Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students
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: The Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students AVC/DOS provides administrative direction for eight units within the Division of Student Life. This position assists in providing learning and personal development opportunities for students. In addition, the AVC/DOS assumes an advocacy role for students while supporting them through educational. social, cultural, and leadership development opportunities, as well as serves as an ombudsperson for non-academic matters and works with other departments to provide a safe campus environment. Specifically, the AVC/DOS assists with the implementation of the distressed student protocol as well as general campus protocols involving other problematic situations. (i.e., suicide attempts, threats, disruptions. student death, serious illness and or injury and sexual assault).
Organization and Administrative Management: Performs organizational and administrative tasks to support eight departments and directors: Manages and influences the campus environment that promotes student success through collaboration; Utilizes oral and written communication through speaking and writing.
Programming Responsibilities: Plans and coordinates programs within the Division of Student Life and the University to contribute to student learning.
Interdepartmental Responsibilities: Serves on University and Student Life committees to determine policy and create change.
Crisis Management: Assists students who are experiencing crisis of various levels; Works with faculty, staff and parents to assist students in crisis; Serves on the Case Management Review Team to assist distressed and distressing students: Makes visits to students who are hospitalized.
Ombudsperson: Assists students and parents with both non-academic and academic issues and concerns.
Staff Supervision: Supervises approximately 60 staff directly and indirectly.
Advising and Counseling: Serves as Advisor to the Student Government Association
Evaluation and Assessment: Assesses the effectiveness of programs and services as well as learning outcomes related to these programs and services. Conducts Departmental Program Reviews to provide internal and external evaluation of eight areas reporting to the AVC/DOS.
Budget and Financial Management: Establishes funding priorities and manages departmental budget consistent with institutional policies, procedures and protocols.
Facilities, Technology and Equipment Management: Evaluates facilities, equipment and technology to assure complying with University requirements.
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.