USM Career Opportunities
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (800107)
Purpose of Position
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (AVCSA) is a senior leadership position responsible for overseeing and enhancing the overall student experience within the USM System. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice Chancellor collaborates with USM institutions in shaping the campus environment, fostering student engagement, and promoting student success and well-being. The AVCSA will lead the ongoing efforts to create a culture that is welcoming and inclusive for all learners, faculty, and staff. Utilizing a deep understanding of Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) best practices and an ability to support systemic change, the AVCSA will assist with developing policies, strategies, and programs to increase equity and inclusion which are in a coordinated, consistent, and consequential manner across the USM institutions.
Leadership of and Support for Student Affairs Initiatives:
- Develops short-term and long-term strategic plans and sets priorities for USM’s student affairs, (including, but not limited to student life, intercollegiate athletics, Title IX, physical and mental health and wellness, and select student support services) in conjunction with the senior vice chancellor and the Academic & Student Affairs team as well as internal and external stakeholders.
- Advises and supports all work of the University System of Maryland Student Council.
- Staffs, manages, and supports committees and workgroups dedicated to student affairs and success initiatives.
- Creates, manages, maintains, engages in and/or facilitates connections between stakeholder groups, including but not limited to vice presidents for student affairs, counseling center directors, and health center directors.
- Consults and offers support to institutions on various topics/issues related to student affairs and success. Responds to requests for information regarding USM BOR policies and procedures.
- Partners with USMO Human Resources and the Office of the Attorney General on Title IX issues.
- Ensures that the interests of the USM are clearly articulated and addressed through participation in internal and external groups.
- Takes a leadership role in preparing student affairs-related oral and written reports and testimony to respond to requirements, requests, and opportunities from the Federal Government, the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Board of Regents, the institutions, and other constituents.
- Engages the Office of the Attorney General and stakeholders to review and make recommendations on USM student affairs policies and procedures and guidance for USM students and staff and faculty (when applicable).
- Partners on civic education and civic engagement efforts as related to students.
USM Student DEIB Planning, Implementation & Support:
- Partners with Chancellor and Senior Vice Chancellor to craft vision and plan to achieve USM student DEIB goals and priorities as outlined in USM Strategic Plan and other reports and guidance.
- Partners with USMO units to catalog, draw connections between, and help leverage student DEIB work.
- Chairs USM Diversity and Inclusion Council and creates, manages, maintains, engages in and/or facilitates connections between senior diversity officers and others dedicated to general DEIB work.
- Consults and offers support to institutions on various topics/issues related to student affairs and success; responds to requests for information regarding USM BOR policies and procedures.
- Takes a leadership role in preparing student DEIB-related oral and written reports and testimony to responds to requirements, requests, and opportunities from the Federal Government, the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Higher Education Commission, the BOR, the institutions, and other constituents.
- Serves as a liaison between systemwide and institution-level student DEIB-related efforts.
- Serves as key USM student DEIB contact and thought partner for internal and external stakeholders.
Required Education Level/Certifications:
Master’s degree in student affairs or Master’s degree in another discipline along with extensive higher education administration experience.
Experience as a member of a higher education senior management/leadership team working to develop, monitor, and analyze policies. Experience in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work in higher education settings.
- Knowledge of student affairs issues, trends, and processes.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to manage a complex array of project tasks simultaneously and juggle multiple priorities.
- Ability to lead initiatives and guide stakeholders and workgroups.
- Strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills.
- Ability to develop, monitor, and analyze policies.
- Reliable judgement and trusted discretion.
- Ability to network and support effective partnerships with key stakeholder groups and individuals.
Preferred Education Level/Certifications:
Doctoral degree in Higher Education
Experience working across multiple institutions or at a system level.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $190,000 to $215,000
Benefits: Exempt Benefits Summary: includes full medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition remission at any of the 12 USM institutions, a generous leave plan, and the option to telework for part of the week.
Application Instructions: Please combine your cover letter, resume and list of references (at least three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and send to the following email address: email@example.com.
The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or
mental disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job, in accordance
with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared
to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status,
and their authorization to work in the United States.
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