Vice President for Student Affairs

first_img* Which of the following best describes your level of completededucation? (Education details must be included in yourapplication.)Master’s Degree or above from an accreditedcollege/universityBachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/universityAssociate’s Degree from an accredited college/universityOne to two years of college credit (30 credit hours isequivalent to one year)Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/universityHigh School Diploma or GEDNone of the above Lead the area to include Enrollment Services, Academic andCareer Advising, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Student Success andEngagement.Serve as a member of the Senior Team and advise the Presidenton major policy issues and decisions affecting student programmingto support enrollment, retention, graduation, transfer,internships, and job placement.Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely, thoughtful,evidence-based manner.Ability to think strategically and prioritize effectively.Supervise and evaluate direct reports in the accomplishment ofstrategic and operational goals.Responsible for overall coordination of enrollment andretention planning in collaboration with other areas of the collegeand appropriate committees/taskforces.Support the use of assessments and subsequent data to makedecisions and build accountability to strengthen programs andservices.Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with studentinformation systems and their use for enhancement of the studentexperience.Develop short and long-range strategic and operational goalsfor Student Affairs.Promote and invigorate the student/institutional culture ofexcellence.Advocate for students’ needs and priorities.Collaborative and visionary leadership skills with the abilityto encourage improvement, inspire his/her colleagues, and promotededication, creativity, innovation, and growth.Demonstrate the ability to engage positively with all staff andthe community at large and articulate an understanding that studentsupport areas are stronger when integrated in their purpose andmission.Work closely and collaboratively with the senior administrationand key staff to establish and implement operational plans forstudent success.Work collaboratively to meet the needs of changing demographicsand expectations of students, faculty, and staff.Demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the continuedcreation and utilization of a culture of evidence indecision-making as articulated in the College’s work with Achievingthe Dream.Ensure a focus on the design and implementation of Pathways,using meta-majors, to support students’ goals andachievements.Demonstrate a commitment to fostering excellence, encouraginginnovation and experimentation in design and delivery of studentservices and programming.Focus on team orientation, including encouraging deepalignment, integration and collaboration between Teaching,Learning, and Student Success; Enterprise Technology;Administrative Services and Finance; Strategy, Planning, andEffectiveness; and the office of the President.Ensure compliance of federal requirements as it relates toTitle IV, area grants, and accreditation standards.Work closely with the college community to promote anenvironment conducive to learning and engagement.Collaborate across the college in support of the provision ofservices to a diverse student population.Understanding of demographics affecting higher education andability to articulate challenges and opportunities before thecommunity college.Understanding of traditionally under-served and at-risk studentpopulations.Provide oversight to operating budgets, area grants, and fundsallocated for student programming.Serve as the liaison for the Student Governance Board ofAssociated Students with student leadership and the office of thePresident.Recommend, to the president via the appropriate governancestructure, policies, and procedures (new, amended, or enhanced) asrelated to Student Affairs.Ensure on-going training in the areas of technology, customerservice standards, and professional development consistent with thearea and college expectations.Promote and support staff development and cross-training acrossStudent Affairs.Implement, as appropriate, components of the college’sDiversity Plan and affirmative action guidelines pertinent topersonnel in the areas of responsibility.Attend professional meetings and represent the area of StudentAffairs at the local, state, regional, and national levels, asappropriate.Coordinate development of the biennial academic/staff calendarin partnership with the area of Teaching, Learning, and StudentSuccess.Attend Board of Trustees’ public meetings and retreats.Perform other duties as assigned by the President.Experience developing programs for non-traditionalstudents. CriteriaThe following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in thefinal hiring decision, will be used to review the applications ofthose persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and toselect those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Otherinformation and observations made during the interview process maybe considered in the selection process. Please ensure that yourdocuments address the criteria listed below for thisposition. Job Vacancy AnnouncementPosition TitleVice President for Student AffairsPosition TypeAdministrativeDepartmentOffice of the PresidentFLSAExemptUnion/Non UnionNon UnionFull Time or Part TimeFull TimeGrade21Salary RangeHiring Salary RangeSalary commensurate with education and experienceFixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)Regular or TemporaryRegularJob Description SummaryServing as a core executive member of the College’s seniormanagement team and advisor to the President, the Vice Presidentfor Student Affairs provides balanced leadership to theadministration and staff of the area and collaborates in allaspects of service delivery and programming with an emphasis onstudent success. He/she is the College’s Chief Student AffairsOffice and reports directly to the President. He/she has overallresponsibility for the day to day operations of the area and may becalled upon to represent the President at key community gatherings,on external committees, with significant partnerships and/or inhis/her absence. The Vice President has broad and comprehensiveresponsibilities for the success of students in achieving theirgoals in collaboration with the Executive Vice President andProvost for Teaching, Learning, and Student Success and othermembers of the senior administration and college community. TheVice President directs the services necessary to support studentsuccess in and out of the classroom. He/she is expected to beknowledgeable of theories and best practices that support variousstudent populations and assist in meeting the College’s strategicplan, Envision Success.The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for thefiscal management of Student Affairs and advocates for students’rights and responsibilities. He/she is expected to provide theadministrative leadership necessary to achieve a high standard ofexcellence in services for students. He/she fosters collaborationwith the senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, andexternal communities to promote student success through research,use of best practices, evaluation of services, assessment oflearning, continuous improvement, collaborative governance, andstrategies to include the College’s participation in Achieving theDream and the American Association of Community College’s PathwaysProject.He/she provides leadership in service delivery at the Largo Campusand the degree/extension and workforce training locationsthroughout Prince George’s County to ensure strategic planning,evaluation, and resource allocation to enhance and sustaininnovation, quality, and high levels of student achievement acrossthe College.The function of the office of Vice President for Student Affairs isto manage administrative units, programs, services, and budgets.These operations include but are not limited to: Student EnrollmentServices, inclusive of Recruitment, Admissions and Records,Financial Aid, Student Orientation and Registration ( SOAR ), DualEnrollment, Creating Opportunities for Academic Success andTransfer ( COAST ), Welcome Center, Call Center, and StudentAssessment Services; Student Success and Engagement, inclusive ofPersonal Counseling, Student Support Services, Disability Supportand Vocational Support Services, TRIO programs, Veterans’ Services,Diverse Male Student Initiative, Women of Wisdom, and College LifeServices (student activities, clubs, and organizations, communityprogramming, and wellness); Intramural and Intercollegiateathletics programming, and Academic and Career Advising.Responsibilities include co-leadership with institutionalpriorities, including Pathways and Achieving the Dream. Additionalresponsibilities focus on implementation of procedures associatedwith policies and processes relative to the Prince George’sCommunity College CODE of Policies, Procedures, and Regulations,the Student Handbook, and the Code of Conduct.Minimum Qualifications Applicant must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.The work schedule is subject to change based on the needs ofthe department.Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and writtenstandard English.As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to presentacceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are aU.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Requirementscenter_img Is Background Check Required?YesPosting NumberPGCC158411/12Open Date03/26/2021Close Date05/14/2021Open Until FilledNoBackground Check StatementPrince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safecampus community. PGCC conducts background investigations forapplicants being considered for employment. Backgroundinvestigations include reference checks, a criminal history recordcheck, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial(credit) report or driving history check.Special Instructions to ApplicantsThe college is currently in a Modified Academic and BusinessOperation ( MABO ) model, which means some of the work is beingperformed from remote locations. When the conditions permit, basedon CDC and College Administrator’s guidelines, employees will berequired to resume their work on campus as directed by management.This position is located in the state of Maryland.For more details about the position, copy and paste the followinglink to your browser;https://www.pgcc.edu/media/wwwpgccedu/content-assets/about-pgcc/vice-president-for-student-affairs-search/PGCC_VPSA_search_publication-Final-3-25-2021.pdf Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.Five (5) years of full-time experience in student affairs inhigher education, preferably within a community collegesetting.Five (5) years of experience in supervising personnel and inthe oversight/administration of programs directly related tostudent affairs. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?HERCHigherEd JobsHispanic OutlookIndeedPersonal ReferralPGCC WebsiteSocial Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)The Chronicle of Higher EdThe Washington PostOther: Please indicate belowEducause How did you hear about this employment opportunity? 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Blind to the ‘Butcher of Andijan’

first_imgOn 14 November, the Council issued travel bans on 12 Uzbek officials “directly responsible for the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force” in the massacre of hundreds of unarmed protesters in the east Uzbekistan city of Andijan on 13 May, 2005. The name Zakirjon Almatov tops the EU’s travel blacklist.The German Foreign Ministry defends its decision to allow Almatov to stay in the country despite the visa ban against him, saying it is acting “on humanitarian grounds”, because he is receiving medical treatment at a clinic in Hanover. That must seem a cruel joke to the victims of the Andijan massacre. They know Almatov as ‘The Butcher of Andijan’, a man who showed little humanity as he told protesters there would be no negotiations just before government troops started firing into the crowd.The Andijan massacre’s victims include not only those murdered in May but also witnesses and their families, who continue to face harassment from the Uzbek authorities anxious to silence them and, as documented in September reports by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, enforce their version of history. The Uzbek government would like the world to believe Andijan was the start of an attempted “Islamist insurgency” and they’ve been going through a lot of trouble trying to get that point across. Running propaganda films at their embassies worldwide has been the least of it. The authorities have tortured confessions out of supposed insurgents as part of a completely choreographed Stalinist-style show trial that concluded this week with, to no one’s surprise, fifteen out of fifteen convictions and the government’s version of events fully upheld. In an apparent prelude to a second show-trial, they have also denounced a number of domestic and foreign journalists on national television for their part in the grand plot to overthrow the state. The Uzbek security services have continued to pursue and harass refugees who were forced to leave the country after Andijan. A few hundred are now safe in camps in Romania, but as many as 2,000 more remain at risk just across the Uzbek border in Kyrgyzstan.Perhaps the new German government will take into account some of these victims and consider dealing with them on humanitarian grounds rather than favouring their oppressors. The whole point of visa bans, after all, is to punish elites by denying them the sort of luxuries they enjoy. This sort of high-quality healthcare in particular is something they cannot get in their own countries and exempting it utterly defeats the point of sanctions.The Council’s decree was an admirable move. Along with the visa ban, it declared an embargo on “arms, military equipment and other equipment that might be used for internal repression”. The travel and trade restrictions will be in place for one year, when the Council will look at Tashkent’s progress on several human rights issues, including the outcome of an independent, international inquiry into the events in Andijan – an idea Uzbekistan has consistently rejected. Yes, the EU decree came embarrassingly late and the list of twelve officials rather oddly omits the authoritarian regime’s ruler, President Islam Karimov, but generally it represented a positive step.However, what good is Europe’s principled decree if it is openly flouted from the very day it is made? Germany has a military base in Termez, Uzbekistan, but while that might have been an excuse to avoid agreement on European measures in the first place, surely it cannot be used to justify the hypocrisy of announcing restrictions and contravening them at the same time. If Germany has sacrificed its principles to maintain Termez, it hardly seems worth it: to support German troops in Afghanistan, they could easily operate through Manas, Kyrgyzstan, or indeed Bagram, Afghanistan. A spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said of Germany’s decision to let Almatov stay: “We don’t see a problem.” If they truly fail to see the problem with breaking rules as they are making them, then Berlin and Brussels must be blind. Andrew Stroehlein, the International Crisis Group’s director of media, previously ran journalism training programmes in Uzbekistan.last_img read more

Tavernier: Gerrard demands consistency and Rangers delivered

first_imgRangers captain James Tavernier believes the team are delivering on Steven Gerrard’s demands for the season so far and showed that by reaching the League Cup final.A 3-0 win over Hearts set the Ibrox side up for a showdown with Celtic next month for the first trophy of the season. It’s the first time the team have reached a final since 2016 and Tavernier has been part of teams that have fallen short in the last four over previous years. The right-back said that manager Gerrard had set challenges for his team and that so far, with the team competing on all fronts, players had stepped up to the mark.“It’s always difficult because you’re always playing with a new team since the previous year but we knew that this season we needed consistency and I think we’ve shown it throughout the season so far,” Tavernier said. “It’s just the level of performance that the boys have been putting in. “It’s what the gaffer demands and we’ve gone and delivered today.”A Filip Helander goal and a double from Alfredo Morelos saw Rangers see off Hearts without too much danger and Tavernier felt his side could be pleased with their efforts and look forward to the final.“That’s what we wanted to do before the game,” he said. “We haven’t had the greatest of (records in) semi-finals since I have been here but a club like Rangers needs to be in finals and competing for trophies.“We knew it would be a tough game today but we handled Hearts the best we could and came out on top.“Everybody wants to win a cup. “Us lads in that changing room all want to win a cup and be successful but we will concentrate on the Europa League and the (league) season and when the final comes along we will concentrate on that.”last_img read more