Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Number of Vacancies

18 - Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Primary Department
H1801-Deans Office Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Working Conditions
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Key areas of responsibility of the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs include Enrollment and Outreach, Program and College Support, Student Support and oversight of the Office of Student Affairs

Develop and direct college enrollment management plan.

Collaborate with college administration in development of implementation of programs and curriculums.

Proactively communicate, advise and assist student regarding progression.

Direct, plan, coordinate and provide academic advising through individual and group counseling efforts.

Cultivate a highly service-minded culture to provide excellent customer service, create clear communications, inspire, motivate and hold accountable OSA personnel to achieve the same.

Develop and/or implement processes that integrate with university resources and campus communications to improve consistency of service to prospective and current students, customers and partners.

Develop, implement, direct and coordinate academic support and programs to meet the academic, personal, and career needs of pre-professional and matriculated students in the college.

Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness of the Office of Student affairs and work collaboratively with college administration and university departments to effect changes required for improvement.

Coordinate student affairs activities within the college and with other university units including, but not limited to, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Career Services, Dean of Students and Development, Registrar, Financial Aid and University Advising.

Unique Duties

1. Bachelor degree, or higher, in related field or equivalent level of education and experience
2. Demonstrated strategic thinker in the partnership of student affairs and its collaborative partners within an academic setting to achieve the academic mission
3. Previous leadership experience required i.e. setting goals, communicating, building trust, holding people accountable
4. Previous management experience required including hiring, performance management, team building
5. Strong interpersonal communication skills including the ability to communicate with individuals in organizations outside of the University
6. Previous experience working with student advising, admission and/or development in higher education academic setting
7. Knowledge of university systems software that track student admission, progression and performance

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
Academic Administration

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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Funding/Salary Information

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(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
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Hourly Rate
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Salary Range
(Academic Only)

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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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