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Assistant Dean of Students

Suffolk University, Education

Job Title: Assistant Dean of Students
Job Location: Boston , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Deans, directors, registrar
Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Dean of Students
Suffolk University


The assistant dean of students provides support and assistance to the dean of students and senior associate dean of students to contribute to the goals and vision of the Division of Student Affairs. The assistant dean of students provides direct service to students and consults with faculty, administrators and parents to respond to student issues; serves as the chief conduct officer regarding student behavioral matters, manages Division assessment and technology projects, leads/assists with projects as assigned.


Community Standards and Student Conduct System

Coordinates the Student Conduct System. Develops and implements policies related to student conduct expectations. Works closely with Residence Life and Housing regarding residence hall violations and SUPD regarding off-campus violations. Supervises and trains hearing officers. Prepares conduct statistics and reports. Consults with legal counsel. Manages Maxient on behalf of the University. Develops and presents educational workshops at orientation and other programs on student conduct. Assists the Associate Dean of Students in policy and protocol development.

Title IX

Collaborates with the Title IX officer and Associate Dean of Students to address sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking education, prevention and response. Serves as a Title IX investigator.

Direct Service

Provides direct service to students and their parents, faculty and administrators who seek assistance from the Student Affairs Office. Serves as a member of the Student Affairs 24-hour on-call team. Provides crisis management support.

Management and Supervision

Provides supervision of select Student Affairs department(s).


Coordinates assessment activities for the Student Affairs Division.

Committee Work

Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with various university divisions including academic units and constituents to design, implement and assess initiatives. Serves on divisional and institutional committees and task forces.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Masters degree in higher education administration, counseling or related area.
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in student affairs in a college or university setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with student conduct.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment of student affairs programs and services.
  • Demonstrated experience in problem-solving, decision making, conflict resolution, negotiation, counseling, referral techniques, and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the use of technology to include PC use, desktop publishing, MicrosoftOffice Suite, social media, student records system and internet use.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and with parents, faculty and other administrators.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide case management, including direct contact with students, family members and on and off-campus providers.
  • Ability to communicate, engage, and develop rapport with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and religious backgrounds, and varied age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, and military status.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by a pronounced sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student body; demonstrated experience working with diverse student, faculty, staff and community populations and proven ability to create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, write analytical reports, and make presentations on issues related to students and student behavior.
  • Familiarity with Maxient electronic case management software and tracking systems.
  • Ability to speak formally and informally and make prepared and extemporaneous presentations to individuals and groups in order to provide information, explain procedures, investigate facts, and persuade others.
  • Extensive knowledge of student security and privacy requirements including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Title IX. Experience and familiarity with case management database/software is preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on-line, scheduled or on-call.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Working at Suffolk

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment, we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts. Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

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