Open executive Job in Academic & University Assistant VP Student Services, Auxiliary Services and Student Life


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Hours of Work
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

The Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management ( DOSSEM ) is a partner in the university learning community. We understand that education is enhanced, both inside and outside of the classroom, through high-impact programs and services that advance student learning, development and success. To this end, the Assistant Vice President for Student Services- Auxiliary Services and Student Life, is responsible for creating a stellar experience by aligning all operational and strategic facets of: dining and catering contract management, student center operations, bookstore contract management, Post Office, Student Life, and all other activities of Auxiliary Services. The AVP will ensure the continuous quality improvement of all aspects of auxiliary services and student life. This position shares responsibility for providing clean, comfortable, desirable learning spaces that enhance the student experience at Texas Southern University.

The Assistant Vice President is responsible for student services and programs that have a direct impact on student learning, growth and development, persistence to graduation, and overall success. The Assistant Vice President will also work collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure that all new students have a smooth transition to and successful college experience while at the University, enhance student involvement/participation in university organizations, and promote racial, ethnic and cultural appreciation and equity. The Assistant Vice President promotes student engagement in transformational experiences, responsible citizenship, builds an inclusive community and strengthens connections to support student success.

Essential Duties Summary

  • Develops and manages all aspects of the Sterling Student Center and auxiliary operations. Supervises staff to achieve goals and objectives of the department.
  • Assists students to achieve their academic and co-curricular goals which includes mentoring, training, and/or supervising student leaders/workers. Helps students and parents solve problems and respond appropriately to challenges and/or crises.
  • Provides day to day lease and contract management for Food Services, Bookstore, COKE and vending.
  • Develops and manages operational budgets. Performs periodic fiscal analysis of revenue and expenditures.
  • Collaborates with other university departments and/or committees to provide leadership in University-sponsored events (graduations, galas, homecoming festivities, guest speakers, special events, and fundraisers) and helps develop the divisional and University calendar.
  • Develops, coordinates, and assesses a comprehensive student activities program of educational, recreational, social, physical, intellectual, cultural, educational and social programs which appeal to a diverse audience at the university and in the community.
  • Designs and implements student organization leader and advisor trainings, including details on Student Activities policies, procedures, budgetary matters, risk management and applicable University policies.
  • Directs and approves various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, reorganization, problem resolution, performance evaluation, promotions, training, and vacation schedules.
  • Oversees all aspects of the student organizations including but not limited to providing leadership and support for the Student Government Association ( SGA ), the National Pan Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, Student Organizations, University Program Council, Royal Court, Debate Team, Cheerleaders, and Mascots.
  • Monitors and prepares fiscal reports on activities and event revenue, and expenditures to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures relating to auxiliary services operations.
  • Monitors issues, trends and emerging strategies in higher education auxiliary and business services and incorporates said information into the division’s strategic planning.
  • Develops strategies for increasing revenues, enhancing services and initiating improvements in the Auxiliary Services area.
  • Serve on division and university committees as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range
$84,429.00 – $105,536.00


Master’s degree or higher.

MBA or Doctorate in higher education administration or related field preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, State, Local, and County laws.
  • Policies, procedures, and student affairs best practices.
  • An understanding of, and the ability to apply, student development and learning outcomes theories.?
  • Work requires business, computing and organizational skills.
  • Analysis/assessment/evaluation, budget control, budget development.
  • Requires advanced, specialized knowledge in a job function, family or professional discipline to handle, as necessary, the analysis and/or procedural modifications associated with non-standard work or situations; and as applicable, provides guidance and technical leadership to others in area of expertise.
  • Responsibilities for this position require knowledge at an advanced level.
  • Supervisory techniques.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:

  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Effective communication.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Budget management.
  • Planning activities.
  • Coordinating work of others.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Leading projects.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Relate well to students.
  • Commitment to the educational and revenue generating goals of auxiliary services.
  • Lead strategic planning efforts and manage multiple projects.
  • Lead the development or modification of work procedures across multiple disciplines.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively.

Work Experience

  • Five (5) years of related experience of progressively responsible leadership experience, preferably in a university of comparable size and complexity.
  • Experience in maximizing fiscal and human resources, effective problem-solving skills, and an innovative program development approach with evidence of change-oriented leadership skills. A record of accomplishment as a financial/business director. Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills that encourage collaboration and cooperation.
  • Seven – ten years of management level experience in University Student Life/Auxiliary Services preferred.
  • Strategic budgeting and financing experience. Visioning and leveraging the value proposition for student on-campus experiences preferred.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Complexity/Budget Authority


Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills


Personal/Organizational Contacts


Customer Service Relationships


Working/Environmental Conditions

  • Limited standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.
  • Stoop, bend or lift.
  • May require routine travel.

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Open Until Filled (overrides close field)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Open to all applicants.

It is the policy of Texas Southern University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies.

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