Department Name: 1B000: Student Success Administration
The Office for Student Success is currently seeking an Associate Vice President for Student Excellence to envision and implement a strategically focused, high-impact, co-curricular student service area focused on maximizing student co-curricular potential. The AVP for Student Excellence will serve as the primary point person to design a highly resourced and fully developed advising model with partners across the university community. Additionally, this position will develop and implement a central career development model, work to close the first-generation students' preparation gap, develop an unrivaled support structure for tutoring and integrative success coaching, and provide full managerial and operational support for all units and initiatives within Student Excellence. The units making up this area include Transformative Learning, Stuckert Career Center, University Academic Advising, First-Generation Student Services, Off-Campus Student Services, Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES), and Student Support Services.
The AVP for Student Excellence will be responsible for creating and leading a robust vision and research-informed approach for nationally recognized student support services. This position will partner with the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, college deans, associate deans, and units charged with university persistence and graduation to co-supervise and provide leadership, advocacy, and insight for student-facing issues. The AVP for Student Excellence will be a key participant in developing Student Success unit strategies and maintaining compliance with university rules, procedures, and policies. This role will report to and work closely with the Vice President for Student Success. The AVP for Student Excellence will be required to have cohesive coordination with the Dean of Students, AVP for Well-Being, AVP for Financial Stability, and Student Success central office leadership to provide mission-driven implementation of unparalleled co-curricular student services to units within Student Excellence.
The Office for Student Success supports students in living a life of meaning and purpose, from the time of early college outreach to graduation and beyond. The twenty-five units and five areas that comprise Student Success are committed to one vision: designing and delivering unparalleled student services. To learn more about the Office for Student Success, visit: https://studentsuccess.uky.edu/.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree and at least ten years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in student services management or a closely aligned field. Experience in a comprehensive university with a highly diverse student population is also strongly preferred. While not required, a doctorate or other terminal degree is preferred. In addition, the new AVP will need a demonstrated commitment to student success and significant experience facilitating change, allocating and managing resources, and supervising staff.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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