Quinnipiac University

  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2018 3:16 PM)
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    Student Affairs
  • Overview

    The Division of Student Affairs at Quinnipiac University is seeking a dynamic and visionary Associate Dean of Student Affairs to join its team and work closely with the Vice President and Dean of Students. Under the general direction of the Vice President and Dean of Students the associate dean serves in the dean’s absence and provides leadership for a portfolio of departments and division initiatives that will enhance opportunities for student engagement, satisfaction and retention. The Associate Dean is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership team and partners with the VP and the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Campus Life to represent the division across campus serves as the primary point of contact and programs for parents and families and supervises the directors of the offices of Residential Life, Student Conduct, and Religious Life.



    About Quinnipiac University:

    Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.


    Management, Administration, and Supervision:


    • Articulates the vision and mission of Student Affairs throughout the university and represents the division in the absence of the Vice President
    • Provides leadership and direction to the Directors in the Offices of Residential Life, Student Conduct, and Religious Life—and collaborates with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Campus Life on initiatives and student matters.
    • Directs the development of annual goals, objectives, and timetables for assigned areas
    • Develops long range planning, strategic direction, service provision, and efficient facility utilization for programs and services in Residential Life, Student Conduct and Religious Life, and develops effective interface between these and other departments within the Division and across the university
    • Develops and manages assigned budgets, approves expenses, and provides fiscal oversight to areas of supervision
    • Serves as "point of contact" for parents and family members and works to resolve parent and family issues


    Conduct and Campus Climate:

    • Serves as a hearing officer for high level and high profile cases
    • Member of the University's Title IX team
    • Provides oversight and coordination of student affairs policies, procedures, and emergency protocol involving students and advises staff on appropriate actions to ensure student safety

    Divisional Assessment and Program Evaluation:

    • Serves as Chair of the division assessment committee
    • Assists staff in the development and assessment of program outcomes utilizing the University's Essential Learning Outcomes
    • Supports staff in developing plans of action for continuous improvement based on the outcomes assessment
    • Develops and presents annual report based on Divisional assessment data

    Division Wide Responsibilities:

    • Supports University programs and initiatives of the Quinnipiac University Learning Paradigm, and strategic plan for Inclusion, Multiculturalism and Globalism in Education (IMaGinE)
    • Coordinates divisional participation in Admissions and other institutional events
    • Serve as part of the administrative back up system for residential and off campus incidents and emergency response as needed
    • Communicates statistics regarding student participation, activities, programs and retention as needed
    • Ensure university alignment with national best practices and maintain active membership and involvement in regional and national associations
    • Updates website, brochures, student handbook, and forms as directed and needed for the division
    • Represents Division of Student Affairs on assigned university-wide committees
    • Leads, plans and attends trainings, retreats, and planning sessions as needed
    • Maintains a high profile at student programs and athletic events
    • Attends evening and weekend events as necessary
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

    • A master's degree required, doctorate preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years of student affairs professional work experience with progressive responsibility in a college or university setting
    • Demonstrated outstanding leadership and strong supervisory experience

      Provides direct experience with crisis management in a higher education environment

    • Clearly understands and can articulate and promote the critical importance around practices of inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Evidences strong problem solving, conflict resolution, and excellent personal judgment
    • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential information and ensure that the office maintains a high degree of professionalism and discretion
    • A commitment and ability to engage students in the learning process through intentional planning and a high level of personal contact

    Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.



    Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references.


    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.


    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Code: 2018-2425



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