Working Title: Vice President for Student Services
Department: Vice President for Student Services
Serve as Chief Student Services Officer for Darton College
Nature of Work:
The Vice President for Student Services is the chief Student Affairs Officer for the College, reporting directly to the President, and is a member of the President’s Cabinet. The Vice President is responsible for creative and effective programming to enhance all support services for students and the quality of campus life. The Vice President is expected to maintain strong collegial relationships among members of the president’s cabinet, members of the college’s executive council and administration committee as well as the faculty and staff assemblies.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provides oversight and management of the Student Services Office.
- Oversees and manages the following: Admissions, Financial Aid, Records/Registrar, Enrollment Management, Counseling, Testing, Student Success Program, Advising Center, Tutoring Center, Servant Leadership, Career Development Center, Minority Advising, Student Activities, Student Disability Services, International Student Recruitment and Services, Housing & Residence Life, and Evening Operations.
- Responsible for the strategic leadership of student engagement services and initiatives in support of student success. This includes the FYE (First Year Experience) Program, the Servant Leadership Program, Residential Life, Student Activities and the Challenge Course.
- Responsible for developing and implementing strategies that increase student retention and engagement through the development of collaborative relationships with faculty, academic resources, enrollment management and institutional effectiveness areas.
- Develops implements, administers, and evaluates programs, policies, and budgets necessary to accomplish the mission, goals, and objectives of the Division of Student Services.
- Advises senior management and the faculty on issues relating to student life and the Division of Student Services.
- Handles emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students and campus life.
- Revises the Student Code of Conduct annually and/or as needed. Responds to student infractions and refer cases to the Judicial Committee when appropriate.
- Interacts with the college community and the public regarding student life and issues.
- Participates in regional and national professional associations in the area of student affairs.
- Coordinates all activities related to the graduation ceremony.
- In concert with the President and other Vice Presidents develops, administers, and oversees the Colleges’ overall operating budget with particular attention to the Student Affairs divisional budget.
- Maintains and makes available to students a current listing of available on-campus and off-campus housing to include location, monthly rent, etc.
- Serves as a Student Advocate, advises the Student Government Association, and provides opportunities for students to voice concerns/requests and facilitates open student forums
- Represents the college on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Administrative Committee for Student Affairs, to include correspondence with Central Office and twice yearly meetings.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the President
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Strong student advocate.
- Ability to foster a positive and productive work environment with the ability to lead, build teams and motivate students and staff.
- Knowledge of and a commitment to Servant Leadership
- Excellent interpersonal, influencing and collaboration skills.
- Proven experience in solving complex problems.
- Ability to provide examples of using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusion or approaches to problems.
- Strong listening skills and mediation experience.
- Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
- Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-and long-range goals.
- Participate in regional and national professional associations in the area of student affairs.
Required Education and/or Experience:
- Master’s Degree in higher education, student personnel administration, student affairs or other related area.
- Minimum of 5 years experience in developing and facilitating programs and activities in a post-secondary institution, including direct experience in a leadership role within residence life/housing or central student affairs administration.
- Experience with a First Year Experience Program.
- Doctorate Degree in higher education, student personnel administration, student affairs or other related area.
- Minimum of 7 years experience in developing and facilitating programs and activities in a post-secondary institution, including direct experience in a leadership role within residence life or central student affairs administration.
The Vice President for Student Services is under the direction of the President of the College.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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