Dean of Students & Assistant VP

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Dean of Students & Assistant VPSchool/Division:Division of Student AffairsOffice:Dean of StudentsFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Students & Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (Dean/AVP) is a leader within the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) and across the Hofstra campus community. The Dean/AVP has responsibility for staff, programs, services, facilities, and resources of multiple DSA units that serve all students at the University, including the coordination of DSA assessment efforts. The Dean/AVP is an integral member of the Division of Student Affairs team who are committed to supporting student success and sense of belonging, while actively advancing best and next practices in student affairs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Serve as an advocate for all Hofstra University students.
•Collaborate with colleagues across the University to support the missions of the University and the DSA.
•Along with the Vice President and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, provide positive and innovative leadership and administrative direction for a comprehensive and collaborative DSA.
•Cultivate an integrated, comprehensive, and intentional student life experience that contributes to the recruitment and retention of students by creating a welcoming, student-centered, diverse, and inclusive environment.
•Lead and coordinate DSA assessment efforts, including outcomes assessment, program review, and annual reporting (in collaboration with department directors and Institutional Research).
•Lead departments, programs, and services that promote a vibrant campus community; Student Leadership and Engagement, Orientation and class programming, lntercultural Engagement and Inclusion, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Student Government Association, Residence Life, Community Standards, Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, Commuter Student Services and Community Outreach, Interfaith Center, and Campus Recreation/Fitness Center.
•Provide direction and coordination for staff training across all areas of responsibility, including hiring, training, and evaluating staff.
•Lead comprehensive budget management and stewardship for all areas of supervision, including development of annual operating budgets and ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively.
•Direct staff in providing comprehensive student leadership development programs that promote learning and skill development.
•Direct staff in providing comprehensive drug/alcohol awareness and prevention programs that ensure a safe and secure campus environment.
•Direct staff in maintaining a developmentally appropriate, ethical, and accountable student conduct (Community Standards) system, including information management, hearing board supervision, and annual revisions to the Code of Student conduct (Guide to Pride).
•Coordinate DSA emergency and crisis response, including policies, procedures, and protocols involving students.
•Convene the CARES Team (Community Assessment Response and Evaluation of Students), chaired by the Associate Dean of Students.
•Stay professionally engaged (LICSPA, NASPA, ACPA, etc.) and stay abreast of applicable regulations, trends, laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and programs.
•Actively support and attend DSA and University-wide events.
•Serve on committees as assigned or invited.
•Perform other duties as required.

This is an on-site positions; work for this role is performed on campus.Qualifications:•Master's degree in an appropriate field of study is required (terminal degree preferred).
•A minimum of eight years of full-time student affairs experience, with: evidence of increasing levels of responsibilities is required.
•An established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs fostering positive relationships that cultivate a comprehensive student-centered organization is required.
•Supervision of professional student affairs is required.
•Commitment to holistic student learning and development.
•Knowledge of student development theories, practices, and programs that enhance and integrate the relationship between student and academic affairs.
•Articulated communication skills (oral and written) with diverse populations of students, colleagues, families, and external audiences.
•Ability to cultivate and sustain collegial relationship; be an active listener, facilitator, convener, mediator, and coach.
•Demonstrated flexibility, resiliency, and creativity.
•An understanding of both complex organizational structures and the interdependence of the academic and non-academic aspects of students' education.
•Energy and interpersonal skills that foster innovative practices and incorporate new ideas and strategies, while respecting the value of tradition.
•Forward-looking perspective, equipped to address evolving trends in higher education, strategic changes management.
•Strong fiscal planning and budget management abilities, quantitative and analytical skills, and competence with relevant technologies.
•Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities.
•Professional, personable, approachable, and politically savvy. A high degree of self-confidence and the ability to face challenges calmly.
•Openness to risk, change, and feedback.
•Possess excellent human relations skills, work well under pressure, ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, and perform highly detailed work.
•Have a strong conflict resolution, mediation, and teambuilding skills.
•Have a passion for and experience with working with students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
•Excellent interpersonal, teaching/presenting, and problem-solving skills are essential.
•Have a collaborative disposition and possesses the ability to think both critically and strategically.
•Eagerness to be present on campus, including extended hours as needed, including evening, early morning and weekend responsibilities.
•Desire to be present and active on campus and involved in a wide array of campus events and activities, encouraged by campus-adjacent provided housing.

Application Instructions:Applications must include a position-specific cover letter, current resume, student affairs philosophy statement, and three references with name, phone number, email, and affiliation (one from a student with whom the applicant has recently worked). The position will remain open until filled, but for preferred consideration submit by June 25th to [email protected]

The position will begin in August 2021Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 06/17/2021Posting Number: 899685-21


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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