Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students ("AVPDS") provides leadership within the Student Affairs division in advancing the mission and goals of the division, coordinating efforts within the units and with other university operations through development of strong communication and working relationships, contribution to executive decision making and implementation of plans. The AVPDS is responsible for supporting student-centered learning through personal, community and academic development programs. This position will create opportunities for students to be academically successful and challenge students to be independent, responsible learners; provide leadership for student-life functions that promote civility, celebrate diversity and promote an inclusive campus climate; and implement programs and services that empower students as leaders and promote a sense of belonging for every student at Iowa State. Further, the AVPDS identifies and communicates student opinions to the faculty and administration and, at the same time, communicates and explains the reasons underlying university policies and regulations to students. The AVPDS provides leadership for the Academic Success Center; Student Disability Resources; Writing & Media Center; Hixson Awards/National Student Exchange; Multicultural Student Affairs; International Students & Scholars; Student Conduct; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services; Margaret Sloss Women's Center; Greek Affairs; Student Assistance & Outreach and Student Legal Services. The AVPDS is responsible for an overall budget of over $6 million and supervision of 52 professional staff. The successful candidate will possess: an ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and coordinate complex administrative operations; strong writing skills needed for preparing and interpreting policy statements; a demonstrated commitment to the ideals and principles of multiculturalism, social justice, and diversity; strong human relations skills; and effective management, motivation, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.

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