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Assistant Dean of Student Life

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Position Title: Assistant Dean of Student Life

Department: Community Standards and Engagement

Position Summary:

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.

Functional Areas of Responsibility:
  • Off-Campus Service and Resources
  • Community Engagement
  • Service Learning
  • Student Conduct
  • Volunteerism
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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 program.
  • 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 Conduct.
  • 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 formal hearings.
  • 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 campus shuttle.
  • Develop active community engagement and collaborative educational experiences in service learning and volunteerism on and off-campus.
  • 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 graduate students.
  • 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 Affairs issues.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and team orientation.
  • Demonstrated success working within the university community.
  • 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 encourages inclusion.
  • 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 counseling theories
  • 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.
Core Competencies:

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 position.

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