Vice President for Student Affairs
Posting Closing Date:
July 29, 2019
Please note that the posting will close at midnight (12:00 AM) on the posting closing date.
This means any applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM the evening before.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
This role will be responsible for developing, coordinating, planning, and executing their own campus programs and activities. These activities should be designed to encourage student retention through engagement, community integration, and academic success. Student support service programs will be available at their home campus and college-wide. These programs will be the foundation for student success.
The position, under the direction of the Dean of Students, will collaborate effectively with Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Academic colleagues.
Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Assist with coordinating co-curricular programs supporting student engagement, while utilizing student development theory to empower student leaders to take the initiative in the operation and implementation of organizational activities;
- Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students in the development, interpretation, and implementation of engagement opportunities for all student populations;
- Develop, oversee, and chair a Campus Activity Board, the primary mechanism for programming on each campus;
- Coordinate budget and calendar for programming developed by Campus Activity Board;
- Work collaboratively with Applied Learning on the development, tracking and assessment of a College-wide student volunteer program;
- Coordinate and oversee civic engagement opportunities around student voter registration, campus activism, and yearly SUNY priorities;
- Develop and maintain off-campus community partnerships for collaborations and student referrals;
- Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students in the oversight of Student Government Association and clubs/organizations as needed;
- Assist with the creation and updating of campus club policies in the club handbook;
- Facilitate the club chartering process, working with interested students to successfully charter new clubs;
- Implement, oversee, and assess a College-wide sustainable food and housing insecurity program;
- Develop and promote campus "Safe Spaces" to support marginalized campus populations;
- Work collaboratively with the Director of the Global Studies and International Student Services office to internationalize the three campuses;
- Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students to implement, support and assess the College’s chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success;
- Complete vendor contracts and bids to be signed and executed by the Dean of Students;
- Communicate issues of concern to Dean of Students or his/her designee;
- Attend regional and national conferences as requested by Dean;
- Assist in the collection, analysis and evaluation of data and surveys for student services and special programs, and use assessment to inform practice and budgetary implications;
- Work with SUNY to support and actualize yearly system-wide initiatives, and collaborate with the Assistant Project Coordinator for Campus Engagement to include the Student Government Association and student clubs in planning and execution;
- Work to implement support services such as tutoring, mentoring, and workshops designed to improve the retention and graduation of special student populations;
- Assist with the development of a yearly calendar to include critical dates and activities to support effective and consistent operations, as well as to ensure that reporting and assessment are completed at the appropriate times;
- Help to prepare marketing materials, and publicize events and activities on and off campus;
- Assists with semester and annual reports on the offices activities and achievements to share with the college community and other constituencies;
- Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Candidates must be able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Good knowledge of educational administration and experience with program design, implementation and evaluation for continuous improvement; ability to develop and coordinate student service activities and programs and supervise others effectively; experience working with underrepresented populations preferably in a college setting and strong understanding of issues related to access and completion for underrepresented populations; strong communication skills as evidence in writing, public speaking and delivering presentations; good organizational ability; sound professional judgement; initiative; courtesy; tact; physically capable of preforming the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with an Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of educational administrative experience.
Please attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.
Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.
Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law. This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.
The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Tracy Archie, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Equity and Diversity
City Campus, Room 174, 121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
_For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please contact:
New York Office
United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,
New York, N.Y., 10005-25010;
Tel (646) 428-3800; Email: mailto:OCR.NewYork@ed.govOCR.NewYork@ed.gov.