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Associate Dean of Students for Conduct, Health, and Wellness

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
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Full Time

Associate Dean of Students for Conduct, Health, and Wellness

Job No: 497365
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Student Affairs

The Associate Dean of Students provides strategic leadership, vision and direction for key campus initiatives including Student Conduct, the Counseling & Student Development Center, Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Advocacy, Bucknell Student Health and Bucknell Nutrition. As the chief conduct officer, the Associate Dean of Students ensures that students' rights are protected and University standards of student conduct are followed. Reporting to the Dean of Students (chief student affairs officer), the Associate Dean is a member of the leadership team in the Division of Student Affairs.

Job Duties:
Provide leadership and supervision of the offices listed above, as well as supervision and management of additional staff members and student workers employed by these offices, in coordination with individual departmental directors and in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Build a cohesive team among the Conduct, Health & Wellness staff and facilitate collaborations needed to accomplish departmental and office goals and priorities.
Collaborate with other Associate Deans and their teams within the Division of Student Affairs and with other leaders, faculty and staff across campus to promote and advance the priorities of the Division of Student Affairs and University.
Assist all service areas with strategic planning, prioritization and implementation of relevant goals and objectives.
Identify trends, best practices, and visionary strategies to assist each area to reach the most successful outcomes for Bucknell's continued future.
Assist in the development and oversight of the budgetary and financial planning process for each area of Conduct, Health & Wellness.

Student Conduct
Adjudicate alleged student misconduct in accordance with the procedures set forth in the University Student Code of Conduct.
Serve as an administrative hearing officer for student misconduct cases.
Develop, facilitate and cooperate in the delivery of training for the Community Conduct Board.
Manage and lead student conduct initiatives assisting in the development and administration of policies and programs and assessment of program effectiveness.
Coordinate and propose revisions to the Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct annually.
Develop programs, policies and procedures that promote social responsibility among students and educate students about that responsibility.
Communicate with parents and families regarding conduct related matters.
Respond to requests for references, recommendations, and Dean's Certifications for students transferring from Bucknell, applying to professional schools, etc.

Student Health and Nutritionist
Oversee Student Health and nutrition programs with a focus on prevention, education and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Serve as the liaison to Geisinger Health System to effectively administer the existing contractual relationship for student health services.
Oversee the implementation of alcohol and other drug educational programming.
Create and manage the campus-wide distribution of the bi-weekly health and wellness publication.
Evaluate and make recommendations regarding the current and future success of programs in the existing service areas.
Meet regularly with the Medical Director and Nutritionist to effectively assess, administer and manage services.

Counseling Support
Support the Director in the overall management of the Counseling & Student Development Center services.
Provide direction, guidance, consultation and supervision to clinical and support staff regarding services.
Oversee a range of counseling services to include personal/social, academic, career, crisis intervention, and short-term psychological support.

Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Support
Provide direction, guidance, consultation and supervision to staff regarding programs and services.
Meet regularly with the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Advocacy Coordinator to effectively assess, administer and manage services.

Student Affairs Leadership Team Member
Handle student crises and emergencies as needed and on an on-call basis.
Assist with the management of Student Affairs departmental projects, strategic plans and staff development.
Serve as a member of the Students of Concern committee and other divisional and University committees.
Attend and actively participate in divisional staff meetings and retreats.
Maintain a high degree of visibility and availability to students, faculty and staff.
Actively contribute to Bucknell's efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community through intercultural competence.
Support and promote the University's DEI and sustainability efforts to protect, maintain, and increase the long-term viability and resilience of the University's employees, environmental,
social, and economic support systems.

Complete other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree
At least seven years of comprehensive higher education experience related to at least one of the areas this position supervises
Demonstrated experience working with student conduct, including complex, high-level reports of student misconduct
Demonstrated ability to work with highly complex and difficult student situations
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in higher education settings
Familiarity with confidentiality and student privacy regulations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong commitment to student growth and development
Ability to work collaboratively and successfully across cultures and styles at all levels of the organization
Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships, and build consensus and support
Sensitivity to issues related to socioeconomic class, gender identity and expression, sexuality, race and ethnicity, privilege and power relationships, and transitions to adulthood

Preferred Qualifications:
A doctorate degree or juris doctor degree.

Work Type:
This is a full-time staff exempt benefits-eligible position.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a staff exempt position with a hiring range of $106,500 - $133,125. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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