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Assistant/Associate Director of Student Affairs

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Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and working closely with the Dean and other members of Denver Law's faculty and staff, the Assistant or Associate Director of Student Affairs will develop and implement Denver Law's innovative and comprehensive student life program, including student‐focused events (e.g., orientation, awards program, graduation), wellness initiatives, and other student‐related programming. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with a diverse range of students, student organizations, faculty and staff members, alumni, and other stakeholders to foster an inclusive, respectful, and affirming learning environment that advances the professional development and personal welfare of Denver Law students.

Essential Functions

  • Oversight in the development and implementation of Denver Law's innovative and comprehensive student life program, including student‐focused events (e.g., orientation, awards program, and graduation), wellness initiatives, and other student‐related programming.
  • Collaborate with a diverse range of students, student organizations, faculty and staff members, alumni, and other stakeholders to foster an inclusive, respectful, and affirming learning environment that advances the professional development and personal welfare of Denver Law students.
  • Advance the University of Denver's commitment to inclusive excellence by working closely with students and the University's Disability Services Program with respect to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Work closely with Denver Law's Student Bar Association and constiuent student organizations on matters relating to organizational management, budget accountability, diversity and inclusivity, and other relevant University policies, including event‐related policies.
  • Provide general professional and personal counseling to Denver Law students, including referrals to appropriate resources, as advisable.
  • Oversee periodic revisions to the Student Handbook, Student Affairs website, and other student‐ oriented communications.
  • Work with faculty and staff members on curriculum‐ and course‐related matters, including course and exam scheduling.
  • Assist with the launch and development of Denver Law's innovative part‐time JD program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to solve complex problems with creative solutions.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage processes that bring about the successful completion of specific deliverables.
  • Ability to function in a high-paced, collaborative work environment.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively, respectfully, and professionally with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • A strong compliance orientation, including familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with and lead a wide variety of professionals to complete complex projects.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and act professionally in a multicultural environment when interacting with the public and the College of Law community.

Required Qualifications

Assistant Director

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2 years of experience in student affairs administration or similar capacity within an academic institution, or other equivalent experience.

Associate Director

  • JD or Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field.
  • At least four (4) years of experience in student affairs administration or similar capacity within an academic institution, or other equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Assistant Director

  • JD or Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field.
  • 3 years of experience in student affairs administration or similar capacity within an academic institution, or other equivalent experience.
  • Experience in handling ADA accommodations in a work or school environment.

Associate Director

  • JD or PhD in Higher Education Administration or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in student affairs administration or similar capacity within an academic institution, or other equivalent experience.
  • Experience in handling ADA accommodations in a work or school environment.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) Friday, December 14, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

 

 

 

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Job No: 001403
Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable