Assistant Dean of Students

Job description

The Assistant Dean of Students will work under the direction of the Dean of Students and will assist the Dean of Students in managing student conduct, student response team contacts, and student grievance/advocacy issues. The Assistant Dean will direct the programming and outreach efforts for Office of the Dean of Students to the campus community in partnership with other campus program areas. The position will serve as a liaison to faculty and staff providing education and resources relating to students of concern, student conduct, etc. The Assistant Dean will manage the sanctioning and educational options offered to students as a part of the student conduct process. The Assistant Dean will act as the Dean of Students in that person's absence.

Job Duties:

  • Student Conduct: Manage student disciplinary processes, including:

    • Addressing student code of conduct violations through conducting incident investigations; rendering appropriate decisions and sanctions in accordance with evidence and UCCS policies; managing appeals; and ensuring that due process is afforded to accused students throughout the process.
    • Partnering with other college constituents to resolve student disciplinary issues at most appropriate and effective level.

    • Collaborate with Residence Life to ensure appropriate and timely case management utilizing StarRez software.

    • Oversee the development, delivery, and management of student sanctions, including educational classes.

    • Maintain disciplinary records with appropriate attention to security, confidentiality, and reporting requirements (e.g., Clery Act).

    • Develop and implement learning outcomes and assessment practices.

  • Programming and Outreach: Direct the development and implementation of outreach and prevention programming related to student conduct, students in crisis, and positive prevention programming.
    • Develop/provide resources and programming related to responding to students in crisis, disruptive students, and the role of student conduct in classroom behavior management.
    • Educate students about conduct expectations through presentations, orientations and other outreach materials.
    • Supervise prevention programming related to students in crisis and student code of conduct, and sexual assault and violence prevention, including safe spring break, national collegiate alcohol awareness week, social norming campaigns, and positive alternatives (such as UCCS Serves and Clyde's Cupboard).
    • Develop and collaborate on the delivery of federally mandated SaVE trainings.
  • Student Response Team: Serve as a core member of the Student Response Team to address the needs of students who have problems in areas such as academics, physical and mental health, economic, discipline, family relationships, and social adjustments through a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow up services, including:
    • Conducting needs assessments, formulating intervention plans in order to minimize and/or resolve problems, and resource coordination.
    • Maintain a system for following up with students who have been referred to campus or community resources. Provide follow-up services to insure compliance with recommendations.
    • Communicate with staff, parents, families or designated emergency contacts regarding emergencies, including hospitalizations and suicide attempts, to help facilitate a successful return to campus when issues are appropriately resolved.
    • Consult regularly with the various departments on campus regarding services, access and care particularly the Counseling Center, Dept. of Public Safety, Disability Student Services and Veteran and Military Student Affairs.
    • Serve as the Chair of the Student Response Team in the Dean's absence.
    • Serve as an advocate for students in Title IX or institutional equity violation investigations.
  • Support other college/community committees, activities and events, including:

    • Serving on various standing or ad hoc committees as assigned.
    • Participating in UCCS orientation, outreach, welcome, and commencement activities.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability to mentor/provide advocacy and interact with wide range and diverse student population.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and demonstrated practical application.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in student affairs programs and services.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty, nurturing student development, and cultivating campus initiatives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality with all student academic and non-academic records.
  • Possess a collaborative interactive style to work collegially with faculty, students, peers, volunteers, and community leaders.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and coordinate numerous detailed programs.
  • Ability to work with university students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of student learning outcomes development and assessment.
  • Knowledge of student due process policies/procedures; and knowledge of state and federal laws that govern university student services.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in the student conduct or accountability process.

For the purposes of FLSA, this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000

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

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in student development, or college student personnel, or counseling, or a related field of study from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in a college or university student conduct office OR four years of successful progressive experience as a student affairs practitioner.
  • Four years of experience investigating student misconduct; experience managing informal resolution of student conflicts
  • Two years of previous experience supervising professional staff.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Four years of experience responding to students in crisis and ability to respond effectively to requests for advocacy, inquiries or complaints as a part of a behavioral intervention team.
  • Four years of experience with program development and implementation, especially in the areas of prevention, student conduct, and student wellness.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by August 24, 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 contact information. • 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: Student Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40356 - VCSS-Dean of Students

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jevita Rogers

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00419110





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Posted: 10/8/2018
Application Due: 10/17/2018
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