Associate Provost- Dean of Students

Corvallis, Oregon
Oct 12, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Housed within the Division of Student Affairs, The Office of Student Life is a primary connector for students, their families, faculty, and staff, and is a central point of contact during crises and emergency situations affecting students. The office works purposefully with stakeholders to build inclusive, socially responsible, and educationally rich campus communities. The mission of the Office of Student Life is to facilitate successful student transitions and development by providing inclusive learning opportunities that support success through outreach, advocacy, referrals, direct services, and le

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Associate Provost and Dean of Students (AP/DOS) plays a pivotal role in creating and sustaining an engaging, inclusive, and caring campus environment for all students. The AP/DOS serves as a thought-leader and an innovator within the Division of Student Affairs and collaborates broadly with campus partners to advance thriving student communities and holistic student development as critical components of student success. The AP/DOS supervises an Associate Dean who manages the student care function, an Assistant Dean, and oversees the following areas: Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Disability Access Services, and Student Conduct and Community Standards in addition to Corvallis Community Relations, the Human Services Resource Center, Military and Veteran Resources, and the Office of Advocacy that report through the associate/assistant deans. The AP/DOS works closely with the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU).

Qualifications include a required master’s degree (doctorate strongly preferred), progressive leadership in higher education, and a strong record of accomplishment in fostering holistic student success and engagement. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader of people and programs who thinks strategically, communicates effectively, manages resources wisely, acts with the highest degree of integrity, and inspires the confidence and trust of others. They will possess a strong understanding of current and emergent issues of relevance to students, a deep knowledge of best practices in student affairs, a sophisticated understanding of the integral relationship between academic and co-curricular life, an ability to respond effectively to challenging student and community issues, and a proven ability to build alliances and partner with stakeholders to create an integrated learning environment and promote student success. They will also demonstrate a passion for working with students, a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, an affinity for the mission of land grant universities, and the ability to strengthen connections between a university and its surrounding communities.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

For full position details and application requirements please visit posting P01668UF.