This is a senior position in student affairs and an officer of the campus that provides leadership and management for portions of the division of Student Affairs, whose mission is to provide transformative student experiences to foster inclusive communities, enhance academic excellence and promote life-long learning, discovery, and success. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (AVCSA) oversees seven (7) student services and academic support units including: Retention Strategies, Academic Advising, Career Center, First-year Experience and Parent and Family programs, International Affairs, Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community Engagement (MOSAIC) and LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and Veteran and Military Affairs. The AVCSA also supports the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) in the management of the Auxiliary Service units within the division. The AVCSA is part of the campus’ strategic enrollment team and represents the division on enrollment and retention matters. Serves on the VCSA leadership team and serves as back up to the VCSA in their absence.
Reporting relationship to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Member of the Vice Chancellor’s leadership team, as such, collaborates with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness, Dean of Students, Senior Executive Director of Student Life and Assessment, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Executive Director of Community Learning, Executive Director of the Ent Center for the Arts, and the Associate Director of Division Finance
Works collaboratively with numerous enrollment management unit heads, academic deans, faculty, and legal services across campus to effectively meet division mission
Campus liaison with numerous external groups
Examples of Work Performed:
Collaborate with Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and enrollment management units on the campus strategic enrollment management plan
Support seamless and successful program of student retention that complements and improves recruitment and enrollment along with graduation rate
Actively work to attract, serve, and retain a diverse student body comprised of residential and commuter undergraduate students, non-traditional students, and graduate students
Lead directors within the AVCSA’s portfolio in implementing the vision and strategic plan of the division and the university
Supervise Executive Director and Directors within the portfolio
Provide fiscal management, including the budget analysis, preparation, defense and management for the various operating budgets and numerous subsidiary budgets
Ensure units of responsibility are responsive to emerging trends and best practices and changes in student demographics and expectations
Collaborate and work closely with enrollment management units such as Admissions, Recruitment, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Orientation, and Registrar’s Office, etc.
Oversee 3rd party contract mentorship program
Assist VCSA with relationship with Student Government Association (SGA)
Assist the VCSA as needed in the management of auxiliary service units within the division
Provide leadership during university incident response
Serve in the rotation of officer of the day for the university
Strong leadership, interpersonal, as well as strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in student affairs, strategic enrollment management, and the ability to effectively support a strategic enrollment management plan
Knowledge of college student development and sensitivity to student needs
Knowledge of the unique needs of underserved and first-generation students
Knowledge of academic advising, career services, first-year experience programs, parent programs, multicultural affairs programs, veteran and military affairs programs, and international affairs programs
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, administrators, students, and parents
Skill in developing and managing budgets to include large units of at minimum $3 million
Skill in personnel management and ability to apply state and university human resources policies
Knowledge of the unique aspects of auxiliary service units including student fee funded units
Ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems
Represent the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to a variety of constituents
Knowledge of the legal framework governing student records, safety, and disciplinary proceeding
**Auxiliary services units in this context are considered to be self-operated, and/or student fee supported, non-academic student services/programs.
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Graduate degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to represent the University in public forums
At least ten years of progressively responsible leadership in the administration of higher education student affairs at a four-year college or university in a director or executive director level or above
Five years of experience in managing and integrating realistic budgets with long-range strategic planning goals
Five years of experience working with complex auxiliary units and student fee funded units
Experience in overseeing programs geared towards retaining college students
Five years of experience supervising multiple units and staff
Demonstrated commitment to inclusive diversity
A principled leadership style that reflects personal and professional integrity
Earned doctorate in an appropriate field from and accredited institution
Direct experience developing and implementing retention strategic plans
Direct experience in student development, student services, auxiliary services and/or other student affairs areas
Three years direct experience in program assessment
Prior experience in group facilitation
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado
Internal Number: 19754
About University of Colorado Colorado Springs
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.