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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment, Advising, and Enrichment

Employer
College of Applied Health Sciences
Location
Champaign, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary
Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Affairs (UGAA), develop and implement policy related to undergraduate student affairs, including undergraduate student recruitment, admissions, and retention, the college's James Scholars Honor Program, student scholarships and awards, the college's convocation ceremony, the Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP), the college's office of career development and services, student academic integrity and infractions through the campus' FAIR system, and representing undergraduate concerns on college and campus committees.

The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) (http://www.ahs.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment, Advising, and Enrichment. The Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment, Advising, and Enrichment will develop and implement policy related to undergraduate student affairs, including undergraduate student recruitment, admissions, and retention, the college's James Scholars Honor Program, student scholarships and awards, the college's convocation ceremony, the Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP), the college's office of career development and services, student academic integrity and infractions through the campus' FAIR system, and representing undergraduate concerns on college and campus committees.

The mission of the College is to promote health and wellness across the lifespan.  The AHS research, teaching, and service programs were designed to improve the quality of life of people of all ages and cultures, promote the development of healthy communities, and help people with disabilities live full and independent lives. AHS has nationally recognized units in their fields, and is home to the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Health, and the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science.  The College enrolls about 2000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. 

The College is on the flagship campus of the University of Illinois with an enrollment of 42,000 students.  The University has one of the largest library collections of any university in the country with over 13 million volumes, and is home to both the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures and the Krannert Art Museum. Illinois is consistently in the top tier of various national and international rankings of public universities. 

The Urbana-Champaign community is home to award-winning parks, a diversity of cultures, Big-10 varsity athletics, community sports for all ages, and beautiful public gardens and campus landscapes. The downtown areas have grown into vibrant public spaces and entertainment districts over the past two decades.  Both communities have recently made substantial investments in new public libraries, and the local schools take pride in their traditions of strong academic programs and extra-curricular activities.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Undergraduate Student Affairs
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of Undergraduate Affairs, including input into and oversight of budget related to advising, undergraduate affairs, and undergraduate activities
Supervise the academic advisers, academic records officer, and civil service staff
Supervise director of career services and honors program, overseeing career services, the James Scholar Program, honors program, and college-wide programs for high achieving students
Supervise director of I-LEAP program, including overseeing enrichment initiatives for at-risk undergraduates such as underrepresented minority students, first generation students, rural students, and athletes 
Oversee coordination of a tutoring support program to help the college’s undergraduates enrolled in chemistry and life sciences courses  
Work with parents, students, and campus units to resolve undergraduate student issues
Coordinate academic policy development and enforcement for the College's undergraduate students.  Ensure adherence to campus policy on undergraduate student petitions, academic integrity and disciplinary issues, and academic eligibility for student athletes in the college
Oversee implementation of campus policies related to programs of study, course catalogs and various other university-level activities
Serve as a resource to college departments on student affairs and for curricular and co-curricular development for undergraduate students
Represent the College of Applied Health Sciences on college and campus-wide committees and report back on policy changes affecting the College. As requested, serve as the college representative for the campus Assistant and Associate Deans Committee.
Advise AHS student council
Ensure compliance with the campus’ study abroad policies and procedures, serving as the college’s liaison relative to study abroad initiatives and directives out of the Provost’s Office
Oversee programming for incoming students such as the Experience AHS and Fall Welcome events
Coordinate and provide leadership for AHS convocation and awards programs

Undergraduate Admissions
Supervise the college’s recruiter overseeing recruitment plans, college events, participation in  recruitment events, and other efforts to reach out to prospective students
Coordinate the admissions process for new freshmen, transfer, readmits, and Inter-College Transfers applying to the majors 
Facilitate the allocation of recruiting scholarships
Represent the college to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to determine guidelines for freshmen and transfer admission to college majors
Respond to student and parent concerns and questions regarding admissions process

Other
Oversee content for College's website and consult with AHS's IT staff for web maintenance related to undergraduate student affairs
Provide counsel to the Dean’s Office concerning advancement efforts for undergraduate student scholarship and awards
Participate with the Dean, Associate Dean for UGAA, Administrative Council, and College Executive Committee in advancing the college’s undergraduate academic programs
Assist the Dean with strategic planning for undergraduate student affairs using existing data mining, metrics, and trend analysis for admissions, retention and graduation, monitoring impact of college policies on enrollment, majors/minors, scholarships, class sizes, and other undergraduate related metrics
Work closely with Assistant Dean for Advancement on efforts to ensure current students' commitment to the College as alumni and also assist with college events like homecoming, Distinguished Alumni Awards Program and various other events
Other related duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit

SALARY
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in education, counseling, applied health sciences disciplines, or related field At least three years of academic administrative experience within a college or large academic unit at an institution of higher education Experience in developing and/or implementing policy for undergraduate student affairs (campus and college) Demonstrated record of success in representing unit/department/college in cross-campus committees Academic advising or student affairs experience Evidence of supervisory experience Demonstrated record of success in interacting with students and parents Demonstrated record of success in working with faculty Experience in working with a diverse population of students, such as student athletes, under-represented students, and first-generation students

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in education, counseling, applied health sciences disciplines or related field
Experience teaching health sciences or related content at the university level
Developing orientation courses for new undergraduate students
Administrative experience in a large public or research-intensive institution

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated familiarity with national laws such as FERPA, HIPPA, and Title IX

 

Appointment Information:

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 9/16/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by August 15, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact AHS HR at ahs-hr@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

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University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exception in accordance with applicable University processes.

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