AVC for Student Success Search

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success

The deadline for applications to this position has been extended to April 15th.

The University of Washington Bothell (UW Bothell) invites applications from existing UW full-time faculty members for the position Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success (AVCSS). Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and contributing as a member of the leadership team that advises the VCAA on campus-wide academic strategy and policy, the AVCSS sustains a coherent vision for students’ curricular success, coordinates strategic and effective policies that support this vision, and implements best practices in partnership with the Deans, the Offices of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Institutional Research, and other institutional leaders.

More information on this search will be available soon.

Application Materials

The following materials are required as part of an application for the AVCSS position:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest, explaining how qualifications and interests match the leadership profile
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Related Links

Interfolio Job Posting

Charge Letter

REVISED April 6, 2020

Ben Gardner, Acting Dean & Search Co-chair
Marc Servetnick, Acting Dean & Search Co-chair
Gina Christian, Administrative Manager, Student Affairs
Karen Rosenberg, Acting Executive Director TLC & Director Academic Skills Centers
Emily Gismervig, Senior Lecturer, STEM
Alice Pedersen, Lecturer, IAS
Norm Wright, Pre-Major Advisor
Eva Navarijo, Director Academic Services, IAS
Megan Jewell, Director Graduate Academic Services, STEM
Djelli Berisha, ASUWB Director of Student Advocacy

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you for agreeing to serve on the search committee to identify the next Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success (AVCSS) at UW Bothell. The search will be limited to internal candidates at the University of Washington.

This position was formerly known as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning. The Office of Academic Affairs will undergo several enhancements over the next year that will result in a renewed portfolio for this leadership position. As envisioned, the AVCSS is charged with sustaining a coherent vision for students’ curricular success, coordinating strategic and effective policies that support this vision, and implementing best practices in partnership with the Deans, the Offices of Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, and Institutional Research, and other institutional leaders. The AVCSS will report directly to the VCAA and contribute as a member of the leadership team that advises the VCAA on campus-wide academic strategy and policy. The AVCSS will use an intentional and integrated approach to foster student belonging, retention, graduation, and post-graduation success throughout the undergraduate and graduate experience.

In addition to the responsibilities noted in the job description, this position is responsible for leading/coordinating many pragmatic items that are crucial for student success such as ensuring smooth transitions for students from pre-major to major advisors and coordinating with partners regarding student data etc. in terms of coordinated care and other retention activities. While the job description calls for five to seven years of experience related to the job requirements, this experience can come from a variety of activities including those without a formal leadership title and does not have to encompass every job requirement at the same level.

I ask that you approach this process in an intentionally inclusive manner that actively engages the campus community. I ask also that you seek a pool of internal UW candidates that reflects UW Bothell’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please consider the following throughout the search:

  • What are the needs of current and future students and how can the AVCSS provide leadership to meet and anticipate those needs?
  • What are the key opportunities for the AVCSS, as both a partner and a leader, to impact the changing scenarios of higher education student academic services?

The position description, which is attached to this email, was shared with our campus during the week
of February 24 with a deadline for applications of April 15, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I ask that you
recommend one to three candidates to invite for an in-person interview with the committee, an inperson
interview with me, and a public presentation regarding their vision for student success at UW
Bothell where we will gather feedback from those who attend. I appreciate receiving these
recommendations by April 30 to allow for campus visits shortly after. After considering feedback
throughout the process, I look forward to receiving a summary from you about the pros and cons for
each of the finalists by May 29. With this feedback, I will be able to make an informed decision.

Thank you very much for your service in this important process to select a critical academic leader.

All the best,
Sharon A. Jones
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs