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Dean of Students / Director of Clark Student Center
The Dean of Students / Director of Clark Student Center (CSC) is responsible for student discipline and Clark Student Center operations, as well as, contracted services for the Bookstore. Directs the Campus Card (student ID) operations and special CSC events. Responsibilities include developing and implementing programs and services responsive to the needs of the campus community, to include, policy formulation, planning, budget and personnel management, counseling, student advocacy, and student discipline. Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Provides direct management of personnel and operations of the CSC. Provides leadership training for officers of student organizations. Develops vendor lease agreements, plans capital improvements, and coordinates renovation and construction projects for the CSC. Assists in the formulation of immediate and long-range plans for programs and services that foster student development, retention and success and that complement the educational mission of the University. As chief judicial officer, hears, adjudicates and follows up on all cases of student discipline. Promotes student development programs within the campus community through collaborative partnerships with academic and administrative departments. Counsels and advises students for outstanding student awards. Plans and coordinates the annual Honors Recognition Banquet. Conducts exit interviews for withdrawing students. Serves on the Academic Re-admissions Committee and other committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Five or more years successful experience in upper level management of student services on a college campus with previous experience as a Dean or Assistant Dean of Students. Demonstrated skill in working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. Experience and skill in fiscal management, personnel management, and leadership. Experience in administering campus judicial programs.
Must have knowledge of student development theory and organization development; knowledge of legal alternatives related to students' rights and responsibilities; an understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of students and the community; the ability to administer student judicial programs; and a thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of college student affairs. Must have the ability to manage people and resources. Must have knowledge of fiscal management principles and practices. Skill in the use of standard Microsoft office computer applications.
Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, or related field required. Doctorate preferred.
Must have the ability to teach, direct, guide and mediate; counseling skills for a wide range of student and staff concerns; a participative management style. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and have a commitment to achieving diversity in the University. *Regular reliable attendance is required. This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.