At Maryville University, we power dreams-not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.
Maryville is searching for an energetic and forward-thinking Dean of Students to join its dynamic Student Life team. The successful candidate will have a passion for working closely with students in a fast-paced, innovative, student-centered work environment. The Dean supports the work of the Vice President for Student Life and will be a visionary and collaborative leader within the division; responsible for providing programs, services, and initiatives to foster a strong sense of campus community and increased student engagement. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for students, staff, and faculty.
Provide supervision to departments within Student Life
Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator which includes serving as an investigator
Chair the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Oversight of the Student Conduct process working collaboratively with residential life
Policy review, development, and implementation
Student outcomes assessment
Developing quality relationships with students
Serve as member on the Critical Incident Response Team
Assist with coordination of Commencement
Address/resolve student issues and concerns
Chair strategic planning process within the division of Student Life
Serve, when needed, in place of the Vice President for Student Life
Collaborate with departments across all levels of the university in addressing/resolving students' needs/issues, delivering programs and services and building community
Provide leadership to student life professional development committee
Keep current with best practices and trends in student affairs and higher education
Master's degree with a minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience within Student Affairs
Ability to work calmly under pressure and collaboratively within a team
Ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate and direct multiple projects, people, and activities
Ability to exercise diplomacy, good judgement, discretion and maintain confidentiality
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Demonstrated record of strong managerial and collegial leadership
Experience in supervision of professional staff and budget management
Demonstrated knowledge of higher education law (e.g. Title IX, Clery, Drug Free Schools Act, FERPA)
Exceptional communication and customer service skills
Ability to manage details, anticipate needs, and maintain high standards of conduct
Demonstrated experience in dealing with crises
Demonstrated ability to develop and build relationships
Doctorate in higher education leadership or related field
Familiarity with Advocate by Symplicity and student information systems
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Job Type: Full-time
Must be available to work rotating on-call schedule.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.