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STUDENT SERVICES - Associate Dean Stud Life/Senior Title IX Dep Co

Job Classification

  Salaried Full-time (75-100%)

Position summary

The Associate Dean for Student Life is a key member of the leadership team of the Division of Campus & Student Life which assists the Vice President in creating a vibrant Seventh-day Adventist campus culture that fosters a sense of belonging with Andrews University and shapes an optimum environment for holistic growth.  Serves also as the Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator assisting the Coordinator in creating a safe and respectful learning community that is free from sexual misconduct (and other types of discrimination based on sex). Provides care and conduct intervention services for students as well campus-wide education..

Qualifications summary

The successful candidate must be deeply committed to the mission and values of Seventh-day Adventist higher education and able to perform a wide range of related professional tasks that focus around the ability to build strong and positive relationships and ability to navigate the challenging pressures of a complex and fast-paced environment that offers crucial services and care as well as important educational and prevention programming for students and campus partners.

Duties and responsibilities

Campus Culture & General Programming

Collaborates with the offices of Student Life and Student Activities to create initiatives to generate positive connections with students.

Provides oversight to the operations of the Campus Center to facilitate maximum student engagement.

Serves as a Student Life liaison and student advocate, collaborating with various campus entities such as Dining Services to create the best possible services for Andrews students.


Develops and facilitates the implementation of, transformational diversity initiatives that maximize optimal student learning and growth in the context of Andrew University’s distinct international and domestic diversity.

Parent Relations

Directs and collaborates with other campus entities, to provide services, initiatives, resources, web site information and links, etc. to strengthen positive relationships and partnerships with parents of Andrews University students.

Directs the Parent Orientation aspects of New Student Orientation that includes the Parent Information Packet, Parent Conversation, and collaboration with the Assistant to the VP regarding the New Student and Parent Convocation and Matriculation Service and Supper.

Senior Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Assists the Title IX Coordinator to achieve a safe and inclusive living and learning environment by seeking to identify and integrate best practices and institutional compliance with federal mandates that includes the Title IX Educational Amendment of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2012 (VAWA).

Directs case management and investigations in response to reports of sexual misconduct related to a student reporting party or respondent with the goal of 1) stopping the harassment, 2) preventing its reoccurrence, and 3) remedying its effect. Ensures fair and neutral processes that include timely and thorough investigations and responses to reports of sexual misconduct and relationship violence

Maintains an annual report of formal and informal reports of misconduct including the findings and outcomes.

Assists the Title IX Coordinator (Vice President for Campus & Student Life) in the development and implementation of a comprehensive multifaceted education and prevention strategies that includes awareness of campus resources, policies, and reporting processes, and facilitates annual training for campus staff and students.

Conducts climate surveys to understand sexual misconduct trends and plan prevention and education strategies.

Consults with the Title IX Coordinator and Steering Team, the Office of General Counsel, Student Life administrators, as needed to achieve these goals.

Student Care & Conduct Intervention Services

Assists the Vice President in shaping the framework for student development at Andrews University that includes  student rights and responsibilities as well as the intervention, restorative, and educational processes that hold students accountable to the Andrews Community Values Agreement and the Code of Student Conduct.

Develops in collaboration with Student Life the orientation processes for undergraduate community students to the core values and Code of Student Conduct of Andrews University

Provides for undergraduate community students the spectrum of conduct and intervention services according to established protocol which begins with student conduct hearings, preparation of cases for the conduct board (Student Life Deans Council), and preparing outcome letters and follow-up restorative support..

Facilitates, in collaboration with the Student Life Deans Council, the inclusion of restorative and educational processes in response to undergraduate community student violations of the Code of Student Conduct by providing support and counsel to encourage positive choices.

Directs the provision of care, advocacy, and crises intervention services for undergraduate community students.

Undergraduate Student Association Sponsor)

Serves as the key sponsor of the Undergraduate Andrews University Student Association and all of its operations and activities, fulfilling the responsibilities detailed in the working policy of the Andrews University Student Association.

Collaborates with the Vice President to facilitate the appointments for faculty/staff advisors for the AUSA Student Movement, Cast, Cardinal and Media communications.

Provides leadership development, direction, guidance, support and training to the Andrews University Student Association officers.  Offers support and guidance as needed to AUSA faculty/staff sponsors of the Student Movement, Cast, and Cardinal and Media communications.

Supervision & Support

Directs the hiring, training, and supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Involvement, Student Association officers, and specified student workers. Support is provided to the Associate Dean for Student Life from the Assistant Director for Student Activities and Involvement, office manager, and selected student employees.

Committee and Student Life Representation

Directs the processes related to the functions of the Student Communication Board, Black History Planning Committee, Student Communications Board, and assists the Title IX Coordinator in planning the agenda and the work the Title IX Steering Team,

Represents the division of Student Life on campus committees such as, Diversity Council, Professional Recommendations and ad hoc strategic planning and accreditation committees as requested.

Serves as a member of Student Life committees such as Student Life Council, Student Life Directors, Student Life Deans Council (except for Title IX cases), and others as assigned.

Professional Growth

Maintains professional growth through engagement in national Student Affairs professional organizations, such as ACPA, NASPA, AIA, and Title IX conferences.

Other duties as assigned

Assists the Vice President in responding to needs addressed to the Office of Student Life and other events and duties as assigned.


The majority of the job description can be accomplished in a traditional Monday-Friday schedule. However, the sponsorship of the AUSA and support of the Office of Student Activities and Involvement require some nontraditional hours. This includes attending a) evening meetings of the AUSA executive officers and Senate from September-April, b) AUSA preschool retreat, and c) other AUSA and Student Activities weekend events. Where necessary, the traditional schedule can be adjusted as needed.

Flexibility is also necessary as it pertains to the need to respond to occasional student crisis situations that may need attention during evening and weekend hours.

Supervisory responsibilities

Directs the hiring, training, and supervision of the work of the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Involvement, Student Association officers, and specified responsibilities of the Student Life Office & Records Manager and other student workers. The Associate Dean also supervises the work of the committees chaired such as the Black History Planning Committee and the Student Communication.




The selected and successful candidate must be deeply committed to the mission and values of Seventh-day Adventist higher education and able to perform a wide range of related professional tasks that focus around the ability to build strong and positive relationships with students and campus partners.

This position requires the ability to remain flexible in order to navigate the challenging pressures of a complex and fast-paced environment that offers crucial services and care as well as critical education and processes for University students and members of the campus community.

This job requires exceptional administrative, customer, communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills as well as the ability to work both independently and with directives.

The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.

Education and/or Experience & Working Knowledge

A Master's degree in leadership, education, political science, religion, social work, or related field is required.

A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Student Affairs or closely related field is required.

Working knowledge of the mission and values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the profession of Student Affairs, student development, faith development of young adults, and diversity and inclusion is required. 

Knowledge and/or experience in student leadership and government, Title IX & Sexual Misconduct, event and program planning is strongly desired.  

Proven work experience in a higher education, multi-cultural, high-level, fast-paced, environment is strongly desired.

Commitment to Mission and Values

Understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of Seventh-day Adventist higher education, which seeks to maximize student growth, faith development, and academic success.

Ability to model strong Seventh-day Adventist Christian faith and values as well as the ability to nurture and inspire others in their faith journey.


Customer Service, Communication, and Language Skills

Exceptional customer service as well as oral and written communication skills are required. This includes the ability to read and communicate in fluent English, as well as to understand a wide variety of documents pertaining to the Higher Educational sector.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning Ability

Ability to think critically and to analyze a wide variety of high-level complex and difficult situations with great perception and wisdom, within the context of varying individual and institutional values.

Ability to also apply common sense understanding to carrying out various types of directives. 

Planning and Organization Skills

Skills in administration, organization, financial management and the ability to integrate multiple activities around program goals.

Technical competencies

Ability to perform basic computer and word processing skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Suite products and other internal and third-party software packages, as needed.

Interpersonal interactions

Ability to establish positive, professional, and collaborative working relationships with students and a variety of internal and external entities.

Ability to remain professional and calm, while focused on implementing fair and equitable processes for all, especially when working with complex and difficult situations.

Requires knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion and ability to establish good rapport with students and members of the campus community from diverse backgrounds


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 will be expected to meet a flexible work schedule that includes evening and weekend responsibilities, as well as to regularly sit, walk, bend, stretch, talk, see, and hear and may occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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.

The primary work environment will be in an office setting, yet the employee will also be required to work in a variety of other settings related to student events, on and off campus, and occasionally accompany student leaders on overnight trips.

Noise levels in some work environments may range from moderate to very high.