Dean of Students

Wisconsin, United States
$90,000.00 - $110,000.00
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The dean of students is an experienced, innovative, and student-centered leader who works collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty to foster a healthy and vibrant living and learning community that inspires students to be engaged global citizens.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Key Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership, supervision, strategic direction and mentorship to all personnel within the division: residential life, counseling, health services, diversity & inclusion, and student welfare
  • Provide oversight and coordination of student affairs policies, procedures, and emergency protocols involving students; advise president, Administrative Council, staff, and faculty on appropriate actions to ensure student safety and well-being
  • Act in a primary critical incident response capacity to emergency/crisis situations as needed, and serve as the team contact liaison to address student and/or student’s family needs
  • Provide oversight of work within the student affairs staff, student groups, and other members of the College community in developing co-curricular programming that supports students’ overall well-being
  • Encourage student behavior that supports intellectual, emotional, identity, ethical, and professional development
  • Promote a student culture of mutual respect, care and taking responsibility for one’s choices and actions
  • Provide oversight for maintaining a developmentally appropriate and accountable student judicial system that upholds community values, address individual and group behaviors, and educate students regarding institutional policies and their rights on campus
  • Manage information about the student judicial process and supervise all regulatory compliance, including statistical reports and revisions to the Code of Student Conduct
  • Serve in a primary leadership capacity for student persistence and the development and oversight of an institutional retention plan
  • Engage effectively with partner vendors providing campus safety and food services


  • Serves as a member of Administrative Council, the institution’s senior leadership team
  • In partnership with the athletics director, serve on the academic and student affairs committee to the Board of Trustees
  • Serve as a member of the Risk and Crisis Management Team
  • Serve in a leadership and partnership capacity in actively supporting and engaging in the College’s commitment to and initiatives in sustainability
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Northland College Student Association
  • Serve in a liaison capacity with various community leaders including law enforcement, local and regional governments, and community service organizations

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, or related field required; PhD preferred
  • A minimum of five years of experience demonstrating progressive levels of responsibilities, professional experience, and leadership in student affairs


  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in student development and enrollment theories, best practices, and strategies
  • Knowledge of and experience with programs and initiatives that enhance and integrate the relationship between academic and student affairs
  • Experience in budget development and management, assessment plans and methodologies in student affairs, strategic planning, excellent client service, and continuous quality improvement practices
  • Experience serving in a director’s level or higher position in a student affairs area along with strong professional staff supervision and management
  • Possess excellent problem-solving, decision-making, and time management skills; ability to effectively resolve issues and problems while meeting deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to develop, disseminate, interpret, and enforce campus policies and regulations
  • Ability to promote a campus climate respectful of inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism


  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, with abilities to effectively work with all campus constituencies and the greater public
  • Ability to effectively counsel and advise students

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