Target salary range is $52,000 – $67,000. The full range of paygrade 17 is $51,281-$85,325 and final offer will be based upon the candidate’s education and experience.
Internal Number: 45034
The Assistant Dean, Parent & Family Engagement assumes primary responsibility for the development and execution of a comprehensive parent and family relations program. The Assistant Dean serves as a critical connecting point for the parents and families of Ohio University students and plays a key role in educating families about academic resources and support services that enrich our University community. This position establishes and manages successful relationships that result in increased student success and parental/family affinity for the student experience at Ohio University.
Major responsibilities of this position:
Applies creative and strategic thinking to planning processes to increase parent/family involvement. Responsible for the initial development and then ongoing oversight, leadership, and assessment of a comprehensive parent and family engagement that meets the needs of our current/future student body and University. Develops and implements short-and long-range planning and visioning to engage and support parents and families. This includes but is not limited to family weekends and virtual information sessions.
Responsible for serving as the parent and family advocate. Works closely with communication and marketing teams to implement a communication and outreach plan focused on engaging parent and families throughout the student life-cycle. Assists in the communication of crisis/emergency information to families as needed. Responsible for responding to family inquiries and concerns with sensitivity and diplomacy, serving as the point of contact for all parent and family constituencies.
Closely works with campus partners including Advancement, Enrollment Management, Marketing, etc… to develop and maintain a robust parent and family network including volunteers, donors, and advocates that can support Division/University priorities. Serve as a liaison to key areas for parent and family recruitment, engagement and support, including orientation regarding parent programming and communication needs.
Responds to student crisis and emergency calls including those from students, faculty, staff, and parents/families with concerns related to students in crisis and follow-up with appropriate response, including serving on the on-call crisis duty rotation for the Athens campus.
Everyone in the Division of Student Affairs is charged with ensuring a framework of equity and social justice is embedded into our day to day work. Specifically, this staff member should advance understanding across the university and division of students struggling with mental health and overall well-being and the impact of discrimination and marginalization on those students. The staff member will also represent the division and the university by speaking at university wide events and serving on university-wide committees.
Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (Bachelor’s degree plus 2+ years experience, or no degree plus 6+ years experience).
3+ years of experience managing parent populations in higher education.
Superior verbal, written, presentation, and organizational skills.
Knowledge of how to gain stakeholder feedback and manage highly sensitive issues.
Ohio University (OHIO) strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America. Now into its third century, OHIO has become one of the nation’s premiere regional universities, educating nearly 30,000 students annually within 11 colleges on eight campuses, including a thriving eCampus.OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity. Visit www.ohio.edu for more information about OHIO or, visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com for more information about positions currently available.