Open executive Job in Academic & University Asst Vice Provost, Student Life / Director Positive Learning Envir


  • Executive – Administrative Vice Presidents
  • Executive – Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts
Job Number: 2020-36096

Department: School – Student Affairs – W409000



The Assistant Vice Provost, Student Life and Director for a
Positive Learning Environment (AVPSL/DPLE) serves as a member of the Student Life leadership team and reports directly to the Vice Provost
for Student Life and Enrollment (VPSLE). The AVPSL/DPLE plays a pivotal role in aligning programmatic and operational processes supporting
the student learning environment and student success at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).


  • Serve as the Vice Provost’s senior administrative advisor and designee at institutional meetings as
    asked, and as a member of the Student Life leadership team;
  • Collaborate with faculty leaders, institutional partners and student
    services stakeholders in programmatic planning to ensure optimal efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the programs designed to meet the
    needs of students and the UMMS educational mission;
  • Under the oversight of the VPSLE, coordinate and oversee the working group for
    UMMS 3 school calendar alignment;
  • Oversee and coordinate the 3-school Orientation activities for the campus, collaborating with the
    Offices of Student Affairs in the School of Medicine (SOM), Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Collaborate with Information Technology (IT) partners on orientation and matriculation processes as they relate to student
    records and enrollment, across the 3 schools
  • Member of IT Ed committee, as liaison for the Office of Student Life;
  • Collaborate in the planning and execution of UMMS recurring cycle of academic and social events, directly overseeing the Student Life
    team in their planning of select 3-school educational events, and working in collaboration with University Events as needed
  • Oversee
    the administrative needs for the Student Government Alliance, and all other School of Medicine student groups and organizations.
  • Collaborate with the Diversity and Inclusion office, GME and the 3 school student affairs teams, with regard to development, revision,
    and communication of the Appropriate Treatment of Learners (ATL) policy for the community;
  • Provide education for faculty and
    students regarding the ATL policy, including education for major affiliate education sites;
  • Provide annual reports to the VPSLE on
    ATL complaints and activities;
  • Work with the VPSLE to manage student life incidents and crises, serving as primary point of contact
    for these concerns;
  • Develop, maintain, respond to and monitor student concerns reported via the ATL policy/mistreatment reporting
  • Coordinate with other institutional officials and offices regarding Title IX reporting, policy and communication;
  • Supervise MSW in our student coaching program, developing programming for students in skills building and professional development;
  • Collaborate with Student Counseling Services on initiatives and programs to support student well-being;
  • Collaborate with the
    AVP for Health and Well-Being on student well-being programming;
  • Supervise the Project Coordinator for Student Life, providing
    oversight and guidance for policy development and operations with regard to initiatives involving the student government, student activities
    and events and finances related to student activities, student trustee election, code of conduct, drug testing and background checks;
  • Adhere to University, State, and funding agency regulations.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree, MSW, LCSW
  • 5 years related experience
  • 2 years supervisory experience
    or equivalent;
  • Excellent writing, communication, data analysis, interpersonal, leadership and organization skills required;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex projects, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities and needs required with
    professionalism, diplomacy and composure;
  • Proficiency with diverse technology tools and processes for efficient and effective
    management of assigned work duties and in the advancement of the office operations overall, to include document creation and online
    publication, information sharing and data collection and analysis, including formal reports and presentations, education support and
    delivery (currently including Microsoft suite, Blackboard, PeopleSoft, OASIS);
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and trustworthy
    management of institutional data, including student and faculty evaluation and staff performance appraisal documentation.


  • PhD / EdD preferred
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Web-fluency preferred



University of Massachusetts – Medical School

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