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Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students

Keuka College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Reports To:                           Vice President for Student Development 

Position Type:                       Full Time

Standard Hours:                   40 hours a week 

FLSA Status:                         Exempt 

Job Class:                              Administration  



Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Development, the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students will lead student development initiatives for on- and off-campus students.  The AVP for Student Life & Dean of Students is responsible for the creation, implementation, and assessment of comprehensive retention and student success plan for the College based on current trends and best practices.  The AVP for Student Life & Dean of Students will align Student Development staff and operations to support the success of all students and will have primary responsibility for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) oversight and Title IX compliance.  


The AVP for Student Life & Dean of Students is a key member of the Student Development leadership team who works in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administration throughout the College to build the partnerships required to provide essential support services to Keuka College students and promote individual student success.  Additionally, the AVP for Student Life & Dean of Students will cultivate and enhance relationships within the college community and surrounding area to uphold and promote the mission of Keuka College.   This position requires travel, evening and weekend hours, and residence on campus in a college-provided property.   


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Student Life department and the supervision of department staff
  • Serve as primary liaison and provide leadership for the planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation/assessment of the College’s retention plan/student success model that includes student needs inventories, campus and residential programming, use of retentions solutions technology, campus reports, and student intervention protocols for individuals and groups
  • Serve as primary contact and campus designee for support of students in all capacities (i.e., attending student events, parent concerns, funerals, celebrations, student conduct, etc.) 
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and develop staff who assist in implementing the College’s retention plan/student success model
  • Serve as the college’s subject-matter expert on requirements of and compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws; coordinate the college’s Title IX efforts, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, and procedures designed to comply with federal and state legislation, regulation, and case law requiring the prompt and equitable resolution of Title IX complaints, and provide training to the college community on these topics; investigate and ensures timely resolution of all reports of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving members of the college community; develop, prepare, present, and submit reports regarding area(s) of responsibility, including collaborating with Campus Safety to submit annual crime statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Residence Life and Community Standards for oversight and management for the student conduct process; serve as part of the emergency on-call team during the evening, weekend, and vacation periods
  • Serve as the primary staff member for developing and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) education across campus with assistance from Associate Dean; coordinate and support faculty, staff, and student DEI efforts and manage DEI community outreach efforts
  • Strengthen first-year student retention strategies for first-year and transfer students (including the development and implementation of a comprehensive First-Year Experience), promote student academic preparedness (including summer bridge and supplemental instruction), support orientation programs for students and families (including peer mentoring program), and provide connections to campus resources and support services
  • Lead and facilitate a college-wide "Student Success Committee" and enhance our early warning identification/retention system (i.e., EAB Navigate) in partnership with the Registrar; coordinate Student Life outreach to students at-risk of leaving the College prior to graduation and conduct exit interviews with those who  leave the College prior to degree completion; track and analyze data and progress on students and special populations; identify risk issues and collaborate with faculty and staff in resolution; serve as a student advocate to resolve organizational concerns and student development issues that hinder success; communication with families
  • In conjunction with the Institutional Research Office, conduct campus climate and student satisfaction surveys on a systematic basis, develop retention and graduation reports, analyze results, and communicate regularly with the President’s Cabinet and college stakeholders
  • Develop and administer the annual budget for areas of responsibility in ways consistent with institutional policies and sound management principles; seek out grant funding when available
  • Serve as a member of the Student Development leadership team and support/lead initiatives as assigned
  • Regularly attend campus events and serve in Administrator on Call rotation
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision, and values and adhering to institutional policies.


Minimum Qualifications:



Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration or a related field (e.g., counseling, social work, sociology, adult education) 



  • Progressively responsible positions in the field of Student Affairs/Student Development
  • Knowledge of retention strategies and implementation of successful retention initiatives
  • Title IX investigatory experience 
  • Familiarity with Title IX, VAWA, Campus SaVE, and related federal and state laws 
  • Demonstrated leadership advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Successful project management
  • Budget development and management
  • Assessment and data-informed decision-making
  • Supervision and talent development
  • Developing and presenting educational and training programs 


  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and speaking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite and ability to be trained to effectively use College data enterprise systems and other campus software.
  • Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions
  • Demonstrated ability to work diplomatically and with discretion with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or other types of trauma is required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage caseload in a manner that ensures the prompt, effective, and equitable conclusion of such matters is required
  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Ability to be sensitive to and respond to the needs and concerns of all constituents of the College including but not limited to students, faculty, college staff, and the public


Preferred Qualifications:

  • J.D., Ph.D., or Ed.D.
  • Practical and operational understanding of adult learning theory and learning styles
  • Clear and demonstrable understanding of the basic goals of a liberal arts based-education

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting up to 30 lbs. 


In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

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