Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
University of Wyoming
April 13, 2018
Commensurate with Experience
Full Time - Experienced
Academic Area, Other
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications and nominations for the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. UW seeks a collaborative, creative and committed leader who supports student success, persistence, and completion by overseeing the wellness and engagement initiatives of the Division of Student Affairs.
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students should begin work on August 1, 2018.
The University of Wyoming:
Nestled amid the beauty of two mountain ranges in southeastern Wyoming, you will find the nationally recognized major teaching and research institution, University of Wyoming (UW). Established as a land-grant institution in 1886 when Wyoming was still a territory, UW has since grown to offer 200 areas of study, drawing 13,500 from all 50 states and 90 countries. It is known for its accomplished faculty and world-class facilities, its small student/faculty ratio and quality undergraduate and graduate programs within its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Business, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, Law and the School of Energy Resources.
Throughout its existence, UW has been the only four-year university in the state of Wyoming, though it maintains close relationships with the state's seven community colleges. UW’s global impact begins with innovative undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and extends through state and federal partnerships and recent initiatives such as the School of Energy Resources and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. UW has played important roles in the lives of students, Wyoming residents and communities for 131 years. Wyoming has a strong state budget with no income tax.
UW was ranked among the nation's top colleges and universities by US News & World Report, Forbes, and Princeton Reviewin 2010.
UW has the largest single scholarship endowment for study abroad support in the U.S.
UW's Honors College has been named as one of the best among public universities.
Outside Magazinehas recognized UW as one of the top "adventure colleges."
Essential Duties: The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students:
Will serve as a strong leader and change agent who can motivate diverse stakeholders across the institution in achieving its student success objectives. This position will provide leadership and coordination in building holistic and student-centric services, policies, and protocols that are consistent with the goals, mission, and resources of the University.
Provides leadership and vision for the office of the Dean of Students including systems for student crisis response and sexual violence prevention and support. Supervises the student welfare coordinator, assistant dean for student conduct, victims advocate, sexual misconduct investigator, Native American program advisor and the student media supervisor.
Supervises the new Director of the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership including the campus activities center; service, leadership and community engagement (SLCE), student media, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural affairs (including centers for support for multicultural, nontraditional and gender, rainbow resource, and veterans); and ASUW Student Government including a student attorney.
Supervises the Director of Student Disability Support Services
Provides leadership and support for:
UWYO Cares (Behavior Intervention Team)
The Student Wellness Advisory Board
The Student Engagement Advisory Board
Coalitions focused on alcohol and drug education (A-Team), the President’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Initiative (NO MORE), and suicide prevention (Lifesavers Coalition)
Recruits, appoints, supervises, trains and evaluates 45 professional staff (directly and indirectly) within the Dean of Students Office, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, and the Office of Disability Support Services.
Ensures operational and fiscal compliance of approximately 5 million in departmental budgets in accordance with University’s policies and accounting practices.
Establishes and maintains effective collaborative efforts and working relationships with all other Student Affairs departments, Academic Affairs, the Native American Education Research & Cultural Center, the Student Media Board, and other divisions of the university.
Reflects a commitment to diversity in leadership and practice.
Effectively interacts with students, families, and other constituencies.
Handles sensitive information with care and balances confidentiality while providing collaborative support services to students in distress.
Represents the Vice President for Student Affairs on University committees, speaks at major university programs and attends events on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs.
Participates as an active member of the Student Affairs Division Leadership, Academic Deans and Directors Council, the President’s Taskforce on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, the Laramie Town Gown Association, and other university committees.
Serves on-call and after-hours emergency response with other Division Leadership.
Reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess:
Master's degree from an accredited institution in a higher education / student affairs administration or other related discipline
Minimum 10 years of current experience in student affairs administration with progressive levels of responsibility and expertise in health and wellness; student development; support services; strategic planning; staff and fiscal planning
Direct experience with student conduct administration, sexual misconduct prevention and response, student welfare coordination, student crisis management, best practices in behavioral intervention teams, and threat assessment inventories/tools
A demonstrated record of involvement and leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts among students, faculty, and staff
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written communication and public-speaking skills
Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with:
Doctoral degree in higher education / student affairs administration or related discipline from an accredited institution
The demonstrated ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with many constituencies
Demonstrated flexibility and creativity
Applicants must complete the online application including uploading as one document: a cover letter, résumé, three professional references (names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) and a one-page personal statement. Your personal statement should describe your role as a student affairs leader building an inclusive campus environment for historically underrepresented and marginalized student populations that promote persistence and completion. Integrate in your response how the development of cultural competence for all students and staff in student affairs has been utilized to support these efforts.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, while preference will be given to those received by May 4, 2018. Inquiries may be addressed to search committee co-chairs: Eric Webb, Executive Director for Residence Life, Dining Services, and Student Affairs Business Operations and Facilities (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Emily A. Monago, Chief Diversity Officer (email@example.com).
Finalists will be invited to campus over a two-day period to visit with students, faculty, key stakeholders, and unit employees. The names of finalists will be made public and are expected to make an open campus presentation on a topic related to the duties of the position.
Internal Number: 9592
About University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.
The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.
The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).
The mission of Campus Recreation at the University of Wyoming is to provide recreation and wellness opportunities to a diverse campus community that enhance the learning and workplace environment and promote mental and physical health via quality facilities, equipment, and programs. Our programs, which include the Wellness Center, Open Recreation..., Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and the Outdoor Program, offer a broad range of coordinated activities for individuals and groups that promote health awareness, a sense of community, and a lifelong appreciation for wellness and recreational activities. Supporting the value of student development, our programs strive to offer opportunities to students that develop leadership skills and promote responsibility while maintaining a balance between personal, professional and academic pursuits.