Job Summary/Basic Function
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 35th institution of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of over 9,000 students, GGC expects within two years to exceed 11,000 students, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student-centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 780,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education, and information technology.
The Dean of Student Services is a senior-level administrative position in the Division of Student Affairs and is responsible for the planning, supervision, and financial management of the Career Development and Advising Center, Office of Disability Services, and Counseling & Psychological Services. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. The Dean of Student Services supports GGC's mission of an integrated approach to student learning that works collaboratively with academic units and across areas to ensure graduates are prepared to anticipate and respond to an ever-changing global environment. Candidates with a strong assessment background and knowledge of the accreditation processes are preferred.
Examples of duties include, but not limited to:
* Serves as the administrative officer responsible for all functions occurring within Student Services
* Responsible for the development and coordination of co-curricular programs that promote student learning and development across areas of responsibility
* Responsible for supporting college-wide initiatives that support equal access, diversity, and student education and well-being
* Provides coaching, training and development opportunities for areas of responsibility
* Provides managerial support for the supervision of professionals and support staff
* Develops and administers the college's student affairs development budget in consultation with the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
* Develops and implements college-wide student affairs strategic goals and objectives
* Assesses and provides recommendations on goals and objectives for units under Student Services
* Assists in the management of campus-wide programs and events (on and off-campus) and represents the college in campus-wide student life programs and services
* Develops relationships with external constituencies for sponsorship in consultation with appropriate institutional offices
* Serves on collegewide committees
* Must be able to foster and promote an integrated team approach to student development services, assess programming impact on learning outcomes, and ensure compliance with Federal/State guidelines
* Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Doctorate from an accredited college/university required.
5-7 years progressive administrative/managerial experience in Student Affairs.
* Demonstrated leadership and management experience in a complex organization with proven ability to apply management principles, lead staff, organize and motivate others, set priorities, establish individual unit goals, outcomes, and assessment
* Must have excellent analytical, fiscal, communication and interpersonal skills along with a commitment to outstanding student service and teamwork are essential
* Knowledge and skills in the management of budgets, personnel, and facilities
* Knowledge of the theories and principles guiding student development and student learning, higher education, undergraduate education and learning communities
* Demonstrated skills in selecting, supervising, training, motivating, and evaluating professional and administrative staff
* Skill in conflict resolution, crisis management and emergency situations
* Knowledge of institutional research methodology for program assessment and evaluation
* Knowledge of national trends and best practices in higher education
* Builds successful relationships with administration, faculty, staff, students, and the community
* Understands and abides by a high standard of professional ethics in order to ensure the integrity of student affairs division.
* Demonstrates a high level of personal integrity and honesty, as well as handles information in confidence
* Upholds the college's commitment to equal access and promotion of diversity initiatives
* Thinks creatively and critically about programs and activities, challenges the status quo, and promotes continues improvement in all student development units
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.