Assistant Dean of Students

Maryville College
Maryville, TN
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Summary: The Assistant Dean of Students provides leadership for programs and services designed to positively impact student wellbeing and success at Maryville College. As the Student Affairs Division expands campus-wide partnerships, the Assistant Dean will implement innovative models for collaboration with faculty and staff supporting wellbeing and success of all students. The Assistant Dean will be adaptable with demonstrated experience in leadership and team development, change management, and strategic planning.

The Assistant Dean reports to the Vice President and Dean of Students. The Assistant Dean of Students serves as the Senior Student Conduct Officer, co-chairs the MC Cares Team; coordinates Student Orientations; supervises the Director of Counseling Services, the Director of the Preventing Assault and Violence through Education (PAVE) program, the Coordinator for Student Conduct, the Director of Military and Veteran Services, and the Office of Disability Resources and Accessibility. The Assistant Dean of Students may serve in the Dean of Students role, in the absence of the Dean.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote student success, wellbeing, belonging and retention, including facilitating persistence and retention programming Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for students
  • Collaboratively review, develop, and implement policies related to student well-being and ensure that the policies are up to date and are being implemented fairly and consistently across the student body
  • Supervise direct reports Co-chair the MC Cares team in partnership with Assistant Dean for Academic Success Coordinate new and transfer student orientation in partnership with academic affairs, admissions and key stakeholders Serve as co-advisor to the Peer Mentor Program in partnership with the Director for Student Involvement and Leadership Development Provide oversight of the College's partnership with telehealth services Integrate assessment into programs and services and produce reports for the SA team and relevant constituents Coordinate Student Code of Conduct and compliance with salient federal requirements. Serve on College committees as assigned and/or appointed Manage relevant fiscal accounts and external contracts Serve temporarily as the Dean of Students in the absence of the Dean of Students. Serve as Area Coverage in partnership with Residence Life. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President and Dean of Students.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises Director of Counseling Center, the Office of Disability Resources and Accessibility, Director of Preventing Assault and Violence through Education, Director of Military and Veteran Services, Conduct Coordinator. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions.

Education and/or Experience:

Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Law, or associated field required. A minimum of 5 years experience within Student Affairs required, including progressively increasing administrative duties with student conduct, conflict resolution, crisis management, program development, financial management, assessment, and supervision. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion required, along with successful experience with public speaking, collaborative initiatives, and partnering with departments and divisions across college campuses.

Language Skills:

Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, academic standards, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and professional correspondence for various constituencies; develop, implement, and update policy and procedure manuals; and successfully present information, including responding to questions, with and from students, family members, employees, visitors, and the public.

Mathematical Skills:

Demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; compute rate, ratio, and percent; draw and interpret graphs and data; and translate data into assessment efforts.

Reasoning Ability:

Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and/or schedule form; and manage conflict and crisis situations calmly and reasonably.

Computer Skills:

Demonstrated competency with all aspects of contemporary higher education software platforms, salient to daily work efforts, student information, and data management.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid Driver's license is required, including a Tennessee driver's license within 30 days of employment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk; and to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather condition.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.,

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the Maryville College Careers Portal website on the page of the desired position.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Maryville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a learning community, our members include persons with a variety of interests, backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities which enriches the experience for all. The College embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment free from harassment and discrimination. Maryville College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political beliefs in the provision of educational opportunities, employment practices or benefits.

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