Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs - Washington State University in Spokane Washington

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Washington State University

Spokane, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Vice Chancellor provides leadership and oversight for Admissions, Enrollment, Financial Aid, Disability Services, Student Life, Student Health, Community Engagement, Campus Scheduling, and Academic Support and Counseling Services.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is responsible for leadership of a comprehensive student affairs division that supports graduate, professional, and undergraduate students who are headquartered in teaching and clinical sites across the state.

The Vice Chancellor is also the principal investigator and provides leadership to K-12 Education Outreach programs intended to strengthen the pipeline for STEM and first-generation, low-income and at-risk youth to have access to and be successful in higher education

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Master Degree in a related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of related professional experience in a complex organization, with preference given to experience in a higher education setting.

Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate or equivalent degree in an appropriate field.

Working knowledge of student information systems and technology.

Experience with student records, data analysis and assessment.

Experience working in collaboration with academic programs.

Monthly Salary


Additional Information

Leadership – 40%
Provides leadership for development, administration and assessment of a comprehensive student affairs program for the Spokane campus and Yakima students in health science programs.

Provides leadership, administration, and assessment to other clinical rotation sites across Washington state.

Manages risk management assessments related to activities ranging from student events and activities to exposure control at clinical sites.

Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan for Student Affairs to support the University’s strategic plan and mission.

Develops and implements system and campus policies.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with University personnel as well as with outside agencies, and individuals.

Represents Student Affairs on campus and system-wide committees; fosters and maintains a supportive environment for internal and external clients.

Represents Student Affairs on the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Executive Operations, Coordinating Council, Master Planning and other oversight committees that develop long-range plans and establish policies for the campus.

Collaborates with academic leadership and enrollment management staff for effective delivery of coursework to meet the needs of current and prospective students and assists in developing a focused plan for student recruitment campus wide.

Provides leadership, supervision and professional development opportunities for Student Affairs staff to increase department effectiveness and increase service levels to students.

Establishes and maintains an organizational structure and staffing levels to effectively accomplish the unit’s goals and objectives.

Recruits, hires, assigns, trains, supervises, initiates corrective actions and evaluates staff.

Fosters development of staff through appropriate delegation of responsibility with associated authority.

Develops opportunities within internal and external communities to advance student involvement, service learning, and civic engagement.

Develops and fosters an open and inclusive campus environment by ensuring appropriate services and programs.

Liaisons to Pullman and other WSU campus locations for Student Affairs, Enrollment, Business Office, and Office of Equal Opportunity.
Collaborates with Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington to coordinate related services and schedules.

Collaborates with STEM Center staff to create a resource for student involvement/experience; establish opportunities for pipeline agreements with area colleges.

Student Success and Academic Support – 25%
Develops a campus wide student academic support plan to ensure responsive campus programming and services.

Coordinates with appropriate campus administrators on student issues, personnel matters, communications, proposals and issues of mutual concern.

Oversees student and academic support services activities including tutoring, writing, as well as accommodation services for students with disabilities.

Oversees counseling services, including individual counseling and workshops that support students’ mental health needs.

Provides leadership to the Student Care Team, serving as primary contact for student emergencies and crisis intervention.

Oversees the development of referral resources in the community for services not generally available on campus.

Oversees the cooperative education programs for the campus.

Primary resource to the Chancellor regarding student issues and policies.
Advisor to ASWSUS Executive Officers to collaborate in development of student support services.

Facilitates the organization of the Services & Activities (S&A) Fee Allocation Committee and the S&A Facilities Fee Allocation Committees on campus.

Develops a plan and strategy to meet student needs for fitness, housing, and health services.

Develops a plan and strategy for community engagement.

Develops and administer a health care provider contract for students.

Serves as the Title IX Liaison providing information to campus community and ensuring compliance with educational outreach programs in collaboration office of Equal Opportunity.

Oversight of student orientation in conjunction with academic programs.

Enrollment Management – 20%
Provides leadership and direction over enrollment management functions including student accounts, petition process, financial aid, student information system and registration.
Develops enrollment reports in cooperation with Institutional Research.

Develops a campus recruitment and visitation program in coordination with academic programs.

Develops policy and procedure for scheduling campus spaces.

Budget – 10%
Develops and administers budget; oversees fiscal and related recordkeeping.

Oversight of grants including MESA, Upward Bound, and others.

Oversight for Cougar Card production in coordination with Pullman Cougar Card Center, campus facilities, and Spokane Transit Authority, troubleshooting as needed.

Other – 5%
Other duties as assigned.

WSU Spokane is a tobacco free campus.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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