Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in Sint Maarten (SXM), Dutch Antilles invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Sint Maarten campus.

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs/University Conduct Officer, and serves as the senior administrative official on the SXM Campus responsible for the quality of student life. The administrative leader in this position is responsible for oversight of numerous critical, non-academic student activities such as, but not limited to:

    New student orientation and assimilation to life in Sint Maarten Student behavioral health and wellness, student advocacy and support Maintenance and adherence to expectation for a safe and professional school environment Management of student professionalism issues Participant in management of student conduct complaints Accommodation activities Member of the Sint Maarten Campus Emergency Response Team Liaison to the Student Government Association
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs will lead AUC's Campus student support team by encouraging and fostering an environment that advances the culture of caring and collaboration based on collective success, student engagement and social accountability, and student preparation for medical licensure examinations, postgraduate training, and ultimately medical practice. Students' learning outcomes and Campus experiences are key measures of success.

AUC is seeking candidates who are dynamic individuals with strong leadership skills and a record of demonstrated achievement. The successful candidate should have a record of progressively increasing supervisory experience. The position requires excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills to successfully engage with students, staff, faculty, parents, and the local community. The successful candidate will possess the ability to effectively deal with student issues and to work formally and informally with students as an administrative professional and leader. AUC is seeking leaders with an interest in and commitment to the values of cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion, community involvement, internationalization, and collaboration with other high performing peers in the academe.

    Oversee all medical sciences student affairs' programs, policies, procedures, and practices that foster and promote student learning, retention, and success Manage all non-academic student issues to ensure professional conduct and standards are upheld Advises students regarding non-academic policies, procedures, and practices in the Student Handbook With the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Senate, develops strategic initiatives to enhance the student experience inside and outside the classroom Promotes professional growth of students by leading actions reflecting professional values, ethics, and demeanor Maintain student non-academic performance records and make them available for administrative or accreditation activities Supervise behavioral health and wellness counselors and their function, including off hours and on hours emergency mental health support Serves as AUC's representative in responding to student emergencies As needed, promptly respond to student crises indifferent of the location located. (i.e. hospital, police station or any other supervised professional setting in which student is situated) Oversee Sint Maarten (SXM) Campus's student drug testing program Direct the planning and execution of the White Coat Ceremony and Student Orientation program and the Dean's List. Identify and manage the Student Orientation Advisors Act as Administrative Liaison to the Student Government Association and represent AUC at their weekly general meetings and with their Executive Committee Serve as Administrative Liaison to the Van Wormer Judiciary Committee. With their faculty advisors, oversee all SXM campus-based, student organizations such as Student Interest Groups to ensure their function is in concert with AUC policies, procedures, and practices With input from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (and the Associate Dean of Clinical Student Affairs as needed), review and decide on students' requests for Learning Disability Accommodation. Act as the Sint Maarten Campus's administrative liaison for all student disability related issues With input from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, review and approve all requests for Short-term and Long-term Leaves of Absence and Step 1 Academic Leave extensions Initiates processes to expedite the resolution of student problems through informal mediation, academic appeal, or faculty or administrative channels. Chair the Administrative Review Committee and make recommendations to the Dean of Medical Sciences for rehabilitative and/or disciplinary student action, as needed. Serve on the SXM campus Disaster Preparedness Committee Select and supervise campus Resident Assistants Serves as the chief FERPA/HIPAA and ADA information and compliance liaison. Be responsible for dissemination of policies related to sexual harassment, anti-hazing, substance abuse and other issues related to safety, health and wellbeing of students Review all requests related to the Chertok Fund, Religious Exemptions, and University Housing Waivers of Late-Fees related to registration Act as a student advocate for students' needs and concerns with faculty and administration, such as an ex officio member of Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee, member of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Determination Committee and voting member of the Dean's Cabinet and the Cross Functional Leadership Council As needed, provide the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs information relevant to assess a student's academic performance With input from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, review and approve all requests for withdrawal from the University in compliance with AUC policy. Conduct exit counseling with withdrawing students Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs to promote student success throughout the 4-year program and particularly around the transition from medical sciences to clinical sciences. Oversees and manages budgets for Student Affairs teams Oversees the office of Financial Aid and Assistance Hires, evaluates, trains, and disciplines direct reports as necessary. Evaluates and oversees professional development plans and goals for assigned staff Assist in AUC student, faculty, and staff recruitment Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs


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    At least five years of broad and historically expanding relevant experiences Terminal degree in a relevant field, such as PhD, MD or PsyD Special consideration given to candidates with experience in health education settings, such as colleges of medicine, dentistry, or nursing Strong leadership skills and record of demonstrated achievement Record of progressively increasing supervisory experience Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and organization skills Prior experience in the following areas preferred: Campus Leadership - Student engagement - Experience in a health education setting. e.g., colleges of medicine, dentistry or nursing


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