Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Vice Provost of Advising and Career Services (AVP-ACS) provides leadership and support to university initiatives and policies that contribute to the academic success of students. The AVP-ACS advances strategies in the areas of academic and career advising, community college partnerships and student support services that enhance degree completion and student success.
The higher education landscape is changing rapidly and disruptively. The AVP-ACS provides leadership and support for PSU initiatives that respond to these rapid changes, including deployment and use of data analytics, process reengineering, cross-institutional partnerships, use of CRM and social media and a deep focus on understanding and improving student experience. This position therefore requires: strong interest in innovation in higher education, positive forward-looking attitude, high level of creativity and problem-solving ability, and the capacity to engage and support academic and career advisors, faculty and staff through change.
The AVP-ACS is responsible for consistent achievement of objectives as assigned by the Provost. The AVP-ACS, in collaboration with the advising and career leads for each advising unit, will provide leadership to assist in an institutional transformation that will position PSU as a national leader in academic and career advising. The AVP-ACS will provide collaborative leadership and work with AVPs and Directors in other student service units to sustain campus wide initiatives in support of improved and integrated student service practices.
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Master's degree, preferably in higher education or related field.
5-years experience in an advising leadership role.
Advanced knowledge of undergraduate advising, career development and retention strategies.
Demonstrated ability to provide campus-wide leadership for student success and retention efforts.
Supervision of professional-level positions.
Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Terminal Degree in a related disciplinary field.
Experience at an urban university.
Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency and initiatives to advance the success of underrepresented groups.
Demonstrated ability to engage in change management and engage stakeholders collaboratively in the process.
Understanding of community college programs and collaboration with off-campus partners.
Knowledge of ADA requirements.
Demonstrated excellent presentation and teaching skills.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated excellent decision-making skills.
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
Interest in participating in external fund development in support of the University Career Center.
Bilingual (preferably Spanish) or experience working in a bilingual environment.
Knowledge of collective bargaining environments.
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