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Job Summary

The Dean of Students is the primary student affairs officer and is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the co-curricular aspects of the institutional mission to develop, retain and graduate responsible, informed and educated men and women.  The Dean will seek to encourage the development of an environment in which academic pursuits can be conducted freely and with dignity, and in which each student’s cocurricular interests can be directed toward educational ends.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, budgeting and evaluation of a comprehensive co-curricular student development plan and the production of a student handbook.
  • Responsible for hiring, training and management of professional, support and para-professional staff, including the Director of Campus Activities, Director of Residence Life and Transportation Department.
  • Responsible for the collaborative management of large scale university-wide programs such as New Student Orientation, Commencement and Homecoming related activities.
  • To assist, develop and manage an effective student disciplinary program.
  • Provide advisory assistance for the University Judiciary Committee as well as advocacy assistance for students, including how to access the system.
  • Responsible for short-term counseling to deal with personal problems, including personal crises and for referring students with significant on-going concerns to the University Counseling Center or other counseling services.
  • To advise students regarding the campus environment with emergencies and traumatic procedures.
  • Manage an on-call schedule to assist students and other constituents with emergencies and traumatic events that may impact their lives.
  • Work collaboratively with Academic Support and Enrichment Programs in providing assistance to students who need to withdraw from or be readmitted to the institution for personal or medical reasons.
  • Manage Parent and Family Services initiatives; enhance communication between WU parents/guardians and campus community.
  • Develop a Center for Dispute Resolution to offer, promote and encourage alternative dispute resolution. The goal is to assist students in resolving conflicts through win/win methods.
  • Act as a supplemental advisor to the University’s Greek Fraternity/Sorority community.
  • Responsible to develop policies and procedures that impact all recognized student organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Health and Counseling Services Office to provide educational programs, support and services to students and the general campus community on issues related to gender. Gender issues include relationships, sexism, sexual orientation, sexual harassment, sex role stereotyping, gender communication and relationship violence.
  • Develop programs designed to help undergraduate students become effective leaders, critical thinkers, community advocates and responsible members of the campus community and society at large.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in College Student Personnel or Higher Education Administration, plus six years of experience in student affairs.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports, conduct evaluations and communicate with others.
  • Oral and written communication skills to support a wide variety of interaction with individuals from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Work Environment

Climate controlled comfortable office environment with adequate overhead lighting.  Frequent interaction with student, administration and miscellaneous university personnel.  Some walking, standing bending, stooping, climbing stairs, light lifting found in an administrative office position.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Dean of Students position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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