Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Dean of Students supports learning by
providing leadership and administrative direction for non-academic
Student Life services and programs on campus that support student
learning, foster a strong sense of community, and promote growth
through engagement in the life of the university on campus. The
Dean of Students is also responsible for communicating and
interacting with the student body to understand their needs and
concerns; and for setting and carrying out disciplinary policy as
outlined in the Student Handbook.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage
undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to
build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to
achieve lasting personal and professional success.
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Strategically leads, directs, and coordinates the following
student life functions/staff: residence life; campus engagement;
student handbook; and student discipline.
Partners with functions across the university to develop,
implement, and evaluate non-academic programs, activities, and
events that engage, educate, and enhance the student experience on
campus. This includes social and cultural activities. Participates
in and attends such programs and activities regularly.
Collaborates with functions across the university to develop,
implement, and evaluate programs that impact student persistence,
retention, and student success.
Directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of
policies, procedures, and programs that support the non-academic
Member of the CEOT. Responds to emergency/crisis situations as
needed, including coordination of communication with healthcare
providers and families.
Serves as a member of the Behavior Intervention Team
Effectively manages all student behavior records in
Oversees operating budget.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Master's Degree in student affairs, education administration,
or similar field required.
- 7-10 years of progressive experience in Student Life or
relevant experience in a related department or discipline.
- Exceptional leadership and diplomacy skills.
- Positive attitude and ability to successfully collaborate with
diverse populations across the university, to include students,
faculty, staff, and families.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and capacity to implement student
affairs programs, policies, and practices.
- Ability to mentor staff and advance a culture of service and
- Ability to create a climate responsive to student
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional
- Experience providing response and assistance to students in
- In-depth understanding of student privacy issues.
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.