This position is responsible for fostering a culture of learning and campus engagement by applying student development theories and learning outcomes that promote students’ academic and personal success, thereby increasing student satisfaction and student retention. The Dean provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for student affairs as well as promote initiatives that enable the delivery of effective and quality service to students at a designated South University Campus. This is done through creating policies, programs and services that support the university’s mission, meet the needs of a diverse campus population, foster student development, career development, and promote student and alumni involvement in campus life. This position provides advice and counsel to campus leadership, the School of Pharmacy, and other Executive Committee members regarding overall student morale and serves as the primary advocate for the assigned campus student body.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
Collaborate with admissions, financial aid, academic support services, faculty, program directors, career services, academic leadership and campus leadership to develop strategies that demonstrate an inclusive and equitable learning community for all students in an effort to positively impact enrollment, retention, and increase student satisfaction.
Oversee compliance for veteran, and international students; promote an inclusive campus environment that meets the needs of all special populations
Establish, monitor, and report on measurable outcomes of co-curricular activities and early and targeted interventions and remediation initiatives. Coordinated efforts with the Academic Success Center Coordinator to monitor utilization of campus support services and resources.
Plan, implement, and oversee orientation, student club activities/events, volunteer opportunities, wellness, cultural awareness and safety programming. Coordinate graduation, pinning, and other ceremonies.
Collaborate with College Deans, campus Program Directors in all academic programs, faculty, and staff, to ensure programmatic accreditation requirements are met in the areas of student support and student services
Work collaboratively with Marketing, Outreach Coordinators, Director of Career Services, faculty, and staff to coordinate special program events, campus activities on campus and virtually, promote student participation in community events, and create opportunities for alumni to get involved in campus events; actively promote student life on social media, campus displays, and college publications.
Serve as a point of contact to collect news and noteworthy information campus news, alumni success, faculty spotlights, student testimonials, awards, partnerships, or other highlights, to be utilized for marketing and communication purposes.
Serve as the campus chair of the Behavior Intervention Team. Provide leadership and guidance in analysis, creation, and interpretation of student policies and procedures. Serve as a resource to faculty and staff dealing with students’ disruptive behavior or crisis incidents.
Serve as Title IX Investigator and Chief Conduct Officer for a designated campus, including coordination and supervision of due process procedures as they relate to student behavior
Manage support services for students with disabilities. Coordinate compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, ADA, institutional processes and procedures and provide on-going training for staff and faculty.
Develop protocols and community-based resources and student support services, including counseling, healthcare and personal needs. Appropriately communicate a comprehensive list of referral resources and intervention mechanisms/programs to appropriate faculty and staff.
Create and coordinate the dissemination of campus reports and publications i.e. Clery Act, RNL Student Satisfaction Survey, Title IX/Student Conduct, Drug Free Schools and Communities, and other student consumer information documents. Ensure all reports comply with Regulatory and Business Practices Committee standards.
Provide leadership in emergency and crisis situations, including communications to senior and executive level staff and oversight of campus facility services (vending, safety protocols, capital projects).
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Services
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.
South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.
Five + years of increasingly more responsible experience in student affairs, enrollment management or campus operations
Master’s degree in student personnel services required; doctorate degree preferred
Knowledge of theories of student development, student engagement, student success and career development
Knowledge of current practices in student affairs and higher education to include proper methods and resources for compliance such matters as substance abuse, disabilities covered under ADA, student disciplinary actions and Family Rights and Privacy Act.
Minimum of three years of management or leadership in an institution of higher education
Good general business knowledge and ability to effectively supervise and lead a staff of professionals.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills on both an individual and group basis.
Effective problem resolution skills.
Ability to communicate and effectively act as a member of a team.
Work effectively as either a leader or a team member to ensure that departmental goals are met.
Ability to prioritize work and perform well under pressure.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
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