Associate Vice President for Student Development

Maryland, United States
$81,455.00 - $112,000.00
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

The Associate Vice President for Student Development (AVPSD) provides direct supervision to four directors and an office manager and provides daily leadership and general supervision to a team of approximately 150 staff members, and is responsible for a broad portfolio of student success services and related programs, which currently include: the departments/areas of counseling and career services (including co-op and internships, student employment, career and mental health counseling and the Career Links program, a program to support single parents and displaced homemakers; a learning support services program that include a learning assistance center, completion services, HCC's early alert system, student support services, a program for low-income, first and second generation students;, Howard Pride, a Black male success program), Ambiciones, a success program for Latinix students,); disability support services (including Project Access); student life (including student activity programming, new student orientation, a wellness center, a food pantry and various student food initiatives. Additionally the AVPSD serves as the local application coordinator for the MSDE/Career Technology Education Perkins grant and as the college's ADA/504 Coordinator.

A primary function of the AVPSD is to support student success and completion by ensuring that highly effective, comprehensive student services are provided within the Student Services area and throughout the college. The AVPSD collaborates with the AVP of enrollment services to provide support to students in the Guided Pathways programs and to develop and implements new programs and services in response to the needs of students using nationally recognized best practices, in collaboration with the Vice Presidents of Student Services and with Academic Affairs. The AVPSD participates in all aspects of college-wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the college including meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed.

Duties of the AVPSD include: budget development and management; staffing and employee performance evaluation; staff development; strategic planning; outcomes assessment; preparation and submission of college, county, state and federal reports and grant development and compliance related to student development.


  • Provides daily leadership and supervision to the offices and programs under the Student Development area, which includes budget development and management, developing the multi-year staffing plan and employee performance evaluation, staff development, strategic planning, and outcomes assessment
  • Serves on the Enrollment Management Team and the Planning Council.
  • Develops the program outcomes for the student development functional areas in conjunction with the directors, monitors assessment of those outcomes, and develops plans of action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes.
  • Collaborates and works effectively with a wide variety of constituent groups including students, staff, faculty and the public. Collaborates closely with Academic Affairs to promote student success inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Develops, implements, monitors and revises policies and procedures relating to the student development functional area in collaboration with the Vice President of Student Services.
  • Contributes to the development of the college's master facilities plan and utilization of the spaces under the AVPSD's responsibility.
  • Remains abreast of current issues and best practices in higher education, specifically in areas of direct supervisory responsibility.
  • Coordinates preparation and submission of college, county, state and federal reports for student development departments.
  • Researches and develops grant opportunities for student development departments.
  • Serves on the college's behavioral intervention team, ASSIST (Assessment and Intervention for Students Team) helping to provide investigation and assessment of circumstances involving students of concern and helping to initiate appropriate responses to specific behavioral problems such as suicidal ideation, threats of harm to self or others, and other behaviors that demonstrate a significant disruption to the college community.
  • Serves on the Emergency Operations Planning (EOP) Team.
  • Assists with the college's student conduct function as a consultant on cases involving potential threats to the college community.
  • Serves as the college's ADA/504 Coordinator serving students and conducts grievance hearings as needed in accordance with the College's ADA grievance procedure for students.


  • Master's degree in counseling, education, student personnel development or related field.
  • Five years supervisory experience in academic support services, counseling, career services, disability support services, student life or related student development services is required.
  • Experience in delivering innovative programs that promote graduation, transfer and student achievement is required.
  • Experience in assessment and evaluation of program effectiveness is required.
  • Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion is required.
  • A working knowledge of or work experience in two or more areas of student of student development including experience managing programs or services are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of ADA/504 and behavioral intervention teams is highly desirable. Knowledge of or experience with supporting Guided Pathways is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.


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