OHSU is committed to the academic success of its students by cultivating a diverse inclusive learning environment that enables them to meet their academic goals and provides students with the competencies to succeed in their professional careers. The Vice Provost, Student Affairs, is responsible for ensuring that OHSU delivers innovative and effective programs that provide students with a safe, supportive, enriching, and stimulating learning environment at all OHSU campuses throughout Oregon that enables students to reach their full potential.
In collaboration with academic leadership at the program, school and institutional level, the Vice Provost, Student Affairs, is responsible for developing a strategic vision for student affairs at OHSU, leading its implementation, and overseeing ongoing operations. The Vice Provost, Student Affairs, directly supervises the Office of Student Access, Office of Student Life, Student Health & Wellness, the Student Confidential Advocacy Program, Student Financial Counseling, Student Academic Support Services, the Office of Science Education Opportunities, and the Student Food Resource Center. The Vice Provost, Student Affairs, is responsible for ongoing assessment of the student support services to ensure that they are meeting learner needs.
The Vice Provost, Student Affairs is also responsible for collaborating with all University departments to promote the advancement of student support, engagement, and communication functions to create purposeful interactions with faculty, staff, and administration in support of the university’s mission statement, core values, and vision to nurture student success.
Function/Duties of Position
Provide strategic vision, leadership, resource & budget management, comprehensive strategic planning, and overall supervision, administration and advocacy for co-curricular student experiences in alignment with institutional goals and objectives.
Oversee the Office of Student Access, Office of Student Life, Student Health & Wellness, the Student Confidential Advocacy Program, Student Financial Counseling, Student Academic Support Services, the Office of Science Education Opportunities, and the Student Food Resource Center.
Recommend, develop, and implement policies, procedures and practices that foster and promote student success; recommend organizational and operational, personnel, and resources to ensure a student-centered environment that nurtures student success at all levels of the University.
Develop, interpret, and recommend changes to institutional policies, procedures, and handbooks related to student development, ADA guidelines, student-related Title IX compliance, and all other student-related needs.
Demonstrate a student-centered approach to resolving any student issues/concerns. Assists with campus-wide crisis/emergency response and provides support to students in emergency situations.
Engage administrative personnel (i.e., student affairs deans, writing center, tutoring support, etc.) across campus to minimize and remove barriers to student success and to enhance experiences that are demonstrated to promote student success.
Oversee development and submission of internal and external reports, assessment and evaluation of student services units and initiates improvements to ensure that student services are effective, innovative, proactive, anticipatory and responsive to student and community requirements and in compliance with federal, regional, and state regulations and reporting requirements
Develop and execute new processes and procedures, when necessary, which streamline the work of student services units across the institution.
Oversee, in partnership with digital strategies and the student communications workgroup, the writing, editing, and distribute of student focused content including but not limited to websites (i.e. Student Central) and newsletters (i.e. Student News).
Demonstrated experience in staffing practices, including goal setting, supervision, recruitment, hiring, training, motivation, and evaluation of professional and student employees.
Collaborate with Admissions, Student Health, Student Access, Student Life, college student affairs deans, financial debt management, Student Academic Support Services, etc. to align and expand, as needed, student services impact.
Collaborate with student affairs personnel within each school/college/program as well as student services committees including but not limited to All Hill Council, Student Health Advisory Council, and Student Services Workgroup (Chair).
Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Vice Provost and/or Provost.
Doctoral degree in Student Development, Higher Education, or Educational Leadership and 7 or more years of relevant experience. 15 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.
Proven desire and ability to be champion and chief advocate for student well-being and interests.
Comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and experience implementing to state and federal laws including, but not limited to: Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, FERPA, Clery Act, Campus SaVE.
Proven ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Experience in organizing and writing strategic communications (i.e., newsletters, blogs, websites), reports, and presentations.
Advanced project management skills. Strong organizational skills to manage and oversee the performance and functions of the student support units, ensuring critical tasks are performed accurately, in a timely manner, with a high degree of quality service.
Understanding of system and campus governance and accreditation issues.
Strong record of fostering communication with students, staff, educators, community, and the general public.
Demonstrated experience support educators’ (i.e., faculty and staff) development
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Proven ability to assess and mediate individual and group conflicts using basic counseling skills that include, but are not limited to, listening, reflecting, and summarizing.
Knowledge, understanding, and experience with anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in higher education. This includes a commitment to self-awareness, self-management, and continual growth and learning; demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to develop an inclusive environment.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to be fully considered.
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or [email protected]
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