Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Columbia, SC
Oct 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00383PO17 Classification Title Director Internal Title Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support Department Division of Student Affairs Band Unclassified Advertised Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications. Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Administrative

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

•Interprets university policies, consulting with academic deans, department heads, faculty and staff regarding practices, procedures, and student rights and responsibilities. Also, the Dean serves on the Policy Advisory Committee, working with senior leadership to develop and implement policies across the University. S/he supports the university's commitment to freedom of speech, freedom of expression, right to assembly and due process, and works with academic departments to educate the community on social justice issues. Serving as an appeal officer, this position ensures due process and accountability in student conduct and academic integrity procedures and guides coordination of these processes with staff in residence life and fraternity and sorority life. Administers the student withdrawal process in accordance with the academic bulletin and in partnership with appropriate institutional committees, deans and assistant/associate deans.

•Leading the implementation of the institution's Social Compact report, guides policy and best practice adoption in student sexual assault education, prevention, training and compliance; anti-hazing; non-discrimination; and alcohol and drug prevention and education. The Dean of Students coordinates education, training, reporting, adjudication, and crisis management in the aforementioned areas, working in conjunction with many subject matter experts across campus. S/he is a positive change agent on behalf of student success and well- being.

•Serves in a leadership role for the division, providing oversight and strategic vision for compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, Title VI, and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. This position partners closely with the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Student Health Services, Law Enforcement and Safety, Office of General Counsel, University Housing, faculty, staff, and community agencies to educate students to prevent sexual assault and discrimination, provide a safe and supportive environment for survivors and any student experiencing discrimination, provide appropriate accommodations for students and ensure compliance with institutional, state and federal guidelines. In this role, s/he will monitor evolving laws, regulations and best practices to ensure alignment with policies, procedures and practices across the institution.

•This position is the lead contact for the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support for training and preparation of staff in emergency preparedness and crisis management. S/he works closely with Law Enforcement and Safety and other campus partners to collaboratively prepare for any security challenge or crisis event. During crisis events, the Dean of Students assumes a lead role in communications and response, working closely with the Emergency Management Team, Behavioral Intervention Team, Law Enforcement and Safety, University Housing, Counseling Center, Student Conduct, and other departments, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

A terminal degree, including a doctorate in higher education administration or other relevant discipline or juris doctorate and ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

A demonstrated record of accomplishments, effectively leading positive change and successfully collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to foster improvement. Experience with emergency management, student conduct operations, Title IX, ADA, Title VI, and student safety and care. Experience developing/revising policy; managing budgets; prioritizing resources; recruiting, retaining, and leading staff. A record of working with ethnically and culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff. Extensive knowledge of higher education; student affairs philosophy and student development theory; and operations and best practices within a large, public university. Must possess a strong student-focus and the ability to assimilate feedback, vet options with stakeholders, and negotiate solutions that serve the best interests of students. Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, including substantial experience delivering presentations to diverse audiences. Exceptional judgment and accountable decision making.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 01/31/2018 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 10/09/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to November 24, 2017. For a complete position description, please visit
Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President ||
Phone: 770-804-1996 ext: 109 Fax: 770-804-1917

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a terminal degree, including a doctorate in higher education administration or other relevant discipline or juris doctorate and ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents