Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development & Engagement and Dean of Students Student Development and Engagement/Dean of Students
Job #: 1807873
Full Time; Career Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves oversight in planning, developing, implementing and advising on programs, services, activities and processes for students in their non-academic life at the university, including in public service, student conduct and community standards, identity-based experiences, sexual violence, leadership development, student governments, student businesses, student organizations, and other student resource center areas.
Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Student Success, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Engagement/Dean of Students (AVC SDE/DOS) provides leadership for a portfolio of departments and services, as well as campus-wide leadership in student development and engagement. Functional areas reporting to the AVC SDE/DOS include: SOMeCA (Student Organization Advising Resources, Student Media, Cultural Arts and Diversity), Student Conduct and Community Standards, Slug Support, Dean of Students Events and Facilities, and Dean of Students Administration. The AVC SDE/DOS plays a leading role in creating and maintaining a healthy, inclusive, and responsive campus environment through services, programs, and innovative co-curricular activities that encourage a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff, as well as by taking a leadership role in engaging with students, campus leadership, and other members of the campus community. The AVC SDE/DOS is responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, campus administrative leadership, and faculty. Through a collaborative process, the AVC SDE/DOS plans and implements strategic initiatives, develops partnerships and collaborations, resolves issues, and responds to crisis incidents. The AVC SDE/DOS stewards resources and allocates funding in an impartial way to support institutional priorities. The AVC SDE/DOS serves as a liaison between campus administration, student governing bodies, and student organizations. The AVC SDE/DOS serves as a resource to all students, both graduate and undergraduate, and is available to assist with problem solving and issues management. The AVC SDE/DOS works in close collaboration with the AVC CHES and the College Administrative Officers on matters relating to student conduct, retention, support and success.
The Student Success Division oversees many student affairs functions, largely within the areas of Student Health Services (including Counseling and Psychological Services), Student Achievement and Equity Innovation (including Educational Opportunity Programs, Learning Support Services, the Disability Resource Center, and other offices), and Student Development and Engagement. The Division of Student Success also provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for the academic success of UC Santa Cruz students.
Student Development and Engagement at UC Santa Cruz promotes personal development and successful navigation of campus life thereby strengthening the student experience. This is accomplished by facilitating partnerships, developing policies, creating meaningful opportunities, and providing direct support to cultivate a vibrant, healthy, and inclusive UCSC community. The Dean of Students Office envisions a university where every student has limitless opportunities and support to reach their highest goals for themselves and society.
Advanced management or professional degree required; minimum requirement is satisfied by a Master's degree in Management, Higher Education Student Personnel, Student Development, Student Affairs, Education or other related field.
Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization at an institution of higher education, working with a highly diverse staff and student body.
Ability to conduct strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
Ability to design and oversee implementation of student and staff services and programs in an efficient and cost-effective manner leading to continuous improvement of services.
Knowledge of national practices and philosophy of student development theory, including learning and involvement theories, leadership theories, and issues related to access, equity, and retention.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 05-02-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.