Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Advising

Job ID 2021-1414
Job Locations
Student Affairs Staff
Budgeted Salary Range
$99,700 (minimum) - $129,500 (midpoint) per year

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Ivins, UT has an immediate opening for an

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Advising


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.




The posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU’s compensation plan.   RVU’s full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range.  The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.


RVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Advising has supervision and administration of all academic and career advising programs and services provided by RVU’s Office of Student Affairs.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Responsible for all academic matters concerning student welfare, advancement and discipline to ensure that students receive academic support and guidance, professional mentorship, career development, appropriate physical and mental health care, and other services as needed and that students remain compliant with the policies and procedures of the university.
  2. Supervises and directs the academic and career advising aspects of the Office of Student Affairs team for CO and UT RVU locations and programs. Oversees the academic advising and career advising as well as supervising the administrative assistant on the UT campus.
  3. Direct, train, and develop career and academic advisors.
  4. In conjunction with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, develops and monitors the Student Affairs budget.
  5. Leads regularly scheduled meetings with program staff to enhance communication.
  6. In collaboration with the Deans/Program Directors, evaluates and addresses concerns regarding student behavior and compliance with university and college policies and Code of Conduct, referring the cases as indicated to the Administration and the Student Performance Committee. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Advising shall be an ex officio member of the Student Performance Committee, the Chair of the Students at Academic Risk Committee, and the non-voting Chair of the Student Honor Code Committee.
  7. Assures effective and efficient delivery of student services in accordance with institutional goals, university policies and professional standards.
  8. Constructs and conducts surveys, needs assessments and evaluations of student needs, satisfaction with administration, faculty, services and academic offerings as a component of the annual report to the VP of EM and the Board of Trustees.
  9. Ensures that institutional policies are in compliance with government regulations impacting students and that institutional mandates and requirements are met and applied. With a specific emphasis on ADA accommodations.
  10. Maintains standards for student behavior, recommend disciplinary actions as necessary and document all student failures to comply with established policy and procedures.
  11. In coordination with the Deans and Program Directors, provide initial review of any student absences and all requests from students for a leave of absence, voluntary withdrawal, or transfer and recommend action to the Dean, Program Director or his/her designee. Provide direct advising and guidance to any student facing dismissal for academic or disciplinary reasons.
  12. Serves on CO and UT University Committees and attend to other projects/duties assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the VP of EM. Attends national and local student affairs and other professional conferences to advance professional skills and services to RVU students.

Marginal Job Functions

  1. Assist the Faculty and Administrators with special project assignments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  2. Demonstrate time management skills and organizational skills.
  3. Ability to delegate.
  4. Ability to problem-solve.
  5. Knowledge of University and College Policy and Procedures.
  6. Knowledge of student services and activities.
  7. Knowledge of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Student Affairs practice
  8. Experience with budget preparation and monitoring
  9. Supervisory experience in Student Affairs

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Terminal Degree
  2. Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in higher education administrative student affairs.
  3. Experience as a learning specialist or an academic advisor.
  4. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Previous experience at a Health Professions College or University.


Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021.  


Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.


  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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