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Dean of Student Engagement & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Student Development/Residence Life

Job Title: Dean of Student Engagement & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Reporting Relationship: Vice President for Student Development

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Student Development-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Barnes Student Center

Summary of Position:    At IWU we are committed to disciple-making – to influencing each other to become more like Jesus in every area of life. Disciple-making leaders are Kingdom seekers committed to Christ, compassionate friends committed to their peers, and world changers committed to the broken world around them.

The Dean for Student Engagement & Deputy Title IX Coordinator will focus on student development and support, with primary focus on student engagement, student thriving, retention, persistence, and accountability. The Dean hires, trains, and supervises professional staff overseeing these areas of focus, oversees unit budgets, and creates and coordinates campus-wide programs including sexual assault/harassment training and awareness, New Student Transitions, First Year Experience, Community Life and Student Conduct. This position supervises three directors, part-time community learning position, and two graduate assistants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide daily leadership, vision, management, resource provision, support, and empowerment to an operation that includes: New Student Transition programs, First Year Experience, Student Involvement, retention and persistence research and strategies, Student Conduct, Title IX case investigation and resolution, and campus-wide sexual assault/harassment training and awareness 
  • Collaborate with faculty, academic affairs leadership, division chairs, Registration & Academic Services, Residential Learning, Center for Student Success, Admissions, and cabinet-level administrators to recommend systems and processes that enable offices and departments to communicate effectively regarding students high-risk of not persisting, making academic progress, or graduating 
  • Foster and reinforce a team culture of unity, humility, and devotion 
  • Oversee department budgets and closely supervise chief spending authorities as well as supervising profit centers by creating proper systems and processes to account for all revenues and expenditures 
  • Serve as the chief student conduct officer 
  • Facilitate Case Review Board meetings and communicate board decisions to appropriate parties 
  • Oversee IWU-Marion Title IX investigations and case resolution 
  • Oversee publication of annual student handbook and provide policy suggestions and recommendations for the student handbook 
  • Manage campus-wide sexual assault/harassment educational programming and awareness initiatives
  • Be on-call and available via cell phone for university emergencies and crises 
  • Research and communicate contributors affecting the student learning, growth and success of IWU-Marion students 
  • Coordinate “Campus Climate” Survey and other similar surveys 
  • Serve as campus administrator for Maxient incident reporting system and Aviso student success software 
  • Serve on the Student Life Council, the Deans’ Council, RiSER, CERT, C.A.R.E. Team, and other committees as assigned 
  • Conduct regular staff meetings and ongoing individual meetings 
  • Speak and represent the University as requested; attend and present at professional organization conferences 
  • Work directly and collaboratively with a team of Deans and Associate Deans 
  • Work in coordination with a shared Administrative Assistant who supports the budget accountability process, Datatel expectations, scheduling, ID card creation, as well as overall secretarial functions for the Dean 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Development
  • Supervision of the Director for Student Involvement, Director of Student Conduct, Director of Student Transitions, Part-time Co-Curricular position, Student Involvement Graduate Assistant, and Student Engagement Graduate Assistants. 


  • The Dean must be committed to the Lordship of Christ, continually seeking personal growth through the regular practice of spiritual disciplines, and creating spiritually rich environments for others to do the same.
  • The Dean will support the Student Development mission to partner in the holistic learning and disciple-making mission of the university by cultivating a community of belonging, support, and engagement through formative and diverse experiences.
  • The Dean must embody and promote the Wildcat Way values of Kindness, Humility, Belonging, Integrity, and Courage in their life, work, and interaction with others. 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Master’s degree in appropriate area required
  • Doctorate preferred


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures
  • Demonstrated history of successful mentoring and work with undergraduate students
  • Brings a proven record of effective team building and collaboration across departments and with faculty, administrators and co-curricular educators, and support personnel

Required Skills

  • Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission of IWU
  • Demonstrates an understanding of academic policies and procedures, curricular pathways, and graduation requirements
  • Possesses strong technical skills and a high comfort level within a computerized environment
  • Working knowledge and experience with student conduct and Title IX
  • Exhibits outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to make well informed decisions, solve problems and coordinate a variety of activities and tasks
  • Reveals exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail and the capacity to develop efficient and effective systems for the implementation of policies and processes


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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