|ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT/DEAN OF STUDENTS - #1711
Department: Dean of Students Office
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications and nominations for the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. UW seeks a collaborative, creative and committed leader who supports student success, persistence and completion by overseeing the health-wellness cluster of the Student Affairs division. The University of Wyoming is a land-grant and doctoral/research university with high research activity, NCAA Division I-A athletics with approximately 14,000 students. The only state-supported university in Wyoming, UW is located in Laramie, a city of 30,000 located between two ranges of the Rocky Mountains offering clean air, open spaces, proximity to numerous national parks, a local airport and Denver International Airport within a 2 hour drive. Wyoming has a strong state budget with no income tax.
The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students:
* Provides leadership and vision for the office of the Dean of Students including systems for front line response, student leadership, student media, fraternity and sorority life, judicial affairs, sexual violence prevention and support, multicultural affairs and nontraditional &; gender programs including centers for support for multicultural, nontraditional, rainbow resource, veterans and women, and a student attorney.
* Oversees directors who lead Student Health Service, University Counseling Center and Campus Recreation and Wellness.
* Provides leadership and support for:
o the university student concern committee.
o coalitions focused on alcohol and drug education, sexual violence prevention and support, suicide prevention and support, and oversees the student judicial system and student crisis situations.
* Recruits, appoints, supervises, trains and evaluates professional staff within the Dean of Students' office.
* Ensures operational and fiscal compliance of all departmental budgets in accordance with University's policies and accounting practices.
* Establishes and maintains effective collaborative efforts and working relationships with all other Student Affairs departments, Academic Affairs and other divisions of the university.
* Reflects a commitment to diversity in leadership and practice.
* Effectively interacts with students, families, and other constituencies.
* Represents Student Affairs on University committees, speaks at major university programs and attends events on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs.
* Participates as an active member of the President's Executive Council, Academic Deans and Directors Council, Student Affairs Directors Council, and the President's Advisory Council on Safety and other university committees.
* Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The successful candidate must have significant current experience in student affairs administration, progressive levels of responsibility and expertise in health and wellness; student development; judicial affairs; support services; strategic planning; staff and fiscal planning; crisis management; and a demonstrated record of and commitment to promoting equal opportunity and diversity among students, faculty, and staff; 10 years or more of experience in these areas are preferred. Personal attributes should include excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written communication and public-speaking skills; the ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with many constituencies; flexibility; and creativity.
The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations. Veterans and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Application Materials Required:
Applicants should submit a cover letter of application, résumé, one-page personal position statement on “The Role of the Dean of Students in Student Persistence and Completion,” and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to ApyRoxL@uwyo.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, while preference will be given to those received by February 15, 2014. Inquiries may be addressed to Sara Axelson, Vice President for Student Affairs, at 307-766-5123. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students should begin work on July 1, 2014.