The University of South Carolina is accepting applications for an Assistant to the Vice President and Ombudsperson. This is a dual role appointment. The administrative position (Assistant to the VP) coordinates the central office administrative functions for the Division of Student Affairs & Department of Academic Support. As an ombuds, this position "serves as the liaison with academic units on student crisis management, coordinates divisional and institutional responses on non-academic grievances, revises policy and procedure manuals, and establishes effective communication programs related to ombuds services." A master's degree and five years related experience (or equivalent) is required. Minimum salary is $43,771. The job has been posted since December 14, 2007, and will remain open until filled. (USC HR, requisition no. 044169.)
As configured, this position may be perceived as having a conflict of interest, especially with regard to student concerns about the Division of Student Affairs & Department of Academic Support.