Associate Vice President Student Engagement


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionReporting to the Vice President for the Student Experience, the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement (AVP) is a strategic partner within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience (ESE) with a focus on enhancing the student experience and increasing student engagement. The AVP is student-centered and provides leadership and oversight to the following departments: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Slutzker Center for International Services, LGBT Resource Center, Disability Cultural Center, Student Activities, Student Centers and Programming Services, and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. With a sharp focus on student development and a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the AVP provides leadership and vision for student engagement to create an unsurpassed experience for all Syracuse University students. The AVP provides focused leadership and programmatic oversight for reporting units ensuring a vibrant, safe, engaging and educational environment for students. The AVP plays a pivotal role with student success by working collaboratively and creatively with the entire campus community to bring a sense of vision and cohesion to student engagement. The AVP serves as a champion for creating a vibrant fraternity and sorority life system that is inclusive, engaged, and values-centered. The AVP provides visionary leadership for the newly renovated Schine Student Center and the Goldstein Student Center, working with colleagues to ensure that the centers are vibrant, responsive to student needs, and serve the hub for student life on campus.QualificationsMasters degree required, Doctoral Degree preferred, in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, or other related area.Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience.Job Specific QualificationsMust demonstrate a sophisticated knowledge of student development and an understanding of current issues and best practices in Student Affairs and Higher Education.Experience designing, delivering, evaluating and/or leading activities, programs and services related to student engagement and success including institutional access, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, and/or intersectionality in a higher education setting.Demonstrated experience effectively working and establishing rapport with diverse populations inclusive of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, class, veteran status, and disability.Proven experience working collaboratively with students and colleagues at all levels in a large, complex institution, as well as with various external communities, to facilitate positive and collaborative processes and initiatives coupled with measurable programmatic deliverables.Proven innovator effective at creating institutional change.Excellent oral and written communication; strong analytical skills.The ability to multi-task and remain calm in the midst of highly tense situations; crisis management skills.ResponsibilitiesProvide leadership and oversight to the following Departments: Disability Cultural Center, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Slutzker Center for International Services, Student Activities, and Student Centers and Programming Services.Assist with the cultivation of an enhanced, inclusive, and engaging student experience that supports campus life. Responsible for supporting the success of students by leading the Universitys initiatives to create and sustain a campus culture and climate that welcomes and embraces diversity and inclusion of all members.Promote the student experience through advocacy and academic support, diversity and inclusion education, leadership, development, and mentoring that provides opportunities for intentional student engagement. Create collaborative relationships through programming efforts. Promote a healthy and positive campus climate. Work collaboratively to build relationships with faculty and staff in order to enhance learning and campus climate inside and outside the classroom.Oversee the execution of co-curricular programs and services that link issues of race, ethnicity, culture, diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and intersectionality to holistic student development.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.Message to ApplicantsSyracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
Associated topics: assistant dean, associate dean, associate director, executive manager, lead, manage, president, provost, supervise, vice president * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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