Lewis University

Lewis University

Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President for Student Life

United States

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Position Title Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President for Student Life

Position Status Full-Time

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Dean of Students & Assistant Vice President for Student Life is responsible for fostering a culture of care and student advocacy engendering student wellness, engagement, and flourishing. In this leadership role, the Dean is responsible for Student Conduct, the Assessment & Care Team (ACT), Residence Life, Prevention Education, Health and Counseling Services, Student Recreation and Wellness, and Student Engagement and Multicultural Student Enrichment. The Dean is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and processes pertaining to student life, especially those related to student conduct and community standards. In addition, the Dean plays a critical role in the management of student crises and critical student incidents on campus.


Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration, and active support of the University's Mission in Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

-Foster inclusive excellence and promote equity for all students consistent with the University's designation as a “Sanctified Zone.”

-Provide leadership and direction for units within the Dean of Students Office and all those reporting to the Dean.

-Assure the provision of a student-centered and mission-inspired service excellence-oriented environment.

-Cultivate a culture of care and student advocacy focused on student wellness, engagement, and flourishing through the development and support of programs, policies, and activities.

-Provide leadership and guidance for reviewing, creating, maintaining, and interpreting student policies and procedures.

-Provide leadership for the development and implementation of the student conduct process.

-Lead the Behavioral Intervention Team (Assessment & Care Team) and collaborate with ACT members to promote its utilization among students, faculty, and staff to evaluate and appropriately intervene with those whose behavior may be harmful or disruptive to themselves and others.

-Provide direction and intervention for students in crisis and non-crisis situations, including collaborating with mental health staff, providing victim advocacy, and working with students and others affected by the crisis situations.

-Serve as a resource to faculty and staff for addressing disruptive behavior by students within and outside the classroom.

-Collaborate with the Title IX Coordinator to periodically update policies and procedures necessary to achieve compliance with Title IX and other federal, state, and local laws, including investigation procedures; support the Title IX Coordinator as needed with responses to Title IX complaints; ensure investigations comply with the University's written procedures and Title IX requirements.

-Develop and monitor the Dean's Office budget and manage financial resources consistent with University policy and sound financial management principles.

-Serve on committees or task forces as assigned, including but not limited to the Campus Emergency Preparedness Team (CEPT) and the Campus Violence Prevention Committee.

-Work after hours and weekends as needed to respond to crises and student concerns. -All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

-Master's Degree in higher education administration, student development, or related field. -A minimum of 7 years of related management and leadership experience in higher education with progressively increasing responsibilities.

-Demonstrated record of leading innovative student support and student service initiatives in a higher education setting; possesses a strong record of accomplishment fostering student engagement and success.

-Excellent cultural competency/sensitivity skills and demonstrated experience in support of a diverse working environment dedicated to principles of social justice and inclusivity.

-Deep understanding of student needs and interests. Knowledge of best practices related to institutions of higher education compliance law.

-Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide range of campus constituents, including students, staff, faculty, parents/families, campus and community partners, local authorities, off campus agencies and others.

-Embodies a strong, compassionate pastoral presence capable of reflecting the Lasallian educational philosophy and core principles.

-Possesses excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills as well as strong organizational and project management skills. -Excellent judgment and the ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment.

-Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct.

Preferred Qualifications Essential Duties Work hours


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S01169

Posting Date 04/25/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

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    Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President for Student Life


    Lewis University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

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