Dean of Student Life

Bangor, ME
May 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Dean of Student Life provides strategic planning and implementation of programs and services enhance the student life experience for all Husson students. The Dean is responsible for delivering services to students that promote their academic and personal development while achieving Husson's strategic initiatives in "Transforming Student Lives Advancing Student Success." These services include, but are not limited to providing administrative direction and intervention for crisis and non-crisis situations; overseeing the student conduct process; administering the Student Conduct Code; supervising the professional staff in student life, student activities, residence life, counseling services, health services, community and student engagement, and campus chaplain; financial management of University funds both institutional and comprehensive fee; advisement of recognized Greek Letter organizations; review, assessment, and implementation of University policies and procedures; and, liaising with staff and faculty to resolve student concerns.

Other duties may be assigned.

• Administrative
o Serve as senior administrative leader for the Division of Student Life.
o Develop and manage the Student Life resources, budgets and student fees and ensures compliance with federal/state regulations and university policies.
o Provide oversight and financial management for delegated budget lines.
o Serve as financial signatory for Division of Student Life and Student Government.
o Implement and support an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish agreed upon institutional goals and objectives for residence life, student activities, and student service programs.
o Oversee development and submission of internal and external reports, assessment and evaluation of programs, and initiates improvements.
o Collaborate with other departments as well as faculty and staff to design programming to enhance student engagement and retention.
o Develop, review, evaluate and implement University policies and procedures related to student services.
o Develop and support programs that provide resources to the commuter student population.
o Research current issues related to student engagement and retention.
o Lead and/or Serve on University committees and task forces as requested or assigned.

• Student Conduct and Safety
o Oversees crisis management and assists with campus-wide crisis/emergency response and provides support to students and families in emergency situations.
o Work with the Safety & Security Department regarding conduct incidents and student safety issues.
o Serve as Appellate Officer for Student Conduct Code appeals.
o Serve as Appellate Officer for Title IX investigation appeals.
o Chair the Student of Concern (SOC) threat assessment/behavior intervention committee.
o Administer the Student Conduct Code.
o Research current legal issues related to student behavior and intervention strategies and trends in higher education related to student conduct.

• Residence Life
o Directly supervise the residence life functions of the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Resident Directors.
o Provide oversight and signatory authority for budget lines for residence life.
o Provide resources and support programming initiatives for the residential student population.
o Develop, implement, and assess leadership training programs and opportunities for residential student leaders.
o Research current issues related to the residential student experience, development, and trends in higher education related to student needs.

Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration or related discipline required. Doctorate preferred.

Minimum of ten years of progressive administrative or supervisory experience in a college or university environment required. Experience in student conduct, student activities/development, financial management, and renovation and construction preferred.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use computer (key stroking). The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


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