The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
Posting Date: February 13, 2020
Review Date: Review of applications will begin February 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (AVP/DOS) reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and serves as second in charge of the Division. The AVP/DOS provides leadership to enhance the student experience by providing services that promote the personal development, health and well-being, and academic success of all students at SUNY Oswego. The AVP/DOS works with all campus units to maintain a positive learning environment and directs the administrative processes that respond to the needs of students encountering personal or academic problems.
Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the AVP/DOS serves as the senior administrative officer for the division in the absence of the Vice President and partners with senior administration to establish division-wide priorities. The AVP/DOS provides leadership and supervision for departments within the Division as assigned by the VPSAEM which include the Dean of Students Office and Conduct and Compliance. Additionally, the AVP/DOS coordinates a team of student affairs professionals charged with policy and systems development and real-time response to critical incidents and student emergencies.
Provides services to students through coordination with other University divisions, and enhances the student experience on campus through the promotion of cooperative working relationships which foster access, persistence, graduation, and career placement.
Promotes and supports the conceptual understanding of the role of Student Affairs in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
Participates in developing campus-wide policies and procedures, which enrich student life while supporting both academics and development areas.
Provides oversight to various Student Affairs units as assigned by the Vice President.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
To Apply Submit:
Cover letter addressing qualifications and specifically addressing how you would engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in this role and/or within the SUNY Oswego community
Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
Contact information for five professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)
If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
Daniel Roberts, Search Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department: The Dean of Students Office provides leadership to enhance the student experience by providing services that promote the personal development, health and wellbeing, and academic success of all students at SUNY Oswego. The Dean of Students Office responds to the needs of students encountering personal or academic problems through a care network. The Dean of Students office works with all campus units to maintain a positive learning environment. The Dean of Students Office oversees the administrative processes in Campus Life, Student Conduct, Health Educator, Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordinator and the Behavioral Intervention Team.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing email@example.com.
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An earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university in counseling, psychology, higher education, student personnel, or a closely related field
Five years of administrative experience in higher education at the level of director, experience should include both supervisory and budgetary responsibilities
Strong budgeting, operations, and systems experience
A track record as a strong student advocate
Proficiency developing trust with students and ability to relate well to students
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Demonstrated management/administrative skills (for policy, budget, supervisory, and program development and evaluation responsibilities)
Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain interpersonal professional relationships and excellent analytical and written communication and presentation skills
Extensive knowledge of higher education, student affairs philosophy, best practices, and the policies and procedures of a higher education institution
Knowledge of emerging trends and needs in the student population
Demonstrated experience working with and advocating for ethnically and culturally diverse student populations
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego