Associate Dean of Students
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for an Associate Dean of Students (Official Title: Associate Dean; N23NM). This is a full-time, 12 month, Limited position to start this summer. This is an internal search for current employees of the University of Wisconsin.
The Associate Dean of Students will report directly to the Dean of Students and will provide oversight, strategic planning, and guidance for the areas under the Student Life umbrella: Parkside Student Center, Student Activities, Student Rights & Responsibilities, Student Health & Counseling, International Student Services & Study Abroad, Residence Life, and Athletics/Intramurals. Specifically, the Associate Dean will serve as the chief conduct officer for matters of non-academic misconduct; will serve on the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team as a Core Team member; will oversee facilities related projects; will serve as the division’s primary liaison with Facilities Management, Campus Planning, Risk Management, and the University Police; and will directly supervise the Director of the Parkside Student Center. The Associate Dean of Students will represent the Dean of Students on university-wide and divisional committees, and represent the University with external agencies as appropriate. In the absence of the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students will act on behalf of the division. Responsible for other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions
A. Day-to-Day oversight of Student Life Areas (Parkside Student Union, Student Activities,
Student Rights & Responsibilities, Student Health & Counseling, International Student Services & Study Abroad, Residence Life, and Athletics/Intramurals)
- Initiates and supports strategic planning, goal-setting, budget management, assessment, and professional development for the departments.
- Formulates, implements, and interprets policies for specified areas of responsibility.
- Directly supervises the Parkside Student Center Director.
- Provide oversight and guidance during auxiliary contract negotiations.
B. Student Rights & Responsibilities
- Serves as the chief conduct officer for matters of non-academic misconduct and as a liaison/consultant to Academic Affairs for matters of academic misconduct. Serves as an appeal officer for Residence Life violations.
- Provides training and oversight to Residence Life hearing officers.
- Maintains the judicial database system, reporting and tracking violations of the non-academic misconduct and academic misconduct policies.
- Implements best practices related to procedures for addressing violations of the University’s conduct policies.
- Responsible for compliance with federal/state requirements (Clery Act, Drug Free Schools Act, SaVE Act, Title IX, FERPA, etc.)
C. Student Crises / Crisis Management
- Facilitates response and assistance for students experiencing an academic, financial, and/or personal crisis. Facilitates communications with students, parents, faculty/staff, police, and others regarding university matters as appropriate
- Serves as the co-facilitator of the campus care team (behavioral intervention / threat assessment team).
- Serves as a liaison with the University Police. On-Call, along with the Dean of Students and Director of Housing, for campus emergencies.
D. Facilities Management
- Oversees all facilities/capital related projects for Student Affairs.
- Serves as the division’s primary liaison with Facilities Management, Campus Planning, and Risk Management.
- Facilitates divisional Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) updates.
E. Administrative Duties
- Serves as a member of the Dean of Students Leadership Team providing direction/support in matters relating to divisional planning and assessment, budget management, crisis management, professional development, human resources, and student issues.
- Acts on behalf of the Dean of Students when appropriate; represents Student Affairs on university-wide, at community events, at professional conferences; and represents the University with external agencies as appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of student development theory, practice, and assessment.
- Comprehensive knowledge of best practices in student conduct administration.
- Comprehensive knowledge of student affairs administration, FERPA, Title IX, SaVE Act, Clery Act, Drug Free Schools Act, and other higher education legal issues.
- Comprehensive knowledge of facilities management, campus safety, and risk management issues.
- Crisis management skills - the ability to remain calm and professional in times of crisis.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, leadership and supervision skills, strategic planning and budget management skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
- Knowledge of current student trends and issues.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative and effective working relationships with colleagues across campus. Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times.
- Ability to work with a diverse campus population (students, faculty, staff, and guests).
- Ability to exercise discretion, good judgment, and confidentiality in problem-solving and interactions with students and faculty/staff.
- Ability to think strategically, problem solve, and determine the most effective use of resources.
- Proficient computer skills and knowledge/experience working with an electronic conduct database system.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education or related
- Demonstrated experience in various areas of Student Life in higher education such as residence life, student activities, student development, student leadership, and student center operations.
- Demonstrated experience in creating and managing budgets as well as management of staff
- Demonstrated experience in student crisis management and student conduct
- 5+ years of direct experience with student conduct administration in higher education.
- Crisis Management Training (NIMS, FEMA, etc.).
- Experience as a member of Behavioral Intervention / Threat Assessment Teams
- Experience with facilities construction/maintenance/management
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications: Applications received by July 8th, 2013 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
Go to: www.careers.wisconsin.edu
Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you have included:
Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
Names and Contact information for three professional references
If you have application questions call or email:
Phone: (262) 595-2598
About the University:
UW-Parkside is committed to diversity, engagement, access, and academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify strengths and experiences. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.
It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A criminal background check and degree verification are required prior to starting employment.