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Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac University seeks applications for an Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to serve as a primary resource for addressing and managing student concerns which come to the attention of the Dean of Students' Office or the CARE Team. The Assistant Dean supports students with medical, mental health, socialization, academic and/or behavioral needs that may impact a student’s ability to function successfully at the University, ensuring they receive appropriate and timely interventions and are monitored effectively. Additionally, the Assistant Dean contributes to coordination of divisional assessment and university retention work and initiatives.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
  • Case Management
    • Serve as a primary resource for managing student issues related to medical, mental health, socialization, academic and/or behavioral needs that may impact a student’s ability to function successfully at the University
    • Serve as the Chair of the CARE Team and provide training and resources; obtain updates on students of concern, and facilitate information flow between CARE Team and other stakeholders on behalf of the CARE Team; ensure best practices; provide updates and trends to CARE Team members
    • Manage student referrals from students, families, faculty, staff and provide feedback to referral sources as appropriate
    • Evaluate and consult on referrals and ongoing cases to determine and implement appropriate intervention plans and coordinate record keeping and follow‐up
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment plan for CARE Team cases to best address student retention and improve student success
    • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with university partners including but not limited to: Student Health Services, Counseling Services, Student Accessibility, Learning Commons, Student Conduct, Residential Life, Financial Aid, Registrar and Public Safety, Department of Cultural and Global Engagement and Academics Affairs
    • Meet and consult with students to help them identify barriers and develop resolutions to support their success
    • Monitor and maintain the daily On-Call Report submitted by the On-Call staff; direct the staff to follow-up and consult and inform the appropriate staff as needed. Attend weekly meetings to pre-identify students of concern for CARE Team and/or direct follow-up
    • Oversee record keeping system (Maxient) for CARE Team and other students of concern by collecting, evaluating, and recording pertinent facts pertaining to student cases
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to students, faculty, families and/or staff on issues around students of concern as requested
  • Publications, Assessment and Reports
    • Coordinate annual divisional updates for the Academic Catalog
    • Complete & publish the Bi-Annual Review
    • Work with the Prevention Health Educator to administer Everfi courses: evaluate and report out the data to appropriate departments and personnel
    • Serve as a member of the division wide Assessment Committee and assist with Student Affairs assessment initiatives
    • Complete reports and statistics for the division as needed
  • Conduct
    • Serve as a conduct hearing and appeal officer as needed
  • Staff Member
    • Hire, train, and supervise work study students in the Dean of Students Office
    • Assist with planning divisional Professional Development opportunities, including but not limited to, webinars, trainings, presentations, retreats, etc
    • Coordinate the annual undergraduate student awards selection process and ceremony
    • Attend and participate in New Student & Transfer Orientations
    • Represent the Dean of Students Office at divisional and university events and committees
    • Assist with developing and updating divisional protocols, practices and procedures
    • Assist with planning division wide staff recognition and awards
    • Coordinate services, projects, and programs consistent with the goals and initiatives of the Dean of Students Office
    • Maintain active membership and involvement in Student Affairs national, regional, and state associations
    • Perform other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Higher Education/ Student Affairs required
  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education/ Student Affairs preferred
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience contributing to student well-being and success within a higher education setting; must include knowledge of student conduct processes and other related areas
  • Working knowledge of higher education law and policies, particularly related to Title IX and FERPA
  • Proven track record of developing collaborative partnerships with academic and student affairs units
  • Ability to employ evidence-based best practices to implement and evaluate residential living, student disciplinary policies and procedures, student organization advising models, policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain composure and judgment in stressful situations 
  • Excellent organizational, management, budgetary, conflict management, and leadership skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite programs
  • Experience with Maxient (case management software) preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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