The Associate Dean of Students is responsible for coordinating all aspects of response and intervention for student cases referred to the Center for Student Concerns and Advocacy under the Office of the Dean of Students. This includes maintaining sound policies and practices that are compliant with relevant laws and guidance documents, supervising staff and offices who administer such interventions, informing the Dean of Students and senior administration of critical incidents, and otherwise supporting the Dean of Students as needed.
The Associate Dean also assists with developing the office’s strategic plan and ensuring the ongoing assessment of the office’s programs and services.
The Associate Dean reports directly to the Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students.
Serves as Director of the Center for Student Concerns and Advocacy, ensuring a coordinated response and appropriate and timely interventions for students of concern across several distinct lines of service
Direct supervision of two Assistant Deans:
Assistant Dean of Students for Behavioral Concerns
Assistant Dean of Students for Coordinated Assistance and Resource Education (CARE)
Indirect supervision of the Assistant Dean of Students for Title IX, Equity, and Compliance
Serves as a member of the Behavioral Concerns Team (BCT) and, if necessary, co-facilitates BCT meetings
Supports divisional compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they pertain to relevant functional areas, including but not limited to those promulgated by the Department of Education and Department of Justice
Serves as a member of the equity and compliance administrative team including, when requested, assisting with investigations and resolution processes for sensitive reports of misconduct within the University community
Coordinates and participates in the Dean-on-Call duty rotation schedule
Assists in developing short and long-term departmental strategic plans to complement University mission and goals
Coordinates assessment efforts for the Center for Student Concerns and Advocacy, and supports other assessment efforts of the DOS as needed
Collaborates and consults with divisional and cross-campus colleagues to assist with a wide range of programs, initiatives, and events
Serves as back-up support/second-in-command for the AVP/Dean to assist with matters relating to the DOS and/or SLE as needed
Serves as primary advisor (along with the Dean of Students as co-advisor) for the Student Government of Loyola University (SGLC)
Attends student organization and/or university events as needed (may include nights & weekends)
Technology responsibilities include supporting the administration and maintenance of a case management database used to document interventions for students of concern and maintaining the DOS website
Supports other functions of the DOS as needed, including but not limited to assisting with response to student demonstrations/protests, addressing “town and gown issues,” and otherwise ensuring open lines of communication with the student body on topics of importance to the University community
Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education administration or related field is required; Doctorate degree is preferred.
A minimum of seven years progressive professional experience in student affairs/student development.
Excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to lead a dynamic staff with varying levels of professional experience.
Budget management experience strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders, specifically: students, faculty, staff and parents.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and social justice.
Internal Number: 8101389
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.