TITLE Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1193
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Vice President for Student Affairs
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR President
The primary duty of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs is to provide leadership and support for the establishment and administration of multicultural student recruiting initiatives and the development and administration of departments and programs that serve the needs of multicultural and diverse student populations.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree is required; a terminal degree is preferred.
Experience: Five years of experience in minority student recruitment, multicultural student affairs, support services, counseling, or program development targeted to diverse student populations which demonstrates a record of accomplishment and increasing responsibilities is required. Successful experience within the state of Missouri in developing and maintaining relationships with diverse organizations and political groups is preferred.
Skills: Management skills in the selection and supervision of professional, clerical and student employees, in the development of recruitment goals and objectives, and in decision making are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Awareness and sensitivity to the issues related to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students are required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides supervision and oversight of Multicultural Student Services and Access Programs, TRIO programs, and Multicultural Programs.
2. Initiates, plans, and coordinates special events sponsored by Student Affairs, such as Multicultural Leadership Scholarship Interview Day, Diversity Training, Academic Support Initiatives, and the Youth Empowerment Conference.
3. Provides leadership within the Division of Student Affairs by serving on the Vice President’s Staff, Student Affairs Leadership Team, and other committees as assigned.
4. Facilitates the Inclusive Excellence program for all recipients of the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship.
5. Serves as a tenure-track faculty member in the College of Education, teaching two classes per semester (12 credit hours per year) and participating in activities associated with teaching, research, and service.
6. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
8. Supports the overall success of the Division of Student Affairs by performing all other duties assigned.
The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs is supervised by the Vice President for Student Affairs and supervises full time, part time, and student employees.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES