Associate Dean of Students

Johnson University Florida invites applications for a full-time Associate Dean of Students. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references via email to , Executive Vice President. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. See the job description below.

Position Title: Associate Dean of Students, JUFL
Reports to: Vice President for Student Services (JUTN)
Classification: Full-Time, salary, benefits
Start Date: July 1, 2021, or as negotiated

Job Summary

Oversees, manages, and coordinates student life programs and activities on the Florida campus by performing the essential duties and responsibilities listed below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and implements the programs, events, and activities of the Student Life Department on the Florida campus; has active involvement in the student life of the campus.
  • Supervises and provides support to Student Life Department employees. Works cooperatively and assists other areas, such as athletics, as needed.
  • Organizes and implements Student Life aspects of registration and orientation.
  • Oversees student housing programs, including supervision and implementation of housing assignments and regulations, Resident Assistant (RA) training, conflict resolution with student residents, transfers, ADA and FHA accommodation requests, etc.
  • Assumes responsibility for student discipline situations, including but not limited to mandatory meetings and discipline hearings. Chairs the Student Life Discipline Committee and is the responsible party for adjudicating student discipline, including hearings and recordkeeping.
  • Provides personal pastoral counseling for students; arranges for discounted professional counseling services.
  • Serves as the “gate keeper” for all proposed student activities and organizations, including the recruitment of faculty/staff advisors for student organizations and the approval of student clubs; provides direct supervision for the Student Government Association, class sponsors, and class officers.
  • Maintains financial records of student organizations and provides periodic reports to student-organization leaders.
  • Oversees non-academic end-of-year activities, including Senior Chapel, final week activities for graduating students, and awarding of non-academic honors.
  • Produces annual proposed budget for Student Life (Florida campus), manages departmental expenditures, and maintains appropriate financial records.
  • Reports Student Life activities on the Florida campus as requested by the Vice President of Student Services, Executive Vice President, President, or Trustees.
  • Updates and publishes Student Life manuals, handbooks, and publications, including the Student Life Department Policies and Procedures (SLMPAP), Student Handbook, Pictorial Directory of enrolled students, and various other materials.
  • Oversees and implements appropriate assessment activities and prepares reports for the Student Life area on the Florida campus.
  • Serves as the Chair of the Florida Campus Safety and Security Committee and as liaison to the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management and other local authorities as directed by the Executive Vice President; serves as liaison and supervisor for contracted security force; produces and files various annual reports related to campus and fire safety.
  • Organizes and maintains all Student Life records.
  • Serves on various institutional committees, assists with institutional projects, and provides support to the Vice President of Student Services and Executive Vice president as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the position is required. Graduate-level education preferred. A minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory position in Christian higher education is preferred. A demonstrated ability to lead people and minister to students is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.