Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Student Engagement
The Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Student Engagement serves as a senior leader for USC Student Affairs and provides vision and leadership in the development and administration of a vibrant student life that engages the entire campus community. The position also manages a significant student-centered portfolio: Campus Activities, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development, Hazing Prevention, Office for International Services, Residential Education, and the Trojan Marching Band.
This role provides essential campus-wide leadership, strategy, vision, and support for student engagement initiatives and activities. A primary objective of this position is to lead intentional efforts to engage all students (undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international) in a spectrum of activities and programs which foster meaningful connection, a strong sense of belonging, and overall positive well-being. The role is responsible for cultivating a campus-wide student-centered philosophy with focus on enhancing student learning inside and outside the classroom. The incumbent must have a substantial and proven record of broad senior-level management and leadership experience in higher education, especially in Student Affairs.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
Provide leadership and management for the aforementioned departments.
Cultivate academic and campus-wide partnerships focused on advancing joint student-learning outcomes and enhancing engagement opportunities for all students.
Advocate for creation or revision of policies and procedures related to student success.
Represent the Vice President for Student Affairs or Senior Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs on University-wide committees and initiatives.
Oversee assessment and strategic planning efforts for student support programs and services. Foster an environment of data-informed decision making whereby direct reports initiate progress, identify trends, and make appropriate adjustments.
Oversee assigned budgets.
Additional duties as assigned.
Key qualifications of the role include:
Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent in higher education administration, counseling, psychology, management, or related field is required.
At least 10-12 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration.
Experience creating and evaluating programs and services from beginning to end.
Knowledge of assessment and program evaluation strategies.
In-depth understanding of higher education administration with relevant experience in management of university programs and services that support students.
Leadership, supervisory, and management skills with a successful track record of management responsibilities.
Involvement in professional associations (e.g., NASPA, ACPA).
An advocate for students' success (academic, personal, and professional).
Must be able to prioritize multiple demands and possess the ability to operate in a fast-paced, sometimes crisis, mode.
Experience developing and administering operating budgets.
Minimum Qualifications: â¢Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent in higher education administration, counseling, psychology, management, or related field is required. â¢At least 10-12 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration. â¢Experience creating and evaluating programs and services from beginning to end. â¢Knowledge of assessment and program evaluation strategies
Internal Number: REQ20089357
About University of Southern California (USC)
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.