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Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 11,000 Students|
South Dakota State University is currently searching for a Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. We are seeking a strategic, people-centered leader who values diversity and approaches their work with a focus on student development. The individual will provide leadership of programs and services emphasizing student success, both academic and co-curricular, to ensure development of the whole student. To this end, oversight will be provided in the areas of Multicultural Affairs, Disability Services, TRIO Programs (Upward Bound and Student Support Services), American Indian Student Center, Student Conduct and Community Standards, federal compliance and reporting, Project Search, and Student Affairs assessment. This position serves as the College’s chief judicial officer responsible for the effective administration of the student conduct process. As student ombudsperson, the AVP/Dean is a resource to students in conflict resolution, assisting students with processes and procedures to be more successful at SDSU. In addition, the AVP/Dean serves as the administrative liaison for the Student Success Committee; a shared governance committee, leads the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT); and is a member of the Strategic Enrollment Management Council, while serving on additional university- and division-wide committees in order to support the mission and goals of the University.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented individuals in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Fulfill student ombudsperson role, acting as a mentor or arbitrator to help a student resolve an issue before it becomes a problem. Provide effective referrals across the University.
Serve as the chief judicial officer administering the student conduct and conflict prevention system to include Title IX/VAWA cases, general conduct cases, academic misconduct, and student organizations; perform case management functions; maintain Title IX training for conduct officers; issue campus ban notices and Title IX academic accommodations; ensure adequate training is provided to staff members and residence life staff regarding judicial process; review and evaluate program; ensure training for hearing board; ensure consistent process for student conduct is implemented across University; promotion of processes and procedures across University; serve as expert in Board Of Regents and University student conduct policies and procedures.
Provide leadership and oversight to student services for diverse student populations to include Office of Multicultural Affairs, TRIO Programs, Disability Services, Project Search, and the American Indian Student Center.
Supervise staff including Senior Director of Multicultural Affairs and TRIO Programs, Director of American Indian Student Center, Assistant Director of Student Conduct, and Coordinator for Community Standards. Responsibilities include monitoring of goal setting for departments and achievement of goals; effective administration of performance evaluations; ensuring professional development opportunities are available to staff; oversight of federal grant submission and annual reports to ensure programs are meeting required benchmarks.
Serve as liaison for student success committee, a University-wide shared governance committee; develop and implement programs and services to positively impact the student experience; collaborate across University on programmatic efforts to improve the student experience and student success.
Implement state and federally required programs and activities (e.g. Clery Act, Voter Registration, Fire Safety, Alcohol and Drug Free Schools and Communities); conduct research and analyze data regarding retention, alcohol education programs, crime statistics, etc. and generate reports as needed.
Conduct regular meetings of Clery Compliance Team; follow changes to federal laws; conduct regular reviews of new legislation regarding student affairs’ initiatives. Conduct research as needed; prepare briefing material for executive-level staff.
Coordinate Division assessment program to ensure robust assessment culture and continuous improvement. Assist departments with annual assessment reporting as needed. Compile annual Division assessment report.
Facilitate and manage the University’s Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) to include meeting preparation and leadership, record-keeping, training, and follow-up.
Oversee Project Search partnership for University, to include annual memorandum of understanding negotiation, securing office and parking space, and serving as contact with site supervisor to resolve conflicts and challenges as well as realize opportunities.
Participate in strategic planning initiatives with Vice President and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs; conduct research, write reports, and organize and interpret data.
Develop collaborative partnerships with departments across the University within and outside of Student Affairs and with the Board of Regents system to enhance relationships, improve technology, and showcase Student Affairs as a strong partner.
Oversight of departmental budgets to maximize impact of resources available while remaining within spending authority and adhering to federal, state, Board of Regents, and University policies, procedures, and accounting guidelines.
Participate actively in University committee work and campus events.
Participate in state, regional, and national professional associations in order to remain connected to best practices in recruitment and marketing.
Ensure compliance with federal, state, Board of Regents, and University policies and procedures.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. Search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
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