Associate Vice President for Student Success

Employer
Salt Lake Community College
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

Salt Lake Community College strives to transform the lives of its students as an institution of higher education. As our organization moves forward with an ambitious strategic plan the Associate Vice President for Student Success will be a leader in SLCC’s effort to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and student services, strengthening the communities it serves through the success of our students. 
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Associate Vice President for Student Success (AVP) provides critical vision, leadership, and active management to support student success at Salt Lake Community College. The AVP for Student Success will be a leader first – striving to develop others and be forward thinking in SLCC’s approach to academic advising, career services, diversity and multicultural affairs, orientation, summer bridge program, TRiO and PACE programs, and the Thayne Center for Student Life, Leadership, and Community Engagement. The AVP will excel at collaborating with college and community partners to strategically align initiatives that advance organizational goals, while developing others and building a cohesive team. 
To be successful, the AVP will need to excel at: (1) leading, developing, and managing multiple areas, including developing and supervising directors and managers in charge of those areas, (2) planning and leading strategic student service efforts that increase enrollment, retention, and completion, and (3) foster partnerships with college and community leaders and other higher education systems. 
This is an at-will position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Provide executive leadership, budgetary oversite and supervision for the following areas: academic advising, career services, diversity and multicultural affairs, orientation, summer bridge program, TRiO and PACE programs, and the Thayne Center for Student Life, Leadership, and Community Engagement. The AVP also provides leadership and vision for projects as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 
Work collaboratively with all areas of the College to identify and support key institutional efforts involving student recruitment, retention, and success. Lead and assist with assessment of student development and student success services and resources that result in elevating current services resources and developing new services and resources that enhance overall student experience and satisfaction. Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify needed programs, services, and resources that build institutional capacity and sustainability and ultimately support students throughout the stages of the student life-cycle and close the completion gap. 
Build and maintain good working relationships throughout the College and partner institutions within USHE, other relevant colleges and universities, and appropriate community partners. 
Provide leadership for the College’s student success unit. Establish goals and strategies for achieving and evaluating objectives including reviews trends related to student services and student centers. Work collaboratively with senior staff to assess the College’s current efforts and to recommend and implement improvements. 
Represent the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management as needed and requested both internally and externally. Serve on College, Utah Board of Higher Education, USHE and other community and professional association committees and tasks forces as needed. 
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven understanding, experience, and commitment to a comprehensive community college and student success philosophy 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner with faculty, administrators and staff, students and external groups in both individual and group settings. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner with higher education partners, public school partners, community-based entities and other organizations to support and retain students; with a particular focus on the retention and success of minority and under-served populations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead implementation of best practices that foster innovation in support of Salt Lake Community College’s mission, vision, and values. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic and tactical planning, including budgeting and financial analysis. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in data analysis and date-informed decision-making. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Effective organizational, management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work flow, manage multiple projects and functions. 
  • Ability to provide leadership and direct others and to maintain a collegial and constructive environment based on open communication and positive team building. 
  • Ability to operate in a multi-campus environment 
  • Ability to understand and implement support for the College’s strategic plan. 
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of SLCC and USHE policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. 
  • Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Higher Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Familiarity with accreditation guidelines from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities or similar regional accrediting body. 
  • Extensive experience supporting student recruitment, retention, and completion of community college students. 
  • Extensive experience with partnership building.
  • Expertise with student development theory.
  • Bilingual

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master’s degree in related field required from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Five (5) years of paid, progressively responsible, higher education administrative experience. This experience should include evidence of significant budget and personnel management responsibilities. 
  • Extensive knowledge of student services and student center best practices and standards.
  • Demonstrated success working with students, staff, and faculty on programmatic and services that promote student recruitment, retention, and completion.

Job Open Date: 11/29/2021

Priority Review Date: 01/14/2022

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions:

Submission of a cover letter and resume are required upon application. Finalist will also be asked to submit official transcripts.

Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply on or before the priority review date indicated above.

More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/benefitsinformation.aspx
Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full time or part time. 

Successful completion of a criminal background check may be required for this position.   Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. 
 
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 
 
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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