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Assistant Vice President - Student Services
|Job Type:||Student Affairs Administration|
|Location:||Notre Dame, IN|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 11,000 Students|
Assistant Vice President - Student Services
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Assistant Vice President - Student Services.
Applications will be accepted until 9/16/2019.
The Assistant Vice President for Student Services provides campus leadership in developing a holistic, multidisciplinary strategy to impact student health and well-being for a diverse student population of 12,500. This position will be responsible for assessing, addressing, and overseeing areas related to student physical and mental health. Notre Dame, like other universities, is experiencing significantly increased demand for these student services, managing significant risk and increased complexity associated with student cases that encompass both harm to self and the broader campus community, ensuring adherence to national accreditation requirements and compliance with federal law, and designing and overseeing the student health insurance plan. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, this senior leader will oversee the large student service departments that support student health and well-being, including the nationally accredited University Counseling Center, nationally accredited University Health Services, the Center for Student Support & Care (which includes the Care Program supporting students of concern and well as the Sara Bea Center for Accessibility Services that provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students in compliance with the federal and state laws and regulations, and the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being that facilitates student health promotion and provides risk reduction education related to alcohol and other drugs. The leader will work with these units and a wide variety of campus stakeholders to provide proactive education and build awareness within the campus community about student well-being, design and implement best practices for addressing student high risk and crisis situations, and ensure that the University provides comprehensive, appropriate, compliant, and coordinated care to students across medical, mental health, accessibility, and alcohol and other drug needs. Ultimately, with success, this leader will have an important impact on student formation, retention, and flourishing and ensuring the safety of our student community.
The AVP for Student Services must cultivate exceptional relationships both within the Division of Student Affairs, and well beyond - particularly across all of the academic colleges and schools, with the Department of Athletics, the Division of Campus Safety and University Operations, and the Office of General Counsel. The AVP must demonstrate the ability to establish a strategic vision across departments, lead a staff of highly specialized and trained professionals from diverse fields of study, oversee the financial management of units with internal, endowed, and auxiliary funding, remain abreast of and attentive to emerging compliance legal requirements, manage crisis situations with impeccable judgment, and ensure that the departments serve students in keeping with the University's Catholic, Holy Cross mission.
1) Prepare, oversee, and assess a comprehensive strategy for student health and well-being that spans the responsibilities and individual expertise of the University Counseling Center (UCC), University Health Services, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, University Health Services (UHS), and Center for Student Care and Support (including the Care program and the Sara Bea Center for Accessibility Services). Remain abreast of Notre Dame student health trends and external best practices to ensure that our University services reflect the quality of care needed for our student population. Set the strategy for and monitor the effectiveness of the student health insurance plan in collaboration with division and campus partners, including chairing the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee. Ensure that student health and well-being services are communicated effectively and in a coordinated, accessible manner to students, faculty, staff, and parents. Manage the fiscal, facility and talent needs related to these crucial student care departments.
2) Serve as the Division's senior contact for student crisis, withdrawal, and readmission situations, both in terms of individual cases and the overall design of Notre Dame's student response and intervention protocols. Collaborate with the relevant subject matter experts within the unit as well as across the University by managing these student of concern or threat cases with the transparency, clarity, and compassion needed to support both individual students as well as ensure the safety of the campus community. Serve or appoint team members to oversee the University's Care team and participate in the campus-wide Threat Assessment Committee. Ensure that the Division is engaged appropriately in the excused absence, withdrawal, and readmission processes, serving as the senior student affairs representative on these matters. Support the development of emergency preparedness and response protocols relevant to student health and well-being, including service as a Human Life Officer as needed.
3) Collaborate with division and campus partners to educate and promote awareness of student health trends and well-being challenges (including forming and convening cross-campus groups as needed), ensure that the scope of health and wellness services reflect the priorities of partner units with the Academy and Athletics; remain abreast of emerging legal trends and requirements, develop and represent the interests of the Division in University policy development (including as a member of the University's Academic Code and Policy Committee); and provide strong and effective stewardship of the University's Catholic, Holy Cross traditions and values.
4) Engage in the preparation of and cultivation of benefactors with an interest in supporting student health and well-being. Gather relevant data, articulate internal and external trends, and share stories that will assist in building a compelling case for fundraising priorities designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
5) Serve as a senior leader within the Division of Student Affairs, collaborating a member of the senior management team, cultivating talent and professional development within the division, participating in succession planning, and serving as a role model for students consistent with the University's mission and the division's responsibility for student formation.
A terminal degree in higher education administration, student personnel, medicine, counseling, clinical psychology, or pertinent areas of study is preferred; a master’s degree in those or related fields is required. Ability to design, implement, and assess a strategic vision for student well-being. Knowledge of both current and emerging health and well-being issues and concerns among college and university students. Passion for student formation and experience in student development and care. Commitment to excellence in the service of students. Demonstrated experience in and success with leading a wide range of highly trained professionals, most of whom hold terminal degrees in their field. Compelling oral, written, and digital communications skills, and executive presence. Exceptional collaboration skills that can build trust both within and beyond the division, including partners in the academy, athletics, campus safety, and general counsel. Ability to manage crisis situations with impeccable judgment, transparency, compassion, and firmness. Experience with and demonstrated ability to manage legal and compliance risks, including the creation and modification of appropriate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and accreditation requirements. Comfort with operating within ambiguous or uncertain environments. Commitment to and a track record of success in serving students and staffs from diverse backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that the services, practices, and policies overseen are as inclusive as possible to students from marginalized backgrounds. Knowledge of and commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic, Holy Cross traditions and values, including a nuanced appreciation of how the University’s mission must be integrated into student health and well-being services. Conscientious management of confidential and sensitive information with integrity.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597. Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19674. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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