Salary for Announcement
We anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $80,900
- $108,000 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role
will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not
limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and
reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the
time of posting.
The Associate Dean of Students serves as the primary student
conduct administrator at MSU Denver as well as overseeing conflict
mediation, case management, and basic needs support. As such, the
Associate Dean of Students is responsible for the fair and
equitable management of the student conduct process and related
initiatives. The Associate Dean of Students trains conduct and
appeals administrators, assigns cases, provides guidance, and
oversees completion of cases and sanctions. The Associate Dean of
Students has significant responsibility for ensuring the
institution’s compliance with several federal laws related to
health and safety, including the Clery Act, Drug Free Schools and
Communities Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Relevant to compliance, the Associate Dean of Students is also
responsible for ensuring that students receive appropriate,
relevant, and effective training on prevention, policy, and
institutional response related to interpersonal violence, alcohol
and substance abuse, and related topics.
The Associate Dean of Students manages the student conduct
database, ensures complete and accurate data entry, and generates
reports. The Associate Dean of Students is responsible for the
annual revisions to the Student Code of Conduct. The Associate Dean
of Students oversees the management of the conflict resolution
activities and the complaint policy. The Associate Dean of Students
co-chairs the CARE Team (Behavioral Intervention) and assists the
case managers with students who may pose a threat to the health and
safety of themselves, others, or place. The position leads efforts
in the areas of assessment and implementation of relevant
projects.As a leader within the Division of Student Affairs, the
Associate Dean of Students actively contributes to divisional and
institutional strategic planning and setting of priorities, in
addition to leading major initiatives and projects. Centering
equity in their work and approach to leadership, the Associate Dean
of Students critically contributes to equity initiatives across the
division and across the institution. The Associate Dean of Students
is both a high-level thinker, and a student-centered and connected
doer. That is, the Associate Dean of Students will balance
priorities that involve strategy, leadership, and theoretical
application of knowledge along with duties that connect them
directly to students, the needs students have, and the experiences
that students have- or do not have- at MSU Denver daily.
Furthermore, the Associate Dean of Students is positioned to
support and/or represent the Associate Vice President for Student
Engagement & Wellness/Dean of Students (AVP/DOS). This
representation may take the form of standing in on behalf of
the AVP/DOS in internal and/or external meetings or presentations,
making decisions and/or approvals in the AVP/DOS’s absence, or
similar activities. The Associate Dean of Students is responsible
for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Dean of
40% – Management and facilitation of student conduct and
conflict resolution processes
15% – Management and facilitation of Behavioral Intervention
Team and processes
- Manages and directs all aspects of the student conduct process.
Investigates student conduct complaints; advises complainants and
respondents of their rights, responsibilities and options; resolves
cases informally when possible, refers cases to conflict resolution
services or the formal conduct process as needed, and conducts
- Leads efforts to educate the University community (students,
faculty, and staff) on policies, procedures, and/or resources
pertaining to student conduct/behavioral expectations at the
- Serves as a student conduct administrator, directly responding
to allegations of concerning student behavior per established
processes and prioritizing the health, safety, and equitable
treatment of both individuals and groups within the University
- Trains student conduct and appeals administrators.
- Supervises the Director of the Student Care Center, Assistant
Director for Restorative Justice and Student Conflict Resolution,
the Assistant Director for Student Accountability and Behavioral
Intervention, and the Compliance and Prevention Coordinator.
- Collaborates with the Assistant Director for Restorative
Justice and Student Conflict Resolution, the Assistant Director for
Student Accountability and Behavioral Intervention, and the
Director of the Student Care Center regarding student cases on
campus and assigns cases as appropriate.
- Responds to complaints, conduct or other student behavior
concerns from faculty, staff, students, parents, the community, and
- Conducts threat assessments of students who might pose a threat
of harm to self, others, and/or property.
- Develops, implements, and reports on assessment methods to
evaluate program effectiveness, including learning outcomes.
Compiles statistical data for institutional and Clery
- Responsible for the retention and confidentiality of all
student conduct records. Remains current on college student conduct
trends including compliance related issues such as Title IX, Clery
Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.
- Represents the Dean of Students Office on various university
and Auraria Campus committees, in particular those related to
student conduct and/or campus safety matters.
- Works closely with the university’s legal counsel and
department of Equal Opportunity to resolve disputes and formulate
policy and procedure.
- Prepares and responds to inquiries related to conduct history
of students and former students.
- Coordinates Academic Misconduct Advisory Board to provide an
avenue for faculty advice and guidance.
- Collaborates with Assistant Director for Restorative Justice
and Student Conflict Resolution Services and associated faculty
members to plan, deliver, and evaluate Dialogues Program. Serves as
a lead facilitator in Dialogues Program.
- Co-facilitate Restorative Justice Coalition, engaging a broad
representation of campus stakeholders, including students, faculty,
staff, and community members to offer guidance on restorative
practices at MSU Denver
15% – Supervision of Dean of Students Office Compliance
- Co-chairs the CARE Team (Behavioral Intervention) convenes
group if immediate action is warranted, facilitating meetings,
preparing agendas, and documenting team input for each case.
- Manage CARE Team protocols, trainings, and all
communication/outreach efforts. Disseminate relevant information
to CARE Team members.
- Attend Campus Assessment and Response Team meetings on behalf
of MSU Denver CARE Team.
- Continuously research national best practices and legislative
changes to stay relevant and remain in compliance.
- Liaises with health care providers on campus and in the
community, law enforcement, parents, and colleagues across the
institution to establish and support student action plans. Respond
to critical incidents on campus as needed. In coordination with the
Health and/or Counseling Centers, provide post- hospitalization
support to students returning from a mental/behavioral health
setting and transitioning back to the University environment.
Assess for immediate mental health and crisis intervention needs
- Conduct assessment process for CARE team. Subsequently share
results with CARE Team and campus decision makers regarding
progress and changes to training/protocol.
30% – General Associate Dean Responsibilities
- Supervises the Compliance and Prevention Coordinator who is
primarily responsible for carrying out the University’s compliance
with the Clery Act, Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, and the
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Work to develop and maintain
useful relationships with key Auraria Police Department records
personnel to facilitate an effective partnership in support of
Clery Act compliance.
- Ensures that the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR)
meets regulatory obligations is published on time, and that
necessary notifications to required parties are made about the
- Ensures that the University appropriately identifies and trains
Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) annually such that they can
carry out their obligations under the Clery Act.
- In close collaboration with the Office of Equal Opportunity,
the Phoenix Center at Auraria, and other relevant partner
departments/agencies, ensure that MSU Denver students receive
appropriate training on interpersonal violence such that
all VAWA compliance obligations are met that the training is
relevant for MSU Denver’s diverse student body.
- Ensures that the University is compliant with the Drug Free
Schools and Communities Act, overseeing efforts to conduct and
publish the requisite biennial review and ensuring that
programmatic elements meet requirements of the Act and are relevant
for MSU Denver’s diverse student body.
- Stays abreast of any changes to federal and/or state law
impacting post- secondary students’ safety, expectations pertaining
to conduct, rights, and related topics. Leads discussions and/or
engages in policy/procedural work to ensure alignment of MSU Denver
- Directly supervises the Director of the Student Care Center,
ensuring alignment with University and Divisional priorities.
Indirectly supports employees and mission of the Student Care
- Actively builds authentic professional relationships
within MSU Denver with diverse faculty, staff, and students to aid
in the promotion of Student Engagement & Wellness (SEW) and/or
Dean of Students Office initiatives and/or to identify relevant
partnerships and collaborative opportunities.
- Serve as a liaison with key partner departments.
- Serve as a member of an on-call rotation for campus.
- Actively engages with relevant community/external partners to
help further establish MSU Denver’s role as a community pillar and
a great partner for community initiatives impacting and/or
benefitting MSU Denver students. Serves as a role model among
internal SEW peers for active engagement in
- University, divisional and/or departmental engagement. Looks
for opportunities to offer contributions and support to others in a
constructive manner. Demonstrates leadership through participation
and critical discourse in University and/or divisional
- Seeks out opportunities to learn and engage with material and
topics across all SEW functional areas.
- Uses a critical lens to challenge problematic norms, policies,
and procedures (both formal and informal) which may perpetuate
- Brings a solution-oriented approach to work and leadership.
Recommends solutions and/or options to address problems.
- At the request of the Associate Vice President for Student
Engagement & Wellness/Dean of Students and/or the Vice
President of Student Affairs, represents SEW in meetings, at
events, or in other applicable settings.
- Other duties as assigned, including leadership of ad hoc
projects with University- wide impact.
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes
clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they
meet all required qualifications.
- Earned Master’s degree or higher in higher education
administration, college personnel, social sciences, law, psychology
or related field
- Experience working in compliance with FERPA and rules of
- Three years of professional work experience investigating
and/or responding to student behavioral concerns in a higher
- Demonstrated experience promoting diversity and inclusion
- At least 6 years experience directly supervising full-time
- Four years or more of full time experience in student
- The ability to diffuse stressful situations before a
- Knowledge of student development theories and current
persistence best practices.
- Demonstrated experience working with restorative practices in
the conduct process
- Experience serving on a behavioral intervention team
- Conversational speaking ability in Spanish.
- Terminal degree
Student Engagement and Wellness
Instructions to Apply
- Monday -Friday 8 to 5 with occasional evening and weekend
- There is an opportunity for some remote work.
For full consideration, please submit the following
- Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate
to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for
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Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their
resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes
how they meet ALL required qualifications.
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Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique,
access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and
inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of
nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of
color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert
with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity
and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and
perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that
in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go
beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and
dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture
of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and