Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Job Locations US-CA-Vallejo
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Touro University California (TUC) is a private, professional, and graduate-degree awarding institution located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo, California.  Established in 1997, TUC offers its 1,500 students an innovative education in one of several disciplines including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health, and education. Nestled on 44 acres of the former Mare Island Naval Military Base and a proud member of the Touro College and University System (TCUS), TUC is passionate in pursuing its mission of educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, and to teach within a foundation of social justice.


While both celebrating its past and looking towards a promising future, TUC is now seeking qualified candidates for the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.  As a key leader within the university, the Associate Dean will oversee several student focused areas of the Student Affairs Division including student health, academic support, and student events/activities, along with several other critical functions and important student support services.  As TUC looks towards its promising future, it is searching for a visionary, innovative, and collaborative student affairs professional who will successfully work with university leaders to support, retain, and graduate the next generation of health care and education practice ready professionals.





Reporting to the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs will oversee and will be responsible for the leadership, management, and development of the Student Success Center (academic support), Student Health Services, Counseling, Student Activities, Student Government, and Student Promotions and Conduct. This position will also assist in creating evaluation metrics to assess and demonstrate program success. 


Priority consideration of candidates is January 25, 2023


Specific Responsibilities      

Specifically, the Associate Dean is responsible for:


  • Hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and building a strong and high-performing team within the Student Affairs Division that includes the Director of the Student Success Center, the Director of Student Health Services, the Director of Counseling, and the Director of Student Activities.
  • Establishing sound administrative management and utilizing data analytics in order to assure appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation of all programs and activities within the Associate Dean’s area of responsibility.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the various programmatic Student Promotions/Academic Standards Committees.
  • Overseeing and implementing the university commencement ceremonies and new student orientation.
  • Ensuring effective business operations and manages funds by preparing the Division’s annual budget, monitoring expenditures, and submitting required fiscal reports.
  • Assisting in developing, executing, and assessing the Division’s strategic plan, goals and diversity
  • Managing and overseeing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) student reasonable accommodations process.
  • Developing and implementing strong retention programs and activities with the university’s faculty and staff to ensure high student retention rates.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state legal and regulatory requirements as
    they relate to student life, including but not limited to Title IX, WAVA, FERPA, and the Drug-Free Campus Act.
  • Developing and distributing the university’s Clery Annual Security Report (ASR).
  • Serving as a Clery Act Campus Security Authority (CSA) and overseeing the implementation of the annual Campus Security Authority training for Touro University California.
  • Serving as a Title IX investigator.
  • Serving as the Co-Chair of the CARE Team and working to promote its utilization among students, faculty, and staff to evaluate and appropriately intervene with those whose behavior may be harmful or disruptive to themselves or others.
  • Assisting in the coordination of emergencies involving the death of students, attempted and/or actual suicides, and other related emergencies.
  • Serving as a resource for faculty and staff on student behavioral issues in the classroom and workplace.
  • Advising the Student Government Association (SGA) and overseeing SGA budgets to ensure the following and adherence to university spending policies.
  • Developing and implementing Student Activities events and programs by creating a sense of school pride, fostering a sense of inclusion, and developing a sense of community.
  • Developing and maintaining strong communication practices throughout TUC to ensure smooth functioning of all student programs and services.
  • Serving on other university committees as needed.
  • Contributing to the overall success of the Division of Student Affairs by performing all other duties as assigned by the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.



Successful candidates must have the following:


  • A Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, educational leadership, educational counseling, public administration, or a relevant academic discipline from an accredited university/college.
  • A minimum of five years of successful experiences in a Student Affairs position in a college or university and a background in progressively higher leadership responsibilities.
  • Skilled experience in developing and implementing a plan and strategy to support, retain, and graduate university students.



  • A Doctorate in higher education administration, student affairs, educational leadership, educational counseling, public administration, or a relevant academic discipline from an accredited university/college.
  • Administrative experiences leading strategic and operational planning, preparation of budgets, effective management of resources within a budget, personnel organization, and management.
  • Experience in leading teams with a customer service focus and in supervising, evaluating, training, and hiring team members.
  • Experience investigating Title IX cases and serving on a Student Behavioral Intervention team.
  • Fiscal administration skills including overseeing enrollment management budgets, developing budget proposals, and reconciling expenditure reports.
  • Experience in supervising a Student Health Center and Counseling Services.
  • Unquestioned integrity and a commitment to nurturing an environment that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and experiences and promotes their full development.
  • Strong relationship-building, communication, and collaboration skills to work with and engage multiple and diverse constituencies.



  • Experiences in leading enrollment planning processes.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent priority management skills.
  • Ability to effectively use data for communication and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and evaluation paradigms.


Maximum Salary

USD $193,089.98/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $154,471.99/Yr.


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