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Dean of Students

Position Deleted on 5/04/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cedar Falls, IA
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
  • Executive - Deans - Other
Full Time
The University of Northern Iowa invites applications for the position of Dean of Students. The Dean serves as a primary advocate for student success and leads efforts to respond to student issues; manages the University's response to student critical incidents; administers the Student Conduct Code; supervises the planning and implementation of first-year, orientation, and Division-based retention programs; oversees the Office of Student Disability Services; coordinates divisional efforts in the areas of student outreach, parent relations, sexual misconduct, and legal and regulatory compliance; serves as liaison to campus and community organizations relative to student issues; and serves as a member of the Student Affairs senior leadership team.

Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field plus at least seven years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs required. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse populations, lead teams and manage programs, and effectively communicate with others also required. Experience managing student discipline, participating in threat assessment and student critical incident response efforts, and with Title IX protocol preferred. Supervisory experience, resource management, and problem-solving skills also preferred. On-call, evening, weekend, and holiday work necessary. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 16 years.

The university's size -- just more than 13,100 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. For more information, see The Dean of Students reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs who reports to the President. The division is comprehensive, responsible for enrollment, student life, housing/dining and health/recreation. For more information, see

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a generous vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. For details, visit Application materials received by March 9, 2012 will be given first consideration. Additional information is available at or (319) 273-3424. Send cover letter, resume, and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dean of Students Search Chair, Human Resources, 027 Gilchrist, UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0034. Fax (319) 273-2927. Email:

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity. In this spirit, the University encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. The University of Northern Iowa is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action. UNI is a smoke-free campus.
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