Western Carolina University seeks candidates for the Associate
Vice Chancellor for Student Success (AVCSS). Reporting to the
Provost, this senior academic leadership position leads a dynamic,
committed team of professionals in the Advising Center, the
Retention Office, Student Transitions, the Office of Accessibility
Resources, the Writing and Learning Commons, and the Math Tutoring
The AVCSS, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and leadership
across the university, is specifically responsible for:
- Leading the university in increasing retention and graduation
rates at both strategic and operational levels.
- Championing and leading the development, implementation, and
evaluation of student success programs.
- Leading in exploration, innovation, and adaptation of student
success best practices.
- Creating and advocating for student success across the
university in support of and to enhance diversity.
- Overseeing academic intervention programs for at-risk
- Integrating practices that have been successful with special
populations to support all students.
- Mentoring and providing professional development for unit
leaders and staff.
- Coordinating and supporting academic advising processes and
- Partnering with Faculty Senate and with the Student Government
Association on university-wide student success initiatives.
- Working closely with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
and affiliated units to coordinate holistic student learning and
- Serving as the Academic Affairs lead on academic ceremonies
such as convocation and commencement.
- Serving as a liaison with other state institutions and the
University of North Carolina System Office on issues of student
success, retention, and graduation.
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university.
Successful leadership experience in higher education, especially
in the areas of student success and retention.
Proven ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across the
university on student success initiatives.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
for all members of the campus community.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Preferred qualifications include administrative experience in a
position related to student success at a regional comprehensive
university, including academic planning and supervision,
supporting, and enhancing student diversity, developing effective
assessment strategies, and budgetary planning and management.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro
Disabled & Veteran Employer.
Proper documentation of identity and employability are required
at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are
subject to a criminal background check.
Applications will be accepted online only through the WCU
employment system at https://jobs.wcu.edu/postins/18368