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Vice Chancellor of Student Success

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management

General Description of Position: The Vice Chancellor for Student Success is responsible directly to the Campus Chancellor with indirect reporting to the Sr. Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the planning, development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the college student support, retention, and development programs. The Vice Chancellor will provide leadership in the functional areas as assigned.

As the chief student support officer of the Campus, the Vice Chancellor for Student Success provides leadership that enhances the campus’ student support and development services, improves cross-functional teamwork in support of student success, retention and completion, and establishes additional progressive strategies for advancing continuous quality improvement efforts in an environment that promotes and values diversity and recognizes the various needs and services required for a diverse student body.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Success will be a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet with the purpose of providing leadership that aligns with the College’s core values and implements strategies in order to meet the needs of a diverse community and student body on campus. This position promotes diversity, integrity, community engagement, innovation, and excellence; is accountable to perform statewide responsibilities to maintain consistent statewide curricula, policies, and practices. This position will work closely with appropriate Systems Office leadership to establish strategies coordinated with statewide efforts in key areas of focus (recruitment, enrollment, completion, retention, and student success).

Major Responsibilities:

Provides vision, leadership, coaching, and direction to all student success staff for the delivery of quality student development and services initiatives.

Plans, organizes, and administers all student development programs and services in concert with the College’s mission, purposes, and resources with special emphasis on student retention, completion, and student success goals.

Provides campus leadership that supports the academic mission of the College, fosters student development, and that promotes collaboration among multiple departments that supports student learning outside the classroom through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Serves as the Campus advocate for students and ensures students’ voices are heard and given value within the institution.

Ensures delivery of services in the functional areas of student support services, which may include advising, career services, disability support services, judicial affairs and Title IX, student life, leadership and development, wrap around services, mentoring and coaching, counseling, and other non-instructional programs and services; adheres to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) guidelines.

Serves as the Campus’ chief judicial officer.

In collaboration with other campus leaders and Systems Office staff, develops an inclusive and safe environment that promotes and values diversity.

Collaborates with all campus departments to meet the needs of the Campus and College in the execution of the College mission and vision.

Develops, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive student support plan which includes student retention, completion and success strategies.

Ensures compliance, including preparing and submitting reports, with College policies, procedures, and requirements established by legal statutes, board policies, and administrative decisions; interprets and enforces external agencies regulations, policies, and practices (Department of Education Title IV, FERPA, Clery Act, etc.).

Serves on local and statewide committees associated with job functions, or representing the College as needed.

Provides real-time persistence and retention reports consistent with those shared with college leadership at other campuses and Systems Offices.

As a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet:

• Assures assessment of functional area needs, investigates and develops alternative strategies, establishes priorities and goals, recommends implementation activities, and evaluates progress.

• Oversees the development and administration of budgets for each functional area, and determines priorities for expenditures

• Serving as a model for strong leadership, develops and supports the Campus culture of team collaboration and commitment to delivering high quality services and outcomes, by being student- and employee-centered.

• Builds and sustains a process-managed organization and culture that delivers measurable value for the organization targeting efficiency and cost optimization in functional areas.

• Collaborates with other cabinet members to implement the College strategic plan across the campus service area. Executes strategic initiatives and resource allocation at a local level to achieve college-wide and campus-level metrics.

• Creates and maintains an environment where planning, development, and delivery of services for students occur in a creative and effective manner that fosters cultural and global awareness.

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in student personnel, counseling, adult or higher education, or related discipline is required.

Three to five years of progressive leadership experience in a comprehensive student affairs unit is required.

Demonstrated project management skills to oversee several projects concurrently and meet deadlines effectively.

Knowledge of managing student related data and reporting. Must be adept at resolving individual and group conflicts, and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Proven ability to identify key issues and to carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution.

Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matter quickly.

Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders within the higher education, charitable, government, and business sectors.

Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.

Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Preferred Qualifications: Community College experience is preferred.
Other Requirements:

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Work Hours:  
Hiring Range: $78,000 - $85,000
Team Ivy Referral:  
Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number, emails).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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