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Dean of Students

Apply now Job no: 492735
Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Student Life

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Job Summary/Basic Function

At Maryville University, we power dreams, not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.


Maryville is searching for an energetic and forward-thinking Dean of Students to join its dynamic Student Life team. The desired start date for the role is January 2023. Applications will be reviewed and prioritized through October 17, 2022, interviews will occur in the latter part of October.

The successful candidate will have a passion for working closely with students in a fast-paced, innovative, student-centered work environment. The Dean supports the work of the Vice President for Student Life and will be a visionary and collaborative leader within the division; responsible for providing programs, services, and initiatives to foster a strong sense of campus community and increased student engagement.

The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for students, staff, and faculty.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Provide supervision to departments within Student Life
• Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator which includes serving as an investigator
• Chair the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
• Oversight of the Student Conduct process working collaboratively with residential life
• Policy review, development, and implementation
• Student outcomes assessment
• Developing quality relationships with students
• Serve as member on the Critical Incident Response Team
• Assist with Commencement
• Address/resolve student issues and concerns
• Assist with the strategic planning process within the division of Student Life
• Budget management
• Serve, when needed, in place of the Vice President for Student Life
• Collaborate with departments across all levels of the university in addressing/resolving students’ needs/issues, delivering programs and services and building community
• Provide leadership to student life professional development committee
• Keep current with best practices and trends in student affairs and higher education

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree with a minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience within Student Affairs
• Ability to work calmly under pressure and collaboratively within a team
• Ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate and direct multiple projects, people, and activities
• Ability to exercise diplomacy, good judgement, discretion and maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
• Ability to analyze data regarding the effectiveness of programs, services and initiatives within the division
• Demonstrated record of strong managerial and collegial leadership
• Experience in supervision of professional staff and budget management
• Demonstrated knowledge of higher education law (e.g. Title IX, Clery, Drug Free Schools Act, FERPA)
• Exceptional communication and customer service skills
• Ability to manage details, anticipate needs, and maintain high standards of conduct
• Demonstrated experience in dealing with crisis
• Demonstrated ability to develop and build relationships

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate in higher education leadership or related field
• Familiarity with Advocate by Symplicity and student information systems
• Familiarity with SLACK

Physical Demands

 

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

The desired start date for the role is January 2023.

Applications will be reviewed and prioritized through October 17, 2022, interviews will occur in the latter part of October.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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