Position TitleVice President for Student Affairs
DepartmentOffice of the President
Union/Non UnionNon Union
Full Time or Part TimeFull Time
Hiring Salary RangeSalary commensurate with education and experience
Regular or TemporaryRegular
Job Description Summary
Serving as a core executive member of the College’s senior management team and advisor to the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs provides balanced leadership to the administration and staff of the area and collaborates in all aspects of service delivery and programming with an emphasis on student success. He/she is the College’s Chief Student Affairs Office and reports directly to the President. He/she has overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the area and may be called upon to represent the President at key community gatherings, on external committees, with significant partnerships and/or in his/her absence. The Vice President has broad and comprehensive responsibilities for the success of students in achieving their goals in collaboration with the Executive Vice President and Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Student Success and other members of the senior administration and college community. The Vice President directs the services necessary to support student success in and out of the classroom. He/she is expected to be knowledgeable of theories and best practices that support various student populations and assist in meeting the College’s strategic plan, Envision Success.
The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the fiscal management of Student Affairs and advocates for students’ rights and responsibilities. He/she is expected to provide the administrative leadership necessary to achieve a high standard of excellence in services for students. He/she fosters collaboration with the senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external communities to promote student success through research, use of best practices, evaluation of services, assessment of learning, continuous improvement, collaborative governance, and strategies to include the College’s participation in Achieving the Dream and the American Association of Community College’s Pathways Project.
He/she provides leadership in service delivery at the Largo Campus and the degree/extension and workforce training locations throughout Prince George’s County to ensure strategic planning, evaluation, and resource allocation to enhance and sustain innovation, quality, and high levels of student achievement across the College.
The function of the office of Vice President for Student Affairs is to manage administrative units, programs, services, and budgets. These operations include but are not limited to: Student Enrollment Services, inclusive of Recruitment, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR), Dual Enrollment, Creating Opportunities for Academic Success and Transfer (COAST), Welcome Center, Call Center, and Student Assessment Services; Student Success and Engagement, inclusive of Personal Counseling, Student Support Services, Disability Support and Vocational Support Services, TRIO programs, Veterans’ Services, Diverse Male Student Initiative, Women of Wisdom, and College Life Services (student activities, clubs, and organizations, community programming, and wellness); Intramural and Intercollegiate athletics programming, and Academic and Career Advising. Responsibilities include co-leadership with institutional priorities, including Pathways and Achieving the Dream. Additional responsibilities focus on implementation of procedures associated with policies and processes relative to the Prince George’s Community College CODE of Policies, Procedures, and Regulations, the Student Handbook, and the Code of Conduct.
- Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
- Five (5) years of full-time experience in student affairs in higher education, preferably within a community college setting.
- Five (5) years of experience in supervising personnel and in the oversight/administration of programs directly related to student affairs.
The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
- Lead the area to include Enrollment Services, Academic and Career Advising, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Student Success and Engagement.
- Serve as a member of the Senior Team and advise the President on major policy issues and decisions affecting student programming to support enrollment, retention, graduation, transfer, internships, and job placement.
- Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely, thoughtful, evidence-based manner.
- Ability to think strategically and prioritize effectively.
- Supervise and evaluate direct reports in the accomplishment of strategic and operational goals.
- Responsible for overall coordination of enrollment and retention planning in collaboration with other areas of the college and appropriate committees/taskforces.
- Support the use of assessments and subsequent data to make decisions and build accountability to strengthen programs and services.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with student information systems and their use for enhancement of the student experience.
- Develop short and long-range strategic and operational goals for Student Affairs.
- Promote and invigorate the student/institutional culture of excellence.
- Advocate for students’ needs and priorities.
- Collaborative and visionary leadership skills with the ability to encourage improvement, inspire his/her colleagues, and promote dedication, creativity, innovation, and growth.
- Demonstrate the ability to engage positively with all staff and the community at large and articulate an understanding that student support areas are stronger when integrated in their purpose and mission.
- Work closely and collaboratively with the senior administration and key staff to establish and implement operational plans for student success.
- Work collaboratively to meet the needs of changing demographics and expectations of students, faculty, and staff.
- Demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the continued creation and utilization of a culture of evidence in decision-making as articulated in the College’s work with Achieving the Dream.
- Ensure a focus on the design and implementation of Pathways, using meta-majors, to support students’ goals and achievements.
- Demonstrate a commitment to fostering excellence, encouraging innovation and experimentation in design and delivery of student services and programming.
- Focus on team orientation, including encouraging deep alignment, integration and collaboration between Teaching, Learning, and Student Success; Enterprise Technology; Administrative Services and Finance; Strategy, Planning, and Effectiveness; and the office of the President.
- Ensure compliance of federal requirements as it relates to Title IV, area grants, and accreditation standards.
- Work closely with the college community to promote an environment conducive to learning and engagement.
- Collaborate across the college in support of the provision of services to a diverse student population.
- Understanding of demographics affecting higher education and ability to articulate challenges and opportunities before the community college.
- Understanding of traditionally under-served and at-risk student populations.
- Provide oversight to operating budgets, area grants, and funds allocated for student programming.
- Serve as the liaison for the Student Governance Board of Associated Students with student leadership and the office of the President.
- Recommend, to the president via the appropriate governance structure, policies, and procedures (new, amended, or enhanced) as related to Student Affairs.
- Ensure on-going training in the areas of technology, customer service standards, and professional development consistent with the area and college expectations.
- Promote and support staff development and cross-training across Student Affairs.
- Implement, as appropriate, components of the college’s Diversity Plan and affirmative action guidelines pertinent to personnel in the areas of responsibility.
- Attend professional meetings and represent the area of Student Affairs at the local, state, regional, and national levels, as appropriate.
- Coordinate development of the biennial academic/staff calendar in partnership with the area of Teaching, Learning, and Student Success.
- Attend Board of Trustees’ public meetings and retreats.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
- Experience developing programs for non-traditional students.
- Applicant must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- The work schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the department.
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?Yes
Open Until FilledYes
Background Check Statement
Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The college is currently in a Modified Academic and Business Operation (MABO) model, which means some of the work is being performed from remote locations. When the conditions permit, based on CDC and College Administrator’s guidelines, employees will be required to resume their work on campus as directed by management. This position is located in the state of Maryland.
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