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Chief Student Affairs Officer
General Purpose of Job:
Collaborate with staff and faculty members to identify and plan for strategic goals that promote student development and student success. Ensure the effective administration of Student Life programs and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and accreditation standards. Oversee and maintain a budget, policy, planning, and assessment environment that advances the department’s mission. The Chief Student Affairs Officer will report to the Provost, pending an ongoing, student-ready redesign of the first-year experience and further integration of student development, academic development, and career development.
Essential Functions of Job:
- Plan and provide general oversight of and leadership for the Student Life department, including fiscal management, goal setting, evaluation of staff members, and assessment of programming.
- Collaborate with the Provost on the integration of student personal and academic development.
- Supervise director-level Student Life staff: Leadership and Counseling, Multicultural and Community Outreach, Residence Life, and Student Involvement and New-Student Programs.
- Serve as principal Title IX investigator for cases involving student respondents.
- Administer the student disciplinary system, including collecting relevant information, hearing discipline cases, coordinating the appeal process, or referring cases to committees, as needed.
- Consult with faculty/staff, parents, and community members about student concerns or problems in order to resolve conflicts, initiate change, and plan programs.
- Promote the maintenance and development of strong student development programs (e.g., back to school events, student leadership development, educational programs).
- Prepare and monitor Student Life budget with input from staff members in functional areas. Represent department in the University budgeting process to ensure that staff needs for planning and budgeting are adequately presented and understood.
- Serve as staff advisor to various student committees or groups (e.g., Viking Council, Student Activities Committee).
- Serve as a member of the President’s Council and represent Student Life needs; assist in University planning and policy formation.
- Oversee SEVP certification and ensure continued compliance with regulations concerning the enrollment of nonimmigrant foreign students.
- Represent Student Life or delegates Student Life representation on various University committees.
- Ensure applicable federal and state reporting (e.g., Clery Act, SEVIS) to appropriate authorities.
- Monitor and maintain publications for Student Life (e.g., Student Handbook, Code of Student Conduct, Housing Contracts, Student Organizations Handbook).
- Collaborate with VP for Administration and Finance on oversight of outsourced food services, housekeeping, student health, and security services and on oversight of Student Center utilization.
- Lead Emergency Response planning and implementation.
- Ensure policies and procedures for timely notification of on-campus crimes or emergencies.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Masters degree in education, psychology, or higher education required.
- Doctoral degree (PhD or EdD) preferred.
- Minimum five years’ experience in student affairs administration required. Experience in a variety of student affairs functions preferred. Experience with Title IX investigations required.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and strong self-regulation required.
- Knowledge of student development theory and practical applications, staff supervision, budgeting, legal aspects of student affairs, and counseling psychology required.
- Knowledge of ACPA/NASPA professional competency areas and commitment to ongoing professional development to maintain competencies required.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other software applications (e.g., Blackboard, Navigate) as needed required.
Application review will begin May 16, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
All applicants must apply through our online application system.
Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.
A pre-employment background check is required.