POSITION: ASSOCIATE DEAN OF STUDENTS
LOCATION: DEAN OF STUDENTS
SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Dean of Students is responsible for the conduct management of areas within the office of the Dean of Students that reinforce community values. The Associate Dean of Students will also act as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Dean of Students Office. Track and trend disciplinary issues, identify gaps, and improve student conduct policies and procedures. The Associate Dean of Students will work directly with the students to improve and support them so that they can achieve their educational goals
- Supervise the Assistant Director of Student Conduct/Title IX, the TRIO, GEAR Up and Pre-College programs
- Facilitates an annual review of the Student Conduct Code involving key campus constituencies to ensure transparency surrounding all changes to the community’s behavior expectations.
- Provides leadership for the orientation of the campus community to the Student Conduct Code and Sex-Based Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct policies
- Coordinate compliance programs for the Title IX, Clery Act and all other relevant sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct legislation; monitor and implement actions to comply with the Title IX, including other state and federal laws and regulations; promote commitment to working, learning and living environments free from harassment discrimination and sexual misconduct.
- Develop and periodically update policies and procedures necessary to achieve compliance with Title IX and other federal, state and local laws, including investigation procedures.
- Conduct an annual review of all the formal and informal Title IX complaints and reports in order to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that require attention
- Provide oversight of all reports, complaints and investigations related to sexual misconduct
- Coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of periodic assessments (e.g. surveys) of campus climate
- Work with international students to provide support and address their concerns on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs
- Along with the Associate Dean for Residence Life, co-facilitate and coordinate the college's CARE Team, which encompasses incident review and response.
- Co-coordinate and train students, and Student Affairs staff on bias and bias response
- Coordinate, in conjunction with the Director of Counseling and Health Services, the medical leave process and record-keeping of such leaves for the college.
- Coordinate and implement programming that will engage the campus on the student conduct including during and beyond new student orientation.
- Establish and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to Office of Dean of Student Life, Campus Safety and Security, Athletics, Academic Partners, and Counseling Center.
- Act as a visible, engaged and active member of the leadership team in the Division and in the campus community.
- Serves in campus-wide committees and task forces
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES:
- Must possess excellent organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively with others
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ethical/Honest - evidence of the practice of a high level confidentiality.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Outstanding communicator and strong writer; an individual who possesses superior written and verbal communications skills, as well as the ability to present their views in a clear and compelling manner
- Demonstrated ability to organize workflow and manage multiple tasks and functions simultaneously
- Ability to anticipate problems, critical issues and opportunities as they arise and advise accordingly
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment; possessing conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other diverse groups
EDUCATION: Master's degree in a related field, with progressive leadership experience in higher education and student conduct administration required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Doctorate/JD preferred.
- Demonstrated strong background in student development and student conduct as well as knowledge of relevant law, policies and industry standards that guide best and high-impact practices.
- Experience with administering a broad student conduct program, and sensitivity to the roles and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive community.
- Demonstrated strong collaborations with multiple stakeholders across the campus.
- Knowledge of current student issues, laws and policies - particularly around student conduct, compliance reporting in higher education, and the challenges inherent in today's higher education environment.
- Working knowledge of relevant federal policies, including the Jeanne Celery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Title IX
- Experience facilitating the assessment of program and learning outcomes
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, negotiating, planning, facilitation, and implementation skills.
- Ability to manage competing commitments and understand the nature of student-centered and success work is imperative.
New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.
Cut-Off Date for Filing Applications: May 31, 2021