Dean of Students

Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 21, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Dean of Students reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Team at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). This position serves as the chief student conduct officer and as such oversees student conduct issues, crisis management in the event of student tragedy, the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation Team (C.A.R.E. Team), and maintains all policies and publications relating to these matters. This position will have a leadership role in the resolution of student non-academic grievances and oversee the Student Conduct Code adjudication process and educational initiatives promoting civility. This position works closely with faculty, academic deans, residential life staff, Wellness Center staff, and UCCS Department of Public Safety. The Dean of Students is responsible for developing and maintaining a system that provides opportunity for campus community members to report issues of concern, and a process for reporting and evaluating those issues with relation to care of students and campus safety.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Provide general direction to the staff reporting to the Dean of Students.
  • Manage and handle student complaints, concerns, and conduct issues.
  • Oversee student discipline and enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Manage administrative resolution of allegations of student misconduct.
  • Monitor and execute provisions of the University Standards of Conduct.
  • Convene hearings concerning allegations of Student Code of Conduct violations.
  • Create and revise university polices relating to Student Code of Conduct based on emerging issues and regulations concerning student conduct.
  • Work with Office of Institutional Equity to ensure compliance with Title IX requirements as those guidelines relate to issues involving students.
  • Advise and make recommendations to students on their initiatives, interest and needs in the areas of student complaints, appeals and referrals with academic and administrative departments.
  • Will convene the C.A.R.E. Team and facilitate interventions for conduct in academic and residential environments; participate in administrative responses to students' health and safety incidents; responds to campus emergencies during the normal business day, at night and on weekends.
  • Work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs to develop and implement university policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance on the culture and workings of campus processes and procedures.
  • Advise the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on the feasibility of proposed campus programs and initiatives as they relate to UCCS students.
  • Attend required programs, events and/or presentations on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs when needed and appropriate.
  • Represent the Student Affairs Division at meetings or groups as needed and at the request of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.
  • Assists with the day to day operations of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Division as needed.
  • Interface with a variety of CU System offices in a collegial manner.
  • Works with local community on student interactions with the community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.
  • Job Competencies:

  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty, nurturing student development, and cultivating campus initiatives; cultural competency; exceptional organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; and the maturity to make wise choices in ambiguous situations.
  • Considerable knowledge of current issues and trends in student affairs programs and services.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Possess a collaborative leadership style to work collegially with faculty, students, peers, volunteers, and community leaders.
  • Ability to manage in a style that is imaginative, decisive, innovative and proactive while remaining collegial, consultative, and open.
  • Knowledge of student learning outcomes development and assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multicultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education.
  • Knowledge of student due process policies/procedures; and knowledge of state and federal laws that govern university student services.
  • Knowledge of Title IX rules and regulations.
  • Understanding of the administrative workings of the campus, both formal and informal.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at:

    Salary Range: Generally Starting at: $83,000 to $109,080

    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 12/1/2020.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 12/14/2020.
  • The potential employee start date is 2/1/2020.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in student development, college student personnel, student affairs, counseling or a related field of study.
  • Five-years of successful progressive experience as a student affairs practitioner with three years at the assistant director of student conduct or assistant dean of students level or above.
  • Experience in student grievance resolution and the student conduct process.
  • Three years’ experience in supervising staff and managing budgets.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, or a related field of study.
  • Seven-years of experience as a student affairs practitioner.
  • Previous experience working in a Dean of Students or Student Conduct Office.
  • Prior experience working in Housing or Residence Life.
  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time, talking within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Job Category: Executive
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Oct 19, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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