Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ – approximately fifteen percent of students are from these two church bodies. Bushnell also has an ecumenical interest and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Located in the city of Eugene, Oregon - population 145,000 (one hour from the Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, ninety minutes south of Portland). Bushnell enrolls an approximate undergraduate and graduate student body of 800 students (300 residential).
The Dean of Students serves as a primary administrative contact and advocate for students in undergraduate, online-undergraduate, and graduate programs with the charge to provide services and programs that enhance the overall student experience at Bushnell.
Under the direction of the President, the Dean of Students shall serve as the institution’s chief student development/judicial officer and Title IX Coordinator and plan, organize, and provide direct leadership to comprehensive student development programs including: Athletics and Student Life (Campus Ministry, Residence Life, Student Programs, Counseling and Wellness, Campus Dining, Beacon Beanery, and Security).
As a member of the University’s Cabinet, the Dean of Students will lead the Division of Student Development towards the achievement of institutional effectiveness and the implementation of the University’s strategic plan.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and strategic direction to comprehensive student development programs including: Athletics and Student Life (Campus Ministry, Residence Life, Student Programs, Counseling and Wellness, Campus Dining, Beacon Beanery, and Security). Provide supervision, evaluation, development, and support for assigned staff, student groups, and organizations.
Serve on the President's Cabinet as the voice and advocate for student issues, rights, and concerns, and contribute to the overall strategic leadership of the University.
Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the President regarding assigned functions; assist as needed in the formulation and development of procedures and programs.
Develop an environment of meaningful connections for students which promotes spiritual formation, high student satisfaction, engagement, academic success, and retention.
Develop and prepare the assigned budgets and housing statistics; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
Maintain outstanding residential and co-curricular facilities by building strong working relationships with maintenance and custodial staff, strategizing and planning for annual maintenance projects.
Serve as the Title IX Coordinator.
Serve as the Coordinator for the University Critical Incidence Response Team.
Communicate with vendors, contractors and other off-campus agents to coordinate programs, exchange information, and resolve issues or concerns.
Actively participate in and/or chair various committees and task forces.
Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, assessment plans, exchange information, and fulfill Clery Act reporting requirements.
Maintain the Student Handbook and oversee/administer steps and procedures for managing the student code of conduct.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel or related field (doctorate preferred) and five to seven years increasingly responsible experience in student development.
Knowledge of planning, organization, and direction of assigned comprehensive student development programs including athletics, residence life, student programs, campus ministry, leadership development, advisement, judicial affairs; college policies, procedures and trends related to student development; training, management, and coordination of development programs; title ix; emergency management; operation of a computer and applicable software; University mission, goals and objectives; budget preparation and control; oral and written communication skills; principles and practices of administration, supervision and training; applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; and record-keeping techniques.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements:
Bushnell employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and be supporting of Bushnell’s mission to seek God’s wisdom, centered on faith in Jesus Christ, leading to lives of service.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
Position is in an office environment with constant interruptions and may require some travel and varied working hours including evenings and weekends.
The employee must be able drive a vehicle and possess (or have the ability to attain) an Oregon Driver’s License.
The position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, and kneeling.
Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage the University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.