May 21, 2019 - The Assistant Provost for Student Affairs is the Chief Student Service Officer for the college, and reports to the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs.   The Assistant Provost is responsible for creative and effective programming to enhance support services for students and the quality of campus life.  The student affairs division includes the Accessibility Resource Center, Admissions, Dual Credit, Financial Aid, Recruitment, Special Projects (Veteran Center, High School Equivalency Program, CAMP Program, Adult Education, Upward Bound, ENLACE, Career Services Initiatives, Counseling Services Initiatives (except CASSA/Title V), Student Life, Campus Security Authority for Clery Act purposes, and others as determined by the College).

Start Date: October 1, 2019                                                                              

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

FLSA:  Exempt (At-Will Position)

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience                   


  • Directs, manages, and supervises all programs in the student affairs division.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between student and the administration and faculty.
  • Receives and reports criminal incidents to the Department of Public Safety so that they may be included and published in the College’s Annual Security Report.
  • Disclose statistics that fall under the Clery Act’s list of reportable crimes and occur within Clery geography.
  • Works collaboratively with Campus Security for Crimes Reporting.
  • Develops and carries out the mission statement of the Student Affairs Division and formulates goals and objectives for the Office in accordance with the goals and purposes of the college.
  • Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates programs, policies, short-and long-range goals and budgets necessary to accomplish the mission, goals, and objectives of the Student Affairs Division.
  • Coordinates, manages, and disseminates data on student characteristics, interests, and needs which may serve as the basis for college policy development and planning initiatives.
  • Advises the Provost in developing and interpreting data relating to student affairs to ensure programs correlate with community needs.
  • Provides staff with appropriate professional development and in-service training.
  • Coordinates with the department directors of the Student Affairs Division in the hiring, training, supervising, and staff evaluation. Annually evaluates the division directors.
  • Provides support and guidance to the special projects on campus (Veteran Center, High School Equivalency Program, CAMP Program, Adult Education, Upward Bound, ENLACE, and future programs) to accomplish their mission, project objectives, and report activities.
  • Remains up-to-date with state and federal legislation regarding student affairs and ensures that the college’s policies and procedures are congruent with current legislation.
  • Work in coordination with the Registrar, Advisement Center, and Marketing to support recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Oversee the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee.
  • Serves as a member of the Space Utilization Committee.
  • Serve as the Title IX Coordinator for the College.
  • Collaborates with the Director for Equity and Diversity in common initiatives.
  • Responsible for enforcing the student code of conduct, and in accordance with policy, renders decisions on student appeals.
  • Conducts investigations on student complaints.
  • Handles emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students and campus life and prepare reports for senior management.
  • Prepares and presents enrollment updates and reports.
  • Advises senior management and the faculty on issues relating to Student Life and the Student Affairs Division.
  • Oversees the Student Affairs Division and other units assigned to this position to provide quality services for students, effective communication within the college community, and meaningful student participation in campus life.
  • Participates with other senior officers of the college in institutional planning, policy development, and problem solving.
  • Develops, implements and enforces policies and regulations of the college which pertain to campus life and the Student Affairs Division.
  • Participates in regional and national professional associations in the area of student affairs.
  • Represents the College to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  • Participates and assists in coordinating Student Services involvement in special events.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Performs job-related duties as assigned.


  • EDUCATION: - Master’s Degree in any field.
  • EXPERIENCE: - Seven years of related experience at the college or university level.
    • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - A Doctorate Degree in any field; demonstrated leadership and management experience in post-secondary education; strong mediation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated skills in written and oral communication. Experience with and a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and working with a multicultural student population.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of Clery Act regulations and reports.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs.
  • Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure, operations, and reporting on a major public college or university.
  • Skill in organizing resources, strategic planning, and establishing priorities.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Strong listening skills and mediation experience.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of due process requirements with respect to student disciplinary procedures.
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management including the ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Knowledge of organizational development theory and practices.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs and co-curricular activities.
  • Knowledge of student support programs and services.
  • Skill in establishing, directing and enforcing policies and regulations which pertain to campus life and to student development.
  • Knowledge of computerized student information systems.
  • Knowledge of cost analysis techniques.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Ability to apply statistical principles and processes to meet a range of information requirements.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgements.


  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.


  • Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer;
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.


  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
  • Frequently work with unscheduled interruptions.

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include:  1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree and preferred degree, if applicable, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references including at least one previous supervisor.

Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:


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