Associate Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Student

Carson, CA

Posted: 2/6/20
Deadline: 3/5/20
Reference Number: 1809336

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President is responsible for the leadership and management of the student life functions in the Division of Student Affairs. Resulting from an intentional reorganization of the Student Life unit, the position contributes to a supportive campus community that promotes the well being of students and ensures that diversity and inclusion are advanced across all Student Life areas. Since both diversity and inclusion rank among CSUDHs highest strategic priorities, the position represents a substantial opportunity to impact individual student growth and institutional culture. The AVP will be responsible for working across Divisions to create a living-learning environment that is welcoming, safe, and respectful for all students, faculty, and staff. The AVP serves as an advocate for students and helps lead efforts to provide a campus climate that advances student success, personal development and collaborative student learning experiences.

Required Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Administrative problems and solutions involved in operating a complex Student Affairs program
– Student learning outcomes and program assessment
– Knowledge of staff development theories and practices. Remain abreast of current issues and best practices in higher education, specifically in areas of direct supervisory responsibility.
– How to recognize and solve interpersonal problems which hamper organizational progress and student life
– Participatory management techniques
– Personnel and fiscal management methods and practices
– Labor/management relations
– Issues related to a diverse campus
– Administrative processes and student service program development
– Demonstrated ability in the area of fiscal management, including budget preparation, resource allocation, and an entrepreneurial spirit that has led to innovative and effective ways to secure alternative funding/revenue sources
– Demonstrated ability in the area of office and personnel management, including supervision of full-time professional staff, employee development, evaluation and motivation
– Meet unique needs of a pluralistic student population
– Plan, develop, coordinate, supervise, and organize student life programs
– Plan and direct innovative, change-oriented activities which result in positive and successful higher education programs
– Manage and motivate staff
– Project budget needs and assist with the allocation of resources
– Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
– Use effective interpersonal communication strategies to assist students with reaching their learning potential
– Solve complex problems and recommend solutions
– Interpersonal relationships with students, staff and faculty
– Verbal and written communications
– Program development and assessment
– Team leadership

Experience and Education:
Required Education:
Master’s degree in student development, behavioral sciences, public policy or organizational leadership.

In addition to the required education: An earned doctorate in one of the areas of study listed above.

Required Experience:
At least eight (8) years of professional related experience within the student affairs area, with evidence of increasingly responsible university administrative experience in planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating programs related to student life and engagement for an urban comprehensive university.

Preferred Experience:
At least three years of experience; with a track of coordinating initiatives to advance student life and engagement.
At least three years of demonstrated experience with student learning outcomes and program assessment.
Evidence of the implementation of programs in student life for an urban comprehensive university

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