Associate Vice President for Student Success & Educational Equity (Admin III)/Student Affairs California State University, San Bernardino
Employment Status: Full-time, 'Exempt,' At-Will, position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 28, 2020.
Required Application Materials: All applicants must submit 1) Letter of interest or cover letter, 2) Current resume or curriculum vitae and 3) Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position.
The University: CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so. For more information on the campus, please visit the CSUSB website.
The Position: Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Success & Educational Equity oversees the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Student Assistance in Learning (SAIL), the Career Center, the Veterans Success Center, Undocumented Student Success Center, Services for Students w/ Disabilities, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, GEAR UP, First Star Academy, Cal-SOAP and will provide subject-matter expertise and be a consultative resource to the university and enrollment management leaders on student success and equity initiatives at CSUSB including GI 2025.
The AVP for Student Services & Educational Equity is responsible for the development of policies, procedures, programs, and services that will promote, encourage and support student access and success. The incumbent will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating access and retention strategies with an emphasis on closing the achievement gap for first generation, low-income and traditionally underserved populations.
The Associate Vice President will be responsible for developing and maintaining programs that support the CSU San Bernardino Graduation Initiative. Working at times in collaboration with Academic Affairs and the Provost, the Associate Vice President for Student Success & Educational Equity will provide energetic leadership, direction, and vision for all departments in their portfolio. The AVP will also be responsible for conducting evaluations of effectiveness of programs designed to enhance student success and achieve educational equity by preparing data-driven programmatic recommendations and statistical reports that lead to a better understanding of student needs and barriers to college access and retention. In addition, the AVP will provide leadership in establishing a division-wide culture of inquiry and assessment by supporting the development, implementation, validation and reporting of co-curricular student learning outcomes assessments.
The incumbent is also a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs senior leadership team, which also includes the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, the Assistant Vice President for Health & Wellness, and the Athletics Director. The AVP will work closely with the leadership team and colleagues in the Division. The AVP will be responsible for working with the Division of Student Affairs Research & Assessment Officer in executing annual assessment plan and reports, contributing to the division's strategic planning activities, and participating in campus-wide committees.
Typical duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Student Success Planning and Implementation:
Provide oversight regarding the quality of the student experience and success programming across multiple departments; including EOP, SAIL, Services for Students with Disabilities, the Veteran Success Center, Undocumented Student Success Center, & Career Center. These activities will be developed, implemented and assessed with the specific purpose of increasing student retention, persistence, graduation rates and the metrics detailed in GI 2025.
Through the Office of Pre-College Programs and specifically the following grants: Talent Search, Upward Bound, GEAR UP, First Star Academy and Cal-SOAP, collaborate with internal and external constituents including community members and school district administrators to ensure college awareness and readiness for local area students.
Keep the team abreast of proven practices and research that are effective with first generation and low-income students. In addition to access, retention and graduation strategies, one of the AVPs direct reports will be the Career Center to ensure that students receive a wide range of quality services designed to support and challenge them at all points on the career development and implementation path.
Lead the development and facilitation of training sessions for staff that involves comprehensive mastery of intrusive advising strategies, wholistic student support and comprehensive programming and services to meet the needs of students with diverse needs and experiences.
Work directly with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College Deans & Associate Deans, Chairs and Faculty to promote best practices for serving first-generation and low-income students.
Direct and develop tracking and reporting systems for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating retention data and student success reports to college leadership and other state and Federal agencies.
Work with the Research and Assessment Officer to analyze the course performance patterns and retention rates of EOP, SAIL, VSC, USSC, and SSD students on a longitudinal basis and develop annual reports to inform decision-making, resource allocation, and delivery of services.
Interview, hire, train, supervise, monitor, and evaluate all management personnel. Implement, monitor, and evaluate progress of students. Compile and write University reports.
Serve as liaison between support services departments in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Maintain regular communication with staff. Attend appropriate University and/or community meetings.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty and staff. Work closely with all units to ensure services align to improve retention rates annually.
Gather data and update the Vice President on the retention and resource needs of first generation and low-income students; attend regional and national conferences to deliver papers.
Establish, maintain and monitor budget and resource management; write proposals to enhance resources in EOP, SAIL, Career Center, and other foundation grants initiated out of Student Affairs. Monitor purchases and resource allocation needs within all units.
Participate in Student Affairs Fundraising & Grant Writing Committee and work closely with Director of Development to identify and cultivate donors and potential grant opportunities.
Collaborate with University and Community partners to identify and secure external resources and funding (local, state, regional and federal) to support student success and educational equity issues.
In addition to the above, other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Master's Degree in College Student Development, Higher Education or related field; AND 5 years or more of progressive demonstrated leadership experience in education, management, and expertise in facilitating organizational development and change.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and policy development.
Excellent communication skills are a must.
Innovative use of technology and competency in building and analyzing data of all types for decision making purposes.
Experience in writing federally sponsored grants for educational purposes and knowledgeable of federal and state auditing procedures and guidelines. Knowledgeable of various federal, state, and/or regional reporting requirements and standards.
Experience with Academic and Opportunity Support Programs (e.g. Educational Opportunity Program), student success best practices and/or retention initiatives in a university setting.
Financial and business analysis techniques; database construction management and retrieval methods.
Familiarity with student registration, academic advising and course scheduling procedures.
Rules, regulations and laws regarding student records.
Customer service standards and procedures, record retention and/or destruction policies and procedures.
Doctoral Degree from an accredited college or university.
Extensive knowledge of the CSU, CSUSB and the Inland Empire and experience in successfully servicing the needs of student populations, and demonstrated commitment to championing the division's mission and vision and use of evidence-based practices to inform continuous quality improvement.
Group and individual counseling techniques, ability to assess and implement intrusive advising techniques and capacity to conduct effective group and individual training sessions with staff.
Experience with NACE Competencies for Career Readiness and implementing career development models effectively with diverse student population.
Effectively write grant proposals to supplement existing resources.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to supervise and manage delivery of student success services efficiently; effectively synthesize information from various sources to be used in management decisions.
Ability to understand administrative problems and solutions involved in operating retention and completion initiatives.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to understand and utilize student success research and literature for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented populations, as well as the ability to utilize proven approaches for effectively assessing academic advising and learning support strategies.
Knowledge of and familiarity with the sociological issues facing underrepresented, first generation and low-income persons in the university and in their communities.
Demonstrated ability to handle the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.
Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development and implementation.
Knowledge of California State University budget regulations, ability to make difficult resource allocation decisions; ability to manage limited resources and deliver maximum student services.
General knowledge of the procedures and practices of Federal grant regulations and standards and their relationship to instructional programs and student success initiatives.
Ability to analyze complex problems and to devise innovative solutions; ability to work independently and in a collaborative fashion.
Effective management and leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead learning outcomes assessment in a college setting.
Demonstrated leadership in academic support services.
Familiarity with higher education organizations and with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be 'Designated' under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.