UConn Seeking Associate Vice Provost for Institute for Student Success

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Date: 12/3/2019

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the Associate Vice Provost for the Institute for Student Success. UConn seeks candidates who can demonstrate exceptional skills and experience that will enable them to provide strong leadership to a research and educational institution. For the past decade, the University has been on a remarkable journey of expansion and growth. By every measure, from student diversity to research grants, UConn has enhanced its national and global standing. UConn is currently ranked among the top 25 public research universities nationwide and is a Carnegie Foundation R1 institution, its highest rank for research activity and the granting of doctoral degrees.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 14 Schools and Colleges, including the Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students.

Under the new leadership of President Tom Katsouleas, who began his term in August 2019, UConn enters an exciting phase in its history. President Katsouleashas challenged the University’s administration, faculty, and staff to undertake the ambitious goals of doubling research over the next 10 years, broadly expanding meaningful experiential learning, and preserving accessibility to residents of the state of Connecticut.

The Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for the Institute for Student Success (ISS) is responsible for the direct supervision of staff, administrative and fiscal oversight, and strategic leadership for the units within the Institute for Student Success including: the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES), First Year Programs, Learning Communities, and the Academic Achievement Center (FYP, LC & AAC), the Center for Academic Programs (CAP), the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP) and the UConn Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). The AVP reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and serves as part of a dynamic team of experienced leaders committed to improving the undergraduate student experience of all students at UConn.

The University of Connecticut is seeking a transformational and visionary leader to advocate for and coordinate the efforts of the units and programs within the ISS in order to meet the ever-evolving needs of UConn’s undergraduate student population. The AVP will oversee the development, implementation and administration of innovative programs. The AVP will direct and coordinate existing activities to recruit, retain, support and graduate students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The successful candidate must be an energetic, dedicated, and innovative team leader with a proven record of success in higher education administration, who is familiar with best practices in promoting academic success with diverse undergraduate populations.

The AVP must possess exceptional communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills to articulate and advocate for the Institute’s various programs and initiatives. The person in this position must be accessible and responsive to faculty, staff, and students. S/he will develop strategic and innovative partnerships with other units both within and beyond the University to champion and lead the advancement of Student Success initiatives at UConn.

TO APPLY Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2020271. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and list of names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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