Associate Vice President of Student Development and Achievement

Baltimore, MD

Coppin State University


The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Student Development and Achievement is responsible for programs, and services that promote, strengthen, encourage, and support student achievement. This position reports to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, protocols and strategies designed to improve retention, student achievement and graduation rates. The AVP collaborates with other areas of the University having broad authority to facilitate a university-wide approach to student achievement. The AVP provides supervision, direction, and vision for the Eagle Achievement Center (EAC), which consist of the following departments: Academic Advising, First Year Experience, Career Development Services, Military Services, International Students programming, mentoring program, writing lab, mathematics lab, customer relationship management (CRM), and the Summer Academic Success Academy. This position requires a strong understanding of student success strategies, a proven track record increasing student achievement and development, decision-making, data analysis and management skills. The AVP will use varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multicultural workplace.

  • Align and coordinate a comprehensive array of programs, services, and initiatives using best practices and data analysis to promote retention, completion, and post-graduation success for all students.
  • Provide supervision to multiple functional areas and mobilize a centralized, cross-functional team toward common goals.
  • Manage the implementation of a university designed student success platform (Anthology). Lead efforts in the use of data analytics to continuously assess effectiveness of student services initiatives, processes, and procedures.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that support student success and University retention plan.
  • Partner campus-wide in the delivery of professional development and information in support of student success, retention, and completion.
  • Create an integrated student success network to intervene with and assist students at risk of non-completion.
  • Chair the University Student Achievement committee
  • Serve as a member of the University Strategic Enrollment Management Committee.
  • Oversee the academic probation program including the identification, notification, and support of students placed on probation.
  • Support a culture of accountability and continuous improvement through effective data informed assessment of supervised areas.
  • Foster open communications, and proactively build strong collegial and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate federal, state, and local regulations, and University policies and procedures as they relate to supervised areas.
  • Recommend new or revised policies and procedures related to student services, student retention, and student achievement.
  • Serve on University committees, task forces, and work groups as appropriate.
  • Represent the University at local, state, regional, and national meetings related to this position and serve as a member of professional organizations related to this position.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment management and Student Affairs.
Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree required in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Education, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership or a closely related field. Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Five to eight years of experience in student achievement, strategic planning, research, and evaluation.
  • Experience in university governance, organizational structure, financing, and budgetary processes.
  • Experience developing and assessing student and program outcomes.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the sociological issues facing urban, underrepresented, first generation, and low-income persons in college and in the community.
  • Knowledge and experience in student services-related technology and experience with student information systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to be adaptable to various competing demands and demonstrate the highest level of service and response.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with the highest discretion.
  • Ability to design, communicate, and implement regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
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Special Instructions to Applicant

All applications and required documents must be submitted online. Mail, e-mail, or fax submissions will not be accepted. Cover letters may be addressed to the Search Committee and should briefly address your qualifications as related to the requirements of this position. For best consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2022. Review of applications after this date is not guaranteed.

COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to start of work at Coppin State University. Medical and religious exemption requests are accepted and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 01/20/2022