Assistant Dean of Students (University) Salary
|Salary||$44,057 - $98,299|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,980|
|Total Pay (||$43,764 - $98,233|
Job Description for Assistant Dean of Students (University)
Assistant deans of students function as an intermediary between the student body and the office of the dean. The assistant dean functions as an advocate for students, as well as a conduit that helps create and administer university policy. An assistant dean must work closely with students, bringing forth their concerns, wishes, and expectations from university programs and policy. Then, the assistant must use that input to assess, create, and guide university policy and programs toward students. The assistant dean will also help guide programs throughout the university including academic and financial programs.Read More...
The assistant dean is responsible for hiring and overseeing personnel including full-time and part-time employees and student help. They perform data collection and evaluation of university programs and policies. The job involves overseeing discipline, and guiding alcohol and drug policy and prevention programs. The assistant dean works closely with the office of student housing as well as departments regarding student activities. The job entails overseeing and helping in the creation of budgets and sitting in on many committee meetings is a requirement.
An assistant dean must be an excellent communicator and someone who feels comfortable working in groups and with all different personalities. They must also have good leadership skills and be someone who is driven and personable. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must. Working hours can be variable and there may be a need to work many nights and weekends. An advanced degree in an area such as student policy is also a must.
Assistant Dean of Students (University) Tasks
- Deliver effective and quality services to students including student housing, counseling, student conduct, student activities and programs, disability services, international student advising.
- Meet the needs of a diverse campus population, foster student development and promote involvement in campus life.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Dean of Students (University)
At the upper end, University Assistant Deans of Students who move into an Associate Dean of Students role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Associate Deans of Students is a much higher $82K per year. The most common promotion for University Assistant Deans of Students is Dean of Students, a position that typically pays $75K annually. Another standard transition for University Assistant Deans of Students seeking advancement is to assume a Dean of Students role, where pay is often $63K.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Dean of Students (University)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $60K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $64K. University Assistant Deans of Students with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an University Assistant Dean of Students with more than 20 years of experience can earn $79K on average.
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