Assistant Dean of Students
The University of Akron, Dean of Students Office, seeks an Assistant Dean of Students to facilitate initial response to reports of gender-based misconduct or behaviors prohibited by Title IX impacting students, coordinate the efforts of the Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Team, report to the Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and work within the Dean of Students Office to ensure consistent and fair administration of the University of Akron protocols and procedures for responding to reports of sexual misconduct involving students. Other primary responsibilities include: administering University of Akron protocols and procedures for responding to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender discrimination; providing student centered, empathetic care and counsel to students in need of support; coordinating referrals to UA departments as outlined in UA grievance procedures; managing student cases for survivors of sexual assault and targets of sexual harassment; providing private and professional care to promote student success; using online databases to track student behaviors, concerns and institutional response; facilitating assessment of University efforts and Dean of Students Office efforts to respond and prevent misconduct; generating reports that outline response and prevention efforts; liaising with academic departments, administrative units, faculty, staff and students to provide supportive measures of assistance; promoting awareness of and compliance with Title IX, Clery Act, and related federal and state sexual violence prevention laws; providing leadership for Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Team, its working teams, faculty and student groups; train students, develop educational programs and student engagement initiatives; coordinating a team of dedicated professionals and direct others on daily operations and review for accuracy and consistency; and executing other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.
A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two (2) years progressive experience working in a student services function advising and/or counseling students, demonstrate a thorough understanding of University student support and services including academic advising and degree requirements, student financial aid, student conduct, ADA compliance, Help-A-Zip, CARE and related intervention initiatives, demonstrate competence and comfort with survivors of sexual assault, trauma informed care, empathic response, FERPA and public records laws, UA sexual harassment policy, and private/confidential assistance while working with all genders and identities to secure just outcomes, develop and maintain trust of colleagues and demonstrate the capacity to build coalitions and support across differences.
A Master’s Degree and prior working experience dealing with issues of Title IX or civil rights grievances.
Compensation/Grade & Benefits
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.
After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents to your profile under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown at (330) 972-8402.
Review of applicants will begin July 1, 2022.
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About University of Akron
The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.
We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.
We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.
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The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (uakron.edu/hr/eeoaa).The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at uakron.edu/title-ix/at-uakron.
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