Associate Dean of Students for Recruitment & Admissions
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR13463
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Coordinates the divisional recruitment and admissions strategy and protocols with Graduate Admissions.
Attends recruitment fairs and organizes events with special attention to increasing diversity in the student body; tracks and analyzes recruitment and admissions efforts.
Develops and provides regular admissions and recruitment reports.
Supports divisional and departmental recruitment efforts and admissions processes using SLATE; and assists with student data management and reporting.
Coordinates with relevant staff to develop, implement, and execute an annual plan for communications with prospective students, applicants, and admitted students.
Advises prospective students, applicants, and admitted students on the admissions processes.
On-boards matriculated graduate students.
Oversees the development and maintenance of divisional web pages for prospective students.
Monitors departmental web information.
Coordinating and communicating with faculty sponsors and their support staff, the Office of International Affairs, and the students regarding PME admissions/recruitment processes, policies and procedures.
Manages the autumn quarter divisional orientation program; Partners with Asst. Dean of Students to plan and host quarterly graduation receptions and spring quarter convocation with diploma and hooding ceremony.
Works closely with other University offices including UChicagoGRAD, CII, and OIA, to coordinate efforts to enhance student community and professional development opportunities.
Spearheads efforts to improve communications with students, alumni and prospects via web and social media.
Coordinates support for students with disabilities and advises students and staff on the disability determination process.
Coordinates the implementation of accommodations granted by the Office of Student Disability Services.
Supports the departmental staff in managing special needs for students with disabilities and makes arrangements with non-divisional offices.
The Associate DOS serves on committees per the request of the Dean of Students and works on ad hoc Dean of Studentsâ™ projects.
The Associate Dean of Students serves as the designee for the Dean of Students in disciplinary and emergency response management matters when the Dean of Students is unavailable.
Represents the Dean of Students and the PME on University committees.
Collaborates with academic divisions in educating students on safety issues. Interprets student disciplinary issues and prepares an annual university summary of disciplinary actions. Counsels students, parents, and staff in response to concerns, and handles complex situations including student crises.
Solves problems in areas such as academic and administrative policy, student admissions, curriculum research and development, and budget development. Advises various campus-wide and program committees in various aspects of student life
Performs other related work as needed.
Demonstrated and relevant experience in student affairs or a closely related area.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of SLATE, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Knowledge of admissions and aid procedures.
Expertise in data management and analysis.
Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively and cultivate positive working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
Excellent interpersonal skills including outstanding judgment, discretion, a strong ethical approach to decision-making and a demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts fairly and diplomatically, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to take initiative, to work independently, take direction, and achieve consensus.
Excellent organizational skills, problem solving ability, and attention to detail.
Familiarity with the academic research enterprise and the University of Chicago environment.
Â Demonstrated experience in counseling graduate students on disciplinary and emergency matters, and crisis intervention.
Readiness to be cross trained in various areas to support the Dean of Students office.
Occasional extended work hours and some weekend days.
Cover Letter (required)
Writing Sample relevant to admitted student communications (required)
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