Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, is seeking a Dean of Students to serve as the Chief Student Affairs Officer. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the Student Affairs Division, as well as the student body as a whole. This includes providing a culture that fosters inclusive excellence and active engagement in campus and community life for UU students in ways that promote students’ academic and personal success, and increases student satisfaction and retention.
The Dean of Students will lead in the development, enhancement, and oversight of engaging student life programs that support the mission and vision of the University. The successful individual will develop relationships with campus administrative areas, faculty, and campus and community leaders to enhance planning and implement initiatives that support student success, retention, and graduation. The Dean of Students will provide leadership for the following:
o Campus life in all of its aspects including but not limited to residence life, student engagement, student activities, campus ministries, student judicial process, and special programming.
o Career and experiential learning services
o Academic advising, student success, and tutoring
o Student health services
This position requires an earned Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred in student affairs, higher education administration or a related discipline. A minimum of five years of leadership experience in Student Affairs at a regionally-accredited institute of higher education is also a required. The Dean of Students should also possess leadership and communication skills that allow for collaborative interaction with multiple departments as well as the ability to work independently.
About Urbana University
Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.
Urbana University is committed to providing a safe workplace and learning environment for all employees, students, and visitors, as well as committed to protecting University property and operations. It is the intent of the University to ensure a safe and secure environment by conducting criminal background checks on all individuals who have received an offer of employment with the University, and to comply with all relevant state, federal and local laws governing employment and background screening in its administration of this policy.
How to apply
For consideration, please attach a resume and complete the employment application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.