A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Student
Affairs shall have the primary to provide leadership for the
Division of Student Affairs in support of the development,
assessment, and improvement of student services and experience
which meet and support the University's mission and strategic plan.
Responsible for the planning, organizing, and coordinating of the
Division of Student Affairs while achieving institutional goals and
objectives. This customer-centric role will understand the needs,
motivations, and priorities of the Division of Student Affairs and
Campus Life activities that are co-curricular and cover all aspects
of the educational experiences and personal growth of
The AVP of Student Affairs will promote a vast array of
educational, social, and cultural opportunities and programs.
Develop a campus life with a diversity of ideas, experiences, and
skills: leadership, communication, problem-solving, program
planning, organization, implementation, evaluation, and most
importantly, the opportunity to Get Involved on Campus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Designs, implements, and maintains an organizational structure
and staffing to effectively accomplish the campus strategic goals,
missions, and priorities as they relate to Student Affairs.
- Cultivates and implements short and long-term organizational
goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating
procedures for the Division of Student Affairs which respond to the
changing needs and requirements of the university's student
community and which enhance the university's viability for student
recruitment and retention purposes.
- Assists with campus-wide crisis/emergency response and provides
support to students and families in emergencies.
- Maintains a visible profile and fosters communication both on
campus and with external constituencies by engaging students,
parents, faculty, community agencies, state and local officials,
and members of the public through participation in community
organizations, student organizations, and other entities which
address student concerns.
- Oversees development and submission of internal and external
reports, assessment and evaluation of programs, and initiates
improvements to ensure that the Division of Student Affairs is
effective, innovative, proactive, anticipatory, and responsive to
student and community requirements and is in compliance with
federal and state regulations and reporting requirements.
- Develops and manages the Division’s resources and budgets and
identifies and projects long and short-range needs for strategic
projections of program and staffing requirements for budget
- Oversees the review, investigation, and analysis of allegations
of violation of the Student Conduct Code which includes initiating
charges, referring cases to the Conduct Affairs Committee, and
convening the University Counsel as indicated.
- Serves as spokesperson for matters related to student life,
services, and programs with students, the community, system
offices, state and federal agencies, and other campuses.
- Serve as FMU Staff Liaison for University Mentoring Programs;
duties involved: implement recruitment of students, staff, and
faculty participants, create marketing materials, disperse
pertinent information to participants, participate in weekly
program meetings, attend bi-weekly program sessions.
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the
- Strong academic values and good judgment, patience, commitment,
and humor to manage strategic change. Understanding of system and
campus governance and accreditation issues.
- Expertise in developing/implementing processes and plans for
- Strong record of fostering communication with students,
parents, faculty, community, legislature, and public. Ability to
work collaboratively with other campus units.
- Ability to handle information that’s sensitive and confidential
in nature in the utmost professional manner.
- Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and
time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability
to work with diverse constituents.
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,
resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight
objects up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more
than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified as essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- The successful candidate must have a minimum of a master’s
degree (doctoral degree preferred), along with at least seven years
of progressive management experience in student services, student
development, housing and residence life, and conduct affairs,
and/or marketing in higher education.
- Previous leadership experience and success in Student Affairs
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and
understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and
- Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check
and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of
interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if
We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In
addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity