Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

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The University of Iowa, Division of Student Life

The University of Iowa’s Division of Student Life seeks a dynamic leader to fill the position of Associate Vice President and Dean of Students (DOS). Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, this position provides leadership for the Office of Leadership, Service, & Civic Engagement; the Office of Student Engagement & Campus Programs; the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs; offices connected to student development & support, including the Office of Student Accountability and student care and assistance; strategic initiatives in the Division of Student Life and the Iowa Memorial Union; and the office of Assessment, Improvement, and Research which leads outcomes-based assessments in the co-curricular setting, supports evidence-based decision-making, and promotes a culture focused on the continuous improvement of programs and services. The DOS supervises several direct reports and indirectly oversees 60 full-time staff and manages an annual budget of over $21 million.

The mission of the Division of Student Life is to foster student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. The Division has three strategic priorities: (1) Health and safety, (2) student leadership development, and (3) diversity, equity, and inclusion. Each priority is a division-wide, or campus-wide, collaborative initiative guided by assessment to measure outcomes and progress.

The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree and have significant progressive and effective leadership experience in student affairs/life at the university level; a doctoral degree is preferred. Moreover, the ideal candidate will also possess demonstrated ability to enhance the university experience for a diverse student population, establish strong working relationships and partnerships with college deans, the university police department, and colleagues within and outside the Division of Student Life.

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The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.