Position Information

Associate Dean for Student Success
Job Summary:
The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Student Success. The Associate Dean for Student Success is responsible for the administration and operation of the Office of Student Services in the College of Education and for providing leadership in matters related to the life cycle and development of students in the college. The office includes a highly experienced staff of advisors, recruitment and retention staff, a data/technology associate, marketing and communications staff, and student employees. The office is responsible for all aspects of student services, including enrollment management, recruitment and retention, admissions, registration, undergraduate and graduate student advising (in collaboration with faculty and departments), financial aid, orientation programs, degree certification, and college commencement ceremonies.

This is an exciting time in the UIC College of Education. We are expanding programs and increasing enrollments and we seek a dynamic and visionary associate dean who will collaborate with us to create a scholarly community that promotes racial justice and equity where no one experiences racism, oppression, discrimination, or marginalization.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Provide leadership for the Student Success team
  • Establish processes that support an effective and efficient work environment for Student Success staff
  • Lead strategic planning processes, including review of current policies and practices, goal setting, and initiative development
  • Maintain clear communication regarding Student Success service roles, responsibilities, goals, and outcomes, and field questions, concerns, and feedback regarding Student Success services and departmental needs
  • Serve as primary point of contact for students who experience difficulty
  • Promote student success across the college and initiate programs and services to support students
  • Receive and follow up on conduct notices from the Dean of Students’ office, review grievances, and consider dismissal appeals
  • Coordinate the undergraduate admission review process (including late applications and appeals), enter decisions, and review and approve undergraduate program admission criteria
  • Coordinate College of Education scholarships (organize review, notify recipients, process awards), and review and process hardship funding requests
  • Manage and respond to student compliance matters
  • Serve as an active member of College Administrative Council (Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Center Directors)
  • Attend Dean’s leadership team (Dean and Associate Deans) meetings
  • Represent the College of Education on various UIC committees, including Committee of Assistant and Associate Deans, and serve as Enrollment Officer for Academic and Enrollment Services (AES) meetings
  • Serve as liaison with the Disability Resource Center
  • Represent College of Education on the UIC African American Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention Initiative (AARERI)
  • Serve as College of Education contacts for:
    • a. Dean of Students Office
    • b. Admissions and Enrollment Services (both Admissions & Recruitment areas)
    • c. Financial Aid
    • d. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs (VPUAA)
    • e. Registrar’s Office
    • f. Commencement
  • Plan December and May Commencement Ceremonies
  • Manage the Office of Student Success budget and the Recruitment budget
  • Complete performance evaluation process for all Student Services staff and approve staff paid time off requests, including vacation and sick time
  • Other duties as needed and as assigned
Position: Associate Dean for Student Success
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: ,   
United States
Posting Start Date: 4/5/2022
Date Posted: 4/5/2022
Requirements Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D in higher education or related field
  • This position may also be eligible for a tenured or non-tenured appointment, dependent upon qualifications.
  • Administrative experience and a strong record of increasingly responsible leadership in student services, including supervisory and management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively with staff in the office and across the college and university
  • Experience working in a diverse higher education environment and a commitment to advancing racial equity and justice
  • Strong demonstrated commitment to justice-oriented, urban education;
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential information and ensure that the office maintains a high degree of professionalism and discretion
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of databases, Microsoft Office Suite, Web and social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Please submit the following application materials electronically at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=163263 by April 29, 2022.
  • Letter of application addressing fit with expectations for the position; and
  • Curriculum vitae.
The starting date is negotiable but no later than August 16, 2022, and the salary is commensurate to rank and experience. Direct questions to EducationSearch@uic.edu.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes
Status: This listing expires on: 6/4/2022
Send to a Friend  Send to Friend
   Print Job
Return to Job Search  Return to Job Search
Post a Position  Post a Position
Organization Information
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 West Harrison

United States
(312) 996-4360

Support ASHE!

Purchase ANY item sold on Amazon.com, through the link above, and ASHE will receive 6% of the purchase price.