The University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) invites applications from existing UW full-time faculty members for the position Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success (AVCSS). Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and contribute as a member of the leadership team that advises the VCAA on campus-wide academic strategy and policy. The AVCSS sustains a coherent vision for students' curricular success, coordinates strategic and effective policies that support this vision, and implements best practices in partnership with the Deans, the Offices of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Institutional Research, and other institutional leaders.
This position is a 1.0 FTE faculty administrative appointment on a 12-month basis. The initial appointment term is five years with an opportunity for renewal. Compensation includes three months of summer salary and an administrative supplement that starts at $500 per month and increases to $1000 per month if successfully reviewed and renewed for another term five-year term. Expected start date is July 1, 2020.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.
The AVCSS is responsible for cultivating a climate of equity that champions inclusion and cultural humility. This includes serving as a champion for diversity in all aspects of UW Bothell's work, including staff and student recruitment and retention. This work occurs in consultation and collaboration with the UW Bothell's Office for Diversity and Equity.
The AVCSS will use an intentional and integrated approach to foster student belonging, retention, graduation, and post-graduation success throughout the undergraduate and graduate experience with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. While the AVCSS has a broad portfolio, specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Lead the pre-major and pre-health advising teams, the first-year/pre-major curricula team, the student success initiatives team, the academic learning centers, and others as needed.
Lead the Discovery Core (and other cross-campus curricula as they are developed), a seminar sequence that enables first-year students and others to engage in a process of integrated learning among multiple disciplines while getting oriented to the campus and their peers;
Lead the coordination of graduate programs and graduate students across the campus;
Promote a culture of continuously striving to advance student success where the status quo is unacceptable. This includes ongoing development and submission of institution-wide grants and other external/internal funding opportunities that advance student success efforts;
Oversee the associated budget and demonstrate a thorough understanding of budgets and financial management in higher education
Foster professional development for staff, build a collaborative team, and manage performance;
Co-lead several Academic Affairs advisory councils to ensure active collaboration across campus;
Co-lead the Academic Oversight Committee with the chair of the elected faculty council;
Serve as Academic Affairs designee to respond to formal pre-major students' concerns; and
Represent UW Bothell in tri-campus undergraduate learning initiatives.
Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree;
A current full-time UW faculty appointment at either the rank of associate professor and above, or senior lecturer and above;
Demonstrated commitment to student success;
Clearly articulated knowledge and ability to implement best practices around student belonging, retention, graduation, and post-graduation success;
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to maintain collaborative and confidential relationships;
Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated success with project management;
5-7 years of experience directly related to the job requirements listed below; and
Willingness to commit to the position for a minimum of five years, subject to annual evaluation.
Positive factors for consideration for this position include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrated successful experience in academic administration, including substantial administrative work in a university setting;
Experience leading and supervising diverse and collaborative teams and individuals including faculty, staff, and students;
Developing, implementing, and assessing curricula and student support programs;
Convening, facilitating, and coordinating the work of multiple campus units and ensuring follow through and accountability;
Facilitating cross-campus conversations and action;
Analyzing data and information from diverse sources to inform strategic decisions;
Managing and leading change collaboratively and;
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.