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Associate Vice President, Student Affairs / Dean of Students
The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is directly responsible for providing effective leadership to the following areas: Housing and Dining Services; Office of Student Conduct; Clark Student Center; Career Management Center and Testing Services; Student Development and Orientation; Recreational Sports; Wellness Center; Counseling Center; Disability Support Services, Vinson Health Center; Bookstore; and Post Office. Responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining programs that contribute to the development, engagement, and success of students, and that are consistent with the mission of Midwestern State University. Additionally responsible for sound fiscal management, counsel of students, and student advocacy. Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Coordinates and supervises the selection, training, and evaluation of directors in areas reporting through Student Affairs. Assists in the formulation of immediate and long-range plans for programs and services that foster student development, retention, and success of students. Promotes student development programs within the campus community through collaborative partnerships with academic and administrative personnel and departments. Plans and coordinates the annual Honors Recognition Banquet, conducts exit interviews for withdrawing students, oversees the process of general student complaints, and serves on university committees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in student affairs administration. Demonstrated skill in working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of student development theory; demonstrated history of collaborative partnerships; an understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of students and the community; a thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of college student affairs; and knowledge of student conduct. Must have knowledge of fiscal management principles and practices.
Earned doctorate in counseling, higher education, college student personnel, or appropriate field. With appropriate experience, ABD will be considered.
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; experience and skill in fiscal management, personnel management, leadership, and communication. *Regular reliable attendance is required. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check