Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Coral Gables, Florida
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (AVP/Dean) provides leadership consistent with the University’s common purpose to transform lives through teaching, research, and service. The AVP/Dean oversees the Dean of Students Office, which includes the Sandler Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Greek Life, the Chaplains’ Association, Judicial Affairs, and Veteran Student Services. The AVP/Dean works closely with students and student organizations to enhance their educational experience and advocate for their varied needs and interests and also serves as the University’s judicial officer. The AVP/Dean interacts regularly with academic and administrative University units and serves as a primary resource for parents, faculty, staff, law enforcement, and external community members on various student-related matters, including crisis response and Title IX. This position supervises 40 staff including a management team of six professionals and has responsibility for an annual budget exceeding $2 million.Qualifications:A master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, enrollment management, or a related field is required, a doctorate is preferred, with a minimum of ten years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs in a higher education setting that includes demonstrated work in judicial affairs. Additional knowledge, experience, and capabilities needed for success in the AVP/Dean positon include: a knowledge of best practices in judicial affairs, an understanding of student development issues, and a familiarity with higher education law including Title IX compliance and NCAA regulations; experience in counseling and conflict management; working successfully through difficult or crisis situations and managing all levels of institutional response, from parents to the external community; and a familiarity with Greek letter organizations.Application and NominationReview of applications will begin April 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Ellen Heffernan at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!