Job description

The Assistant Dean serves as an expert resource, strategic advisor, and project leader for student affairs, and assessment and accreditation related tasks in the College of Education. The Assistant Dean will participate in strategic planning, establishment, review and implementation of operating priorities, development of goals and objectives, and development and implementation of policies and procedures.

This position also provides administrative oversight to the Student Resource Office and reinforces recruitment and retention efforts across campus and in the community in promotion and supporting the College of Education.

Job Duties:

Student Recruitment:

  • Collaborate with the Dean's office, Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, and faculty to develop and implement a college-wide recruitment plan coordinate, oversee, and staff (when appropriate) student recruitment efforts on and off campus, in print, on the website, and in social media.
  • Identify emerging opportunities for student recruitment.
  • Coordinate College of Education involvement with University recruiting efforts.
  • Provide annual reports of recruitment strategies and outcomes related to enrollment trends.
  • Provide annual reports of enrollment trends related to specific student populations.
Retention Efforts:
  • Collaborate with the Dean's office, Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, and faculty to develop co-curricular student engagement and professional development opportunities for students.
  • Provide annual reports of retention strategies and outcomes related to specific student populations.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement all aspects of event management related to student engagement and professional development events and recruitment, including Fairs (CASPA Job Fair, Mountain Lion Experience Day, etc.)
  • Assist with the advisement and effectiveness of College of Education-related student organizations
Community Development:
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement all aspects of event management related to community development events for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Identify and coordinate opportunities to enhance the presence and development of inclusive environments in the College of Education
Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Supervise student staff in the Student Resource Office, including hiring, training, supervision of daily operation, and evaluation.
  • Develop, monitor and track expenditures related to recruitment, retention, related programming and event planning.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Higher Education and student affairs processes.
  • Understanding of college student development, higher education administration and career development.
  • Experience, training and knowledge of issues related to diversity and multicultural affairs in education.
  • Knowledge of and experience with FERPA protected information.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills. Familiarity with, and proficiency in all MS Office applications and desktop publishing (Advanced skills with Excel).
  • Experience that demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds, which includes faculty, staff and students.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to take direction and use independent judgment to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Professional image and demeanor.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, accompanied by strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work through processes quickly and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Self-motivated, shows initiative and is a fast learner.
  • Flexible and amiable, with the ability to function well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to synthesize detailed, complex information into clear and compelling recommendations.
  • Ability to model appropriate professional, ethical, and collaborative behaviors that engender collaboration, trust, and respect consistent with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Excellence written and oral communication delivered in a manner appropriate to the audience.
For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $60,000.00 to $75,000.00

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at


Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, or Higher Education Administration.
  • Three or more years of successful full-time student affairs experience working in one or more of the following areas: Recruitment, Admissions, Orientation, Academic Advising, Academic Development, and/or Graduate Student Support.
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated three or more years experience working with undergraduate and graduate student populations.
  • Demonstrated three or more years experience working with and understanding unique needs of diverse student populations.
  • Proven experience analyzing and organizing all types of data into reports and presentations for strategic planning and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated three or more years of experience applying understanding of student development theory.
  • Demonstrated three or more years of successful experience developing community among student, staff, and faculty groups.
  • Demonstrated three or more years of experience managing multiple priorities with success.
  • Demonstrated three or more years of experience working with faculty in higher education.
  • Demonstrated three or more years of experience in the use of student databases and relevant technological tools related to administrative work in higher education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications submitted by 7/5/2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Executive

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40036 - COE-College of Education

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lori Unruh

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00460108





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Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 8/3/2018
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