To best support the financial literacy and wellness of our students, the University of Kentucky is seeking an innovative leader to serve as an inaugural Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Financial Stability. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Success, this AVP will serve as the area leader for both Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and Student Financial Wellness. Additionally, the AVP will serve as a co-leader of nationally recognized initiatives that focus on financial stability like UK LEADS and UK Invests.
The AVP will have the inquisitiveness and intellectual confidence to inspire broad excitement and innovation focused on student financial stability. They will possess the analytical and intellectual abilities needed to design, implement, and evaluate effective management practices in a complex academic organization at a senior leadership level. Examples of this work include strategic planning, operations design, financial aid planning, stewardship, and assessment.
The successful candidate will possess a mater’s degree and at least eight years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in financial aid management or a closely aligned field. Experience in a comprehensive university with a highly diverse student population is also strongly preferred. While not required, a doctorate or other terminal degree is preferred. In addition, the new AVP will need a demonstrated commitment to student success and significant experience facilitating change, allocating and managing resources, and supervising staff.
The University of Kentucky Office for Student Success operates from a student-centered foundation. We seek to build a strong community through the care of and concern for every member of Student Success. We cultivate an equity-minded working and learning environment where people are seen and valued. We strive to revolutionize student success practice through a culture of ingenuity, excellence, agency, and accountability. The twenty-five units and five areas that comprise Student Success are committed to one vision: designing and delivering unparalleled student services. To learn more about the Office for Student Success, visit: https://studentsuccess.uky.edu/.