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Associate Dean - Student Services
Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date Posted 08/24/2020
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Associate Dean - Student Services

Job Number: 496683
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Categories: Student Life/Services - Housing, Recreation, Activities
About Us:

We are excited that you are considering joining Nova Southeastern University!

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health, welfare and its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

We appreciate your support in making NSU the preeminent place to live, work, study and grow. Thank you for your interest in a career with Nova Southeastern University.

NSU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Job Title:
Associate Dean - Student Services
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type:
Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category:
Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience.
Pay Basis:
Subject to Grant Funding?:
Essential Job Functions:

Directs overall operation and management of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Student Services to include Residential Life, Housing, Recreation and Wellness, Campus Life and Student Engagement, Student Leadership and Civic Engagement.

1. Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates work activities of subordinates and staff, including hiring, coaching, evaluating, and terminating, all in accordance with University policies and procedures.

2. Establishes operations and procedures; makes any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information.

3. Develops and implements plans to ensure student engagement and retention goals are exceeded on an annual basis.

4. Collaborates with Facilities Management, Residential Life and Housing, and university Finance Office on future residence hall construction, residence hall renovations and refurnishing projects.

5. Drafts and edits student policies and procedures for approval by senior management.

6. Generates reports to ensure timely information is available for management use.

7. Participates in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing and documentation, and monitoring departmental expenditures.

8. Attends meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serves on committees.

9. Participates in college and university committee activities as assigned.

10. Serves as a university Judicial Hearing Officer; interprets and explains University policies and procedures; collaborates with the university Chief Judicial Officer on student judicial matters.

11. Coordinates crisis and counseling processes and interventions; collaborates with university partners to proactively and reactively meet the mental health needs of students.

13. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Marginal Job Functions:
1. Engages university community in Title IX, the Jeanne Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act, and other federal regulations as appropriate.

2. Facilitates and serve as a part of the Office of Residential Life and Housing crisis on-call rotation.

3. Maintains collaborative positive working relationships and open communications with facilities management, business services, public safety, dining services, and enrollment student services management units.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
1. Knowledge and expertise in Residential Life and Housing, retention tools, crisis and counseling processes.
2. In-depth knowledge of university policies and procedures.
3. Demonstrated interest in working with students and commitment to student success.
4. Administration and Management - Thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and/or coordination of people and resources.
5. Customer and Personal Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
6. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
7. Psychology - General knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; and learning and motivation.

1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
3. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
4. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
5. Judgment and Decision Making - Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
6. Writing - Advanced skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
7. Complex Problem Solving - Advanced skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
8. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.

1. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
2. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
3. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
4. Ability to maintain confidential information.

1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements:
Required Certifications/Licensures:
Required Education:
Master's Degree
Major (if required):
Required Experience:
1. Minimum ten(10) years’ of progressive leadership experience in student affairs and student development in higher education, to include increasing levels of administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

2. Experience in supervising, student leadership development, advising, crisis intervention, counseling, and budgeting.
Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate Degree
Is this a safety sensitive position?
Background Screening Required?
Pre-Employment Conditions:
Sensitivity Disclaimer:
Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

Advertised: 21 Jul 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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