Associate Dean of Students

Job description

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Associate Dean of Students.

Posting Date: April 1, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment:  On/around June 1, 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

The Associate Dean of Students will:

  • Serve as chief assistant to the Dean of Students; does related work as required.
  • Support the Student Conduct unit-wide assessment and evaluation including data collection, data management, dissemination, and consultation. Facilitate the use of assessment findings for continuous improvement.
  • Lead efforts in Student Conduct to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as they relate to Clery Act, FERPA and related state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Under the general direction of the Dean of Students, develop strategic plans, oversee the implementation, and ensure continued assessment of strategic objectives for the unit.
  • Oversee the process of Leaves of Absences for students related to the college withdrawal process.
  • Work with the Director of Student Conduct on coordinating the development, interpretation, and enforcement of the College’s rules and regulations pertaining to student conduct process.
  • Oversee College compliance with the National Drug Free Schools Act.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and departments to provide additional learning opportunities and partnerships that enhance the student experience.
  • Stay abreast of best practices and network with colleagues.
  • Serve and participate on College committees as assigned or designated.
  • Serve as conduct hearing officer as Dean’s designee or Code Administrator as needed.
  • Participate in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division activities and professional development opportunities.

The Associate Dean of Students reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

In addition, the Associate Dean of Students will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in student development, counseling, higher education or related area at time of application
  • Experience working with a diverse student body and commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead staff
  • Familiarity with student conduct process and policy development as related
  • Excellent writing, oral presentation skills, and organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FERPA and Clery Act compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in higher education
  • Progressive experience in Student Affairs

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and commitment to diversity, curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:   Cara Plascencia, Search Chair, at [email protected]     

Description of Department:  The Dean of Students Office provides leadership to enhance the student experience by providing services that promote the personal development, health and wellbeing, and academic success of all students at SUNY Oswego. The Dean of Students Office responds to the needs of students encountering personal or academic problems and works with all campus units to maintain a positive learning environment. The Dean of Students Office oversees the administrative processes in Campus Life, Student Conduct, and the Behavioral Intervention Team.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]   




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Posted: 4/1/2019
Application Due: 5/31/2019
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