Associate Dean of Students

Claremont Graduate University  |  Claremont, CA

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Job Overview

Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Dean of Students

Job Type: Counseling Services Disability Services Student Affairs Administration Student Conduct
Location: Claremont, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 29645
Application Deadline: 01/30/2019

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

Claremont Graduate University is seeking a forward-thinking higher education administrator with a demonstrated record of achievement to serve as its Associate Dean of Students. The institution has great aspirations for the future and with a culture that embraces creativity and innovation, this Associate Dean of Students will join the community at a time of momentum and positive change.

This position directly reports to the Dean of Students to support students’ success and well-being. The Dean of Students Office leads a number of functional operations including the non-academic misconduct disciplinary processes, Title IX investigations, Clery compliance, disabilities services, student grievances and complaints, campus behavior intervention and support, and student crisis response. The Dean of Students Office works closely with the Office of Student Life, Diversity and Leadership, and collaboratively with units across campus, the consortium, and community agencies to promote a safe and inclusive learning community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as the student conduct officer, adjudicating cases in the best interest of the students and the University. Serves in the role of Deputy Title IX Coordinator and performs investigations and/or hearing officer as needed. This includes investigating reports, writing all reports, and creating disciplinary hearing communications. The Associate Dean will participate in regular meetings and collaborate closely with other Claremont College Title IX Coordinators, Case Managers, and Disability Services Coordinators and participate in relevant working groups and Clery related committees.
  • Maintain and update all student disciplinary and assistance records, in Maxient and paper files.
  • Serves as the Disability Service Coordinator: organizes, manages, and provides support for students with disabilities, including academic accommodations, faculty consultation, student advising, and family engagement.
  • Leads the Office of Disability Services by conducting intake interviews, reviewing disability documentation and history of accommodations, assessing current limitations of the disability, and in determining appropriate accommodations in accordance with applicable law and disability services documentation requirements.
  • Provide ongoing consultation and technical assistance to faculty and staff to facilitate access, learning and other opportunities. Participating in the interactive process to resolve professor or student accommodation requests.
  • Supervision of the Office of Student Life, Diversity, and Leadership, including the day-to-day operations of the office. Assist students with complex problems and concerns.
  • Support retention efforts, including creating, developing, and implementing assessment tools that demonstrate the impact of the Dean of Students Office on student success and retention.
  • Design, implement and assess presentations and workshops for faculty and students regarding the functions of the Office of the Dean of Students (conduct and assistance). Oversight of the Dean of Students website and social media accounts. Serve as the Dean of Students Office liaison to various university areas (Housing, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Servicers, Student Health Services, Health Education Outreach, Student Disability Resource Center, Registrar, Financial Aid, and all Academic Affairs offices). Serve on various university committees.
  • Assess, and/or improve business operations or implementation practices in the Dean of Student’s Office, or in targeted areas of the university as assigned, and/or discovered through business process mapping in the context of retention and student satisfaction.
  • Analyze and interpret information, reports, and proposals to ensure accurate and complete information is available to the Dean of Students for decision-making. Anticipates issues and troubleshoots problems as they arise.
  • Collaborate with University-wide leadership on the development of, compliance with, and revisions to student policies. Provides updates to the institutional handbook in support of the University’s mission and goals. Support effective communication about the handbook and policies.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with university, consortium, and other stakeholders to improve service from the Dean of Students Office. Collaborates and communicates effectively across stakeholders.
  • Supervise staff in the Office of Student Life, Diversity and Leadership and provide additional support for the training and management of student workers and/or consultants, for the Dean of Student’s Office.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Ability to plan and implement programs that support institutional goals; community building, human relations, and conflict resolution skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work both individually and as a part of a team; computer skills.

The candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of best practices as defined in the Association of Higher Education on Disability (AHEAD), the Commission of Rehabilitation Counseling and the American Counseling Association. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other pertinent federal and state laws that provide guidelines for compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or related field or any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and ability. Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in Higher Education administration, including supervisory experience. Candidates with experience in any of the following areas will receive priority: Judicial Affairs, Counseling, Title IX, Disability Services, general case management, Assessable Information Management (AIM), Maxient and a history of experience working with diverse student populations. ATIXA, TITLE IX CERTIFICATION. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and meet CGU’s authorized driver’s requirements.

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