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JOB NO.: 93934-LI

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: DEPT-A0425

Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Dean, Director, Executive

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 93934-LI


Official Title: ASSOCIATE DEAN/L(N23NL)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 01, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $115,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's degree in student development, college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1. Nine (9) years of professional and progressively more responsible experience in the field of student affairs in higher education with at least five (5) years at the department director level or above.
2. At least five (5) years of experience supervising full time professional staff.
3. Budget and financial management experience.
4. Demonstrated success collaborating with campus stakeholders.
5. Development and implementation of department, division or campus initiatives.
6. Demonstrated leadership skills and the maturity to make wise choices in ambiguous situations.
7. Considerable knowledge of current issues and trends in student life programs and services.
8. Ability to engage, train, and motivate staff to employ their diverse talents in supporting the goals of the Division, and the University.
9. Student-centered attitude and behaviors.
10. Experience responding to and managing student incidents and campus crises.
11. Knowledge of student learning outcomes development and assessment.
12. Willingness to work evenings or weekends as needed.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students is a highly visible campus leader, a member of the division's Central Leadership Team, and actively collaborates with a wide variety of campus and community stakeholders. Overarching responsibilities include divisional leadership developing division's mission and vision, strategic planning, supervision, administration, problem solving and fiscal accountability.

Additional Information:

The Division of Student Life is made up of nine (9) departments and one (1) shared program staffed by 103 permanent FTE and 475 student employees. Its budgetary resources include $3.7 million in state funding, $2.5 million in UW Foundation accounts and an allocable segregated fee budget of $6 million. The division is part of a newly created group led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs that includes the Student Union, Recreational Sports, and University Health Services.

The division is equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

More information about DSL at UW-Madison may be found at

1. Doctorate degree in student development, college student personnel, counseling or a related field of study.
2. Ability to work collaboratively with others in order to create an enriched academic and social environment where each student thrives.
3. Ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
4. Ability to manage in a style that is imaginative, decisive, innovative and proactive while remaining collegial, consultative, and open.
5. Personal and professional integrity and superb speaking and listening skills.
6. Solid problem-solving abilities, creative thinking and nimbleness with constantly changing priorities.
7. Positive attitude, energy, competence, and good humor.
8. Exceptional ability to coalesce groups of people around progressive missions, visions and initiatives.
9. Understanding of large research-intensive higher education settings with strong shared-governance orientation.
10. Experience with threat assessment.

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision coverage, life insurance, a contributory retirement plan, paid vacation and holidays.


Heather Larabee
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Review of applications will begin April 21, 2018 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 Heather Larabee at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 22 Mar 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 21 Apr 2018 Central Daylight Time





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