Associate Dean of Students

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Post Secondary



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A vital part of one of the world's greatest universities and
medical centers, Columbia University's Mailman
School of Public Health pursues an agenda of education,
research, and service to address the critical and complex public
health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world.
A global presence built on local excellence, the School has
faculty members pursuing research and service projects in more than
100 countries. The Mailman School is the third largest recipient of
NIH grants among schools of public health. Whether promoting the
health and well-being of America's impoverished families and
children, working in resource-limited communities to improve
reproductive health for women, or developing models of care and
treatment for HIV-infected people in northern Manhattan or Africa,
the School is committed to meeting the health needs of underserved
populations in all corners of the world.
In order to address these public health issues, we seek to
attract, hire, develop and retain a workforce of faculty and staff
that meet the needs of our premier, dynamic institution.
We
are currently seeking an
Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the Office of
Education.


REPORTING
RELATIONSHIP

The Associate Dean of Student Affairs and
Dean of Students will report to the Vice Dean for Education.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Dean of Students is
a strategic partner for the Division of Student Affairs with a
focus on enhancing the student experience and increasing student
success. The Associate Dean will provide vision, leadership, and
strategic direction to ensure the delivery of effective and quality
service to a diverse student body. This position serves as the
Chief Student Affairs Officer and provides advice and counsel to
the Vice Dean regarding the overall student experience and serves
as an advocate for the student body. The Associate Dean will
provide an executive presence in the leadership of the division
across functions in the absence of, and as assigned by, the Vice
Dean.

KEY JOB
RESPONSIBILIITES


Thought leadership in developing a vision for supporting the
21st century professional degree seeking student.
Oversight of the student support and student life units. These
units focus on student well-being and the student co-curricular
experience. Supervision of 3 professionals managing these
units.
Evaluate and measure the success of all services within the
student affairs unit. Engage in ongoing benchmarking of best
practices to ensure strong evidence-based services and
programs.
Establish relationships and collaborate with other departments
within the Office of Education, relevant university services and
external constituents.
Ability to assess and navigate challenging student situations;
respond to crisis calls; provide leadership in ensuring faculty and
staff are trained to be effective partners in managing students in
difficulty.
Apply and Enforce the Student Code of Conduct.
Provide oversight for student groups, programming and
co-curricular initiatives.
Supervision of the finance and human resources division for the
Office of Education which entails budget oversight, personnel
review, staff and student procurement processes.
Participate in various student focused committees at both the
School, University and National Associations.
Represent the Vice Dean as assigned or appointed to address
issues related to student concerns.
Liaise with academic departments as well as University service
areas.

REQUIRED SKILLS


In depth counseling and crisis management experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Superior ability to lead and manage a team of
professionals
Expert collaborator and partner across different arenas at a
University
Exceptional ability to navigate a large school within a complex
University system
Experience working with students at institutions of higher
education, preferably at the graduate level
Extensive knowledge and experience working in a diverse setting
as well as the ability to promote inclusivity
Precise attention to detail and follow through
Innovative approach to training, supporting and leading staff
and faculty in addressing student concerns
Proven record of effective programming, event execution,
training and building student services

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in higher education, social work, psychology,
public health or a related field
Seven ? ten years of progressive experience at an institution
of higher education, specifically working with students in a
student affairs setting
Seven to 10 years of demonstrated leadership in the supervision
of a team of professionals
Effective execution and assessment of student programming and
services
Demonstrated mastery of the skills listed prior, particularly
student conduct and student crisis management

PREFFERED
QUALIFICATIONS


Doctoral degree in higher education, health education,
counseling, social work or related discipline
10+ years of progressive experience in providing direct student
services
Experience working with advanced standing students,
particularly in a school of public health



Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/VeteranThe Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Education, Keywords: Dean of Students
Associated topics: assistant dean, associate director, department chair, director, executive manager, initiative, president provost, provost, supervise, vice president

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