Title Associate Vice Provost - Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Department Office of the Provost
Division Division of Academic Affairs
Educational and Experience Requirement
Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree required. Seven years of demonstrated experience in higher education is required, with at least five years of administrative/supervisory experience in higher education preferred. Experience in strategic planning, student success initiatives, and educational assessment is preferred. Solid organizational and analytical skills to prioritize, take initiative, follow projects through to completion, and manage multiple tasks/projects. Excellent leadership, written communication, and public speaking skills. Experience with undergraduate student success and retention/persistence strategies. The ability to translate data report conclusions into usable information for decision-making and programs is preferred. Experience building and working in collaborative teams is preferred. Grant writing experience is preferred.
Nature & Purpose of Position
Oversees the development and implementation of student success initiatives to increase student retention and graduation rates and eliminate achievement gaps.
Drives the development and implementation of strategic plans. Presents status reports on initiatives and progress towards goals. Monitors student success literature and best practices at peer institutions. Ensures dissemination of information to appropriate members of Academic Affairs and other senior leaders at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). Ensures SHSU practices are in line with accepted national standards and serves as a national model to be followed. Works directly with senior campus leaders to develop, review, and oversee student success programs. Reviews materials, data, and best practices to develop and recommend policies, programs, and initiatives as part of SHSU’s ongoing efforts to improve student success. Provides leadership for the development of programs that increase student success measured by first-to-second-year retention, graduation rates, and academic achievement parity among racial, ethnic, low-income, and first-generation student groups. Provides senior management review of student success initiatives. Makes recommendations for new programs and enhancements to existing programs. Provides leadership for the development of new programs, budget planning, and organizational needs. Recommends and drafts policies. Advocates for procedures related to student success. Develops and leads assessments of initiatives. Works collaboratively with campus partners on data collection and analysis. Provides leadership to staff engaged in student success. Represents the Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs on various committees and work groups (on and off-campus). Provides programmatic analysis across reporting units. Assists the Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs with monitoring budget and ensuring spending is appropriate across all areas of student success. Participates in special projects. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must exhibit a high level of professionalism, executive ability, and a keen understanding of protocol. Requires the ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment. Must have the ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes. Skilled in directing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and organizing operations. Ability to provide financial and administrative guidance within areas of responsibility and provide direct training and supervision as needed. Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with administration, faculty, staff, and the public with strong communication skills, both orally and written. Requires the highest level of judgement, in which critical long-term consequences on decision making can occur. Interprets and applies complex directives, policies, regulations, statutes, and procedures and/or written guidelines related to the over-all organization. Must possess excellent reasoning skills.
This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).
To apply please visit: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31803
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.
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