Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life Pay Grade 75 The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students. The Position: Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the Assistant Vice Chancellor is responsible for the administrative direction and leadership of several functional units within the Division. It is anticipated that this position will directly supervise the following departments: Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Center for Health Education and Wellness, and the Office of Disability Services. It is possible for additional departments to be added to this portfolio depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. In addition, the Assistant Vice Chancellor serves as a member of the Vice Chancellor's Cabinet as a Senior Staff member and is responsible for advising the Vice Chancellor on matters of importance regarding the effective governance of the division. The Assistant Vice Chancellor is also responsible for central office functions within the Division of Student Life. This position serves as the direct supervisor of the directors of the functions listed above and is responsible for working with these directors on high level decision-making on matters such as personnel, budget, facility management, and service delivery options. The Assistant Vice Chancellor represents the Vice Chancellor on University-wide committees as appropriate
Qualifications Required Qualifications: Education: This position requires a Master's degree in higher education, college student personnel or related field. Experience: Substantial experience in student affairs: demonstrated leadership ability and administrative accomplishments in positions of increasing responsibility. Demonstrated commitment to the intellectual, professional, and personal development of a diverse student body. A history of working collaboratively with diverse constituencies. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Ability to lead a team of seasoned staff in the provision of programs and services;
Significant knowledge of developmental issues of college students and demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to multicultural issues;
Strong interpersonal skills, including strong oral, written, and listening communication capabilities;
Ability to utilize higher education assessment models, especially those applicable to student life and /or and student development/services; and
Effective written and oral communications skills to allow the incumbent to serve as a representative for the Vice Chancellor for Student Life within the University and in the community at large; and,
Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other University divisions. Preferred Qualifications: Education: A doctoral degree in a related field is preferred. Experience:
Administrative experience at the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean or Director level within a Division of Student Life;
An understanding of organizational dynamics; budgeting and financial management, staff supervision; an understanding of student development as it relates to student learning;
Understanding of legal issues and university, federal and state statues impacting higher education;
Demonstration of effective collaboration with Student Health Integration models;
Superior leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; and
Excellent presentation and training skills. Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and other qualifications and is accompanied by a standard university benefits package. Application Process: A review of all applications will begin in mid September of 2017 and will continue until position is filled. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin this role on January 2018. For full consideration, applicants must attach a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of five references.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.