Dean of Students

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Dean of Students-1700996

Required Qualifications(as evidenced by an attached resume):
Master's Degree equivalent or higher. Ten years of current and progressively responsible executive experience in higher education. Experience within a large public/private university setting. Demonstrated success in cultivating collaborative relationships with and providing effective leadership to students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal Degree.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Dean of Students (DOS) plays an essential role in creating a sense of belonging and community and advocates for and responds to the needs of a diverse student body. In partnership with other administrative units and academic departments, the Dean connects students with campus resources that support their academic success, retention and graduation. The Dean of Students is committed to improving the quality of student life, promoting and enhancing student learning and development through co-curricular program offerings, outreach and policy development, and oversees the creation of a safe, healthy and academically-focused community.
Stony Brook University is a mosaic of cultures, backgrounds and interests that celebrate contemporary and global perspectives. The diversity of our campus community is one of our strengths, and as such, it is reflected as one of our planning pillars. The Dean of Students will work to foster and inclusive campus climate and will serve as a thought leader and strategist in promoting diversity and inclusion, playing a critical role in carrying out the University's plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.
The Dean of Students must be able to relate positively to students from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Dean of Students serves as a voice for students and must be able to respond to emerging situations that affect students and provide support and guidance when critical and tragic incidents impact the campus community. This position reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Work as an integral member of the senior leadership team to drive the division’s mission, vision, and objectives; anticipate student needs in a way that fulfills educational and business requirements; review, refine, and establish policies, processes and protocols to initiate and communicate programs related to student welfare, student conduct and academic integrity. Represent the Division of Student Affairs on behalf of the Vice President for Student Affairs on campus-wide initiatives and committees, including community partnerships and outreach.

  • Partner with campus leadership to ensure excellence in service and depth of student community in keeping with the University mission and values. Develop, implement and provide strategic leadership to foster an inclusive campus climate implementing the University’s Diversity Plan and facilitating a successful navigation of a vibrant campus life. Ensure a welcoming, safe community of engaged students with extensive opportunity for educational, social and personal development.

  • Establish and deepen relationships with faculty members to make a positive contribution to the academic mission of the university. Jointly work with academic areas to evaluate patterns of student attrition and develop and implement strategies for addressing retention among students. Develop and integrate co-curricular programming and other student learning opportunities with faculty.

  • Provide leadership for DOS staff on programs related to student clubs and organizations, student activities, diversity initiatives, and student leadership, ensuring excellence and involvement. Supervise the DOS professional staff and partner with other campus leaders to ensure regular, on-going, and effective educational programming is offered to all students. Provide overall direction for in-person, online or hybrid student orientation programs for residential and commuter students.

  • Special Notes:

    This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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    Essential Position:

    This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

    About Stony Brook:

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

    If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at

    Official Job Title: Dean of Student
    Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Student Affairs - Dean of Students-Stony Brook University
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.mStudent Affairs - Dean of Students-Stony Brook University
    Posting Start Date: Apr 4, 2017
    Posting End Date: May 5, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Salary Grade: MP4


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