The Rutgers University-Camden, Dean of Students (Associate Dean II Spvr), is a leadership role within the Division of Student Affairs reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and will work regularly and closely with the dean's offices of each of the schools on the Camden Campus. The university welcomes applicants with a strong record of success in positions of student oversight in higher education or student affairs.
The Dean of Students is responsible for handling student concerns, issues, conduct, support and crisis. This position oversees the Dean of Students team which includes two units: CARES/ADVOCACY – to help students having difficulties and COMMUNITYSTANDARDS/CONDUCT – to educate students on their responsibilities and hold them accountable through the judicial process for violations of student conduct and academic integrity.
The Dean of Students acts as the liaison to faculty and staff who identify and come in contact with students having difficulties and will act as a referral to all other campus and university service and process offices. They chair the campus students of concern committee and run the crisis response threat assessment team as needed when student campus crises occur. As part of the student affairs leadership team and they will take on strategic projects and initiatives that will improve the student experience. The Dean of Students will act as the dean on duty to respond to student emergencies that occur 24 hours a day and bring together a team to respond to those emergencies and crises on campus including RUPD, Student Wellness, Residence Life, Faculty, staff and others as needed.
As this position maintains a role that is responsible to respond to student concerns and collaborates with the entire campus community to address those concerns and identify options and a path forward, this position is uniquely suited to identify systemic issues that can block student progress. Thus, the Dean of Students also has the role to identify these issues and work to address them in a way that can positively impact the entire student experience. This position is a key collaborator and problem solver working with students, faculty, staff, colleagues, academic administrators and all campus offices to identify problems, understand concerns, uncover difficulties, explain procedures and policies and work to guide students to a resolution and a path forward. This position is the final decision authority on the student code of conduct.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a closely related field is required, plus a minimum of 5-7 years of increasing responsibility in a leadership role in Higher Education, with a strong preference for Student Affairs experience or other relevant area
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Specialized knowledge of Higher Education policies, processes, organizations, of Student Affairs theories and practices, and of Student Development theories and practices
Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related area, teaching experience in Higher Education preferred. Experience in advocacy, conduct and working with students in difficulty strongly preferred
Computer- Microsoft Office, Maxient System, University student systems, confidential student information
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position will requires late night (after 10pm) work on occasion to deal with student crises. It will also require on-call scheduling. The incumbent will be required to think clearly, listen closely and act quickly at all times of day and night.
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets.
Posting Number: 21ST0613
Location: Rutgers University-Camden
Internal Number: 128546
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.