and best practices in all areas related to student success; works closely with other members of the Vice Provost for academic affairs’ team to establish clear, measurable goals focused on the student life cycle; creates annual progress reports and program evaluations; manages the departmental budgets under the leadership of the Vice Provost; and provides guidance and support for the development and maintenance of the University Core Curriculum, serving as the ex officio representative to the University Core Curriculum Committee and the Undergraduate Education Committee. The AVP comprehensively oversees a staff of 84, including 6 direct reports, 55 additional professional staff, 8 administrative staff, and 15 graduate students.

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Under the direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and through collaborative relationships across campus, the AVP for University College will develop and execute a vision, mission, and strategic plan for Ball State’s student academic success services, including Academic Advising, the Learning Center, Student Athlete Support Services, and the First Year Experience.

Minimum Education

Terminal degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education.

Minimum Experience

Five years of progressive experience working with college students in an administrative capacity.

Minimum Other

Knowledge of technology that supports student success including predictive analytics, data analysis, and student-facing software.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous projects with attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to form collaborative relationships with other University offices.

Experience with curriculum design, especially core curriculum and first year seminars.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Experience with innovative, engaging student
success and retention initiatives in a higher education setting.

Solid knowledge of trends in higher education as they relate to student success, retention and support.

The ability to effectively present and advocate data-driven decisions based on best practices.

A record of teaching, research, and professional accomplishments.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Director of Upper-Division Advising; Director of Freshman Academic Advising; Director of the Learning Center; Executive Director of Student Athletic Support Services; Director of First Year Experience; Administrative Coordinator

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department

Office of Dean of Univ College:171130

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Please contact the firm of Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Duties & Responsibilities

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1

Job Duty

In consultation with and under the guidance of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, develop, implement, and assess a comprehensive vision of student academic success, persistence, and retention based on academic transformation, community-building, and growth that is aligned with the University’s strategic plan. Serve as the Vice Provost’s primary support person for all matters related to student academic success services.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

In consultation with the Directors of University College, work toward continuous improvement of student success, with special attention to students who are currently at risk, on academic probation, traditionally underserved by the University system, or returning to the University. Keep current on trends and best practices in advising, retention, student development, and student success.

Ranking

3

Job Duty

In collaboration with other campus stakeholders, provide leadership for a holistic, proactive professional advising system that functions across the student life cycle. Support, intervene, advocate, and recommend resources and solutions to academic challenges and barriers. Provide leadership for exploratory studies programs.

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4

Job Duty

Support data-driven academic success services programs in the Learning Center, including Supplemental Instruction, peer tutoring, academic workshops, and Academic Coaching. Develop new programs as needed in consultation with the Learning Center Director.

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5

Job Duty

Support Student Athlete Support Services and student athletes in collaboration with the Executive Director and Intercollegiate Athletics; remain up to date with the trends within Intercollegiate Athletics and the rules and regulations that govern the office and student athletes; advocate, support and intervene to assist in addressing academic challenges and barriers for student athletes on campus.

Ranking

6

Job Duty

Provide guidance and support for the development and maintenance of the University Core Curriculum; serve as the ex officio representative to the University Core Curriculum Committee and the Undergraduate Education Committee; stay current on trends in general education.

Ranking

7

Job Duty

Utilize a network of relationships across campus to effectively support student academic success and foster a culture of self-confidence and community. Work collaboratively and proactively with other offices such as Student Life, the Career Center, and Inclusive Excellence to provide a comprehensive structure of support services for our students that will empower them during their college years and help prepare them for their future careers.

Ranking

8

Job Duty

Create annual progress reports and program evaluations in collaboration with the UC units. Manage the monthly budgets and create the annual budget of University College under the supervision of the VPAA Office and in alignment with the University’s strategic initiatives.

Ranking

9

Job Duty

Work collaboratively with other members of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs’ team to establish clear, measurable goals focused on the student life cycle for each academic year and semester; delineate responsibilities within the unit for reaching these goals. Report as required on the strategic plan initiatives and the unit action plan.

Ranking

10

Job Duty

In consultation with other stakeholders, create, implement, and assess a robust and comprehensive first year experience that supports student engagement and community building; oversee all University College curriculum including the range of First Year Seminars and the Bachelor’s of General Studies program.

Ranking

11

Job Duty

Assign and review work and delegate responsibilities within University College; oversee all matters related to supervision, interviewing and hiring, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, training, and career development of Direct Reports and personnel.

Ranking

12

Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Number

202000651P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

03/01/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

11/03/2020

Applications Accepted Through Date

12/11/2020

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions.

Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at jsd@spelmanjohnson.com.

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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