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Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
VP Academic Planning & Policy, AVP Student Affairs
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
September 27, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins October 12, 2016
Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and work experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The Office of Student Affairs provides strategic leadership, planning and support for systemwide student services and initiatives with the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System.
  2. The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (AVPSA) is a senior member of the Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy (VPAPP) team charged with planning, developing, organizing and coordinating the program’s work on behalf of the VPAPP. The AVPSA reports directly to the VPAPP and provides leadership in the vision, design, implementation, evaluation, administration and management of policies, programs, and initiatives related to student affairs relevant to the University of Hawai‘i System.
  4. Provides leadership and support to campuses in the administration and implementation of student affairs initiatives and programs consistent with Board of Regents (BOR) and Executive policies.
  5. Develops/revises student affairs policies and procedures in consultation with appropriate groups.
  6. Prepares proposals for BOR and/or President’s approval consistent with UH systemwide policies and directions.
  7. Stays current on emerging student affairs issues and trends in higher education at local, state, and national levels and advises senior University of Hawai‘i staff on such matters as appropriate.
  8. Gathers data, collects information, prepares reports for, and responds on behalf of, the BOR, President, and other University executives on matters related to student affairs.
  9. Monitors systemwide compliance with federal and state statutes, acts, and administrative procedures as well as BOR and Executive policies related to Student Affairs programs, such as enrollment management, financial aid and scholarships, tuition and fees, housing, health services, and student activities.
  11. Collaborates with the Office of Academic Planning and Policy, Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative team, Enrollment Management committee and campuses to meet University systemwide student success goals.
  12. Collaborates with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education on policies and programs regarding college opportunities, readiness, access and success.
  13. Provides systemwide leadership and collaboration in student related initiatives in areas that can benefit from multi-campus approaches and collaborations including, but not limited to: enrollment management; recruitment; admissions; residency; transcript evaluation; registration; student debt; tuition waivers and differentials; FAFSA participation; financial aid and scholarships; financial aid processing; records and FERPA; student employment, cooperative education and internships; clinical and mental services; and more.
  15. Convenes the Student Caucus, a systemwide group of student leaders representing each of the ten campuses and the Graduate Student Organization at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
  16. Convenes and supports ad-hoc and standing systemwide task forces and committees to address areas of opportunity and concern, such as support for Student Veterans and systemwide enrollment management.
  17. Serves as certifying officer for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education – Hawai‘i.
  18. Serves as an advocate for students on matters related to system level concerns.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in a relevant academic field of study from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  2. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience in higher education student affairs administration which included responsibility for planning, policy, program development and program implementation.
  3. Knowledge of, and experience with, best practices in enrollment management for maximizing access to higher education, as evidenced by successful implementation or completion of projects.
  4. Knowledge of, and experience with, best practices in support services for increasing student success, as evidenced by successful implementation or completion of projects.
  5. Knowledge of emergent trends in higher education student affairs.
  6. Ability to collaborate and maintain strong positive working relationships with both internal and external constituents resulting in progressive outcomes.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of constituents from students and faculty to regents and legislators.
  8. Ability to analyze complex situations, develop solutions, present them for consideration by disparate stakeholders, and successfully implement a solution.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Doctoral degree in a relevant academic field of study from an accredited college or university.
  2. Experience working in a multi-campus system of higher education.
  3. Working knowledge of the University of Hawai‘i System and its organization, programs, and operations.
  4. Experience working with Native Hawaiian students and communities or experience working in an indigenous or minority serving institution

To Apply:
This is an apply2workatuh recruitment and requires an apply2workatuh user account to upload the required documents. Please go to: (cut and paste link to browser) to submit your interest in applying for this position. Applicant must submit the following: (1) a curriculum vitae or resume; (2) a letter of application that expresses the basis for the applicant’s interest in the position and that addresses how the applicant (a) satisfies all minimum qualification requirements, (b) satisfies desirable qualification requirements, as appropriate and (c) how the applicant’s work experiences and/or formal training enable the applicant to fulfill position duties and responsibilities; and (3) the names and contact information (telephone number and email addresses) of three recent professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notice to candidate. To the extent allowed by law, applicant information will be treated as confidential subject to the possibility of the public disclosure of names and titles of finalists prior to an appointment being made. A background check will be made prior to employment. While the Search Advisory Committee will accept applications until the position is filled, it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted prior to the October 12, 2016 first review date.
  1. Brenda Shin; 808-956-8601;

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