Vice President, Student Affairs-Closing Date February 28, 2019
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule
Beginning annual salary is $151,622 and may be commensurate with education and experience exceeding the minimum required qualifications.
In addition to a competitive salary Seminole State College offers an attractive total rewards package including: a variety of paid health insurance plan options, fully paid dental and life insurance coverage; great work-life balance with a 37.5 hour work week, paid leave benefits including vacation and sick days; 9 annual paid holidays; paid leave during winter break & spring break and a four-day condensed workweek during the summer (may not be applicable to all departments); tuition reimbursement for employees and qualified dependents, and numerous professional development opportunities. In addition, employees participate in the Florida Retirement System and have several retirement options. The College pays a percentage toward retirement, based on the employee’s selected plan.
Applicants must complete the entire online application and include work history even if attaching a resume.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (To ensure full consideration all of the following documents must be attached to the application prior to 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019):
Transcripts showing the date of degree conferral; this applies to Seminole State College employees as well as external candidates (unofficial copies accepted).
Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged but not required.
TO ATTACH ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS :
You must first complete and submit the online application, then;
From the Seminole State College Home page , scroll to the bottom and click on Employment
Under Job Seekers, click on Complete or Review an Existing Application ; sign in or create an account with username and password
Click on My Activities on the top bar; go to My Cover Letters and Attachments section
Click Add Attachments to attach documents.
Note: Certain functions of the application process work best in Internet Explorer.
The Vice President is an experienced, innovative and thoughtful leader responsible for the student affairs administration of the College. Provides executive level leadership to ensure the development, implementation and continual assessment of strategies and processes for student success across the institution. The Vice President for Student Affairs is committed to the educational mission of the College and the core values which include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity in education through practice and engagement. Reports to the President of the College.
1. Provides leadership in developing student programs and support services that increase the effectiveness and impact of student development on student success, while positively influencing the institution's effectiveness and efficiency.
2. Participates in the development and successful implementation of the College's strategic plan, an annual plan, and an annual report for the area of responsibility. Identifies and interprets student needs to those engaged in planning at the College.
3. Formulates and maintains an annual budget related to planned strategic priorities in the areas of responsibility.
4. Works cooperatively with campus administrators and other functional areas of the College to develop programs and services that promote academic excellence, recruitment, equity, safety, retention, and student success among a highly diverse student body in a comprehensive, open access college.
5. Ensures processes affecting students operate efficiently and effectively and collaborates with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to ensure a seamless student experience from initial application, matriculation, and successful retention to graduation.
6. Supervises leaders responsible for student Recruitment, Admissions, Enrollment, Records, Student Development, Counseling and Advising, Articulation, Career Placement, Assessment and Testing, Dual Enrollment, Disability Services, Student Conduct, Athletics, Support Services, Student Activities, and Financial Aid.
7. Recommends policies and procedures to enhance the academic, career, social, multicultural, and interpersonal development of students in the areas of responsibility.
8. Implements strategies to recruit and support traditionally underrepresented students, first generation college students, and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds into higher education, both as staff and as students.
9. Provides vision to create, design and implement a comprehensive guided pathway model for our students to improve achievement, learning outcomes and success.
10. Serves as a member of the Executive Team, shaping the strategy and operations of the College. Partners with colleagues (other vice presidents and senior leaders).
11. Effectively uses data and metrics to engage in continuous improvement of Student Affairs programs, processes and activities. Conducts program reviews to examine data, engage in meaningful discussion, and implement impactful change as needed.
12. Monitors state and federal guidelines and laws as they apply to student programs and services. Ensures compliance with the rules and regulations of appropriate federal, state and local agencies and the policies and procedures of the College’s District Board of Trustees as they apply to Student Affairs.
13. Actively participates with state and national professional organizations, as well as other colleges and universities, to remain current with student development theory, research and programming.
14. Represents the College in the community through active participation in community events, speaking engagements, civic organizations, committee assignments, etc. Promotes effective working relationships with the appropriate school systems, other colleges and four-year institutions.
15. Participates in the accreditation process.
16. Performs all other duties as assigned by the President.
1. Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in student services, counseling, higher education administration, or a related field and demonstrated work towards obtaining a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
2. Seven or more years of progressively responsible and related experience in leading student service programs at the college level.
1. Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Record of innovative service delivery through the appropriate use of technology.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
1. Ability to inspire, lead and motivate others to achieve objectives.
2. Excellent knowledge of the principles, practices, theory and application of student development, counseling, strategic enrollment management, testing, recruitment, retention, admissions, and placement programs.
3. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws as they relate to student affairs administration.
4. Willingness to work as a team member dedicated to the success of the College, our employees, and the students we serve.
5. Ability to effectively articulate student needs and address college-wide student service issues.
6. Excellent computer technology skills.
7. A leadership style and service orientation consistent with the mission of the College. Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and manage relationships at all levels of the organization and the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders.
8. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students in an inclusive, respectful manner demonstrating a commitment to diversity and equity. An understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of students;
9. Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills.
10. Demonstrates a professional, courteous demeanor.
11. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as critical thinking ability.
WORK ENVIRONMENT and SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
1. Works inside an office environment.
2. Frequently travels between campuses and to off-site events to represent the College, including out-of-state events such as conferences, seminars and workshops.
3. Works flexible days and hours, including evenings and weekends.
COLLEGE CELL PHONE USAGE:
The College anticipates that the position incumbent must be available throughout the workday and, on some occasions, after regular work hours. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent is expected to be available by cell phone and is required to provide their current cell phone number to the Office of Human Resources and to their immediate supervisor.
This position is not eligible for Veteran’s Preference.
This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.
How to Apply
TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS: From the Seminole State College Home page, scroll to the bottom and click on Employment, Click on Complete or Review an existing Application; Sign in or create an account with user name and password; click on My Activities on the top bar, select "My Cover Letters and Attachments" link, then "Add Attachments" to attach documents. Applicants must include work history even if attaching a resume.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans’ or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in its programs, activities, and employment.
Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.
To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.
HOLDERS OF DEGREES FROM INSTITUTIONS OUTSIDE THE USA:
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address www.wes.org. The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.
To apply please visit https://www.seminolestate.edu/hr/jobs/ - mention CFEC.org job posting.