1) Ensures that the Office of the Dean of Students adheres to all relevant Federal, State, and University policies, including FERPA regulations.
2) Responsible for the development and implementation of recruitment and admission strategies to maintain academic quality and financial stability of the School. In collaboration with faculty committees, guides the development and maintenance of recruitment and admission policies. Oversees recruitment activities, including digital communications, marketing, and travel. Supervises the processing of approximately 400 applications each year. Reviews files and approves applicants recommended for admission by admissions committees. Communicates official admission decisions. Oversees awarding of financial aid packages. Directs the analysis of admissions outcomes to inform future planning.
3) Responsible for crisis response for students. Counsels students and connects them with appropriate resources to assist with financial crises, mental and physical health issues, and other matters of concern. Serves as a resource for faculty and staff in dealing with disruptive student behavior. Manages student conduct concerns including disciplinary processes.
4) Represents the Divinity School at the University level on task forces, standing committees and advisory groups. Participates in the ongoing development and evaluation of university-wide student policies, services, and systems development. Works with UChicagoGrad, Campus and Student Life, Disability Services, Registrar, Bursar, Graduate Financial Aid, International Affairs, the University Registrar, and others to solve problems and support graduate students.
5) Oversees and directs the Office of the Dean of Students, including supervising the Associate Dean of Students, the Assistant to the Dean of Students, and student assistants. Manages the planning an implementation of a range of student services including but not limited to student records maintenance, course registration, disbursement of financial aid, monitoring of degree requirements, and convocation. Oversees tasks which reside in the portfolio of the Associate Dean of Students, including: Disbursement of financial aid, including endowment funds and external fellowships, annual financial aid renewal processes, fellowship and award competitions, and adjustments to student stipends; and management of student academic progress and support services for MA students.
6) Manages annual student aid budget in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students and the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.
7) Directs student academic progress and support services for PhD students. Supports faculty with managing academic progress and personal concerns of graduate students. Responds to student inquiries including academic, registration, financial, and personal concerns. Oversees registration and verification of degree requirements. Manages student requests for leave or pro forma status. Manages compliance with and approves exceptions to the policy on student employment. Ensures accurate and efficient record-keeping regarding student academic progress and milestone completion. Liaises with UChicagoGRAD and faculty placement committee to coordinate and support professional development and career services for Divinity School students.
1) Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, Divinity School staff, and other university administrators.
2) Highly effective in setting priorities and deadlines to ensure goals and objectives are met.
3) Highly effective in all aspects of crisis management.
4) Sensitive and diplomatic in written and verbal communications.
5) Proven record of integrity, creativity, energy, and decisiveness.
6) Knowledge of admissions and aid procedures.
1) A degree in the study of religion
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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