Associate Vice President for Academic Success

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA) seeks an Associate Vice President for Academic Success (AVPAS) to oversee student success and retention initiatives and related student services beginning in July 2021.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the AVPAS is an integral member of the Academic Affairs division, participating in long-term, institutional strategic planning and decision-making and providing leadership and oversight for the development, execution, and assessment of the College’s goals related to retention and student success. The AVPAS oversees student service offices such as academic advisement and the registrar and a number of additional offices dedicated to supporting various student communities, including underrepresented populations. The AVPAS is primarily responsible for safeguarding and increasing the opportunities for academic achievement among the College’s students.

Minimum credentials include a master’s degree (doctorate or terminal degree preferred) and successful experience in an academic leadership and supervisory role. Qualified candidates will advocate a philosophy of holistic student development that aligns with the College’s Holy Cross and Catholic mission. Candidates will possess the skills to work respectfully and collaboratively with multiple internal and external constituents to realize strategic goals and will demonstrate a proven commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply, send one *.pdf file containing a letter of application, CV, and list of at least three references to References will not be contacted until later in the search process and upon confirmation with the candidates. Review of applications will begin on April 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The College anticipates an appointment for this 12-month administrative position to begin on July 1st, 2021, though there is some flexibility on the start date.


King’s College is a private, Catholic, teaching college of the liberal arts & sciences and professional programs sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The College serves over 2400 FT & PT undergrad & graduate students. A rigorous core curriculum provides the foundation for all majors. The College is located near downtown Wilkes-Barre, on the edge of the Pocono Mountains. King’s is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes applications from persons of traditionally under-represented groups. EOE