Lindenwood University — Associate Vice President, Student Life

Job Title:  Associate Vice President, Student Life
Division:  Enrollment Management and Student Engagement
Evaluation Group:  Staff Administrator
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Starting Salary: $ 79,533.00

Reports To:  Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Engagement
Positions Supervised:  Director, Student Counseling and Resource Center; Chaplain; Administrative Assistant; Director, Community Standards and Conflict Resolution

Job Summary
The associate vice president of student life is the senior student engagement officer responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership for planning, development and coordination of all student development programs at Lindenwood University. As dean of students, this position oversees all student adjudication issues. 

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibility and Execution

  • Administers a comprehensive operational plan for student life programs, creating opportunities to engage diverse ideas inside and outside the classroom
  • Manages all student crises
  • Maintains responsibility for student adjudication
  • Provides programs and services that emphasize student development and success.
  • Ensures that all university programs remain on schedule and achieve set goals
  • Serves as the chief assessment officer for the division and the hearing officer for Title IX complaints involving students
  • Prepares and publishes the Drug Free Schools and Communities (DFSCA) biannual report
  • Reviews and modifies the student handbook and any student development policies that appear in the academic catalogs
  • Executes on immunization requirements

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

  • Oversees all internal strategic, personnel and fiscal planning
  • Develops and maintains student code of conduct policies
  • Provides strategic direction for care and concern for student populations
  • Works collaboratively with the faculty, staff, and students to expand cultural competencies to bring greater understanding and valuation of differences in people campus-wide
  • Provides frequent, comprehensive and data-focused oral and written reports to campus and community constituents on the progress of the department
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to university values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork

Employee Management and Development

  • Recruits, interviews, hires and monitors performance of department staff
  • Conducts annual employee performance evaluations based on clear department standards
  • Provides autonomy, authority and resources to support and enable staff to meet job expectations

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 years’ progressive leadership and supervision in higher education, educational leadership, and/or student services
  • Direct administrative and financial management experience
  • Terminal degree preferred 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Knowledge of budgeting, assessment, diversity initiatives and human resource practices
  • Knowledge of Title IX, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Clery Act, DFSCA, and Office of Civil Rights compliance
  • Knowledge of student development theories
  • Strong understanding of retention and recruitment issues relative to their impact on instructional learning, student retention and legal liability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong professional integrity
  • Ability to problem solve, use good judgment and think critically
  • Requires leadership, creativity and initiative.
  • Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills 

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting
  • Evening and weekend work required
  • Serves and a Campus Security Authority (CSA)

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Work effectively at a computer for extended time daily
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.