Assistant Dean Of Students, Student Life

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 months ago

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department
35390 Harris Sch Pub Policy

About the Unit

Why Policy? For a better world. Why Harris Public Policy? Because when it comes to better policymaking, evidence matters. We work at the frontiers of data collection and analysis, using the latest technology and social science methods to design policies that work for society. We conduct rigorous inquiry in an environment of innovation and risk taking. We collaborate across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, adopting new methodologies to drive better solutions. We engage with our city, our world, and our leaders every day to evaluate and test our ideas. And we lead with our passion for driving social change, knowing that passion alone does not equal impact.

Job Family

Student Affairs & Services

Responsible for services targeting the physical, emotional, academic, and financial well-being of students, including but not limited to admissions, enrollment, athletics, career services, residence life, student activities, counseling, and health programs.

Career Track and Job Level

Student Activity

Plans, oversees, and coordinates a wide range of programs, events, and student activities. Develops orientation programming for incoming students and other programming that fosters student communities. Manages the financial operations that support all recognized student organizations.

P4: Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external University issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead cross-functional or divisional teams or projects.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

Responsibilities

The job leads and provides expertise to a range of programs, events, and student activities. Develops and implements orientation programming for incoming students and other programming that fosters student communities. Performs analysis of financial operations that support all recognized student organizations.

  1. Leads students and staff to develop and implement activities, programs, and initiatives related to student life, and/or community involvement., 2) Uses specialized depth knowledge and breadth of experience to recommend concepts for programming to leaders of various organizations and programs., 3) Communicates and discusses contract terms with outside vendors. Administers contracts. Manages organizational records and archives relevant information and program materials., 4) Markets student activities programming throughout the year. Develops and implements protocols for evaluating the effectiveness of programs., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-Specific Responsibilities

  1. Supervise and manage the Harris Student Life team, delivering proper training and support of staff and ensuring quality of all initiatives
  2. Oversee new student orientation, assuring that program objectives are achieved. Coordinate with all necessary stakeholders, including Harris admissions, and other Harris and University departments. Oversee the orientation program budget
  3. Oversee all elements of Harris Student Organizations, including assigning and training staff advisors, assisting organizations with financial management, coordinating and approving events, and providing leadership and effectiveness coaching to student organization leaders to help them and their organizations be maximally effective.
  4. Promote civic engagement and volunteerism among students by creating and implementing programming
  5. Work to foster a strong sense of community among Harris students through innovative programming and initiatives
  6. Serve as the primary advisor to the Harris Student Government Assist in creating and implementing programming for the Harris Mentor Program
  7. Oversee the Harris Leadership Credential and serve as a key collaborator on Harris student leadership development initiatives
  8. Systematically assess all programs and initiative in coordination with the Harris ASA data team

Unit-Preferred Competencies

  1. Knowledge of unique needs and interests of the Harris student body
  2. Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer-service oriented approach to the job
  3. Ability to quickly garner credibility with students, staff, and faculty
  4. Ability to problem solve with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment, prioritize, and work under pressure during high volume times
  5. Ability to identify new needs and opportunities to better serve students and implement new initiatives in response
  6. Excellent event management skills
  7. Excellent project management skills
  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  9. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, the internet and email

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
37.5

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Date
2019-07-25-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2020-01-25-08:00

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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