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Valerie Holmes
Tuesday, March 26
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cone University Center 210
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Denise Balfour Simpson
Thursday, March 28
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cone University Center 208
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Jeanna McCullers
Tuesday, April 2
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lucas Room, Cone University Center
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Jonathan Sanders
Friday, April 5
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cone University Center 210B
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Position Description

Reporting to the vice chancellor for student affairs and serving as one of six senior-level positions on the division's Senior Leadership Team, the associate vice chancellor and dean of students (AVC/DOS) provides visionary, strategic, and operational leadership to ensure that students have access to the basic needs, resources, and support they need to succeed academically and personally. 

The AVC/DOS supervises two departments: Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS) and Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution (SACR). SASS coordinates care and concern case management, including Withdrawal for Extenuating (WE) circumstances processes and guiding students through grievance procedures. Embedded within SASS are programs to support students' basic needs, including the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, Student Emergency Fund, Student Emergency Housing, and Swipe Out Hunger. SACR oversees individual and organizational policy violations, help-seeking processes, conflict resolution efforts, and coordination of the academic integrity process in collaboration with Academic Affairs. 

The AVC/DOS leads the campus-wide Basic Needs Committee and serves as a deputy Title IX coordinator, consultant for student behavioral intervention and threat assessment issues, and Incident Management and Crisis Communication Teams member. The AVC/DOS is the primary point of contact for the death of a student policy and process, coordinates posthumous degrees and degrees in memoriam in collaboration with Academic Affairs, and serves as the primary contact for family members who experience the death of a student. The AVC/DOS is the captain of the Demonstration Activity Resource Team (DART), leads between eight and ten DART deputies across campus, and manages free speech and First Amendment educational sessions with the general counsel. 

The AVC/DOS coordinates the Division of Student Affairs' response to major crises and other events impacting students within the university community. They are considered "essential personnel" during campus emergencies and are expected to be on-call for these emergencies and crises. They consult with faculty and administrators on student behavior in the classroom and other students who may be of concern. 

The AVC/DOS partners with the associate vice chancellor for health and wellbeing on messages of care and concern to students and the mental health and wellness issues that impact the ability of students to thrive academically and personally. 

The AVC/DOS develops and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $2 million and is responsible for 14 full-time staff, including three direct reports. This twelve-month, full-time, in-person position requires relocation to Charlotte, North Carolina.