Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

Crown Dean of Students Office


About the Department
 

As one of the first schools of social work in the United States, the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice has shaped the field through a combination of research, teaching, and practice. Since the School’s founding more than 100 years ago, Crown Family School faculty, students, and alumni have addressed such complex social problems as poverty, violence, educational inequality, child welfare, homelessness, health, and environmental disparities. Included within Crown Family School is the Urban Education Institute (UEI), a model for how to engage in the systemic improvement of pre-K-12th grade schooling. Through four integrated units, UEI conducts rigorous research (UChicago Consortium), trains educators (UChicago UTEP), operates school campuses (UChicago Charter), and provides research-based learning tools (UChicago Impact). On the global stage, the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development, led in partnership with the Biological Sciences Division, is addressing health inequities and their root causes. It serves as the University’s gateway in bringing together teams from around the University and partner communities to address social determinants of health and improve infrastructure to promote community health and well-being around the world. Other Crown Family School centers, including the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, the Center for Health Administration Studies, the Smart Decarceration Project, the Employment Instability, Family Well-being, and Social Policy Network (EINet), and the Network for College Success, work in partnership with community residents, businesses, and stakeholders to achieve the greatest breakthroughs. Today, our work has never been more important. More than 8,000 Crown Family School graduates in the US and globally hold leadership positions in academia, at nonprofits, and at governmental agencies – committed to create a more just and more humane society through principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity.


Job Summary
 

The Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion directs the Office of the Dean of Students which includes the Office of Admissions, Career and Leadership Development, and Academic Support and Advising. They are a member of the Dean's Senior Leadership Team and provide leadership and management in recruitment and enrollment planning, funding and admission to the masters and doctoral programs, and oversee all aspects of student affairs. In coordination with the School’s Committee on Inclusion, Equity and Diversity, this individual will provide expertise, coordination, and support for all aspects of the School’s efforts to promote and sustain an inherently inclusive, equitable and diverse environment.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for student services and the Office of the Dean of Students, tracking of master's and doctoral student progress, managing a budget of 20 million for tuition revenue and aid, collection and analysis of data on recruitment, admissions, enrollment, student progress, and financial aid.
  • Serves as a primary unit liaison to the Registrar, Bursar, Student Loan Administration, Student Health Service, Student Counseling Service, Coordinator for Student Disabilities, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Campus and Student Life, U Chicago Grad, and other central student offices.
  • Supervises the Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Admissions, Director of Career and Leadership Development, and support staff.
  • Collaborates with faculty, the Deputy Dean for Curriculum, and the Office of Field Education to set student policies.
  • Responsible for student discipline and crisis response in the School.
  • Maintains a regular schedule of student appointments and advises on a wide range of topics including university and school policies, academic concerns, registration requirements, financial aid, degree options, disability accommodations, harassment, leaves of absence and personal issues.
  • Works closely with Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Deputy Dean for Curriculum, Chair of the Doctoral Program, Faculty Directors of the Social Work, Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management masters programs, the minor in the College, and Director of Field Education to ensure the highest quality educational standards and experience at Crown Family School.
  • Serves as a catalyst for ideas and programs to enhance student involvement in Crown Family School and the University and the quality of student life.
  • Collaborates with student government and manages and supports student activities.
  • Works closely with other senior administrators and faculty to execute a professionally demanding and high quality educational experience for Masters and Ph.D. students in all facets of their education.
  • Serve as a senior level advisor on diversity, equity and inclusion to the Dean, Associate and Deputy Deans,, and Student Government Association.
  • Provides on-going leadership and direction for a broad scope of activities to promote inclusion, equity and diversity at the Crown School.
  • Serve on the Committee on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, a committee of faculty members, student delegates, alumni, staff and administrators to advance the School’s strategic agenda.
  • Manages a Dean of Students office. Provides leadership for a broad range of services and programs to enrich the overall student experience and to assist and support students across the University with their academic, career, and personal development.
  • Recommends student affairs policies and is responsible for discipline and crisis response for students. Serves at the University level on task forces, standing committees, and advisory groups to develop policies, services, and systems.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Masters Degree

Experience:

  • Experience in developing enrollment plans, creating and managing tuition revenue and financial aid budgets.
  • First-hand experience in a graduate program.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of database management and network software.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of admissions and aid procedures required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills, and a collaborative leadership style.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interest and capacity for working with students in providing academic counseling and support.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to collect, analyze and use data for planning.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and management.
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.      
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Student Affairs & Services


Role Impact
 

People Manager


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

Crown Dean of Students Office


About the Department
 

As one of the first schools of social work in the United States, the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice has shaped the field through a combination of research, teaching, and practice. Since the School’s founding more than 100 years ago, Crown Family School faculty, students, and alumni have addressed such complex social problems as poverty, violence, educational inequality, child welfare, homelessness, health, and environmental disparities. Included within Crown Family School is the Urban Education Institute (UEI), a model for how to engage in the systemic improvement of pre-K-12th grade schooling. Through four integrated units, UEI conducts rigorous research (UChicago Consortium), trains educators (UChicago UTEP), operates school campuses (UChicago Charter), and provides research-based learning tools (UChicago Impact). On the global stage, the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development, led in partnership with the Biological Sciences Division, is addressing health inequities and their root causes. It serves as the University’s gateway in bringing together teams from around the University and partner communities to address social determinants of health and improve infrastructure to promote community health and well-being around the world. Other Crown Family School centers, including the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, the Center for Health Administration Studies, the Smart Decarceration Project, the Employment Instability, Family Well-being, and Social Policy Network (EINet), and the Network for College Success, work in partnership with community residents, businesses, and stakeholders to achieve the greatest breakthroughs. Today, our work has never been more important. More than 8,000 Crown Family School graduates in the US and globally hold leadership positions in academia, at nonprofits, and at governmental agencies – committed to create a more just and more humane society through principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity.


Job Summary
 

The Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion directs the Office of the Dean of Students which includes the Office of Admissions, Career and Leadership Development, and Academic Support and Advising. They are a member of the Dean's Senior Leadership Team and provide leadership and management in recruitment and enrollment planning, funding and admission to the masters and doctoral programs, and oversee all aspects of student affairs. In coordination with the School’s Committee on Inclusion, Equity and Diversity, this individual will provide expertise, coordination, and support for all aspects of the School’s efforts to promote and sustain an inherently inclusive, equitable and diverse environment.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for student services and the Office of the Dean of Students, tracking of master's and doctoral student progress, managing a budget of 20 million for tuition revenue and aid, collection and analysis of data on recruitment, admissions, enrollment, student progress, and financial aid.
  • Serves as a primary unit liaison to the Registrar, Bursar, Student Loan Administration, Student Health Service, Student Counseling Service, Coordinator for Student Disabilities, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of International Affairs, Campus and Student Life, U Chicago Grad, and other central student offices.
  • Supervises the Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Admissions, Director of Career and Leadership Development, and support staff.
  • Collaborates with faculty, the Deputy Dean for Curriculum, and the Office of Field Education to set student policies.
  • Responsible for student discipline and crisis response in the School.
  • Maintains a regular schedule of student appointments and advises on a wide range of topics including university and school policies, academic concerns, registration requirements, financial aid, degree options, disability accommodations, harassment, leaves of absence and personal issues.
  • Works closely with Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice Deputy Dean for Curriculum, Chair of the Doctoral Program, Faculty Directors of the Social Work, Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management masters programs, the minor in the College, and Director of Field Education to ensure the highest quality educational standards and experience at Crown Family School.
  • Serves as a catalyst for ideas and programs to enhance student involvement in Crown Family School and the University and the quality of student life.
  • Collaborates with student government and manages and supports student activities.
  • Works closely with other senior administrators and faculty to execute a professionally demanding and high quality educational experience for Masters and Ph.D. students in all facets of their education.
  • Serve as a senior level advisor on diversity, equity and inclusion to the Dean, Associate and Deputy Deans,, and Student Government Association.
  • Provides on-going leadership and direction for a broad scope of activities to promote inclusion, equity and diversity at the Crown School.
  • Serve on the Committee on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, a committee of faculty members, student delegates, alumni, staff and administrators to advance the School’s strategic agenda.
  • Manages a Dean of Students office. Provides leadership for a broad range of services and programs to enrich the overall student experience and to assist and support students across the University with their academic, career, and personal development.
  • Recommends student affairs policies and is responsible for discipline and crisis response for students. Serves at the University level on task forces, standing committees, and advisory groups to develop policies, services, and systems.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Masters Degree

Experience:

  • Experience in developing enrollment plans, creating and managing tuition revenue and financial aid budgets.
  • First-hand experience in a graduate program.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of database management and network software.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of admissions and aid procedures required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with faculty and administrators at all levels within the University.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills, and a collaborative leadership style.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interest and capacity for working with students in providing academic counseling and support.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to collect, analyze and use data for planning.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and management.
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.      
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Student Affairs & Services


Role Impact
 

People Manager


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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