Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students is a key leadership position at Ohio University.
The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students assists with overall planning, management and evaluation of the division’s initiatives and services, and provides leadership in the design and implementation of division-wide programs and services. As the second in command within the Division of Student Affairs, this position functions as the major advocate for students and is a liaison to the City of Athens and to the campus and city police departments.
The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students has direct responsibility for Career and Leadership Development, Campus Involvement Center (Greek Life, Community Service, Health Promotion, Performing Arts, Off-Campus Living, Campus Programming), Community Standards and Student Responsibility, Counseling and Psychological Services and The Post (student newspaper) with responsibility for overseeing multiple budgets totaling nearly $5 million.
This position also serves on multiple University committees and collaborates with the academic colleges in developing and maintaining a dynamic learning environment within the residence halls and on campus.
In addition, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students directly manages the personnel and programs of the Office of the Dean of Students. The Office of the Dean of Students includes one Associate Dean, one Assistant Dean, a Parent Programs Coordinator, an Administrative Coordinator, two graduate students and six undergraduate social media interns.
The Office of the Dean of Students serves as the point of contact for crisis response involving students and often serves in the role as spokesperson for the university in crisis situations.
Applicants will have a degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or related area with a minimum of ten years of progressive responsibility.
A doctoral degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have significant administrative, budgetary, and supervisory experiences; strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills; high level of commitment to professionalism; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to supervise others, to mentor college students, to work with a diverse population of students, parents, faculty and staff, and to foster collaborative work environment; good judgment, and the ability to promote high ethical standards among students while maintaining initiative, teamwork, innovation and a sense of humor.