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Associate Vice President for Student Well-being and Dean of Students

Employer
College of Charleston
Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Purpose

Serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Well-being and Dean of Students for the Division of Student Affairs supporting and acting in the absence of the Executive Vice President in the broad administration of the division and in the preparation for and management of student well-being initiatives, student conduct and campus crisis. Responsible for promoting student learning and development through co-curricular educational activities, programs and services, and for providing continuing personal care and critical incident follow-up for students and their families. Oversees the coordination, development, and implementation of student well-being programs and services and evaluate outcomes of general wellness, primary prevention and education activities. Provides leadership, direction and supervision to the Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Victim Services, the Center for Disability Services, the Counseling Center, Student Wellness and Well-being, the Collegiate Recovery Program, Community/Neighborhood Relations, Students of Concern Committee and the Student Conduct and Honor System.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, social work, or discipline or related field with a minimum of 7 years of full-time, relevant experience. Doctorate preferred. Experience should be progressively more responsible and culminate in a significant leadership role in Student Affairs department or department(s).  Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have knowledge of principles and theories of student development and the factors contributing to student learning and success. Must have knowledge of the local, state and federal statutes, policies, or laws which directly affect student rights and responsibilities in higher education setting. Must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. Excellent oral and written communication skills, supervisory skills, organizational and administrative skills, counseling and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage crises are all essential. Specific experience in supervision and fiscal management are required.

Additional Comments Regarding Position

This position requires a commitment to an on-call lifestyle and the ability to work with people who may have experienced trauma and tragedy as well as working with talented students and community leaders.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, and list of three to five professional references including one student.  

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

                              

All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with education/experience

Posting Date

12/15/2021

Closing Date

02/11/2022

Open Until Filled

No

Posting Number

2021214

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Quicklink for Posting

https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/11631

 

Job Duties

Activity

Division and Campus Leadership: Leads division with the EVPSA with specific responsibilities for the areas of counseling and alcohol/drug safety,  the Collegiate Recovery Program, student wellness and well-being,  disability services, victim services, student conduct, student care and concern, and case management. Serves as a member of the Division Senior Leadership acting in the absence of the EVP as appropriate. Assists in the establishment of vision, strategic goals, and priorities for the Division. Represents the Division at meetings and official functions as needed. Provides leadership, support, and direction to division-wide efforts to help all undergraduate and graduate students be engaged, satisfied and successful, both academically and personally, at the College and after graduation. Provide budget management and oversight for all areas. Serve as representative of the Division of Student Affairs on campus and to external community and other partners.  Attend neighborhood association meetings and other relevant community events.  Lead and/or serve on division, campus-wide and regional or national committees.  Facilitate assessment and accreditation efforts.  Promote social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in all efforts. 

Essential or Marginal

Essential

Percent of Time

20

 

Activity

Provides supervision for the areas of Counseling, Student Wellness and Well-being, the Collegiate Recovery Program, Disability Services, Victim Services, and Community/Neighborhood Relations. Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision. Foster professional development and student focused efforts and program. Create goals and expectations in alignment with the College’s strategic plan. 

Essential or Marginal

Essential

Percent of Time

25

 

Activity

Lead student wellness and well-being focused series of program and initiatives.  Working within the division and with campus and external partners, the AVP/DOS will create a program which advances the efforts of the College strategic plan. Efforts will address changing needs of students. 

Essential or Marginal

Essential

Percent of Time

15

 

Activity

Provide direct leadership and supervision for the Office of the Dean of Students. Supervises three professional staff, one administrative professional, occasional graduate assistants and student workers in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office of the Dean of Students. Directs, supervises, and participates with the Office of the Dean of Students staff to provide programs for managing student conduct, individual care and support of students and families. Coordinates the work of a campus network of professionals providing follow-up care for students experiencing problems. Serves as a Deputy Title IX coordinator and works with the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs investigating and resolving Title IX complaints. Crisis Planning and Management. Leads College team (Students of Concern Committee) in student crisis pre-planning and management. Provides direction in threat assessment, especially related to students as member of the Emergency Management Team. Manages and resolves crises involving students, faculty, staff, and/or visitors. Includes significant public relations functions with media, law enforcement agencies, parents or family members, faith group leaders, and the community.

Essential or Marginal

Essential

Percent of Time

30

 

Activity

Other Division and College priorities. Develops mutually beneficial professional relationships to promote student learning and success with the academic deans and other campus leaders, as well as faculty and key professional staff. 

Essential or Marginal

Essential

Percent of Time

10

 

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