Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking an Assistant Dean/Director of Community Standards (ADDCS). Reporting to the Dean of Students, this position is responsible for helping to ensure the quality of life for the student experience and to provide safe spaces for all students. Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following.
Coordinates and advocates for institutional resources toward supporting students in need and mitigating circumstances that might distract them from their academic and personal development;
Develops educational programming to communicate RU-N community standards;
Lads in operating a student conduct system that holds RU-N students accountable for maintaining community standards;
Responsible for supporting all major student life large scale programs;
Serves as a member of the RU-N CARE Team and point of contact for students in crisis and or students that need resources or referrals within the University;
Works closely with the DS/AVC, often the ADDCS acts as a liaison and mediator for several key University Offices: Residence Life; the Student Ombudsperson; Financial Aid and Student Accounts; Academic Services, advisers, and all academic departments and units; the Rutgers Police Department; Legal Services; Counseling Services; Health Services/Education and outreach; and student organizations, leadership and governance;
Shares in the responsibilities of advising RU-N student governing councils, including the Honor Council;
Supervises a staff including an Assistant Director, a Program Coordinator, a graduate student coordinator, student assistants and several office work study assistants.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a master's degree in student affairs administration, student development, higher education or a closely related advanced degree in Counseling, Social Work, etc.
A minimum of three years working in higher education and with college populations is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in a department within a student affairs organization (e.g. residence life, student activities, student development). A combination of degree background and experience in relevant positions in higher education will be considered
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Masters degree in Student Development and/or Higher Education or related degree is required.
Utilizes student development theory for best practices.
Has broad experiences in a university setting;
Possesses decision making and problem-solving.
Comparable educational background and experience is expected to understand the terms, sensitivities, and complexities of an institution with significant numbers of students in crisis.;
A preference will be given to individuals who have work experience with diverse student populations, faculty, staff and administration;
A minimum of five years experience is required, additional experience is strongly preferred.
Regular use of computers and standard software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access) required;
Also, the ability to use database used by the AD, such as Maxient.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.