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Assistant Dean of Students

Posted: 08/28/2022

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Job No: 500844
Department: Assoc VP & Dean of Students
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Title: Assistant Dean of Students
Salary/Grade: Salaried

Job Summary:
The Assistant Dean of Students serves in a key leadership role in the Office of the Dean of Students. The Assistant Dean of Students will provide support and resources to a diverse range of students facing crises or issues of well-being; consult and provide guidance for faculty and staff handling issues impacting student success; represent the Office of the Dean of Students at campus events, and serve in an on-call duty rotation. They are responsible for coordinating all aspects of alternative dispute resolution; which includes, but is not limited to Title IX informal resolution, student-related bias incident reports, and student-involved interpersonal conflict. This includes maintaining sound policies and practices that are compliant with relevant laws and guidance documents and informing senior administration of critical incidents. The Assistant Dean of Students will coordinate all ODOS student outreach programming efforts such as; the Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) and the Love and Honor Story Project. The Assistant Dean of Students reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Develop, coordinate, and facilitate all aspects of an alternative dispute resolution student-facing program at Miami University (Title IX informal resolution, student-related bias incident reports, and student-involved interpersonal conflict); this includes program promotion, training, and assessment.
  • Proactively meet with students to address concerns and advocate for and amplify student initiatives.
  • Lead ODOS student organization outreach efforts – specifically advancing partnerships with Greek Life and Intercollegiate Athletic teams.
  • Coordinate Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) recruitment, training/retreats, meeting planning, and recognition.
  • Coordinate the Love & Honor Story Project Program.
  • Design and coordinate ODOS DEI Initiatives; this includes the Expect Respect Campaign and the production of the “We Need to Talk” podcast.
  • Serve in an on-call duty rotation for crisis response.
  • Regularly hold student office hours/drop-in hours across campus.
  • Contribute data and descriptive program information for the Office of the DOS’s annual report and other assessments as required.
  • Serve on divisional and institutional committees as assigned by the AVP/DOS.
  • Maintain active participation and engagement in relevant student affairs professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, social work, or another appropriate field of graduate study.
  • Minimum of three years of post-graduate professional experience in higher education.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed. Ability to work on-call hours.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of experience working within a division of student affairs, specifically an Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Experience with providing administrative oversight and supervision.
  • On-call crisis response experience.
  • Documented record of initiating proactive strategies that enhance retention and contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant laws such as Title IX, Clery Act, Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) Act, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, crisis response, and conflict management skills.
  • A demonstrated understanding of conduct and alternative dispute resolution (mediation, restorative justice, and/or facilitated dialogue) processes.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 29 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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