San Francisco, CA, USA
Incorporated in 1944, the Associated Students of San Francisco State University (Associated Students) is the student government at San Francisco State University (University) and serves as the official voice of students. Associate Students promotes an enriched co-curricular student life experience and is dedicated to the empowerment of the University’s diverse student body through a commitment to social justice and shared governance. Additionally, Associate Students provides and supports a wide array of vital student services and programs, maintains fiduciary responsibility, and engages in University-wide collaborations and external advocacy efforts. San Francisco State University (SF State) is an innovative institution, deeply engaged with the world’s economies, cultures, and politics. SF State is part of the 23-campus California State University system, is comprised of six colleges offering 73 degree programs, and serves a student enrollment of approximately 30,000 students.
Under the administrative supervision of the president of associated students and the day-to-day operational direction of the Associated Students Board of Directors, the executive director provides executive leadership, management, oversight, strategic guidance, consultation, and coordination in support of the operational, programmatic, and facility infrastructure of Associated Students (AS), which merged the student governance organization and most of the functional activities of the Cesar Chavez Student Center (dining services and bookstore are separate enterprises). In addition, the executive director ensures the appropriate development, implementation, and review/revision of AS policies and procedures; monitors the ethical/responsible expenditure of fiscal resources in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; appropriately manages and mitigates risks; provides technical assistance to the members of the Board of Directors (Board) to ensure continuity in administration across Board transitions; and provides training and assistance to the Board to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. The executive director provides effective recruitment, supervision, performance evaluation, and professional development of a staff organization consisting of six direct reports and a total of 57 full-time and approximately 112 part-time and student staff members. In coordination with the 24-member Board, the executive director is responsible for overseeing an annual budget in excess of $9 million and is responsible for preparing financial and operational analyses and reports on a regular basis, including routine audits to improve the quality of operations and programs. The executive director maintains a dotted line reporting relationship with the SF State vice president of student affairs and enrollment management.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a field related to the core functions of the position (governance/administration, business and finance, higher education administration/student development, program and events management, human resources, communications, and/or facilities operations). Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in areas directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, with a minimum of one year in an administrative/managerial function, are required. Additional capabilities and experience that will be important considerations in the selection of the executive director of associated students include: demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and models, as well as understanding of student shared governance within public higher education; track record of successful leadership, collaboration, management, and administration, including knowledge of business practices and procedures, risk management, budgeting and fiscal management, and staff recruitment, development, and performance evaluation; excellent organizational skills and experience leading continuous improvement; and a record of advocacy and commitment to social justice serving individuals of diverse identities.
Review of applications will begin July 26, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie Szymkowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the Associated Students of San Francisco State University website at http://asi.sfsu.edu/
Associated Students of San Francisco State University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Washington, DC, USA
Gallaudet University is the world’s only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students. For more than 150 years, Gallaudet University, now classified as a Research 2 (R2) University, has led advances in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students and deaf rights worldwide. Today, students from across the United States and more than 25 countries—diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, interests, and communication styles—form an exciting learning community as they prepare for dynamic careers and a lifetime of growth. Offering more than fifty bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, nearly 50 percent of the faculty are deaf/hard of hearing and Gallaudet has more than 21,000 alumni who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing throughout the world. Located in Washington, D.C., Gallaudet enrolls nearly 1,100 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students.
Reporting to the associate provost for student success and academic quality, the director will be responsible for the overall management and administration of all student financial aid as well as the operation of the Financial Aid Office. The director is responsible for the awarding and disbursement of the annual financial aid expenditures of approximately $35 million, which includes an institutional aid budget of $8 million. Supervising a staff of four who provide service for the undergraduate and graduate financial aid applicants, the director will hire, train, and provide professional development opportunities and mentoring to all financial aid staff members. The director will be expected to work closely with institutional colleagues to meet enrollment and retention goals and be an effective collaborator, working with partners across campus to develop and implement policies regarding the awarding of institutional aid in a manner that supports and promotes Gallaudet’s enrollment and student success goals. In collaboration with the associate provost and provost, the director is responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of the financial aid leveraging strategies, financial aid policies, and awarding practices to ensure the efficient and strategic distribution of funds. Additionally, the director will demonstrate by example a clear commitment to providing excellent service to students, families, VR counselors, and other constituencies, reinforcing Gallaudet’s commitment to student-centered education and development. Specifically, the director will be expected to:
Ensure that all federally mandated requirements are performed as stipulated;
Analyze and interpret federal and state legislation relative to financial aid functions and oversee the implementation of new regulatory requirements;
Provide individual student counseling services to students and families;
Ensure fiscal accountability in fund management, disbursement, and recovery by coordinating technology and the PeopleSoft enterprise system for effective administration of student aid funds; ensure that the system is used effectively and that technologically up-to-date processes and product enhancements are developed;
Provide direct assistance to University stakeholders regarding financial aid regulations while ensuring that institutional policies are consistent with University goals and objectives;
Utilize net tuition revenue models to package financial aid; monitor and verify awards against budget recommendations for any needed corrective action;
Provide strategic and analytical coordination for the University on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) award funding sources and trends in VR funding support for students;
Oversee the verification of specific federal and/or state criteria, authorization of payment process, reconciliation with the accounting office and R2T4 in compliance with federal and state regulations and University policies, while utilizing industry best practices; and
Complete or direct completion of all external financial aid reports and surveys and serve as liaison with college auditors.
A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and a minimum of five years of professional experience in a financial aid office are required. In addition, expert knowledge of general financial aid systems, procedures, and federal and state financial aid regulations, as well as knowledge of basic management skills and counseling techniques, will be expected of the director. Sophisticated understanding and demonstrated experience with financial aid leveraging modeling, strong data/analytical skills, and expert utilization of data and current industry technology in support of the division’s goals and responsibilities will be expected of the director. Excel lent interpersonal and management skills and exceptional written, face-to-face, and presentation skills will also be required. The incumbent should demonstrate American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency; however, if not, it is expected that the incumbent will become proficient in ASL within a reasonable period of time. The ASLPI will be used to track progress for ASL proficiency.
Review of applications will begin July 25 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the Gallaudet University website at: www.gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard-of-hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.
Auburn, AL, USA
Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name was changed again, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today Auburn enrolls nearly 30,000 students in over 140 programs of study. The City of Auburn is a small, friendly university town in the rolling hills of east central Alabama, with a population around 60,000.
Reporting to the director, AA/EOE and Title IX coordinator, the assistant director, AA/EEO and deputy Title IX coordinator assists in providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the AA/EOE and Title IX office and serves as an independent gatekeeper and resource for both complainants and respondents in the Title IX investigative process. The assistant director serves as the University sexual misconduct officer and conducts the intake assessment and response to reports of sexual misconduct, as well as the processing of all complaint investigations, adjudication, and resolution; facilitates appropriate accommodations, support services, and other interim or protective measures as needed; and drafts a Notice of Outcome, including findings, rationale, and sanctions, and forwards to the Title IX coordinator for final approval and issuance. The assistant director provides daily oversight for the management of the AA/EOE office; prepares performance evaluations for professional and administrative employees; assists the Title IX coordinator with the monitoring of full compliance with procedural requirements, record-keeping, and timeframes outlined in applicable departmental policies; and provides timely updates to the director regarding ongoing sexual misconduct issues and any changes in federal/state laws and regulations. The assistant director also develops and administers the University’s comprehensive education and training efforts related to sexual misconduct, providing a robust array of programs, workshops, and other opportunities aimed at the prevention of gender-based discrimination/harassment and gender-based violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The assistant director supervises a staff of six full-time employees.
A master's degree in Education, Human Resources, Business Administration, Business Management, or related field, or Juris Doctorate, and at least five years of experience investigating and resolving discrimination complaints in a college/university or governmental setting, are required, with at least one year of management experience. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, personnel management, and investigatory skills, demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable state and federal laws and regulations (specifically Title IX, as well as Titles VI and VII), proven knowledge of the complexities surrounding sexual misconduct, and an understanding and sensitivity to the effects of trauma. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; dynamic presentation, facilitation, education and training abilities; expertise in problem-solving and conflict-resolution; and sophisticated project management, organizational, and analytical skills will also be important considerations in the selection of the new assistant director.
Review of applications will begin July 19, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the Auburn University website at www.auburn.edu
Auburn University recognizes its ethical and legal obligation to provide a work environment in which employment opportunities are open to all qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), age, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information. The University affirms its commitment to this principle and to an affirmative action program which not only establishes the goal of achieving equal opportunity in employment, but which also detects and eliminates any elements of discrimination in employment which may be found to exist within the institution. The University also commits itself to maintaining on a nondiscriminatory basis the conditions for continuing employment and for individual advancement within the job structure of the University
Boston, MA, USA
Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. As of 2016, the College through an innovative merger brought together two distinguished institutions—Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee—that are dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired musicians and artists. Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards. At Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film, including performance, music/business management, music therapy, music education, production and technology, and more. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and with educational partners across the world, Berklee is forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness, the Director of Counseling Services (Director) provides the administrative leadership, vision, and strategic direction for student mental health counseling services for the College. The Director is responsible for creating inclusive, equitable services and programs and promoting a welcoming and safe atmosphere in which unique identities and perspectives are expected, respected, and supported at all levels. Supporting the ongoing professional development, managing students’ need for rapid access to care, and recruiting and supervising a full- time staff of seven licensed mental health professionals, as well as overseeing and assessing the existing and evolving graduate/doctoral internship program, are key responsibilities of the Director. As part of the Health & Wellness unit within Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion (SADI), the Director works in a connected, coordinated, and collaborative manner with immediate colleagues, particularly with the Office of Student Wellness, dedicated case manager, and other partners throughout the College to promote student engagement and learning with an emphasis on openness, inclusivity, prevention, and respect for the human experience. The Director will create and champion an innovative student- centered model of care designed to meet the unique needs of musicians and performing artists that taps into existing formal and informal networks, as well as community-based resources. This model of care will align with SADI priorities, Student Enrollment and Engagement (SEE) principles, and strategic engagement and learning outcomes. Counseling staff presence within the campus community is a priority. Approximately 30 percent of the Director’s time will be dedicated to managing a clinical caseload adhering to a short-term model of care. The Director is also responsible for data collection and reporting, and assuring compliance with all legal mandates and ethical codes that govern mental health counseling.
Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling with a progressive history of increased administrative responsibility, supervision of professional clinical staff, and demonstrated successful leadership. Must hold a current license in social work, psychology, or counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or be license-eligible prior to start date. Prior experience working in a higher education setting and/or with a college-age population preferred. The ability and qualifications to apply for authorization of temporary involuntary hospitalization in Massachusetts is strongly preferred. Other important considerations in the selection of the Director of Counseling Services include: ability to plan and assess a complex operation using staff, time, budgets, and other resources for the accomplishment of student engagement goals and objectives; demonstrated evidence of culturally inclusive and equitable practices that value students’ lived experiences in all aspects of their social and cultural identities; expertise in the provision of consultation services for faculty, staff, and other constituents of the College; ability to conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities; ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes; experience in the use of new technologies for improving service delivery and evaluations; evidence of strong interpersonal as well as excellent communication ability—oral, written, and presentation skills; and facility to respond to emergency situations in a timely and highly professional manner.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply on, or before, July 23, 2019. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie B. Szymkowicz at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Vi s i t the Berklee website at www.berklee.edu
E mployment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. It is the policy of Berklee College of Music to administer all of its employment practices in a non- discriminatory manner. Berklee College of Music does not discriminate on the basis of disability as prohibited by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local fair employment laws or regulations.
Gainesville, FL, USA
The University of Florida (UF) is a public land-grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities enrolling over 50,000 students, including 36,000 undergraduates. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, 30 combined degree programs, and professional degrees in the areas of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The university is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 125,000 residents in North Central Florida.
Reporting to the provost, the vice president for student affairs (VPSA) serves as the university’s senior administrator providing leadership and direction to the division of student affairs, including strategic planning, assessment, and staff development for a comprehensive organization that includes 600 faculty and staff FTE positions, 1,500 part-time employees, and oversight of an annual operating budget in excess of $100 million. The vice president plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment through services, programs, and innovative learning experiences beyond the classroom, while encouraging a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff and increasing accessibility of the University of Florida to a wide variety of persons. The VPSA is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: housing and residence education, counseling and wellness center, GatorWell health promotions, career connections center, dean of students office, new student & family programs, student conduct & conflict resolution, disability resource center, J. Wayne Reitz union, recreational sports, multicultural & diversity affairs, student activities & involvement, sorority & fraternity affairs, student legal services, off-campus life, Machen Florida opportunity scholars program, student government, and the center for leadership & service.
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and significant effective leadership experience in a student affairs administrative position at the university level. The ideal candidate will also possess a demonstrated ability to enhance the university experience for diverse student populations; a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with college deans, other vice presidents, the university athletic association, the university police department, and various other university and community support organizations; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will be a recognized national leader with a proven history of being student-centered, collegial, accessible, inclusive, interactive, and able to advocate for students.
Review of applications will begin July 26, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the University of Florida website at www.ufl.edu
The University of Florida is an equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.
Tallahassee, FL, USA
Florida State University (FSU) is an American public space-grant and sea-grant research university. Its primary campus is located on a 1,391.54-acre campus in Tallahassee, Florida. FSU is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida. The university is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs, and institutes offering more than 360 programs of study, including professional school programs. The university has an annual budget of over $1.7 billion and an annual economic impact of over $10 billion.
Reporting to the associate vice president of student affairs, the director of student engagement provides visionary leadership, operational management, and development to the newly created Student Engagement department. The direct functional areas within Student Engagement are Student Organizations & Involvement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Student Life Cinema. The successful candidate collaborates with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents to create innovative and impactful experiences for Florida State students. The director works closely with Student Governance & Advocacy and the Oglesby Union as well as other Activity & Service fee-funded departments; leads strategic planning initiatives to ensure continuous improvement in practice as well as alignment with Division and University strategic priorities; and works with divisional Development Officers to set fundraising priorities and goals. The director is a member of the associate vice president’s Student Engagement leadership team and leads and manages an organization with over 700 recognized student organizations, budgets over $3 million, and more than 14 union, professional, and student staff throughout the department.
The director will lead and collaborate on university-wide initiatives including, but not limited to: Homecoming; Welcome Week; Fraternity and Sorority Life recruitment; Family Weekend; First 51 Days; Last 51 Days; and Gateway Service programs such as: Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, and the Big Event. The director also works closely with campus partners such as the Dean of Students Office, Campus Recreation, Health and Wellness Center, Office of the General Counsel, and Undergraduate Academic Affairs regarding the care and success of Florida State University students.
A master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of five years of directly related work experience is required; a terminal degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have progressive experience in supervision and management of student engagement programs and services; demonstrated progressive experience in budget management; and experience collaborating with multiple campus partners. In addition, the director will have experience managing a dynamic portfolio of programs and services and demonstrated leadership coordinating university-wide programs and events.
Review of applications will begin July 9, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Anne-Marie Kenney at email@example.com . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the Florida State University website at www.fsu.edu
Florida State University is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University’s community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, and University policies, procedures, and processes.
Merced, CA, USA
The University of California, Merced is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable, and dynamic educators, researchers, management, and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report , UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success, and research excellence.
Reporting to the vice chancellor for student affairs and serving as the senior aide, the chief of staff (CoS) for the Division of Student Affairs serves as the key advisor on matters connected to the division’s mission of student success. The CoS will work closely with the vice chancellor and the student affairs leadership team on efforts that support the division’s strategic initiatives and annual goals around student success. On behalf of the division, the CoS liaisons on high-level strategy and initiatives with key campus partners, including: Academic Affairs, External Relations, Planning & Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Communication. Aligned with the division’s strategic initiatives on student success, the position supports the efforts of the unit leads within the division around the coordination of resource allocation, personnel, and continuous and integrated improvements. Working closely with students, the CoS will coordinate efforts to create student input in divisional decision-making and avenues for student voice in campus planning. The CoS serves as a delegated authority in the vice chancellor’s absence on a wide range of matters, including budget, personnel, and general business operations. The CoS is empowered to make decisions on behalf of the vice chancellor and is charged to ensure the success of key divisional objectives. Further, the CoS is independently responsible for the assessment of inquiries and initiatives directed to the vice chancellor, determines the proper course of action for such requests, and delegates to the appropriate individual for resolution. The CoS works closely with the executive assistant in order to ensure efficient operations within the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
A bachelor’s degree in a related area of study and five years of progressively related experience in Student Affairs or equivalent experience/training are required. An advanced degree such as Masters, PhD, or EdD in higher education or related field of study is preferred. The successful candidates will have advanced knowledge of student development theory, student identity development, and cultural competency. Demonstrated skills in short- and long-range planning, program and project management, facilitation, and collaboration are critical. In addition, the CoS will have a proven ability to focus on priorities, strategies, and vision; advanced ability to coach and facilitate collaboration at all levels of the organization; and advanced ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Review of applications will begin June 27, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed Heather J. Larabee at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the University of California, Merced website at ucmerced.edu
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
La Crosse, WI, USA
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is an elite public university offering a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment to its student body of over 10,500 that hails from 31 states and 27 countries around the globe. UWL is the state’s top-ranked higher education institution by U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Universities in the Midwest and has been ranked among the top four Midwestern public institutions for nearly two decades. The University is also listed annually among Kiplinger’s Top 100 Best Values. It is one of only 23 colleges nationwide recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings (2016) for stellar undergraduate research and creative projects. Located in western Wisconsin on the east bank of the Mississippi River, the 128-acre campus of UWL is nestled in a residential neighborhood of the city of La Crosse, with its metropolitan population of 133,665. The University’s cultural events, regional and national conferences, speaker series, and state-of-the-art health research and education facilities add to an abundant array of widely acclaimed local festivals, cutting-edge health care resources, vibrant downtown, low crime rate, verdant parks, strong educational systems, and four-season recreational opportunities, making La Crosse an inviting and diverse community to call home.
The Chief of Police provides leadership for the overall administration and management of the University Police Department and Parking and Transportation Services at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The University Police Department has 14 sworn police officers and ensures the safety and security of the university campus by providing services for patrol, investigations, emergency response, crime prevention, community policing, and educational programs and services. The Chief of Police has responsibility for an operating budget of $1.85 million and leadership of an organization of 22, including a police department staff of 18 (14 officers and 4 members of the dispatch team), and campus parking operations with 4 staff.
The Chief serves as a liaison with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and is responsible for federal and state compliance reporting; policy development, review, and implementation; and emergency response preparedness, training, and management. As a visible, engaged member of the UWL campus, the Chief upholds and promotes best practices in campus law enforcement, ensuring the safety and security of the University’s diverse campus community and all its assets. Maintaining a focus on continuous improvement and planning for the future, including leading policy development, expansion of campus surveillance technology, and determining facility and staffing needs of this vital campus service, are important priorities. The Chief of Police reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, manages a leadership team of four direct reports, and collaborates with a broad array of campus constituent groups, including faculty, staff, and students, as well as other higher education colleagues and community leaders.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), with at least ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience and five years of command supervisory experience at the rank of sergeant or higher. Successful candidates must be certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) or another state as a law enforcement officer and be eligible for LESB certification within 12 months of employment. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license, or the ability to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license within six months of employment, and the ability to drive a University vehicle are also required. Additional preferred capabilities and experience that will be important considerations in the selection of the Chief of Police include: experience and success in serving a college/university campus; a vision and understanding of a progressive, comprehensive university police department and technologically sophisticated parking and transportation service; excellent administrative, supervisory, financial management, organizational, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills; demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service; ability to build enduring, collaborative working relationships that engender trust and respect; familiarity with access/control systems and surveillance technology; track record of success advancing police training, developing staff, and leading emergency preparedness exercises; knowledge of, and familiarity with federal, state, county, and municipal laws, including Clery Act, Title IX, and other compliance requirements, as well as IACLEA standards; ability and willingness to work flexible hours; and an unwavering commitment to diversity and to promoting an inclusive campus climate.
Review of applications will begin June 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions . Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie B. Szymkowicz at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse website at www.uwlax.edu
UWL is an AA/EEO employer and encourages veterans to apply. Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require candidate and reference response to questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.