Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job description

Position Type: Staff

Requisition Number: S20182290

Department: Student Affairs-Medical School – D243

Recruitment Range: Pay commensurate with experience

E-class Code: 30 – FT Staff Salaried

Pay Grade: 999

Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary

Responsible for the organization and oversight of a comprehensive student affairs program for the students at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Supports students throughout their medical education, providing outstanding student-centered services in the core functions of advocacy, counseling, student support, student services, and student remediation planning and support, while collaborating with faculty and staff in the development and education of exemplary physicians. The Assistant Dean functions as a primary student advocate in responding directly to the student needs in providing resources to assist them during their education. Provides for cultural, social and recreational offerings to enable participation by students. The Assistant Dean for Students organizes and leads orientations, workshops, and career and professional development activities, including the NRMPMatch process. Facilitates access to counseling resources for personal and academic well-being, and overall student success. The Assistant Dean will work independently to prioritize assignments and strategies to achieve the mission of the School of Medicine under the direct supervision and vision of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

  • Meets strict deadlines and able to work independently.
  • Works collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Possesses excellent communication, presentation, organization, public speaking, analytical and computer skills.
  • Ability to compose, proofread and edit various communications.
  • Maintains strictest standards regarding confidentiality of all student information.
  • Excellent time management skills, is detail-oriented with an ability to plan and manage multiple projects concurrently in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Canvas, and other related internet based software and databases.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in counseling, education administration, health sciences, or another related field preferred; supplemented with five (5) years related experience.

Job Duty

Organizes and oversees of a comprehensive student affairs program in concert with the recommendations of the AAMC’s GSAHandbook.

Job Duty

Manages the advisory process for students including selecting and supporting faculty advisers and assigning students. Oversees student health issues, and compliance with student immunization records. Approves and monitors student absences, leave of absences, probationary status, or other student categories, and communicates as appropriate to course/clerkship directors.

Job Duty

Represents the Office of Student Affairs at School of Medicine Committees including Curricular Affairs committees.

Job Duty

Assists students with residency applications, preparation for interviews, and participation in and oversight of the various residency matching services. Prepares the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) to accompany students’ residency applications. Directs students to resources, policies and procedures related to ADA, and Title IX issues and provides guidance to students as needed. Advises student government and coordinates activities of student organizations as appropriate.

Job Duty

Serves as liaison and communicates student related concerns to the appropriate administrative officers of the School of Medicine, hospitals, and community organizations. Develops, disseminates, and collects student surveys; prepares report data as required for accreditation; and coordinates activity to assess effectiveness of student support services. Participates in staff meetings, student progress committees, and as a member of internal and external committees as requested/required.

Job Duty

Oversees the tutoring program and serves as a resource. Provides oversight of Commencement, Orientation Week, White Coat Ceremony, and Match Ceremony. Collaborates with the Learning Specialist to organize USMLE review courses and subject area review courses for identified students with academic difficulties. Directs students to resources, policies and procedures related to ADA rules and provides guidance to students as needed. Provides for cultural, social and recreational offerings to enable participation by students. Serves as liaison to the AAMC Careers in Medicine Program CIM, working to bring the fundamentals of this national program to SLU SOM students. Collaborates with Curricular Affairs and the Student Progress Committee for the determination of satisfactory academic progress, remediation plans, and student promotions. Promotes wellness and mental health among the medical student body, in collaboration with other health professionals.

How to apply

Apply online

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include three references.

Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.