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Senior Vice Provost for Student Success

Application Procedure:

Register to submit your materials online at  Nominations and inquiries, which will be treated in confidence, are welcomed and should be sent to:  Applicants who wish to apply should submit a letter expressing interest in and perspectives on the position, curriculum vitae, and other materials supporting candidacy, including names and contact information for at least four references to References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.  Applications should be submitted by June 30, 2019 for fullest consideration

Job Duties

The Senior Vice Provost for Student Success will provide leadership and vision in administering a comprehensive portfolio of strategic initiatives that promote an exceptional student experience (recruitment, enrollment, onboarding, and learning) and enhance the student life experience at UMKC. Successful candidates will be visionary influencers who can effectively contribute to the successful attainment of strategic priorities, and will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to meet UMKC’s goals for retention, persistence, and timely degree completion, aligned with our mission as a public urban research university.


The Senior Vice Provost for Student Success reports to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor with a dotted reporting line to the Chancellor. This inaugural position is an integral part of the Provost’s senior leadership team, and must work effectively across administrative and academic units of the university to accomplish our goals and objectives. More importantly, this is a transformational opportunity for a student success professional with a deep commitment to inclusive excellence and partnerships with the academic programs to join the leadership team of an ambitious and student-focused Provost.


The portfolio of the Senior Vice Provost for Student Success include: Enrollment Management (Student Recruitment, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Orientation), Undergraduate Academic Advising (consolidation of cross campus advising staff into central unit), Career Services, Academic Support (Supplemental Instruction, Writing Studio, and Tutoring), Summer Bridge, Financial Management/Education Center and Graduation Help Desk.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Doctorate or terminal degree, with tenure line negotiable for qualified candidates
At least 5 years of demonstrated success in leading student success initiatives at the College/University level
Successful leadership and management experience in higher education
Understanding of higher education culture and practice
Successful College/University teaching experience
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders

Institution Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area and the only public research university in our community. We offer more than 125 academic areas serving more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states and 85+ countries. UMKC grads are everywhere! And they’ve gone on to find success throughout the Kansas City community and beyond.

UMKC is proud to be one of this region’s premier institutions of higher education and our people are our most valuable asset. To deliver on our goals, we are committed to helping all UMKC Kangaroos become their best selves while striving for excellence in everything they do.


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UMKC offers a competitive salary, affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), 403(b) savings plan, and University paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.


Application Due Date: 2019-06-30
Job Start Date: 2019-09-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Kansas City
State/Province/Region: MO
Institution: University of Missouri, Kansas City
Reports To: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Staff # Reporting to Position: 6
Reports In Office: Provost

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