Western Carolina University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (AVC & DOS). This position is an integral member of the leadership team of the Division of Student Affairs which includes: Admissions, Auxiliaries, Bookstore, Campus Activities, Campus Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, Campus Recreation & Wellness, Cat Card, Dining Services, Financial Aid, Greek Student Engagement & Development, Health Services, lnterCultural Affairs, Kneedler Child Development Center, Orientation, Marketing & Assessment, Residential Living, Scholarships, Student Affairs Office, Student Community Ethics.
The Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The AVC & DOS is responsible for providing leadership, administration and general oversight for the Departments of Greek Student Engagement and Development, Intercultural Affairs and Student Community Ethics; and serves as a deputy Title IX coordinator and investigator under WCU policies and procedures. Position responsibilities are directed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and may change as needs arise.
The AVC & DOS is a highly visible member of the university community who interacts across divisional lines and within the community. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with all segments of the university community through education, consultation, advisement and referral. The AVC & DOS is an advocate for students and expected to be engaged in all areas of student welfare.Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated starting date for the position is May 1, 2020.
Western Carolina University is one of the 17 institutions comprising the UNC System. With an enrollment of over 12,000 students and situated in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, WCU is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Candidates must hold a master's degree in law, higher education, or a related field. Candidates should have at least 6-8 years of progressive administrative experience in higher education including service in a director-level position. Experience with student programming development and implementation, staff supervision, student conduct, residence hall supervision, work with underrepresented students, fraternity and sorority life, and Title IX investigations is required. Candidates should demonstrate strong evidence of progressive leadership experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills including strong supervision skills, policy development and oversight, mediation skills, budgetary experience and organizational assessment skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online. Initial consideration of completed applications will begin on January 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application must include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three references including their name, address, email address, and telephone number. For more information, please contact Kellie Monteith, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-227-7147
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.