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Assoc Dean of Students

$80,000 – $87,500 yearly

Illinois State University

Last Updated: 5/09/23

Job Description

The Associate Dean of Students provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students, who directs the overall coordination, administration, and program development of functional areas within the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Dean of Students exercises independent judgment, handles a highly diversified mixture of responsibilities in one or several specialized areas, and supports the University's core values by providing individualized attention and access to programs and services to all students, including DACA, undocumented and homeless students. The person supervises the Assistant Dean for student conduct and community responsibilities, helps lead Redbird Care Team, supervises off-campus case manager(s), coordinates and serves in the dean on duty rotation, supervises the Student Navigator Network program and serves on the Critical Incident Response Team. The person may represent or assume authority for the Dean of Students Office in the absence of the Dean.

The Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students' departments and areas are responsible for multiple programs and services, including student case management, student advocacy, and problem resolution through the Dean on Duty program, crisis response, Student Conduct and Community Responsibilities, Multicultural Center, Center for Civic Engagement, Student's Attorney, Student Access and Accommodation Services, Sorority and Fraternity life, leadership education and development, off-campus services, parent and family services, advisement of student program board, advisement of Student Government Association, major campus programs and events, registered student organizations, commencement ceremonies, and Welcome Week orientation programs.

Required Qualifications

1, Master's degree in student affairs, social work, counseling, or a related area
2. Minimum of seven years of experience in student affairs/services at a college/university, including at least :
a. Five years of experience supervising full-time staff members
b. Five years of experience working with or in student advocacy and student care or behavioral intervention teams
c. Three years of experience in college/university student conduct
3. Knowledge in providing education, consultation, and support regarding undocumented students, homelessness, and related issues.
4. Excellent written, oral, administrative, organizational, and judgment skills; demonstrated experience in creating productive work relationships with peers as well as students
5. Ability to work in a high-demand environment, work cooperatively in a team setting, multi-task and be able to self-initiate work independently
6. Experience in strategic planning and organizational budget management
7. Highly dependable and displays a professional manner, is student service oriented, and able to work with diverse constituencies
8. Knowledge of principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and demonstrated equity mindset

Functional Expectations

1. Remain at workstation for extended periods.
2. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Application Process:

Initial review of applications will begin June 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list, and cover letter must be submitted online at Assoc Dean of Students (

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 174 undergraduate majors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 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 in the Central Illinois community of Bloomington and Normal, with a combined 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 Motors, Illinois Wesleyan University, 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

Company Details

Normal, Illinois, United States