Ast Dean, Undergrad Recruitment, Advising, Enrich

Champaign, IL

University of Illinois

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment, Advising, and Enrichment

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment, Advising, and Enrichment. The Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Recruitment, Advising, and Enrichment will develop and implement policy related to undergraduate student affairs, including undergraduate student recruitment, admissions, and retention, the college’s James Scholars Honor Program, student scholarships and awards, the college’s convocation ceremony, the Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP), the college’s office of career development and services, student academic integrity and infractions through the campus’ FAIR system, and representing undergraduate concerns on college and campus committees.


The mission of the College is to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. The AHS research, teaching, and service programs were designed to improve the quality of life of people of all ages and cultures, promote the development of healthy communities, and help people with disabilities live full and independent lives. AHS has nationally recognized units in their fields, and is home to the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Health, and the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science.  The College enrolls about 2000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students. 


The College is on the flagship campus of the University of Illinois with an enrollment of 42,000 students.  The University has one of the largest library collections of any university in the country with over 13 million volumes, and is home to both the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures and the Krannert Art Museum. Illinois is consistently in the top tier of various national and international rankings of public universities. 


The Urbana-Champaign community is home to award-winning parks, a diversity of cultures, Big-10 varsity athletics, community sports for all ages, and beautiful public gardens and campus landscapes. The downtown areas have grown into vibrant public spaces and entertainment districts over the past two decades.  Both communities have recently made substantial investments in new public libraries, and the local schools take pride in their traditions of strong academic programs and extra-curricular activities.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit



Undergraduate Student Affairs

With the assistance of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Affairs (UGAA), develop guidelines, oversee programs, and provide some budget oversight related to college academic advising staff, undergraduate affairs, and undergraduate activities.

In collaboration with the Associate Dean for UGAA, advise the Dean and Heads on strategic directions related to undergraduate programming.

In consultation with the Associate Dean for UGAA, ensure adherence to campus policy on undergraduate student petitions, academic integrity and disciplinary issues, and academic eligibility for student athletes in the college.

Supervise academic records officer related to grade audit, bronze tablet, unofficial withdrawal reports and various other academic record activities.

Supervise the academic advising staff members.

Provide consultation to departmental administrative officers on issues related to adequate undergraduate course availability and scheduling.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for UGAA, implement campus policies related to programs of study, course catalogs and various other university-level activities.

Represent the college on various provost or chancellor appointed and campus committees dealing with undergraduate students and related issues.

Interact with parents regarding undergraduate student issues within the boundaries of FERPA and HIPPA regulations.

Represent undergraduate student affairs in various departmental forums.

Serve as a resource to college departments for curricular and co-curricular development for undergraduate students.

Coordinate and provide leadership for AHS convocation and awards programs.

Coordinate programming for incoming students such as the Experience AHS and Fall Welcome events.

Develop guidelines and advise student activities related to the College’s Edmund J. James Scholar program.

Advise AHS student council and recommend mechanisms for student involvement in faculty research, stakeholder engagement, and fundraising.

In consultation with the Associate Dean for UGAA, advise I-LEAP program and supervise staff on enrichment initiatives for at-risk undergraduates such as underrepresented minority students, first generation students, rural students, and athletes.

In collaboration with the Associate Dean for UGAA, oversee the office for career guidance and services and supervise staff on initiatives to develop a handbook on career exploration and selection, career fairs, employer registry, and collaborations with the campus’ office for career affairs.

In collaboration with the Associate Dean for UGAA, oversee Students Pursuing Applications, Research, and Knowledge (SPARK) early research program for freshmen in the college

Oversee coordination of a tutoring support program to help the college’s undergraduates enrolled in chemistry and life sciences courses.

Ensure compliance with the campus’ study abroad policies and procedures, along with serving as the college’s liaison relative to study abroad initiatives and directives out of the Provost’s Office.

Undergraduate Admissions

In collaboration with the Associate Dean for UGAA, assist the Dean with developing and implementing college admissions policies for undergraduate students and developing appropriate reports as part of campus admissions and enrollment planning.

Represent the college to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to determine guidelines for freshmen and transfer admission to college majors.

Prepare and present information for student recruitment programs and activities.

In consultation with the Associate Dean for UGAA, supervise the college’s recruiter in developing recruitment plans and coordinating efforts to reach out to prospective students, particularly underrepresented and transfer students.

Represent AHS at university sponsored recruitment trips and at admissions programs and events.

Respond to student and parent concerns and questions regarding admissions process.

In collaboration with the Associate Dean for UGAA, assist the Dean with strategic planning for undergraduate student affairs using existing data mining, metrics, and trend analysis for admissions.


Oversee content for College's website and consult with AHS's IT staff for web maintenance related to undergraduate student affairs.

Provide counsel to the Dean’s Office concerning advancement efforts for undergraduate student scholarship and awards.

Participate with the Dean, Associate Dean for UGAA, Administrative Council, and College. Executive Committee in advancing the college’s undergraduate academic programs.

Monitor impact of college policies on enrollment, majors/minors, scholarships, class sizes, and other undergraduate related metrics connected to strategic planning and enrollment management.

Work closely with Assistant Dean for Advancement on efforts to ensure current students' commitment to the College as alumni and also assist with college events like homecoming, Distinguished Alumni Awards Program and various other events.

Work with parents, students and other units on campus to resolve undergraduate student issues.

Other related duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit.





Ph.D degree in an applied health sciences or related discipline.

At least three years of academic administrative experience and/or leadership experience in implementing policy for undergraduate student affairs, academic advising or student affairs experience

Demonstrated record of success in interacting with students and faculty

Experience in working with a diverse population of students, such as student athletes, under-represented students, and first-generation students. It is expected that the Assistant Dean will also have experience in other aspects of the responsibilities of the position listed above, such as staff supervision.

Demonstrated familiarity with national laws such as FERPA, HIPPA, and Title IX



Experience teaching health sciences related content at the university level or developing orientation courses for new undergraduate students.


Environmental Demands: 

           Normal office environment. Some movement between buildings may be required. 



Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Appointment Status and Start Date

This is a full-time (100%), 12 month Academic Professional appointment.  The proposed start is as soon as possible after the closing date.



To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by May 27, 2022.  Please complete your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


For more information about this position, applicants may contact AHS HR at   


University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Convictions are not a bar to employment.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.


The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

Posted: 05/05/2022