Assistant Dean of Student Life
Community Standards and Engagement
The Assistant Dean of Student Life serves as a member of the Vice
President of Student Life/Dean of Students’ leadership team and is
responsible for the comprehensive management of student conduct,
community standards, service learning, volunteerism, and community
engagement. The Assistant Dean of Student Life spearheads
university initiatives and policy development for the assigned
Functional Areas of Responsibility:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Off-Campus Service and Resources
- Community Engagement
- Service Learning
- Student Conduct
Off Campus Service and Resources:
- Provide comprehensive supervision and mentoring to Coordinator
of Office Campus Services and Resources.
- Serve on various committees to provide expertise, obtain
feedback, and disseminate information.
Student Standards and Conduct:
- Provide comprehensive supervision and mentoring to Assistant
Director of Community Standards.
- Provide comprehensive management of student conduct
- Update the Student Code of Conduct on an annual basis.
- Develop and implement outreach and educational programs for
faculty, staff, and students about the Student Code of
- Provide leadership and oversight for all student conduct
policies and procedures, including Hearing Boards, Appeals Board,
and university hearing officers.
- Refer reported violations to appropriate hearing officers or
boards for disciplinary actions and represent the university at
- Manage a conduct caseload and develop resolutions to
disciplinary matters in accordance with university guidelines.
- Determine sanctions on disciplinary matters regarding potential
suspension or expulsion of students.
- Review incident reports for completeness of content and charges
and hold preliminary conduct meetings with students.
- Serve as a resource to assist other Student Life staff in
student conduct matters.
Service Learning, Volunteerism & Community Engagement:
- Provide comprehensive supervision and mentoring to the
Assistant Director of the Office of Service Learning, Volunteerism
& Community Engagement.
- Provide leadership and support for the implementation of the
- Develop active community engagement and collaborative
educational experiences in service learning and volunteerism on and
- Coordinate collection of data and programmatic evaluation for
all service learning and volunteerism activities.
- Work collaboratively with the Vice President of Student
Life/Dean of Students on projects and experiential-learning
opportunities to benefit students.
- Provide leadership and oversight in the management of records
and files and implement a computerized database program. Provide
administrative oversight of student disciplinary records.
- Design and implement extensive training and on-going advisement
of conduct boards.
- Serve as facilitator, trainer, and subject matter expert for
professional and graduate staff development.
- Act as liaison to internal and external stakeholders for
matters concerning student standards and conduct, community
standards, and commuter services.
- Participate in, and as appropriate, coordinate programs and
services in support of orientation for first year, transfer, and
- Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Vice President of
Student Life/Dean of Students.
Terminal degree (EdD, JD, PhD, etc.) strongly preferred. Master’s
degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related
field with 3-5 years of experience required.
- Ability to apply theory and knowledge to practice.
- Ability to manage multiple complex situations simultaneously
with attention to detail, coordination, and organization.
- Ability to resolve complex and challenging situations.
- Ability to work in a stressful environment and with great
attention to detail.
- Demonstrated commitment to university programs, policies and
services intended to maximize student residential learning
experience, personal growth, education, and development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current Higher Education and Student
- Demonstrated leadership ability and team orientation.
- Demonstrated success working within the university
- Effective interpersonal and team building skills.
- Energy, creativity, organizational skills, tolerance for
ambiguity, sense of humor, desire to challenge status quo, ability
to work odd hours and as a member of a team.
- Evidence of a commitment to diversity, sensitivity to the needs
of a diverse student population and promoting a campus climate that
- Knowledge of all Federal, State, and municipal laws and higher
education case law likely to influence areas supervised, especially
ADA, safety, and risk management.
- Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and
- Strong commitment to working with students.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills, attention to
detail, the ability to think creatively and analytically.
- Experience working with Maxient highly preferred.
Strong interpersonal analytical, and organization skills; conflict
resolution skills; excellent oral and written communication skills;
and expertise in budget development and management.
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values
diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this position.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the
university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this