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Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Support & Accountability (PRN28079B)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$95,000.00 - $110,000.00
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Through the Division of Student Affairs, the University of Utah provides an array of services and programs to help students benefit fully from their educational programs, and to help the University carry out its mission of research, teaching, and service.  The mission of Student Affairs is to support student well-being and success.  Our vision is for students to discover their passion, people, and purpose.  We value belonging, care, integrity, self-discovery, student-centeredness, and life-long learning.  The Office of the Dean of Students supports this mission, vision, and values by working to develop the personal and professional growth of our students.

We are committed to promoting a caring and safe community that increases our students’ abilities to learn  and make healthy choices. We promote inclusiveness, strive to support the success and growth of all students, and enrich the holistic student experience. We prepare students to reflect on their behavior, to think critically, practice skills, and clarify values – all of which they can use throughout their lifetimes.

The University of Utah seeks a student-centered and dedicated professional to serve as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Support & Accountability. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean will serve as a significant partner in developing the mission and vision for the Office of the Dean of Students.  The role will also serve in a leadership capacity for the Associate Vice President & Dean of Student’s line of supervision.  The Associate Dean oversees the student support initiatives and student accountability processes that are outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.  The Associate Dean also serves as a key member of the departmental leadership team within the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Dean has direct oversight of the Behavioral Intervention Team and their processes.  They will also work as the office’s liaison with Campus Safety in the creation and implementation of our campus Threat Assessment Team. This position will assist in providing leadership, training, support and guidance to members of the campus community in supporting students’ success and well-being. 

University of Utah Job ID# PRN28079B    00300 - Dean of Students


COMPENSATION:             $95,000 - $110,000


WORK SCHEDULE:           40 hours/week, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5pm, some nights and weekend work.



  • Develops, administers and revises as appropriate departmental policies and procedures and student conduct procedures and processes consistent with
  • University community standards, federal and state compliance regulations, and professional best practices.
  • Facilitates the appointment of hearing board members and provides leadership and training for staff, faculty, hearing boards, and others on appropriate resolution of student conduct matters.
  • Maintains student conduct records in accordance with all federal compliance guidelines and University policies and monitors and ensures compliance with federal and state laws including the Clery Act, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, and Drug Free Schools.
  • Supervises the chair and serves as a member of the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team with administrative units to address and resolve issues including threat assessment strategies.
  • In coordination with the Chief Safety Office, serves as a member of the University’s Threat Assessment Team and remains current in best practices in that area.
  • Oversees communication with students, faculty, staff, parents/family members, attorneys and others regarding student support and accountability matters.
  • Serves as liaison to OEO/AA, UUPD, and Campus Safety in regard to situations involving student support and accountability.
  • Provides consultation and advocacy for students with questions, and/or concerns navigating institutional policy, procedures, and departmental processes.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with faculty, campus departments, and off- campus agencies to develop programs and procedures that promote student success and well-being.
  • Develops, implements, and analyzes assessment initiatives that foster student success.
  • Coordinates educational programming and outreach for the University community  including but not limited to new student orientation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and other campus partners.
  • Prepares/oversees the preparation of departmental publications, statistical and annual reports.
  • Supervises professional (5) and graduate assistant (1) staff and is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of the office.
  • Represents the Office of the Dean of Students on University-wide and divisional committees as well as to external agencies as appropriate.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.



Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience); eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department Specific Expectations and Requirements
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or related area, or equivalency; five years  of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, law, public administration, or related area or a Juris Doctorate
  • Evidence of progressive leadership in higher education administration
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding student conduct, student records, and sexual misconduct adjudication
  • Understanding of best practices as it relates to Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment on University campuses
  • Ability to diplomatically handle difficult or urgent matters in a confident and proficient manner. 
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal communication and relationship skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in a team environment while carrying out individualized work
  • Strong problem solving and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Supervisory, assessment, and fiscal management experience
  • Familiarity with student conduct database software (“Advocate” is currently in use)





The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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