College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Location: St. Joseph, Minnesota
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 01746
The Student Success Department at the College of Saint Benedict invites applications for a full-time, benefit eligible position of Assistant Dean of Students.
The Assistant Dean of Students for the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) reports to the CSB Dean of Students and assists with the day-to-day management of the CSB residential life program and student conduct and care programs. The Assistant Dean will supervise the CSB Director of Residential Life and provide management oversight for all aspects of the residential life program including staffing, programming, budget, and facilities. The Assistant Dean is also responsible for the day-to-day management of student conduct and care which includes case management, policy application and interpretation, preparing reports, and educating students about their actions and decisions within the context of the CSB mission as a liberal arts, residential, Benedictine, Catholic college for women in a coordinate relationship with Saint John’s University (SJU), a college for men. The Assistant Dean serves as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator and participates in the CSB “administrator on-call” rotation throughout the year. On behalf of both CSB and SJU, the CSB Assistant Dean will serve on the Emergency Management Committee and Safety Committee. The position will generally represent Student Success on various campus-wide committees. The position works collaboratively with other student success offices at both CSB and SJU.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.
CSB and SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
Student Conduct and Care (35%)
Review incident reports, prepare incident summary reports, and assign the student conduct case with the alleged policy violations to a student conduct hearing officer.
Serve as a conduct officer and meet with students who have allegedly violated the student code of conduct. Adjudicate cases and assign developmental sanctions as appropriate.
Review appealed cases and route them to the appropriate appeal officer.
Maintain the student conduct and caredatabase for all disciplinary and care cases, and track sanctions.
Prepare monthly statistical reports and provide trend information and recommendations to the Dean of Students in coordination with SJU Assistant Dean of Students.
Recruit, train, coordinate, and advise the Student Conduct Board.
Design, develop, and facilitate educational programs and presentations in student ethical development, assisting students in resolving conflict and behavioral issues on and off campus.
Provide feedback on open cases and sanctions to the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life.
Review all Care reports, prepare summary reports, and assign the case to the appropriate staff person for follow-up and monitoring.
Supervision of CSB Residential Life (35%)
Provide direct oversight of CSB Residential Life including staffing, programming, hiring, training, and residential curriculum.
Oversee occupancy and revenue management and review monthly departmental budget reports with CSB Director of Residential Life.
Provide direct supervision of CSB Director of Residential Life.
Monitor and advocate for facilities needs and issues including preparation of annual facilities report and work close with Director of Facilities regarding these needs and issues.
Develop and implement an annual training program for the Resident Assistants and Residence Directors on CSB policies, procedures, and reporting violations.
Serve on the Student Support Team and follow up with students so they can be successful and persist to graduation. (5%)
Serve on committees assigned by student development leadership such as safety committee, retention committee, registration committee, task forces, etc. (10%)
Serve as the Residence Director for students residing off-campus. (5%)
Serve on-call as part of the professional staff team. (5%)
Other duties as assigned. (5%)
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Educational Leadership, or related field.
Three years of professional, post-graduate work experience in director level role in student affairs or a related field.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Breadth and depth of experience in coordinating and facilitating programs, presentations, and training.
Experience with student conduct, including conduct management software.
Knowledge of women’s development, women's issues, or women’s leadership is desirable.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.