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Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Lasell University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
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Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Essential Job Functions:
Lasell University, is a private university located just 8 miles from Boston, in Newton, MA. Lasell offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs and a deep commitment to connected learning. We are seeking an Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs to assist in the design and delivery of a comprehensive student development program. This position will have direct responsibility for the University's Conduct System, Office of Residential Life and the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.
  1. Fulfill tasks consistent with position as a senior administrator in the Division of Academic & Student Affairs including: responding to student/parent concerns, and implementing protocols to address student emergencies. Provide direct oversight for the following functional units/tasks: Residential Life; Office of Student Activities and Orientation; and the University's Conduct System.
  2. Directly hire and supervise: The Director of Residential Life/Coordinator of Student Conduct, and the Director of Student Activities and Orientation.
  3. Oversee and implement the University Conduct System including: supervising due process procedures, as outlined in the Student Handbook and as they relate to student behavior and discipline; coordinating communications with students (and their families, when appropriate) and members of the University community, as they relate to the Conduct System; serving as an Administrative Hearing Officer; and ensuring consistency between, and among, the various professional staff who serve as Hearing Officers.
  4. Exemplify and cultivate effective intercultural engagement among colleagues and students and foster an inclusive atmosphere.
  5. Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of relevant state, federal and local laws; stay abreast of trends in the field of higher education; and receive annual training as required by law; identify and enact proven practices in the field of education related to student support, case management, harassment, and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.
  6. Oversee collection of data, and analysis thereof, as it pertains to: housing patterns; student conduct.
  7. Assume division-wide responsibilities as designated by the AVP & Dean; represent Student Affairs at various meetings and events; serve on institutional committees/task forces as necessary, including: Orientation Committee, Student Success Committee, Strategic Planning retreats, and others as assigned.
  8. Communication: all internal University constituencies (including: students, their families, staff, faculty), and particularly: the Director of Public Safety; Legal Counsel; and Title IX staff; staff of the Donahue Institute; Director of Facilities and Sustainability Management; members of the Campus Police force; and Directors of Health Services and Counseling; prospective students and parents; media representatives.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education level: Master's degree in related field (higher education administration; student development; counseling).

Computer skills: Microsoft Office, especially Excel Other Requirements of the Job:
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years of progressively more responsible experience in student affairs/student life; direct experience in Residential Life; experience administering one or more of the traditional functional units within the student life arena, at a senior level; experience supervising professional staff
  • Training in, and working knowledge of, Title IX, FERPA, ADA; working knowledge of college/university student conduct systems, and best practices
  • Skills in trauma informed communication; strong skills in conflict resolution, de-escalation, and mediation
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student/staff populations
  • Demonstrated evidence of skills in written and oral communication
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual development of effective intercultural engagement and skills
  • Experience and competence in providing direct service to students and their families; budgeting; and crisis management
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours

Workday: Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. There may be required evening and weekend work during specific times of the year.


Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
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