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
University of Utah Job ID# PRN28079B 00300 - Dean
$95,000 - $110,000
hours/week, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5pm, some nights and weekend
- 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
- 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
- Provides consultation and advocacy for students with questions,
and/or concerns navigating institutional policy, procedures, and
- 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
- 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
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing),
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
Department Specific Expectations and
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
- Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding
student conduct, student records, and sexual misconduct
- 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
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in a team environment
while carrying out individualized work
- Strong problem solving and oral and written communication
- 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)
TO APPLY, VISIT: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/124621
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.