Associate Dean of Students

SUNY Oswego   Oswego, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 4, 2024
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Associate Dean of Students


Description of Department:


SUNY Oswego's is a central resource that serves the needs of all students in collaboration with faculty and staff. We provide critical resources, programs and services designed to support students, their well-being, and help students overcome challenges and remove barriers to their success. The ODS staff members empower students to advocate for themselves and access the resources necessary to achieve academic, professional, and personal growth.


Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, this position will play an integral role within the Office of the Dean of Students increasing learning, persistence, and graduation by providing case management and crisis response to support all students. ODS, situated within the Division of Student Affairs, seeks to provide a welcoming, accessible, and affirming environment for all SUNY Oswego students so that they can achieve their full potential as students and as graduates.


The Associate Dean of Students (ADOS), serves as a champion for the student experience and a facilitator of SUNY Oswego's culture and network of care. The ADOS serves as a resource and advocate for students providing oversight for all case management functions within the Office of the Dean of Students. This includes supporting the basic needs of students as well as supporting students encountering disruptions. The position provides services that promote the personal development, health and well-being, and academic success of all undergraduate and graduate students at SUNY Oswego in Oswego and at the Syracuse Campus. This position supports and advocates for students who are experiencing crises and intervenes directly to provide guidance and support to students, families, faculty, and staff.


The Office of the Dean of Students at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Associate Dean of Students.


Posting Date: April 1, 2024


Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Compensation:, Minimum salary $80,000 commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.


Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. for more information.


Date of Appointment: As soon as possible


Description of Responsibilities:


  • Serve as a member of the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team and work to align the goals, priorities, and learning outcomes of the Office of the Dean of Students with the mission, vision, values, and student learning outcomes of the Division and Institutional priorities.
  • Support department assessment and planning and use assessment data to inform programs, practice, and protocols for continuous improvement.
  • Provide leadership and vision for case management and well-being areas in the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Supervise four professional staff members; Assistant Dean of Students for Well-being, Assistant Dean of Students for Alcohol and Drug Education, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Outreach and Support, and Assistant Dean of Students - Basic Needs Case Manager.
  • Oversee case management functions within the Office of the Dean of Students, ensuring response to students encountering disruptions due to personal or academic challenges.
  • Provide case management support and general advocacy for students including coordination and oversight of the out-of-class notice process as well as the University Withdrawal and Leave of Absence processes.
  • Support the DOS in responding to small- and large-scale crises. Represent the DOS as the departmental leader for crisis response as directed. Occasionally serve as on-call representative for the Office of the Dean of Students in the absence of the DOS.
  • Oversee basic needs programs and services including the distribution of the Student Emergency Fund, University food and clothing pantry (SHOP), and the Homeless Liaison position.
  • Provide leadership in developing services and programs that promote the personal development, health and well-being, and academic success of all undergraduate and graduate students at SUNY Oswego.
  • Collaborate within the Division and in conjunction with campus partners to develop programs and services to respond to the needs of marginalized student populations and support an inclusive and welcoming university community.
  • Represents the Office of the Dean of Students to various institutional divisions, committees, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  • Serve as a resource to university faculty and staff in dealing with students' disruptive behavior within and outside of the classroom.
  • Support efforts in the Office of the Dean of Students to ensure University compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as they relate to Clery, FERPA and related state and federal laws and regulations. Oversee University compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Community Act.
  • Ensure all staff have access to tools and information on laws, guidelines, policies, and procedures, as well as actively participate in opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Serve on the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT), charged with policy and systems development and real-time response to critical incidents and student emergencies.
  • Chair case management committee charged with supporting students.
  • Serve as a Student Conduct hearing officer as Dean's designee or Code Administrator as needed.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and departments to provide additional learning opportunities and partnerships that enhance the student experience.
  • Serve as key advisor to the Dean of Students on departmental initiatives and student issues and stand in for the Dean of Students during their absence.
  • Serve and participate on Division and University committees, as assigned or designated.
  • Participate in Student Affairs division activities and professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.




Required Qualifications:


  • Master's Degree in education, counseling, social work, public health, or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in Higher Education or related field
  • Experience working with a diverse student body and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead staff
  • Familiarity with student conduct process and policy development as related
  • Excellent writing oral presentation skills and organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FERPA and Clery Act Compliance


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Doctorate degree in Higher Education
  • Progressive leadership experience in Student Affairs


At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's


As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)


Additional Information:


Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please to see our full non-discrimination policy.


In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing


For Campus Safety information, please to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).


SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.


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Application Instructions:


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  • A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement
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