Assistant Dean of Students
Reporting directly to the Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students plays a key role within the Student Affairs team. The role focuses on providing positive student support and proactively fostering student engagement and retention. The Assistant Dean is expected to exhibit a positive and approachable attitude, cultivate a welcoming atmosphere for both students and colleagues, as well possess the technical expertise required to fulfill the detailed responsibilities of the role. In conjunction with the Dean, the ability to provide thorough, accurate, and compliant Title IX services in a timely manner. Student support and engagement are at the heart of the Assistant Dean position.
A thorough understanding of CSI's student service processes is essential, encompassing knowledge of the admissions and enrollment processes, financial aid and scholarship application procedures, course registration, and record management. This knowledge base ensures comprehensive support for students from their enrollment journey through graduation.
The Assistant Dean plays a crucial role in the establishment and prioritization of a student's Sense of Belonging and their overall student life experiences at the College of Southern Idaho. This role calls for a professional who exhibits qualities of reliability, attention to detail, adaptability, organizational prowess, and a friendly disposition. Collaboration with faculty and staff is a fundamental aspect of this position, involving timely provision of student support that includes responding to emails, phone calls, greeting students, addressing inquiries, and extending assistance to students and their parents.
The Assistant Dean of Students is a key leadership position responsible for promoting a safe, inclusive, and supportive campus environment. This role requires a deep commitment to student success, Title IX compliance, and the ability to work collaboratively with various departments. The Assistant Dean of Students should possess experience in student affairs, prioritize discretion, and be open to a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. A master's degree in a related field is preferred. The Assistant Dean will play a key leadership role in helping run the office of the Dean of Students, manage student conduct and be a collaborative thinking partner.
- Student Advocacy: Advocate for students' needs and concerns within the college administration and work to develop and implement policies and programs that enhance the student experience.
- Student Mentorship: Serve as a mentor and guide for students, assisting them in their leadership journey and personal development. Encourage and support students in their pursuit of leadership roles on campus and serve as an Advisor to the CSI Peer mentoring program.
- Training and Education: Provide training and education to students, faculty, and staff on topics related to student conduct, Title IX, report of concern forms, and campus safety.
- Passion for Students: Demonstrate a genuine passion for the success and well-being of college students, fostering a campus culture that prioritizes their growth and development.
- Planning and Attending Student Activities: Organize, plan, and attend student activities and events that promote campus engagement, school spirit, and a sense of community. This may include some nights and weekends to accommodate student schedules and ensure the success of these activities.
- Title IX Compliance: in conjunction with the CARE (Campus Assessment Resource and Education) team, ensure compliance with Title IX regulations and oversee the college's efforts to prevent and address gender-based discrimination and harassment.
- Title IX Investigator & Compliance: Ensures compliance with federal and state requirements for sexual misconduct prevention, investigation, adjudication, and training. This may involve developing and implementing policies and procedures related to Title IX, leading investigations, and providing training and education to faculty, staff, and students on Title IX.
- Case Manager: Serve as a case manager and member of the CARE Team. Work collaboratively in addressing and intervening to support students at risk. Manage a caseload within the team, which includes communications, intervention, and coordinating support services for individuals referred to the team.
- Conduct Threat Assessments: helps conduct threat assessments of students who may risk harm to themselves or others. This may involve reviewing reports and referrals from various sources, gathering information and data, and conducting interviews and assessments.
- Conduct Officer: Remain abreast of current laws and best practices. Is a first level conduct officer in addressing code of conduct violations and student behavior. Investigates allegations of student policy, procedure and code of conduct violations and ensures due process and consistent application of policies and procedures. Assures appropriate documentation of student conduct incidents, processes, and outcomes.
- Maxient Reporting: Utilize Maxient software to track and manage student conduct cases and incident reports. Maintain accurate records and generate reports as needed. Provides updates and responds to incidents as they come in.
- Student Support: Provide support and assistance to students facing academic, personal, or behavioral challenges. Develop and implement intervention strategies to promote student success. Oversight with the Student Affairs department the CSI (College of Southern Idaho) Legal Clinic, Gilberts Pantry and CSI Student Health Services.
- Crisis Management: Act as a resource during campus emergencies or crises, working closely with the college's emergency response team and providing support to affected students. Takes the lead as a Building Captain during emergencies on campus.
- Collaboration: Collaborate with various college departments, including academic affairs, residence life, counseling services, and others, to create a holistic and supportive student experience.
- Discretion: Handle sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion, ensuring student privacy and maintaining professional boundaries.
- Nights and Weekends Availability: Be available for on-call duty during nights and weekends to respond to urgent student needs or campus incidents.
- Bachelor's degree (required)
- Master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs, counseling, or a related field (preferred).
- Previous experience in student affairs, Title IX compliance, or a similar role within higher education.
- Working knowledge of Student Development Theory and application in working with college student populations
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups of stakeholders.
- Exceptional discretion and the ability to handle confidential matters.
- Flexibility to work evenings, nights, and weekends as required.
- Dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive campus environment.
- Commitment to the mission and values of the College of Southern Idaho.
- The Assistant Dean of Students at the College of Southern Idaho plays a crucial role in promoting a positive and safe campus environment while supporting the academic and personal development of our students. If you are passionate about student success, Title IX compliance, and fostering a sense of belonging, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position.