The Office of Student Life (OSL) is seeking an Associate Provost and Dean of Students. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA).
Reporting to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Associate Provost and Dean of Students (AP-Dean) plays a pivotal role in creating and sustaining an engaging, inclusive, and caring campus environment for all students. The AP-Dean serves as a thought-leader and an innovator within the Division of Student Affairs and collaborates broadly with campus partners to advance student wellbeing, thriving student communities and holistic student development as critical components of student success. The AP-Dean maintains a strong, visible presence within OSU's diverse student communities and organizations and cultivates trusting relationships and lines of communication between students and OSU.
As the leader of the Office of Student Life (OSL), the AP-Dean is responsible for programs, services and engagement opportunities that create a culture of care and advance overall student success at OSU. The OSL is a primary connector for students, their families, faculty and staff, and is a central point of contact during crises and emergency situations affecting students. The OSL connects students to campus resources and services and assists students in the resolution of problems and concerns. The office also serves as the primary case management resource for students facing complex circumstances and difficulties. The office works collaboratively with stakeholders to foster positive student participation in the broader Corvallis and surrounding communities.
The AP-Dean is a member of the VPSA's Student Affairs Direct Reports Leadership Team and contributes to advancing divisional initiatives, as well as aligning the Team's projects and learning agenda with divisional priorities. The AP-Dean often represents and acts on behalf of the VPSA to advance divisional and university goals.
The AP-Dean supervises assistant/associate deans and student care coordinators who run OSU's student case management processes, works closely with Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) and other student leadership groups, and has purview over the following areas/units within the OSL: Student Conduct and Community Standards, Corvallis Community Relations, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Disability Access Services, Human Services Resource Center, and Military and Veterans Services. The AP-Dean is responsible for budgets totaling $4.2 million and a staff of 32, including six direct reports.
Typically requires PhD in Student Services Administration, Higher Education or related field. 8 years' experience in management responsibilities including supervision and budget development.
-Master's degree in College Student Services or related field; doctoral degree strongly preferred.
-Progressive leadership experience in higher education, including experience building alliances and partnering with stakeholders to create rigorous systems/procedures and advancing university priorities.
-Demonstrated record of accomplishment in fostering holistic student success and engagement.
-Demonstrated commitment to principles of inclusion and diversity, including respect for diverse student needs, life circumstances, concerns, and interests.
-Understanding of current and emerging issues of relevance to students, and a knowledge of best practices in student affairs, including the integral relationship between academic and co-curricular life.
-Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenging student and community issues and to make difficult decisions under pressure and in high-profile situations.
-Demonstrated personal integrity.
-Understanding of and affinity for the mission of a land-grant university.
-Ability to strengthen connections between a university and its surrounding communities.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
-This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Salary (Minimum): $97,476
Salary (Maximum): $170,520
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.