Associate Dean of Students

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
May 04, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Dean of Students
One of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. The university’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide the technological proficiency, business know-how, and leadership skills that future CEOs and entrepreneurs will need to succeed. With an enrollment of over 11,500 undergraduate and graduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. Working with supervision from the Dean, the Associate Dean is responsible for campus life/campus climate, the development and academic progress of students, and retention initiatives. The Associate Dean is also responsible for the processing and adjudication of Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity cases for students. This position works closely with academic departments and serves on several campus-wide committees.

Essential Functions:
Investigates and adjudicates primarily student academic misconduct violations. Investigates complaints by interviewing involved parties. Decides the appropriate course of action and prepares an investigation report and statement of charges, informs/advises without bias the accused of charges, evidence and procedures. Prepares case material for the Student Hearing Board committee and presents the case before the committee. Follows-up to ensure that the appropriate correspondence or records have been written or created. Recruit, train, and evaluate all Hearing Board members. Reviews and develops policies and procedures impacting upon students' behavior within and outside the classroom. Identifies policies and procedures within student services, which need to be revised or replaced. Works with faculty, administrative and student groups to recommend or approve changes and publishes new policies and procedures in student handbooks or other media. Provides data analysis, conducts advising interviews, works with university committees as a member and/or resource coordinates student appeals process, and coordinates staff effort on these activities. Coordinates and provides academic support and advice for students placed on academic probation, suspension, or re-admission. Provides individual assistance to students to assist them in academic improvement, to meet their objective to graduate, and to meet the university's mission of educating its students. Serves as a liaison between students and college officials and faculty members in resolving academic and personal concerns.
Conducts individual interviews with students, faculty, staff, parents, and others writes follow-up correspondence, makes final decisions to up-hold or accept policies carried out by other offices. Studies, initiate and coordinate university-wide efforts to increase student retention. Monitors campus retention issues and trends and makes adjustments on an ongoing basis. Ensures compliance with FERPA for student conduct records contained in the Office of the Dean of Students and Campus Life by supervising the maintenance, security, and proper disclosure of such records. Provides certification for agencies requesting student conduct information following FERPA.

Additional Functions:
Act as a Title IX Hearing Administrator or Investigator Shares responsibility with the Associate Dean to represent the Dean when she so designates. Assist with the supervision of departments reporting to the Office of the Dean of Students. Performs other duties as assigned

Prerequisite Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field is required, doctorate preferred. Seven years of experience in a University setting demonstrating progressively increased student/administrative responsibilities, particularly in the area of academic misconduct adjudication and related processes. Five years of experience supervising full time staff. Demonstrated experience investigating and managing student conduct and academic integrity cases including appeals Demonstrated effectiveness as a culturally competent professional with broad experience interacting with and supporting the needs of a diverse student population. A high level of collegiality in working with other student affairs units as well as campus and community constituencies along with the ability to build collaborative relationships characterized by mutual respect, trust, and commitment to shared goals. Highly effective in all aspects of crisis management, including the ability to work collaboratively with others in managing crises. Demonstrated experience as a manager of complex organizational processes; demonstrated ability to analyze data to drive decisions. Effectiveness in setting priorities and deadlines to ensure project goals and objectives are met. Demonstrated problem-solving and time management skills and an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must be flexible in work hours and have the ability to work some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate is preferred. Proficiency with Maxient conduct tracking database also preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of Title IX; previous experience investigating, adjudicating, and/or advising Title IX complaints; and/or experience with outreach and prevention efforts. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


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As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.


Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students.   Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

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