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Assistant Vice President Student Services

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Posting Details

Title Information

Security Sensitive Position? Yes
Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number TSU201844
Official TSU Title Assistant Vice President Student Services
Grant Title N/A
Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Services, the Assistant Vice President for Student Services is responsible for the overall direction, administration, and leadership of a student-centered team including, but not limited to the following areas: Student Conduct, Multicultural Affairs, Counseling Center; Disability Services; Health Center; Talent Search; Upward Bound; Veteran Affairs; Parent Child Learning Laboratory (PCLL); and Center on the Family. The Assistant Vice President will lead data driven assessment, communication, and strategic planning initiatives for the Division of Student Services. The primary goal of the AVP is to promote exemplary student conduct, enhance student support, foster academic success, and encourage co-curricular involvement.

Essential Duties Summary

Provide leadership and oversight for the Counseling Center; Career Planning and Placement; Disability Services; Health Center; Talent Search; Upward Bound; Veteran Affairs; Parent Child Learning Laboratory; Center on the Family. Provide leadership and direction in creating and maintaining a supportive campus through services, programs, and innovative learning experiences within and beyond the classroom. Promote strategies and programs designed to positively impact student success and completion. Expand and further develop frameworks for student support and increased retention. This position serves as the chief conduct officer and assists in the selection, training and supervision of the student/faculty/staff disciplinary committee; create an environment that strives to ensure a fair and objective process that upholds the high behavioral standards expected in the TSU Student Code of Conduct; serves as an advocate for student/parent concerns and issues. Foster collaborations with academic units and programs. Represent the University, as appropriate, in the community and in professional organizations. Lead internal and external committees and task forces on various initiatives. Liaison with the State and local community on issues related to academic success, multiculturalism, and health/wellness. Serve as divisional/university point person for community relations through programmatic initiatives, crisis management (on and off campus), and liaison with various campus/community groups that cross divisional lines. Create a student experience focused on a campus culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participate in the University’s strategic planning process, ensuring consistency with and support of institutional strategic goals. Works collaboratively with the campus community-faculty, staff, and students-to create a culture of student engagement and success. Develop the Division of Student Services Annual Report. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Services.



Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.

A master’s degree is required in counseling, college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. Doctorate or ABD preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated ability in the areas of leadership, budgetary/fiscal oversight, and staff supervision. Evidence of commitment to students and their development, team approach to problem solving, ability to manage multiple departments, knowledge of enrollment management strategies, knowledge of disciplinary and judicial processes, and a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and software sufficient to function in a technology based environment. Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of different groups. Ability to work with all group in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.

Work Experience

Minimum of 7 years of progressive administrative experience in higher education related to the responsibilities in the job description.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for overall direction of a distinct and independently structured department through subordinate associate or assistant directors. Has human resources responsibilities and authority to hire, discipline and terminate staff. This position typically reports to a senior executive.

Work Complexity/Budget Authority


Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

Develops strategic direction, goals, plans and policies. Sets broad objectives and is accountable for overall results in respective area of responsibility. Requires high degree of independent judgment and problem solving of complex problems. Must be coachable and be a self-starter.

Personal/Organizational Contacts


Customer Service Relationships


Working/Environmental Conditions


Desired start date
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date 08/18/2017
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree in counseling, college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field from an accredited college or university? (Doctorate or ABD preferred)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Doctorate
    • ABD
  2. * Do you have a strong record of academic leadership and management in a complex and diverse institutional environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you experienced in the use of personal computers, Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access) and various other job related software?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 7 years of progressive administrative experience in higher education related to the responsibilities in the job description?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3