Kennesaw State University — Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 37,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Reporting to the vice president for student affairs, the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students (AVP/DOS) provides executive leadership to assist the vice president in the development and implementation of strategic planning and administrative oversight for specific functions related to co-curricular experiences, policy review and development, conduct and crisis management, budget planning and implementation, and collaboration with various internal and external constituents for the purpose of creating a vibrant, inclusive community focused on the success of every student. The AVP/DOS oversees the office of the dean of students, student conduct and academic integrity, parent and family programs, behavioral case management, policy and compliance, disability services and the CARE team. The AVP/DOS provides leadership and vision for the University’s strategic and integrated functions related to student advocacy, support, accountability, and intervention; oversees budget development and management for all units within the office of the dean of students and the student activities budget advisory committee (SABAC); and advises the management of the behavioral response team, which includes university-wide crisis/emergency management and support/advocacy for students and their families.

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and at least five years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs in higher education. A terminal degree, experience in senior student affairs leadership and a demonstrated commitment to serving students in a diverse and complex community are preferred. The ideal candidate will possess management experience in staff development, budgeting, research, and student success; a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with academic leadership, athletics, the university police department, and other university and community support organizations; and an ability remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training programs. The successful candidate will be a recognized leader with a proven history of being student-centered, collegial, accessible, inclusive, interactive, and able to effectively advocate for students.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Kennesaw State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.