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Dean of Students

Job Info

Position Title:
Dean of Students

Job Type:
Administrative Faculty – Full-time

Reports to:
Executive Director of Student Development

Position Purpose

The Dean of Students is responsible for the oversight of the professional Residence Life, Housing Coordinator, and Student Engagement staff, the residents they supervise, the programming they offer, and the facilities they oversee.

This includes jurisdiction in student conduct matters, service as an investigator and/or adjudicator in the Title IX process, managing the housing process for students, oversight of co-curricular student development, and setting the strategic direction for programing. 

The Dean of Students oversees the development of student life in conjunction with the Executive Director of Student Development and the Director of the Student Success Center to enhance the college experience for all students.

Key Result Areas and Essential (E) and Secondary (S) Functions:

Administration of programming for the NCU student community to facilitate co-curricular education – 25%

E     Guide Resident Directors in the development and implementation of Residence Hall programming and Student Engagement in campus wide programming

E     Oversee the hiring and training process of Student Leaders

E     Organize and oversee the opening and closing of residence halls in conjunction with Resident Directors

E     Develop key collaborative relationships with campus administrative areas, faculty, staff and community leaders to enhance student engagement and learning, managemtn of crisis incidents, and support of student need

E     Foster an inclusive University community and pomote a sense of belonging for all students

E     Cooperate with the Security Department in planning and implementing emergency procedures

S     Lead Residence Life & Student Engagement programming assessment

S     Propose recommendations regarding the improvement of residence hall and apartment facilities

S     Serve as liaison to parents and external constituents regarding student issues

S     Represent Residence Life and/or Student Engagement on various university committees and parent panels

S     Serve as liaison between students and the university

Provide leadership to professional and student staff for effective service to students – 30%

E     Hire Residence Life & Student Engagement professional staff

E     Provide direction and supervision of professional staff within Residence Life and Student Engagement including training and professional development opportunities

E     Conduct weekly departmental professional staff meetings

E     Oversee the Residence Life and Student Engagement Department budgets.

S     Meet bi-weekly with Assistant Resident Directors, Discipleship Administrators and the Assistant to the Dean of Students for Residence Life and Student Conduct

S     Participate in and regularly support Student Leader in-services and programming

Administration of the Student Conduct and Crisis Process – 15%

E     Serve as the Chief Student Conduct Officer

E     Select and train members of the Conduct Appeals Board

E     Maintain accurate student conduct records, including those required for Clery Act reporting

E     Manage high level student crises in conjunction with Resident Directors and Counseling staff when appropriate

E     Lead the formulation, review, and interpretation of policies directly related to students including the update of the Student Guide and Student Conduct Manual to accurately reflect NCU’s policies

E     Oversee Chapel Accountability

S     Complete credentialing background checks

Oversee and lead summer resident housing and programming – 10%

E     Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate summer student staff

E     Meet weekly with summer student staff as a team and bi-weekly with them individually

E     Counsel and mentor students and provide crisis intervention as needed

E     Develop a residential living environment conducive to spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth

E     Act as primary contact for on-call duties and coordinate help from staff as needed

S     Work with professional and student staff to develop and implement student programming

Title IX – 10%

E     Serve as an Investigator and/or Adjudicator

E     Complete required annual training as both a Title IX Investigator and Adjudicator

E     Serve as a member of the Title IX Committee and assist with ensuring all students receive education regarding this topic in accordance with Minnesota state law

Other Duties – 10%

S    Initiate relationships for purposes of mentorship and discipleship with students

S    Facilitate the production of campus publications specific to student needs and services (such as the Student Planner)

S    Generate regular and ad hoc reports

S    Speak in Chapel

S    Other duties as assigned

Committee Involvement

  • Chapel Accountability Committee (weekly)
  • Admissions Committee (weekly)
  • Facility Rental Committee (Spring & Summer only)
  • Spiritual Life Team (monthly)
  • Title IX Committee (2x a month)
  • Clery Committee (monthly)
  • EPIC (2x a month)
  • BAT (as needed)
  • Housing Committee (as needed)
  • Welcome Week Committee (Spring & Summer only)

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related field and five years of experience in Residence Life/Student Engagement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate Christian character and servant leadership
  • Commitment to University mission and statement of faith
  • Ability to handle issues of a confidential nature
  • Research skills needed for gathering information on issues pertaining to higher education
  • Experience and competence in working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work in a supervisory, collegial, and/or mentoring relationships with others, including staff, faculty, and student leaders
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn student database programs; Familiarity with Microsoft products, Ellucian Colleague, Starfish, Salesforce
  • Ability to communicate and follow up verbally and in writing to ensure shared understanding of accurate information
  • Ability to maintain composure and resolve conflict with students, parents, and staff/faculty professionally and effectively
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to accomplish tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to adjudicate complex conduct cases
  • Title IX experience as investigator or adjuidcater
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently within a broad strategic framework
  • Self-motivated, creative, organized, decisive, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to attend to detail and maintain accurate records

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to repetitive use of the fingers, hands, and wrists on a daily basis
  • Usage of a computer averages approximately 50% of the workday.  Other office machines include fax, photocopier, and telephone.

Application Process

This is a full-time, exempt, benefit-eligible position. Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations via the online application.

Questions? Contact us.

North Central University
Attn: Human Resources
910 Elliot Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1391
Fax # (612) 343-8063