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Assistant Dean of Students

Company: The University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Assistant Dean serves as the principal liaison between the administration, faculty, and students, providing leadership and strategic direction to facilitate a supportive student experience that helps students achieve academic success. This position works with college stakeholders (including Engineering Pathways) to provide new and enhanced programming that builds student engagement, belonging and retention. The Assistant Dean has responsibility for building support structures for individual student well-being, including mental and physical health, interpersonal conflict, and academic preparedness. The Assistant Dean serves as an advocate for student concerns and needs with the faculty and administration and as a resource to connect students to appropriate support offices and activities within and the college and across campus. This position independently manages the activities within the Williams Student Services Center and has authority and oversight responsibility in related matters, including academic advising, student support, student orientation and events, enrollment management, and other related activities. The Assistant Dean supervises staff in support of these functions. Interview and counsel students contemplating withdrawal or leave of absence from the University; when appropriate, grant leaves of absence or process withdrawals and cancellations and recommend exceptions to the student refund schedule. Evaluate, and in collaboration with Deans and Directors, make decisions about student requests for readmission. Research, evaluate, and recommend changes in rules, regulations, and policies as related to the student experience. Develop and coordinate pathways for transfer students; building and maintaining relationships with the partner institutions. Responsible for monitoring student enrollment, retention and graduation and working with stakeholders to develop strategies and interventions on an ongoing basis. Serve as a member of university committees related to student welfare, enrollment management, academic affairs, and other aspects related to student status. Build and nurture cross-campus relations with other colleges across campus. Assist in the coordination of Student Affairs response to major crisis and other unusual events within the University community. This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development. Required Education: Graduate degree in relevant field of study, AND: Minimum of 60 months working in student services/academic advising Minimum of 36 months of supervisory experience Skills: Ability to read, interpret, understand, and communicate to others written material, instruction, and policies Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information Able to work well with a broad range of people from diverse backgrounds, personalities, and experiences Able to work independently towards the goals of the college Demonstrated ability to think strategically, develop new initiatives, and revise current programs as informed by stakeholder input and relevant data Excellent verbal and written communication Certifications: Driver License required for travel Advertised Physical Requirements: Light lifting is required Departmental Preferences: PhD in Education, Guidance or Counseling or other related field Certified or training as Academic Life Coach Supervision: 9- Advisors -9 and 1- Front Desk employee Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Keywords: The University of Oklahoma, Norman , Assistant Dean of Students, Other , Norman, Oklahoma

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