Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Kutztown University

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Job Summary
The Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for the supervision, coordination, and management of a wide array of student co-curricular and support services at Kutztown University. Functions of the position will include: formulation of strategic and operational planning documents, budget preparation and oversight, supervision and evaluation of staff within assigned units , and serving the University as the Dean of Students as primary liaison to campus, local, and state law enforcement and governmental agencies on student related matters, provide advocacy as well as problem solving as they relate to students, and/or other internal/external constituencies to build a culture of respect. This position will also provide leadership and oversight for the departments of Student Involvement Services, Associate Dean for Students (Student Conduct), Student Assistance Coordinator, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health and Wellness Center( including Health Promotions and Alcohol and Other Drug programs), Diversity and Inclusion units (Multicultural Center, Women’s Center, GLBTQ Resource Center), Community Outreach Center, Greek Life, Veterans Services, New Student Orientation, Commuter Student Services, and KU Radio.

Specifically, the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students will:

  • Collaborate with staff and faculty to support student success, persistence and graduation efforts.
  • Collaborate with Admissions and Financial Aid to support successful new student recruitment
  • Provide leadership and supervise the Associate Dean of Students for the implementation of the University student conduct system as outlined in the Student handbook and in accordance with Board of Governors policy and state law including data presentation and analysis.
  • Promote good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders on behalf of students that result in beneficial management of conflict through leadership of the Kutztown University Behavioral Intervention Team.
  • Manage departmental budget and the operational budgets of reporting units.
  • Serve as university point person in the area of Town/Gown relations through program initiation, crisis management and liaison with various campus/community groups that traverse traditional divisional lines.
  • Represent Kutztown University and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs as campus designee to various external agencies.
  • Provide oversight and leadership for the production of the University Commencements.
  • Provide leadership in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students for the production of the student handbook (The Key) consistent with Board of Governors policy and deliver the document to students in a manner that is functional and in multiple media that meet the needs of a diverse student body.
  • In collaboration with Provost, academic Deans and faculty address student conduct in the classroom, incidents of undergraduate academic integrity.
  • Assist the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs in the formulation of, University and Division goals, objectives, policies and procedures concerning students and coordinate the unit accomplishments reports of strategic initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the Office of Student Involvement Services
  • Serve as the advisor to the Student Government Board
  • Collaborate with faculty/staff on issues related to the First Amendment
  • Serve as the point of contact for student complaints
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and/or the President of the University.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree required
  • Ten years of experience in higher education with at least five years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience within a public university or college setting.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating collaborative relationships with and providing effective leadership.
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Expertise working with issues related to the First Amendment
  • Demonstrated experience with supervising multiple professional staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Student Conduct
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Participation in Student Success team/task force

Supplemental Information
All applications for this position are submitted via our online application system only. Attach the following items in PDF or Word file format to the online application: [1] a cover letter to the Search Committee Chair, that addresses how the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications, [2] a full curriculum vitae, and [3] the contact information for at least three professional references from within higher education, one of whom must be the current or most recent supervisor.

Complete applications received by April 7, 2024 will receive full consideration, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Successful on-campus interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Clearance) and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to appointment.

Kutztown University enrolls approximately 8,500 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located adjacent to the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting and is within 30 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. Kutztown University is an AA/EOE member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

Non-Discrimination Statement
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at


  • Medical/Prescription Drug PPO health plan offered to employees, which includes prescription drug and hearing coverage.
  • Healthy U Wellness Program Voluntary program designed to provide employees with tools and resources to assist in improving and maintaining good health. Participants are rewarded with reduced health care premiums.
  • Dental and Vision Coverage Offered at no additional cost to employees.
  • State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) A confidential program which provides a wide range of no-cost services to address a broad range of problems, including counseling, legal, and financial services.
  • Group Life Insurance Employer paid term life provided for permanent employees based on onetime salary up to a maximum of $50,000.
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD) Income protection equal to 60% of gross annual base salary to a maximum of $5,000 monthly benefit with an option for a 90-day or 180-day benefit elimination period.
  • Voluntary Group Life and Personal Accident Insurance (VGLIP/AD&D) Additional life insurance coverage and personal accident insurance to help protect against losses due to accidents or death. Maximum employee coverage is five times annual salary up to $500,000.
  • Group Retirement Plans Employees can choose one of the mandatory retirement plan options – a 401(a), with a 5% employee contribution and a 9.29% employer contribution or the State Employees’ Retirement Plan (SERS) pension/investment plan with various enrollment options.
  • Voluntary Retirement Plans All employees are eligible to participate in our 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity and/ or 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts Income withheld before taxes for eventual reimbursement of certain medical and dependent care expenses.
  • Tuition Waiver benefits vary by employee group.
  • Paid Time Off Generous leave and time-off benefits determined by your employee group.

To view all of the benefits available to Management (Non-Represented) employees, plrese review them
here (Download PDF reader)

To apply, visit:


More jobs at:
More jobs in: