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Associate Dean for Student Affairs

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Job Title Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Requisition No. 0000363
Job Description Summary:

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Dean of Students) reports to the Dean, and is responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight of the programs that support students and enhance their educational experience in the School of Medicine. In this capacity, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, working with the Dean and Vice Dean for Business and Finance shall obtain and allocate resources (funds, space) to these programs, so as to ensure their quality, maintain appropriate accreditation, and be responsive to the needs of the students.
1. Assists the Dean with providing leadership in developing annual and long-range goals and objectives for Students Affairs. Meets with students to provide support, advice and referrals. Assists with withdrawal from and re-entry to the School of Medicine
2. Fosters a safe, healthy, and supporting learning environment for students, including participation in the planning for and monitoring of:
a. Student health services (including compliance with required immunizations)
b. Student counseling and mental health services
c. Harassment training and support (including intellectual, sexual, gender, racial, etc.)
3. Participates in and coordinates the planning and execution of the recurring cycle of academic events including:
a. Incoming student orientation
b. White coat ceremony
c. Convocation
d. Commencement
e. Student Awards Ceremony
4. Serves as ex-officio member of the Students Performance Review Committee.
5. Develops and reviews policies directly related to students. Ensures a smooth operation of policies and procedures of student grievance and disciplinary procedures.
6. Manages staff recruitment, onboarding, training, staff development, performance review and evaluation.
7. Responsible for oversight of operating budget. Participates in and collaborates on short-term and long-range fiscal planning for the division.
8. Serves as a spokesperson for the School of Medicine and a visible advocate for students. Responds proactively to concerns of the School of Medicine community, students, parents/family members and external constituents.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D., EdD, M.D., or D.O degree required.
2. 5-10 years experience in Medical School administration / Educational Leadership positions
3. Excellent organizational and managerial skills
4. Proven superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all organizational levels.
5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with members of the academic and clinical community.
6. Proven ability to working with medical students, specifically in the areas of career advising and development.
7. Demonstrated commitment to advance a culture of diversity and inclusion; ability to work with a diversified student body.
8. Exceptional service orientation and commitment to teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 10/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Academic Administrator / Dean
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe your medical school administration experience including your experience working directly with medical students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Describe how you would advance a culture of diversity and inclusion in your role as Associate Dean for Student Affairs

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. List of References
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents