University of South Carolina — Associate Vice President for Student Housing and Well-Being

About UofSC
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Job Description
The Associate Vice President for Student Housing and Well-Being facilitates excellence in University Housing, Student Health Services and Faculty-Principal Led Living and Learning Communities, through a culture of assessment and continuous improvement and a focus on student success. The Associate Vice President influences a physical and environmental infrastructure that supports student safety, student well-being, and student success. As an important member of the University’s emergency management team, the Associate Vice President is a key contact for issue management and resolution, particularly related to student health, student well-being, and residential facilities. The Assistant Vice President manages the administration of all policies, programs, services, facilities, and budgets within the aforementioned areas and leads a dynamic staff.

  • Supervision: Is directly or indirectly responsible for recruitment, selection, hiring, onboarding, training, developing, coaching, recognition and performance management of all staff within the areas of University Housing, Student Health Services and Faculty-Led Living and Learning Communities.
  • Issue Management and Resolution: Provides issue management and resolution for situations involving student health and well-being, on-campus residents, and student housing and student health facilities. Evaluates individual situations to identify and implement improvements in practices, protocols, and policies to support student success and safety. Guides an environment of student learning and accountability.
  • Cultivation of Student Engagement and Persistence: Reviews services and programs in University Housing, Student Health Services and Faculty-Led Living and Learning Communities to improve and advance positive student engagement and learning. Revises programs and services based upon assessment data and national best practices. Ensures that services and programs are positively contributing to student persistence.
  • Financial Sustainability: Executes sound short-term and long-term financial decision making. Partners with experts across the institution and the industry in the effective evaluation of operational budgets, fees, and facilities planning, with a keen focus on best practices and emerging trends.
  • Constituent Relations: Responds to legislative and media requests in coordination with University Communications and provides insight on the impact of proposed legislation. May serve as an expert for legislative or media inquiries.
  • Crisis Management: Serves as an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and University crisis response and crisis management teams.
  • Recruitment and Retention: Attends student recruitment events and supports new student recruitment. Participates in student retention strategy development. Assumes responsibility for special projects, as needed, to support the advancement of university and division goals.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in higher education administration or related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.