Compensation is commensurate with education and experience and includes a competitive base salary and an excellent benefits package that includes affordable health, dental and vision insurance plans, participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS), College provided term life insurance and long-term disability (LTD) coverage, a generous leave package, as well as many other benefits.
Reporting to Dr. John Avendano, College President, the Vice President of Student Development is responsible for College-wide leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive student services and success plan that emphasizes and promotes a culture of student-centered support services, student recruitment and retention, and student achievement. This position is a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), and plays a vital role as a member and colleague of the group. This position provides college wide coordination for the development and implementation of policies and procedures guiding recruitment, admissions, registration, advising, orientation, financial aid, student housing, student placement, Veterans Affairs, the Office for Students with Disabilities, and collegiate life, including athletics and Title IX requirements. The Vice President of Student Development works collaboratively with Marketing and Communications and Information Technology to ensure accurate and timely communication with students on issues related to student enrollment and takes the lead role in developing and facilitating enrollment management initiatives and strategies.
FSCJ seeks a VP of Student Development who can provide the vision, and college wide leadership, for student development, retention, services and success strategies, including initiatives related to the integration of student services with academic areas, in both credit and non-credit programs. Provide leadership and oversight in the development and updating of policy and procedures related to recruitment, admissions, registration, records, assessment, advising, student life and leadership, (including PTK, All Florida/USA team, and commencement activities), career development centers, service learning, and student conduct. Take the lead in ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of web/catalog information related to all areas of student development and services, and in facilitating appropriate communication to the College community on student services critical dates, issues, and related information. Provide leadership and functional coordination to AVP for Student Success and Dean of Students regarding consistent implementation of College policy and procedure across all locations. Provide leadership and innovative strategies for the purpose of new student orientations across a variety of campuses and mediums. Monitor, communicate, and facilitate information and application of state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations across campuses as they apply to student development and services functions, including the timely submission of data and information requested/required by the Florida Department of Education. Develop and utilize reports and relevant data for decision making and measuring effectiveness for each area of responsibility. Work in conjunction with IT to coordinate, update, and upgrade student services software and support technologies. Work with other administrators to ensure a comprehensive forward-thinking approach to strategic enrollment management strategies, including but not limited to high school markets, under-represented populations, adult education, veterans, and non-traditional students. Work closely with AVP for Strategic Priorities to facilitate the integration of QEP initiatives as a component of services for all students.
The Vice President will be an effective and innovative leader, natural collaborator and communicator, and an accomplished leader of people, processes, projects, and systems. At a minimum the ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution and ten (10) years of progressive relevant leadership experience that reflects a commitment to student success. The preferred candidate will have a Doctorate in a relevant area from a regionally accredited college or university with seven (7) years of increasingly broader higher education administrative and/or teaching experience.
Applications will be received until the position is filled. Materials to include a resume and cover letter submitted by the September 25, 2023 review date will be given first consideration.
Florida State College at Jacksonville is committed to recruiting a diverse, high-quality workforce dedicated to meeting the higher education needs of our College and community. Women and persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1965, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), then known as Florida Junior College (FJC), opened its doors during the height of the nation’s community college movement to proudly serve the Northeast Florida region as the first public, postsecondary educational institution in Duval or Nassau County to exist on an integrated basis.
On August 22, 1966, FJC held its first day of classes at two renovated, temporary facilities: the Southside Campus at South Jacksonville Elementary School on Flagler Street and the Cumberland Campus on Cumberland Road off Roosevelt Boulevard. Two short years later, in May of 1968, the College held its first Commencement ceremony at the Civic Auditorium.
Over the next 20 years, the College would proceed to open the five campuses that are still occupied today and make up the current Florida State College at Jacksonville.
FJC reached a big milestone in 1986 as it registered its 500,000th student and changed its name from Florida Junior College to Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) in response to community input and engagement. During the next two decades, the College continued to grow exponentially and expanding the pr...ograms and courses it offered students. In 2007, the College received accreditation to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
In 2009, Florida Community College at Jacksonville announced the name by which it is known today, Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). From an initial enrollment of 2,610 students in Fall 1966 to the current enrollment of 50,000 students, the College has grown to offer 13 bachelor’s degrees, 45 associate degrees and more than 100 technical certificates and workforce certifications.
As we build upon our past and look forward to our future, FSCJ strives to provide high value, relevant life-long education that enhances the intellectual, social, cultural and economic development of our diverse community.