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Dean of Students
Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri
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Date Posted 01/21/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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

  • Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Coordinate Commencement

  • Address/resolve student issues and concerns

  • Chair strategic planning process within the division of Student Life

  • Budget management

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in higher education leadership or related field

  • Familiarity with Advocate by Symplicity and student information systems

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Open Until Filled


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.

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