Position Summary Information
Reporting to the vice president for student affairs, the associate vice president and dean of students (AVP) serves as a key leader of the division and provides leadership and administrative direction for services and programs that support the mission of Regis University. The AVP is responsible for developing and overseeing programs that integrate the co-curricular experiences with the University’s educational and Jesuit Catholic missions, empowering students to realize their fullest intellectual and personal potential.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with the vice president and the student affairs leadership team to develop strategic and operational goals that create and maintain a healthy, inclusive campus environment, encourage a sense of community, and positively impact student satisfaction and persistence.
• Guide and oversee student affairs programs and departments with continuing attention to the University’s Jesuit Catholic mission. Provide appropriate orientation and professional development opportunities for students and staff to grow in appreciating these elements of the University’s tradition and identity. Develop and implement an assessment program to ensure continued improvement.
• Oversee student affairs departments and programs, measuring and evaluating the success of all services within Housing and Residence Life, Student Activities, Student Conduct and Off-Campus Community, Wellness & Recreation, Counseling and Personal Development, Student Health Services, and Military and Veteran Services.
• Ensure that academic concerns and goals guide student affairs programs and services. Promote student leadership and extra-curricular learning experiences in academic and other departments throughout the University.
• Establish and maintain relationships with other departments within Student Affairs as well as relevant university and external constituents, leveraging available resources to provide exceptional support and services to all students. Represent the interests and resources of Student Affairs in a variety of University contexts with students, and, as appropriate, parents.
• Oversee the administration of student conduct and serve as appellate officer. Work with campus partners on EO and Title IX disciplinary proceedings for students.
• Oversee the administration of student support services, including crisis management and outreach to families.
• Chair Student Affairs committees and teams as appointed.
• Provide coverage for the vice president in his/her absence.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities in service of the University mission as designated by the vice president.
• Familiarity with the Jesuit Catholic mission of Regis University.
• Master’s degree required in college student personnel, higher education administration, or a related field.
• Minimum of seven years of successful experience in student affairs and student development areas. Ideally such experience will encompass direct exposure to most major functional areas, including residence life, student activities, wellness services, student conduct, and military and veteran services.
• Demonstrated experience in successfully implementing student affairs best practices.
• Substantial direct supervisory experience. Evidence of team-oriented leadership style coupled with clarity of decision-making and a disposition toward action.
• Evidence of both commitment to and substantive experience with social and community diversity.
• Evidence of budgetary management skills and financial savvy.
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
• Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within Student Affairs
• Exceptional leadership and diplomacy skills.
• Ability to supervise, lead and motivate staff and ensure their on-going professional development.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
• Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs and projects.
• Ability to strategically build alliances.
• Excellent listening, oral, written and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated sound judgment, emotional intelligence and maturity, fairness, and discretion.
• 10 years of successful experience in student affairs
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.
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UA EEO Statement
This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.
“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”
Regis University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other legally protected status in any of its policies, programs or activities and provides equal access to education.
Review the complete Regis University Nondiscrimination Notice at: Non-discrimination Notice