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Dean of Student Affairs

Mayville State University
Mayville, North Dakota
$80,000+ Includes: single or family health care coverage (premiums paid by the university)
Posted Date
Mar 23, 2023

Job Title:                   Dean of Student Affairs

Location:                   Mayville, ND

Compensation:        Salary range starts at $80,000 and is based on qualifications and experience. 

Who can apply:         Internal/external candidates eligible to work in the United States. Mayville State University will not offer visa sponsorship for this position.

Benefits:                    Includes: single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.

Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long- term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans. Occasional remote work possible. 

FLSA:                         Exempt

Recruitment:              External

Mayville State University welcomes applications for the position of Dean of Student Affairs. MSU seeks a forward-looking, approachable leader who can collaborate across the university in implementing key elements of our Strategic Plan, including engagement and support for student success and pursing an optimal learning, living and working environment. Student success is of utmost importance at Mayville State University and a fundamental component of our historic and current mission as "The School of Personal Service." Among the university's approved purposes is delivery of flexible programs, instruction, and student services to meet the needs of the individual. Our students enjoy personal attention, quality courses, and instructors who truly care about the quality of education each student deserves and receives. 

Mayville State University is a regional University in a rural setting, serving over 1100 students. Traditional students, under the age of 24, comprise 72% of our total student population. The number of non-traditional students, age 25 and more, has increased over 30% in the last decade, with over 300 currently pursuing degrees at Mayville State. The student body is largely comprised of students from North Dakota and Minnesota, with 69% of all students being North Dakota residents. 69% of Mayville State graduates stay in North Dakota, filling workforce needs or continuing their education. The number of high school students who enroll in dual credit courses at Mayville State continues to increase. 

To be considered a candidate you must possess at a minimum a Master's degree and have at least five years of experience in leading one or more functional areas within Student Affairs. Direct experience in the areas of Financial Aid, Student Enrollment and Retention, Title IX Compliance, or Student Housing are preferred. 

The Dean of Student Affairs reports directly to the President, and is responsible for all non-academic programming and will:

• Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

• Supervise and coordinate a student development program which includes reviewing research and current practices and implementing innovative programs.

• Coordinate the academic advising program, to include the continued monitoring of practices and procedures and the improvement of professional development for all advisors. 

• Provide oversight for the institution’s enrollment management and retention programs, to include services and activities for distance students. Implement Best Practices that have included a developmental academic advising model, a first year experience program for new freshmen, a Student Success model that includes integrated identification, tracking and support for at risk students, and the assessment of the needs of new students and related services to meet those needs.

• Provide oversight and direct involvement to ensure institutional compliance with state, federal and external requirements, to include the compilation, disclosure and distribution of Title IX Compliance Standards, Campus Crime and Security reports, Student Right to Know Completion and Graduation Reports, and Drug Free Schools Programs (to include Biennial Review).

• Provide administrative support for students and their concerns and serve as Advisor to Student Senate.

• Facilitate and support the on-going functions of student organizations on the MSU campus by promoting leadership development opportunities and financial support from student fees.

• Serve as the primary contact for student issues and complaints and final appeal for disciplinary issues.

• Serve as chief administrative officer for the following service areas: Admissions, Enrollment Center, Financial Aid, Campus Health Services, Campus Mental Health Services, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Success, Student Life, and Title IX.

• Actively supervise professional staff in all Student Affairs Service areas.

• Manage state appropriated and local budgets.

• Gather and disseminate data and information related to students and student development programming.

• Assist in the management of institutional strategic plans, to include the gathering of data, articulation, and input of goals, objectives, strategies, outcomes and measures as they relate to students and Student Affairs service areas.

• Assist in the development and maintenance of the institution’s Assessment Plan to include providing information about student learning that takes place outside of the classroom and that is used to assess student growth and development and that utilizes CAS standards and/or other validated measures.

• Serve as institutional representative to the NDUS Student Affairs Council, the NDUS Accountability Measures Committee, and other committees as assigned.

• Serve on the Student Affairs Committee, Financial Aid and Scholarship Committee, Student Activity Fee Finance Committee, Title IX Advisory Committee, Diversity Committee, Behavioral Intervention Team, Enrollment Management and Retention Committee, Substance Abuse Prevention Committee, and other committees as assigned. Chair the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Committees.

• Serve on committees related to enrollment marketing and provide input into social media marketing initiatives.

• Coordinate the planning, writing and administration of specific grants related to student development and student programming.

• Serve on the Governing Board of Directors for Head Start.

• Other duties as assigned. 

For best consideration, applications should be received by April 17, 2023.  Applications should include a letter of interest of not more than three pages, a current resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and at least five professional references. The target start date is July 10, 2023. 

MaSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. ND veteran's preference laws apply to this position. Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability. The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.

ND Relay:

“This search is being conducted consistent with the State of North Dakota Open Records statutes.”

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