Stony Brook University Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students in Stony Brook, New York

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students


Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) and 10 years of progressively responsible senior level experience in higher education, to include knowledge of, and substantial leadership experience in, Student Affairs and related Student Services. Proven track record of student development, strategic planning, supervisory and management experience; as well as demonstrated human relations and community development and conflict resolution skills. Experience working with faculty, administrators, staff, and students in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a unionized, public college or university environment. Experience within a large, doctoral granting institution. Prior experience supervising students in a college or university setting. Comprehensive experience dealing with student-focused administrative proceedings/investigations.

Brief Description of Duties:

Reporting directly to the President of the University, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students leads the Student Affairs programs of the University. The incumbent will exercise visionary leadership in the fulfillment of the Student related objectives of the University.The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is committed to the experience and success of undergraduate, graduate and professional students. In partnership with others, the Office advocates for and provides leadership to cultivate the educational success and personal development of our students by offering a wide variety of services, activities, and learning opportunities.The Office of Student Affairs prepares and empowers students to engage fully as active learners, responsible leaders, and contributing members of a diverse and dynamic campus community and global society.

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is also responsible for overseeing over 400 employees located on the Stony Brook and Southampton campuses who manage areas such as Campus Recreation, Campus Residences, Career Center, Center for Prevention & Outreach, Commuter Student Services-Off Campus Living, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students Office, Student Accessibility Support Center, Interfaith Center, Leadership Nexus, LGBTQ\

  • Services, Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Affairs Assessment, Residential Risk Management, Student Activities, Student Affairs Professional Development, Student Health Services, Student Life, University Community Standards, Veterans Affairs, Athletic Bands, as well as providing leadership and guidance to over 400 recognized graduate and undergraduate student clubs and organizations.

Additionally, as SUNY’s largest residential campus, the incumbent oversees 30 residence halls for over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students who live on campus.

In this role, incumbent's duties entail the following:

  • Provides administrative leadership of the Student Affairs Division to include strategic planning, development of overall policy, recruitment and appointment of subordinate staff, development and control of budgets for the division, residential programs, community standards and student wellness. Represents the Division of Student Affairs on behalf of the Campus President on campus-wide initiatives and committees, including community partnerships and outreach.

  • Assesses the co-curricular and developmental needs of the student body and directs the development of plans and policies to meet these needs in support of the educational mission of the University.

  • Works with the senior leadership team to drive the division’s mission, vision, objectives and values; anticipate student needs in a way that fulfills educational and business requirements; reviews, refines and establishes policies, processes and protocols to initiate and communicate programs related to student welfare, student safety, student conduct and academic integrity. Ensures compliance with all federal and state requirements as they relate to Student Affairs

  • Partners with campus leadership to plan and implement strategic initiatives, develop partnerships, resolve issues, and to cultivate a seamless learning experience for our student’s. Provides strategic leadership to foster an inclusive campus climate implementing the University’s Diversity Plan and facilitating a successful navigation of a vibrant campus life. Ensures a welcoming, safe community of engaged students with extensive opportunity for educational, social and personal development.

  • Provides leadership on programs related to student clubs and organizations, student activities, diversity initiatives, and student leadership, ensuring excellence and involvement. Develops and integrates co-curricular programming and other student learning opportunities with faculty. Serves as the principal advocate for enhancing the quality of student life.

  • Establishes and maintains a research/evaluation initiative relative to campus student need, issues and developmental concerns.

  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes:

This is a Management Confidential position. This is a full time appointment.FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

Essential Position:This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Vice President for Student Affairs

Department/Hiring Area: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Stony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Oct 8, 2018

Posting End Date: Nov 7, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Salary Grade: MP2

Req ID: 1803066