Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Illinois State University
Washington, DC
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Illinois State University is searching for its next Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students to oversee designated departments within the Division, currently Dean of Students Office, Student Access and Accommodations Services, Center for Civic Engagement, and Multicultural Center. The Assistant Vice President/Dean is a member of the senior leadership team for the Division and assists with the direction and operations of the Division of Student Affairs in providing educationally purposeful programs, services, and facilities that foster student development, persistence, and success. The Assistant Vice President/Dean also coordinates several department and divisional entities including Critical Incident Response Team, Redbird Care Team, Demonstration Support Team, and Inclusive Community Response Team. The Assistant Vice President/Dean serves as the point of contact for students and parents/families to resolve conflicts and remove barriers to student success. The Assistant Vice President/Dean is the advocate for students and student issues regarding university policies, services, and practices and serves on the University Emergency Management Team. The supervision portfolio for this position includes the Dean of Students Office, Multicultural Center, and Center for Civic Engagement. The Center for Civic Engagement is a dual-reporting unit with Academic Affairs, creating an interdisciplinary lens from which to provide civic engagement, service learning, and civic education. Our newly formed Multicultural Center serves students, faculty, staff, and community members through an anti-racism lens. The Center also offers programming space, a place for belonging, a home for cultural student organizations, and support for all members of the university community. The Dean of Students Office is a unique, multi-faceted organization that combines services for students, crisis response, and traditional student engagement opportunities. Services provided to and on behalf of the university include student access and accommodation services, student conduct, case management for off-campus students, student behavioral response team, Dean on Duty/ombudsperson, parent and family relationships, critical incident response, Students' Attorney, and off-campus student services. Traditional student activities and student organizations sponsored through the Dean of Students Office include sorority and fraternity life, leadership education and development, fall and spring welcome week orientation programming, student government association, university program board, student organization support, signature campus engagement programs such as involvement fairs/Family Weekend, and university commencement ceremony coordination. Please view the full leadership profile for this position under employment opportunities on the Vice President's website: Required Qualifications 1. Doctorate required, preferably in student affairs administration, higher education or related area 2. Minimum of 10 years of experience in Student Affairs administration with increasing levels of responsibility 3. Minimum of 7 years of experience in supervising staff and working directly with college students 4. Experience in assessment, strategic planning, and budget management at a department or division level 5. Experience with managing complex budgets at the department or division level 6. Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the university community 7. Strong leadership skills 8. Proven ability to manage conflict 9. Experience with building effective partnerships with diverse campus constituencies and community leaders 10. Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and ability to interact cross culturally Application Process: Initial review of applications will begin on October 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, an application must be submitted online at: -us/job/514435?lApplicationSubSourceID= Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Serving more than 20,000 students, our six colleges offer 178 undergraduate majors, 77 minors, 102 master's programs, 18 doctoral degrees, and 42 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a "Great Place to Work" by the Chronicle of Higher Education . Illinois State University is committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our mission. Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Rivian, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at and Bloomington-Normal Advantage as for more information. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer The Chronicle of Higher Education. Category: , Keywords: Dean of Students