POSITION: Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (Student Engagement)
The Associate Vice President for Student Engagement & Learning serves as a member of the student affairs executive team. Central to this position is working with students, faculty, staff, university administration and deans to develop quality experiential student engagement opportunities that serve to transform students to be mindful community members, ethical leaders and well-rounded flourishing students, in an environment that embraces and supports diversity and inclusivity, enhancing student satisfaction and retention. The associate vice president for student engagement & learning provides leadership and vision to the student engagement leadership team by providing direct supervision to the directors of: The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning; Greek Life; Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life; Student Activities and Leadership; and Thwing Center.
Provide overall direction in keeping with the university mission, student affairs mission and strategic plan provide overall direction, vision, and leadership for undergraduate and graduate student engagement. Serve as an integral member of the vice president for student affairs executive leadership team, as well as the vice president for student affairs leadership council assisting the vice president in setting goals and direction for the division of student affairs. Represent the vice president for student affairs on university-wide committees as assigned. Advise the vice president for student affairs regarding the student engagement department’s updates, needs, accomplishments and concerns. Challenge and support the student engagement leadership team, individually and as a group, to work collaboratively to create an exceptional undergraduate and graduate student life experience by providing guidance, supervision and on-going evaluation. (40%)
Actively seek out opportunities and campus-wide collaborations for the division of student affairs, especially those departments within the student engagement group, that will contribute to creating and sustaining university traditions and support a diverse, inclusive and vibrant campus community for the purpose of sustaining a sense of loyalty and pride in Case Western Reserve University. Collaborate with key faculty and staff to develop the programmatic components of the living-learning environment and larger student experience in a way that will encourage academic linkages and increase opportunities for collegiate experiences consistent with the campus culture, vision and mission. Serve on the undergraduate studies academic standing committee. (20%)
Utilize student assessment data to make informed decisions about student engagement resources, programs and traditions and advocate for campus programs and traditions that support retention and student engagement. Actively seek to understand the changing dynamics of our undergraduate and graduate students by engaging and collaborating with the deans of the schools, and staff in enrollment management, international student services, undergraduate studies, graduate studies and key faculty to create responsive programs and services for students. (10%)
Provide supervision and training on policy, student conduct and crisis intervention to direct reports, and their staff. Serve as an essential university contact for student emergencies. Serve as an ad hoc member of the undergraduate and graduate concerns committees and the university threat assessment behavioral intervention team (TABIT) as required. (10%)
Advise the student president’s roundtable (SPR) the undergraduate student organization which oversees the allocation of $1.8 million student activities fee, as well as fosters collaboration between the eight major undergraduate boards. Serves as a liaison between the SPR and the administration as needed. (10%)
Review student engagement budget allocations and in, collaboration with the student engagement leadership team, assess the impact of these resources to ensure that resources are being utilized prudently and effectively in meeting our collective goals. Work with the associate vice president of student affairs for operations to advocate for funds needed for the student engagement team. (4%)
Work closely with the vice president for student affairs and vice president for campus planning and facilities management to develop campus facilities that enhance the student experience and reflect an understanding and sensitivity to the diverse needs of our students. (4%)
Perform other duties as assigned. (2%)
Departments: Regular contact with division leadership and direct reports for leadership, supervision, and collaboration. Frequent contact with other division staff for leadership and collaboration.
University: Continuous contact with the academic leadership of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, and First Year Experience and Family Programs for collaboration and shared projects. Frequent contact with key faculty and the leaders of Center for Women, LGBT Center, International Affairs, and Tinkham Veale University Center for collaboration and shared projects. Regular contact with the Division of Public Safety, University Compliance Officer, Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and Office of General Counsel for collaboration and shared projects. Moderate contact with the deputy provost, chief of staff, and University Marketing & Communication for leadership planning and implementation.
External: Regular contact with parents for consultation on student life issues. Occasional contact with community partners, alumni, and potential donors to represent the university and cultivate partnerships.
Students: Continuous contact with students for major student programs and events; student initiatives, concerns etc. Regular contact with Student Presidents Roundtable and focus groups in advising and assessment capacity and to address concerns.
Directly supervise 6 directors (Civic Engagement, Greek Life, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities and Thwing Administration). Indirect supervision of ~20 professional and ~10 clerical staff.
Education: Master’s degree required in student personnel administration, counseling or related field.
Experience: 10 years of related experience with commensurate responsibility.
Working knowledge of student development theory and a passion for and commitment to educating students.
Strong knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population.
Outstanding supervisory, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong relationship, team and collaboration skills and the ability to work with all facets of the university community.
Excellent organizational and personal and professional management skills.
General office environment, ability to serve as a 24-hour emergency contact, occasional weekend and evening commitments and occasional overnight travel.
CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents; Respond in confidence, including salary history : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, Human Resources Job Code 6060 apply to: jobs.case.edu