Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Management/ Executive Posted On: Fri Dec 6 2019 Job Description:
Budget Title: Assistant Vice President (MP-3, Management/Confidential)*
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
The Dean of Students (Dean) reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and serves as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT), which collectively advises the Vice President on strategic planning, policy, space allocation, budgetary and personnel decisions for the entire Division of Student Affairs. The Dean consistently works across organizational lines with the other members of SALT, directors of other student affairs units, faculty, academic and other administrators within an administrative culture that highly values collaboration. The Dean supervises staff responsible for student activities, the Union, off-campus services, fraternity and sorority affairs, parent and family programs, TRIO and Veterans Services. The duties and responsibilities of the Dean include:
Working closely with undergraduate and graduate student governance
Managing parent relations
Leading an active Town-Gown Advisory Board and the associated grants program
Representing the Division of Student Affairs on university-wide committees
Providing strategic direction to the Union as both a space and a program and sharing leadership of the university's crisis response efforts with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and the Director of Residential Life
The successful candidate will embody many if not all of the following:
Proven ability to make independent judgments under pressure, react calmly and respond effectively in emergencies
Excellent problem-solving skills and knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
Unimpeachable ethical standards and demonstrated respect for the confidentiality of sensitive information
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds including students of color, international students and non-traditional students and to foster sensitivity to diversity and an inclusive campus culture
Proven capacity to cultivate trust and credibility with students, staff and faculty and to build positive and effective relationships with student leaders and colleagues across the University
Outstanding communication skills including the ability to impart complex information with clarity to a range of constituencies (faculty, students, administrators, parents, law enforcement, etc.) as well as to media outlets
Experience in new program development and bringing about change in a thoughtful manner as well as proven skill in building consensus among peers, subordinates and others
Proven ability to recruit, train, motivate, evaluate and retain high-performing employees
Capacity to function effectively as part of a senior management team including the ability to think strategically, display an incisive intellect and willingness to actively explore, critique and propose new ideas, combined with the professionalism to fully support and execute the decision of the team regardless of one's personal point of view
Demonstrated ability to analyze operating policies and procedures and formulate recommendations to improve service quality and efficiency
Evidence of visibility and influence within the campus community
Minimum of a Master's Degree in management, higher education, student personnel, counseling services or a closely related field
Minimum ten years of progressively responsible higher education experience including a minimum of five years of experience at the Director level or above
Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
Working knowledge of programs within the Dean of Students portfolio
*Management/Confidential appointments serve at the pleasure of the President and are not represented by a union.
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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