Houston Community College System (HCCS) --- a unified system of academic college education, career and technical education, adult education, distance learning, customized business / industry instruction with on-site workforce training to advance the business community, and international educational partnerships --- is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor Student Engagement and Success for this expansive college system. Chosen leader will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life, and community service.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Student Services, the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Student Engagement and Success will administer key Student Services programs. The AVC for Student Engagement and Success will coordinate and oversee student support services including Advisement, Counseling services, Career, and Job Placement services, Transfer services, Student Life, Recreational Sports and Code of Conduct services. The Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Engagement and Success will have a thorough understanding of retention and student support services programs, both nationally and at the state level.
This executive is responsible for evaluating and assessing programs and services to produce outcomes that align with strategic priorities; assisting the Vice Chancellor of Student Services in the development, management and implementation of Houston Community College’s student engagement, retention and student support services programs; providing administrative supervision and leadership for Student Support Services, retention programs and grant-funded programs within Student Services; assisting the Vice Chancellor for Student Services in strategic planning, grant writing and researching funding opportunities. In addition, the Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for modeling inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff; and keeping the Vice Chancellor of Student Services fully informed on emerging issues that have the potential for significantly affecting the College and surrounding communities.
Other Personal Attributes
· An open, energetic, well grounded, innovative, success oriented personality with a record of setting and surpassing objectives.
· Vision, initiative and self discipline, with confidence and charisma to lead, encourage and enable. Inspires conviction and enthusiasm in others, and instills vision for great achievement.
· Proven experience making sound judgments in a complex environment.
· Successful experience in managing and resolving conflict.
· Skilled consensus builder with capacity to initiate and foster collaborative partnerships.
· Places a high value on people. Possesses a strong moral compass and unquestioned integrity.
· Possesses a sense of humor, humility and a servant heart.
· Prefers transparency in operations and decision-making processes.
· Sensitive to, understands and encourages cultural diversity throughout the college, system and community.
· A recognized advocate for students with outstanding mentoring skills.
· Credits success to co-workers, takes responsibility for less than positive outcomes.
· An enabler and facilitator with outstanding diplomatic skills.
· Excellent follow through skills with record of responding to constituents in a timely way.
· A calculated risk taker and strategic thinker.
· Communicates information clearly and succinctly. Ability to sell a point in a non polarizing manner. Effective social skills.
· Trustworthy, with the ability to readily engender confidence and trust.
· Possesses instinct to be politically astute, yet not political.
This is a security sensitive position.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Student Services, the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Student Engagement and Success will administer key Student Services programs. The AVC for Student Engagement and Success will coordinate and oversee student support services including Advisement, Counseling services, Career and Job Placement services, Transfer services, Student Life, Recreational Sports and Code of Conduct services.
The Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Engagement and Success will have a thorough understanding of retention and student support services programs, both nationally and at the state level.
Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effectives and efficient, assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable law, regulation, policies and procedures.
Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, and performance evaluations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Evaluate and assess programs and services to produce outcomes that align with strategic priorities;
Assist the Vice Chancellor of Student Services in the development, management and implementation of Houston Community College’s student engagement, retention and student support services programs;
Provide administrative supervision and leadership for Student Support Services, retention programs and grant-funded programs within Student Services;
Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and college operations of selected student services initiatives;
Assess student engagement and development outcomes;
Assist the Vice Chancellor for Student Services in strategic planning, grant writing and researching funding opportunities;
Provide leadership in collecting and analyzing student support services data;
Keep the Vice Chancellor of Student Services fully informed on emerging issues and brief the Executive Cabinet on all matters that have the potential for significantly affecting the College and surrounding communities;
Develop and monitor assigned program budgets;
Participate in program planning, analysis and review;
Conduct research, gather data and prepare reports on program activities in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment;
Oversee campus student activities programs;
Model inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College's diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff;
Develop and manage Student Services budget(s); and
Responsible for the protection and safe-keeping of confidential data.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education leadership or related field required; PhD in Higher Education or related field preferred.
The successful candidate should have a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible higher education administrative experience within a successful student services or student retention environment. Experience in academic advising; staff development and assessment of student services program outcomes highly preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Applied knowledge of assessment strategies in Student Services, excellent leadership, management and organizational skills;
Strong leadership skills to promote excellent customer service;
Ability to work effectively on a team and maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced dynamic environment;
A strong commitment to the community college mission; and
Interact effectively and engage faculty, administrators and students as well as the communities we serve to successfully implement the strategic priorities.
This job 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.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity
PO Box 667517
Houston TX, 77266
713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.
Primary Location: United States
Posting Date: Apr 25, 2019
Closing Date: May 26, 2019
Salary: 109,544.00 -