University of Tennessee at Martin — Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Under direction of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, in a multicultural diverse environment, the Assistant Vice Chancellor will provide leadership in planning, organizing and directing the University’s functions in Student Affairs. Areas reporting directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students are: Student Health and Counseling, Student Recreation Center, Student Conduct, Minority Affairs and Evaluation and Assessment. Additionally, the Students of Concern Team (SOCT), Crisis Management, Assessment, and Title IX related responsibilities are linked to Student Affairs via the Dean of Students area.


  • Serve as a member of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs leadership team.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process for the division; directs and oversees this process for all units under their supervision. Ensure units implement and achieve strategic plan annual goals and objectives.
  • Plan, develop, and implement goals and objectives, using data and research, as identified through the annual evaluation and program review for each of the responsible areas with the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Monitor and assess the achievement of the goals and objectives for each of the responsible areas within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Provide supervision to Direct Reporting Staff within the Division of Student Affairs, to include evaluation of position and development of succession plans.
  • Oversee the development and administration of unit budgets, ensuring that expenses are consistent with the priorities reflected in the Division’s strategic initiatives.
  • Conduct formal annual evaluations of staff, consistent with University policy and procedures.
  • Support the adherence to and the accomplishment of University and Division values, vision, mission statements and strategic plans.
  • Provide leadership for University/Division committees and initiatives as requested, and represent the University at appropriate state, regional and national professional organizations.
  • Provide leadership in developing new initiatives as they relate to Student Affairs.
  • Actively seek innovative technologies in support of program development and implementation.
  • Oversee the work of all direct reports in the launching of initiatives to support student retention.
  • Shape an approach for the student experience in ways that align with, connect to, and reinforce the University’s vision.
  • Establish working relationships with academic affairs and other offices/departments that provide support and services to students.
  • Actively engage in an open dialogue with faculty, parents, executive level administration, and others on matters related to the welfare of students.
  • Oversee the Office of Student Conduct in the enforcement of the Student Conduct Code and related disciplinary procedures. Ensure that members of all hearing boards receive comprehensive training in the conduct system, focusing in particular on the assurance of due process within the hearing process.
  • Contribute to the management of student crises via participation in the Students of Concern Team (SOCT), as well as direct intervention with students. Crisis management includes working directly with parents, family members, and external constituents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a related discipline
  • Five years of increasingly responsible and recent management or supervisory experience within the last ten years in student services, higher education, or other related area.
  • Ability to articulate and demonstrate a meaningful commitment to the University’s identity and mission.
  • Proven record of collecting and use of assessment data
  • Ability to supervise qualified student interns


  • Doctorate from an accredited university in a related discipline

Application Process: Applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter and resume.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.