Through the Division of Student Affairs, the University of Utah provides an array of services and programs to help students benefit fully from their educational programs, and to help the University carry out its mission of research, teaching, and service. Within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Students is committed to promoting a caring and safe community that increases our students’ abilities to learn and make healthy choices. We promote inclusiveness, strive to support the success and growth of all students, and enrich the holistic student experience. We prepare students to reflect on their behavior, to think critically, practice skills, and clarify values – all of which they can use throughout their lifetimes.
The University of Utah seeks a data and assessment specialist with a strong foundation in student development to work as the Assessment and Records Manager in the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS). This position will report directly to the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN15975B, Dean of Students
COMPENSATION: $45,000 - $55,000/year. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, Bus/TRAX pass, retirement and health plan options.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, overtime as needed.
Workflow Coordination: This role will oversee the workflow of student cases within the ODOS with respect to conduct, behavioral intervention and advocacy. While this position may have limited face-to-face interaction with students, an understanding of, and appreciation for student development theory will be important. It is essential that the person in this role be highly organized, detail oriented and has the ability to manage a large and complex workload. Additionally, this position will interface with ODOS staff and other campus stakeholders on a daily basis regarding on-going student incidents. Strong verbal and written communication skills are critical for this position.
Assessment & Reporting: This position will oversee the assessment and evaluation of the department’s core objectives including student conduct, behavioral intervention, student-athlete advocacy, and other student support. This position will fill a critical role in our efforts to “tell our story” to on and off-campus stakeholders. This position will compile and report the data within each of the aforementioned core objectives, discern trends, identify areas for improvement, present information to stakeholders and ensure a strong connection between our assessment efforts and our departmental goals. Demonstrated experience with assessment, data gathering, reporting, analysis, and presentation are a must for this role. This position will serve as the primary liaison between the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Research (AER).
Additionally, this position will be responsible for gathering, compiling and reporting data for the ODOS annual report and the University’s annual Campus Safety Report (Clery reporting) and related quarterly reporting meetings. This position will also be asked to compile, track and report other statistical analyses, trends and data as needed.
Database & Website Management: This position will manage our student conduct and behavioral intervention management software (Advocate) and establish a seamless process connecting Advocate with the Title IX software used by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (OEO/AA). As part of the database oversight, this position will be responsible for all aspects of user management, training and troubleshooting. This person will be the direct liaison with Advocate/Symplicity and will oversee any internal modifications to the system (e.g., forms, fields, skip logic, etc.). The current Advocate system is a shared database between the Office of the Dean of Students, the Department of Housing and Residential Education and several academic units.
This position will also be responsible for managing all aspects of the website for the Office of the Dean of Students (http://deanofstudents.utah.edu). In accordance with University parameters, this position will be asked to evaluate, update and improve and maintain user content on our website. This position may also be asked to lead software evaluation efforts and/or propose new software and technology solutions for the office.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with assessment, data collection and synthesizing data into actionable items
• Demonstrated ability to interpret data and present key findings/recommendations to stakeholders
• Experience with workflow and project management
• Ability to maintain a high-level of organization, attention to detail and thorough follow-up when working in a multi-faceted organization
• Proven capacity to work as contributing member of a dynamic team
• Effective written and verbal communication are a must
• Ability to work with other professionals who represent a variety of disciplines including but not limited to: law enforcement, faculty, staff, and government officials
• Experience working with sensitive and confidential information
• Strong awareness of, sensitivity to and ability to work with individuals representing a range of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, status as a disabled individual, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and veteran status
• Bachelor’s degree required, with preference for master’s degree or professional experience equating to a graduate degree in one of the following areas: statistics, math, human resources, higher education administration, public administration, or related discipline
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SYSTEM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS JOB:
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.