Associate Dean of Students
The Associate Dean of Students is responsible for providing exemplary leadership and oversight to student issues that are primarily related to student advocacy and intervention. The Associate Dean of Students serves as chair of the Behavior Intervention Team and the Chancellor’s Coalition on Sexual Violence. The Associate Dean of Students is trained as a Title IX co-investigator, a Title IX Deputy, and a university conduct hearing officer. The Associate Dean oversees a minimum of two student life units and reports to the Senior Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students and assumes other responsibilities as needed and as appropriate.
Minimum / Required
Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or another related field.
Seven years of relevant higher education related experience.
Experience managing student crisis situations.
Experience in behavior intervention and threat assessment processes and protocols.
Supervision experience of professional staff members.
Demonstrated competence in providing quality training programs for various levels of staff and students, especially as it relates to student behavior, classroom management and crisis response.
Policy development and implementation.
Well-developed communication and public relations skills including the ability to engage effectively with faculty, students, families, and their representatives.
Demonstrated intercultural competence and the impact on the student experience.
Knowledge and utilization of software programs that manage student contact and intervention processes.
Student Advocacy, Intervention and Crisis Response 50%
- Serve as the primary point of contact in the Dean of Students Office for non-conduct related issues and matters (attendance issues, complaints, medical withdrawals, etc.). Provide leadership for development, implementation and administration of policies, procedures and protocols that impact student success and are under the purview of the Dean of Students Office.
- Serve as a Title IX investigator in issues of sexual misconduct and harassment.
- Serve as a hearing officer for academic misconduct and non-academic misconduct cases.
- Provide clearance for study abroad and related programs.
- Coordinate the student academic dismissal and appeal process.
- Coordinate the extenuating circumstance course drop process.
- Ensure accurate records management and follow up for student complaints received by Associate Dean.
- When appropriate, serve in an ombudsman and advocacy role for students needing assistance in navigating campus policies or difficult situations.
- In the absence of the Assistant Dean of Students, serve as the primary contact for student conduct issues.
- Communicate with faculty and staff members regarding students of concern.
- Document important contacts and conversations in appropriate data management systems.
Behavior Intervention Team Leadership & Management 20%
- Serve as chairperson of the cross-functional Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) and ensure compliance with all requirements of the protocols of the BIT.
- Oversee a case-management role to engage students of concern, reinforce behavioral expectations, and support follow-through with interventions recommended by BIT.
- Provide and promote training and on-going education as required and needed for BIT team members.
- Maintain accurate BIT records and provide statistics and reports as needed or requested to appropriate entities.
- Train appropriate members of the Stout community on the role and function of the BIT.
Campus Sexual Violence Leadership 10%
- Chair the Chancellors Campus and Community Sexual Violence Coalition and work to effectively implement all Coalition initiatives.
- Serve as the UW-Stout representative to any UW System Sexual Violence initiatives.
- Collaborate with University and community partnerships regarding education around issues of sexual violence.
- Assume responsibility for overall management of Title IX website including compliance with federal regulations.
- Provide campus leadership in best practices and national trends around sexual violence.
- If appropriate, investigate, write, and submit grants focused on sexual violence and college students.
Administrative Responsibilities 10%
- Supervise a minimum of two assigned student life units.
- Assist the Dean of Students with strategic planning and budget development.
- Oversee the Helping Hands Food Pantry.
- Ensure that Dean of Students website content areas, relative to areas of primary responsibility (student withdrawals, academic dismissals, BIT, sexual misconduct, etc.), are current and accurate.
- Ensure that all Dean of Students marketing, service, and program materials are current and aligned with university standards.
- Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to meet a variety of university needs and interests.
- In the absence of the Dean, serve as the official voice of the Dean of Students Office and assume all responsibilities normally in the scope of responsibility of the Dean.
Professional Responsibilities 10%
- Remain professionally relevant by actively engaging in appropriate professional organizations.
- Travel as necessary to professional development opportunities, training programs, and at the request of the university.
- Participate in university and divisional committees and work teams.
- Represent the Dean of Students Office in the absence of the Dean or when requested or as appropriate at community and/or university sponsored events and programs.
- Perform other duties as requested or as assigned.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
- Names and current telephone number and email addresses for a minimum of three (3) professional references
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by July 29, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Nate Kirkman
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Karrin Ruch
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Job Family: Supervisory