Vice President of Student Development Services

Vice President of Student Development Services


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC




State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Closes: Sunday, June 18, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

President of the College

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or Public Administration, Doctorate preferred.  Five years’ experience in student development program management, student services administration, academic counseling, education administration, budget development, management, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge and abilities for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including common office machines, such as computers, copiers, facsimile machines, etc. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are more than those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Moderate Work. 


Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.


Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments, or directions to subordinates or assistants, and receiving instructions, assignments or directions from superiors. 


Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of reports, letters and memos, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, budgets, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence. 


Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including insurance, personnel and governmental terminology.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; to utilize decimals and percentages; and to utilize descriptive statistics.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.


Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination and Visual Acuity:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color; requires the visual acuity to determine depth perception, peripheral vision, inspection for small parts; preparing and analyzing written or computer data, etc.


Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing work under some level of stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.


Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via a telephone.




The work performance of supervisory personnel of Pitt Community College is routinely evaluated according to the performance criteria outlined herein: 


Knowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Pitt Community College as they pertain to the performance of the duties of student development services. Has thorough knowledge of principles and practices of supervising and managing the student development services division. Has thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Has considerable knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies. Has considerable knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as they pertain to work responsibilities. 


Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards in performing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains quality communication and interaction with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, and any external entities with which position interacts.


Quantity of Work:  Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in a manner to produce a quantity of work which meets established standards and expectations.


Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for completion of assigned functions. Completes assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.


Attendance:  Assumes responsibility of managing work time and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides sufficient notice to upper management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.


Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Exhibits an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates appropriate and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.


Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identification of alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advisement where appropriate, and researches issues, situations, and alternatives prior to exercising judgment.


Cooperation:   Accepts supervisory and managerial instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences is justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies and procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation both intra- and inter-departmentally.


Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships both intra- and inter-departmentally, and with external entities with whom position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.


Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion for work elements, and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.


Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards, to include regulatory entities. Ensures such standards are not violated.


Planning:  Plans, coordinates and utilizes information effectively in a manner to improve activities and production. Knows and understands expectations regarding such activities and works to ensure such expectations are met. Develops and formulates ways, means, and timing to achieve established goals and objectives. Effectively and efficiently organizes, arranges, and allocates manpower, financial and other designated resources to achieve such goals and objectives.


Organizing:  Efficiently organizes own work and that of subordinates as well. Ensures personnel under charge understand what results are expected of them, and that each is regularly and appropriately informed of all matters either affecting or of concern to them.


Staffing: Works with upper management, where appropriate, to select and recommend employment of qualified personnel. Personally directs the development and training of personnel under charge, ensuring their proper induction, orientation, and training.


Leading:  Provides a work environment, which encourages clear and open communications. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership, as well as the application of such principles to functions under charge. Provides adequate feedback to personnel under charge concerning their performance in terms of excellent, satisfactory, or lacking. Commends and rewards personnel under charge for outstanding performance, and takes timely and appropriate disciplinary action as necessary. Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward achievement of established goals and objectives.


Controlling:  Establishes and maintains a work environment, which is orderly and controlled. Coordinates, audits, and controls manpower and financial resources efficiently and effectively. Coordinates, audits, and controls the utilization of materials and equipment efficiently and effectively. Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of established standards, methods, and procedures.


Delegating:  Assigns duties and responsibilities as necessary and/or appropriate to meet goals, enhance abilities of personnel under charge, build their confidence, and assist them in personal growth. Establishes and maintains confidence in personnel under charge to meet new or additional expectations.


Decision Making:  Exercises discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting functions under charge. Recognizes when a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not foster the desired result. Moves decisively and explicitly to develop and implement alternatives.


Creativity:  Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of functions under charge. Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities. Is not averse to change that supports achievement of goals and objectives.


Human Relations:  Strives to develop and maintain excellent rapport with personnel under charge. Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints, and responds appropriately. Establishes a work environment to promote and maintain mutual respect.


Policy Implementation:  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of policies regarding functions under charge and the function of the organization. Adheres to all policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities, and ensures the same for personnel under charge.


Policy Formulation:  Maintains current knowledge of changes in operating philosophies and policies, and routinely reviews such policies to ensure any changes in philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated into functions under charge. Recognizes and understands the relationship between operating policies and practices and morale and performance. Strives to ensure established policies enhance it.


Position Description

Under limited supervision, the position leads the operations of student services programs. The Vice President is responsible for overseeing student services programs, activities, and developing and implementing policies and procedures. The VP develops and administers budgets and analyzes data for accountability and continuous improvement in line with College and Division goals. The Vice President serves on the Presidents’ Leadership Team (PLT) and reports to the President of the College.

Leads planning, management and supervision of student services programs and activities at the college, including admissions and enrollment, recruitment, counseling services, intramurals and intercollegiate athletics, financial aid, disability services, records, registrar’s office, student activities, Student Government Association (SGA), international students’ services, and community outreach programs and services.


Supervises, directs, and evaluates staff who are direct reports, addressing employee concerns and problems, providing development, and completing employee performance appraisals.


Coordinates daily work activities, organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work, monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work, consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem concerns, and provides technical expertise.


Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures, and initiates actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.


Consults with President, college officials, government agencies, and other officials to review operations and activities, review and resolve problems, and provide recommendations, coordinates work activities with those of other departments, outside agencies, or others as needed.


Demonstrates experience with regional accreditation processes and an awareness of best practices in the profession.


Provides leadership in formulation of student personnel policies, establishes and regulates student policy.


Administers Student Services expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgets.


Serves as Compliance Officer for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ADA 1990, and Title IX.


Compiles or monitors administrative or statistical data, conducts research, analyzes data, and identifies trends.


Oversees preparation of required reports and submission to appropriate agencies and individuals and maintains records.


Develops and maintains positive relationships with the public, represents the college within the community and at events.


Responds to complaints and questions related to college/department operations, provides information, research problems, and initiates problem resolution.


Performs other related duties as assigned by the President.

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