The ASOSU (Dean of Students) is searching for a Director of the Office of Advocacy. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Director of the Office of Advocacy works in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) and the Associated Students of Oregon State (ASOSU). ODOS is dedicated to providing educational and developmental opportunities for students to make informed decisions that support their success at Oregon State University (OSU). On behalf of ODOS, the Director provides strategic leadership, supervision of professional faculty, and fiscal management for the programs and services within ASOSU.
The Director provides strategic leadership to the ASOSU unit by developing long and short-term goals that align with OSU's Strategic Plan 4.0 and the Strategic Priority of the Division of Student Affairs. The Director is the lead Student Advocate in the Office of Advocacy as well as provides strategic leadership to each ASOSU subunit by working collaboratively with professional faculty and student leaders to plan, develop, and administer policies, programs, and services. In Student Government, the Director serves as the supervisor to the professional faculty/staff advisor/advocate. In Advocacy, the Director provides training, subject matter expertise, and conflict resolution for complex problems, including Title IX. In SafeRide, the Director develops, implements, evaluates, and revises policies and practices to ensure operations consistent with OSU policies for employment, insurance, and risk management. The Director serves as the department administrator for ASOSU Student Legal Services and liaises directly with the selected service provider, providing guidance for the vision for ASOSU Student Legal Services as well as stewardship of the relationship with the service provider. The Director is expected to be culturally informed on the different intersectional identities that may impact a student's experiences.
Typically requires Master's Degree in Business Administration, College Student Services Administration or related field. 5 years' experience in student affairs related work including management responsibilities.
Master's degree in education, public policy, jurisprudence, or related field 4 years of professional experience working in Student Affairs or related field 2 years of experience supervising professional staff, graduate students, and/or undergraduate students Demonstrated knowledge and practice successfully communicating with diverse audiences, especially audiences of diverse social identities and lived experience Experience providing departmental leadership, including, budgeting, oversight of operations and long term planning Experience advising others on the interpretation of policies and procedures Demonstrated ability to coach others toward self-advocacy using a strength based approach Strong interpersonal communication in both written and oral formats Demonstrated experience collaborating with a variety of university and/or community constituents. A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
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