University of St. Thomas — Assistant Dean of Students

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Dean of Students position within the Dean of Student’s Office.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

The Assistant Dean of Students is a key contributor to a dynamic Dean of Students team that is committed to the mission and convictions of the University of St. Thomas. This person is the lead case manager for students of concern and works closely with staff and faculty across the university to support at-risk students. This position also facilitates restorative justice-based responses and educational responses to reports of bias incidents when appropriate. The Assistant Dean works with academic deans in response to student behavioral concerns in the classroom. The Assistant Dean also responds to student complaints and concerns, advocates for students, and facilitates conflict resolution and mediation with appropriate individuals. This position serves on the Proud to Be First committee which supports first generation students at St. Thomas.

Other duties include the role of family liaison, publishing the parent newsletter, and assisting in the design and implementation of parent orientation; the Assistant Dean is the lead facilitator of the summer parent orientation program. The Assistant Dean also chairs student conduct boards, serves on the behavioral intervention team, chairs a cross-departmental CARE team, and rotates emergency on-call responsibilities with other staff in the Dean of Students Office. The Assistant Dean serves on university committees as assigned.


  1. Initiates action or follow-up on calls/alerts from students, faculty, or staff that require advocacy or emergency response. Facilitate restorative justice and educational responses to bias incident reports. Serves with “on call duty” responsibilities weekend emergency response to students. Response action may include contact with upper administrators, Public Safety, faculty members, or staff.
  2. Chairs the CARE behavior intervention team and case manages at-risk undergraduate and graduate student population. Weekly meetings with team members are required. Follow-up and support for students whose behavior indicates they are having difficulty either in the classroom, social environment or residence hall. Coordinate family support meetings when appropriate.
  3. Initiate or respond to calls from family members of students who require supportive response and/or advocacy. Create the monthly electronic newsletter for parents and guardians. Assist with creation and implementation of parent summer orientation program.
  4. Assist with disciplinary processes for undergraduate and graduate students.
  5. Other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
  • Five years of experience in student life/student affairs in higher education, to include experience dealing with judicial affairs, university disciplinary systems, restorative justice practices, conflict resolution and mediation.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Student Personnel Development, Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling, Pastoral Studies or an equivalency in human services
  • At least three years of experience with case management, student conduct, and emergency crisis response

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer