Director of Student Support and Accountability (PRN30843B)
Through the Division of Student Affairs, the University of Utah provides an array of services and programs to help students benefit fully from their educational programs and to help the University carry out its mission of research, teaching, and service. Within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Students is committed to promoting a caring and safe community that increases our students’ abilities to learn and make healthy choices. We promote inclusiveness, support the success and growth of all students, and enrich the student experience. We prepare students to reflect on their behavior, think critically, practice skills, and clarify values – all of which they can use throughout their lifetimes.
The area of Student Accountability educates the University community about the community standards necessary to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning. Our core purpose is to develop students’ academic and social responsibility. We value integrity, responsibility, community, civility, accountability, and fairness.
The Student Support Team focuses on behavioral intervention and supports the emotional, physical, and social well-being of students within the campus community.
The University of Utah seeks a highly motivated, student-centered, and dedicated professional to serve as the Director for Student Support and Accountability. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, the Director is responsible for supervising and managing the student support and accountability systems by providing a philosophical, developmental, and educational context for student support and behavior on campus. The Director must strategically lead these programs, balancing the needs of an individual student with the needs of the community. This position is responsible for providing leadership, training, support, and guidance to members of the campus community in providing support and addressing misconduct and/or assisting students affected by another’s behavior. Additionally, the Director will serve as the Office of the Dean of Student’s liaison between Housing and Residential Education and Commuter Services. The Director will provide leadership to ensure that student accountability processes are being appropriately applied, provide training for consistency of the student accountability of the process, and create a process that adheres to national best practice standards.
An excellent benefits package is included (see https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/
for a full description of the benefits package):
About Student Affairs
- 14.2% retirement matching
- Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
- 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
- Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system
- Tuition benefits
- Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available.
- Free Trax/UTA pass during employment
is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.
Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN30843B 00300 - Dean of Students
COMPENSATION: $75,000-$85,000 including a generous benefits package
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time. 40 hours/week
- Monday through Friday 8:00 AM– 5:00 PM
- Some evenings and weekends
- Assist in the development, administration, and revision process (as appropriate) of departmental policies and procedures and student accountability policies and processes consistent with University community standards and professional best practices.
- Facilitates the appointment of hearing board members and provides leadership and training for staff, faculty, hearing boards, and others on appropriate resolution of student accountability matters.
- Maintains student accountability records in accordance with all Federal laws and University policies and monitors and ensures compliance with Federal and State laws including the Clery Act, Title IX, and Drug-Free Schools.
- Serves as the chair of the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team with administrative units to address and resolve issues including threat assessment strategies.
- Oversees communication with students, faculty, staff, parents, attorneys, and others regarding student accountability matters.
- Provides consultation for students with problems, questions, and/or concerns regarding sexual assault, stalking situations, physical assault, harassment, problems with faculty and staff, etc.
- Directs student programming and learning outcomes in the area of student support and accountability designed to improve student development while achieving institutional objectives. Develops, implements, and analyzes assessment initiatives that foster student success and well-being.
- Provides educational programming and outreach for the University community including during new student orientation.
- Prepares/oversees the preparation of departmental publications, statistical, and annual reports.
- Represents the Office of the Dean of Students on University-wide and Divisional committees as well as University and external agencies as appropriate.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
DISCLAIMER This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area, or equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience); eight years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communications skills required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
- Master’s Degree
- Evidence of progressive leadership in student affairs
- Knowledge of and experience with federal, state, and local law and regulations pertaining to students such as the Clery Act, FERPA, and Title IX
- Strong interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills
- Able to exercise sound decision-making and judgment
- Strong problem solving and oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
- Computer literacy
- Master’s degree in student affairs/higher education administration, law, or related field, or a Juris Doctorate.
- Knowledge of and experience with nationally recognized best practices in student accountability administration, including strategic planning and assessment.
- Demonstrated record of career progression in student accountability administration.
- Supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of strategic planning and student learning outcomes.
- Familiarity with Advocate, the student support and accountability software database.
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