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Dean of Students
New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Date Posted 01/28/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 02/24/2019

Department Contact Name

Irene Montoya

Department Contact Phone


Department Contact Email

Posting Details


Posting Details


Requisition Number


Classification Title

Dean of Students

Position Job Title

Dean of Students


Student Affairs & Enroll Management


520830-Student Life

Position Number


Internal or External Search

External - Open to all applicants

Appointment Full-time Equivalency


Reports To Position Title

VP Student Success

Target Hourly/Salary Rate

Target Entry - 83,000 to commensurate with qualifications

Pay Level


Pay Base


Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean of Students is a vital team member of the Office of Student Success and plays an instrumental role in the University’s retention initiatives and the creation of student engagement and development. The next Dean of Students will have the opportunity to develop the department’s strategic vision and work with a team of professionals who are dedicated to the success of all students, but particularly first-generation and under-served minority students.

The Dean of Students is responsible for the administration and promotion of the Office of the Dean of Students and its programs including Student Government, Judicial Services, Campus Activities, Student Accessibility Services, Greek Life and student development education opportunities.

The Dean of Students works closely with admissions and academic units to ensure the success of all students.

Classification Summary

The Dean of Students is responsible for the administration and promotion of the Office of the Dean of Students and its programs ensuring high quality services. The Dean of Students provides academic and educational leadership to the staff members, students and system-wide colleagues and is responsible for developing an active learning community among students on campus.

Classification Standard Duties

Serve as leader, administrator, and evaluator of the Office of the Dean of Students and the programs it encompasses (ASNMSU-Student Government, Judicial Services, Campus Activities, Student Accessibility Services and Counseling). Provide leadership to support retention initiatives. Provides leadership to support student development and personal wellness initiatives. Promote academic achievement and student satisfaction consistent with established education objectives, quality standards and fiscal responsibility. Supervise and evaluate assigned personnel. Responsible for development and/or administration of budgets in areas of supervision. Seeks and pursues/motivates others to pursue potential sources of funding for the Office of the Dean of Students. Serve as liaison between the Office of the Dean of Students and the university community, community agencies, businesses and other groups, advisory committees, state and national groups. Ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate and Department of Education regulations. Reports directly to the Vice President for Student Success.


Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals. Experience in providing budgetary oversight and management. Knowledge of program evaluation. Knowledge of Title IX.


Excellent oral and written communication and problem solving skills, including skills in conflict mediation and responding to ideas and concerns of students, faculty and staff.


Proven ability to lead staff, students, and campus colleagues in engaging and guiding students in campus life outside of the classroom. Experience in respectfully and effectively working with students, staff, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of personal and departmental integrity and openness with students and staff. Demonstrated ability to administer in a fair and thoughtful way. Collect, analyze and use data to make informed decisions.

Required Education

Master’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Seven (7) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.



Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree in related field preferred.

NMSU’s next Dean of Students should have a deep knowledge of best practices in student development and engagement, Title IX and retention. The Dean of Students should be a visionary leader, adept at using data to inform decisions and provide mentoring and guidance to a seasoned staff of professionals.

Required Certification/License


Special Requirements


Other Departmental Requirements


Standard Work Schedule

Standard (M-F, 8-5)

If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe


Physical Work Location State

NM-New Mexico

Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico

DA-Dona Ana

Work Site


Contingent Upon Funding

Not Applicable

Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement

This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Tenure Track


Posting Date


Closing Date


Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)


Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

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Working Conditions and Physical Effort



Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

Physical Effort

No or very limited physical effort required.

Lifting Requirements

Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.


No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

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