Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students


DEPARTMENT

Academic Affairs


POSITION SUMMARY

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is recognized as a nationally ranked research university with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.  UNO is a student-centered institute of higher learning, providing hands-on educational opportunities to over 8,000 students.  UNO is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity; one of only two in the State of Louisiana. 

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is in pursuit of exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students provides leadership, vision and strategic direction to the Division and serves as the University’s executive champion for student affairs.  The new Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students seeks to improve all aspects of the student experience through strategic planning and effective implementation efforts related to  student success, retention, and graduation rate metrics at UNO.  This position serves as the Provost’s chief advisor on student affairs issues, collaborating with leaders from all facets of the university community to foster and advance student success. This includes the development of close working relationships with the academic deans to ensure proper coordination of all programs and services related to the student experience.

The Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students will provide leadership, direction, planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all Student Affairs programs, including personnel supervision and evaluation, budget planning and oversight, assessment, facility planning, service excellence, crisis management, and collaboration with other units, faculty and staff.  This professional must continuously reexamine the priorities and effectiveness of the various units in the Division in accordance with The University of New Orleans’ vision for sustaining excellence and providing a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success.

This position plays a vital role in addressing the concerns of students, demonstrating a commitment to social justice and student advocacy; provides solutions to barriers that our students may face within systems of higher education and encourages students to realize their full academic potential.

Along with overseeing the enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct, the AP and Dean of Students manages crises and responds to emergencies that affect our students and our broader campus community. In coordination with other campus leaders, the AP/Dean may be called upon to represent the university in communications with students and their families, employees, the media, elected officials, and the general public.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced degree (Terminal degree strongly preferred) and at least five years of professional leadership experience within in student affairs in higher education. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization undergoing significant change. Proven experience in collaborative leadership, building and maintaining effective relationships, budget management, strategic planning and implementation, and human resource management. Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of governmental programs, agencies, and laws that specifically address both university and student issues. Demonstrated commitment to diversity among faculty, staff and students. A strong understanding of academic issues, especially pertaining to academic integrity. Commitment to community outreach and university fundraising. Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service and public relations skills.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

​Terminal degree. Experience in administering and obtaining grants and scholarships. Evidence of leadership in professional associations. Demonstrated commitment in promoting professional development for self and staff.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


DATE POSTED

10/03/2017


CLOSING DATE

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit applications by October 31, 2017.


POSITION NUMBER

8115

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