Assistant Dean of Students

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Dean of Students

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-14-2017

Posting Summary:
The Division of Student Affairs works for and alongside students to create the distinctive student experience for which UVa is known. The division's mission is to promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students while enhancing their physical and psychological well-being. The Division is recruiting for 2 Assistant Deans, one each in Housing & Residence Life (HRL) and the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS).

Additional information regarding these positions can be found at

Assistant Deans in the Division of Student Affairs have programmatic, student support, and incident response responsibilities.

Programmatic responsibilities depend on the particular Assistant Dean's assignment, but might include program design, implementation, and/or support services related to the assigned program. Often UVa Student Affairs professionals are not managing programs themselves, but are supporting students in designing and implementing the programs. Programmatic activities include Student Activities, Public Service, Career Services, Housing & Residence Life, Orientation & New Student Programs, Multicultural Student Services and other programs supporting historically underserved students, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Prevention & Education, and Incident Response.

Student support responsibilities include mentoring, training, and/or supervising student leaders and/or student workers, as well as helping students solve problems and respond appropriately to challenges and/or crises. Through formal and informal interaction, student affairs professionals assist students to achieve their goals. These interactions may include responding to student walk-ins; responding to questions from parents, faculty or staff; or meeting with students who have interpersonal problems, policy violations, psychological issues, or other concerns in order to counsel, mediate resolutions, or set expectations for future behavior.

Finally, Assistant Deans serve on the "Dean On-Call" rotation, and have other responsibilities relating to incident response and crisis management.

The anticipated hiring range for the positions is $ 62,000 to $ 65,000 and is commensurate with qualifications.

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply to posting # 0621311, at

Please indicate in your cover letter if you have a preference for either Housing & Residence Life (HRL) or the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS).

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong commitment to the division's core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness.

Required traits: a desire to serve students; a strong work ethic; both the humility to learn from students and the confidence not to be intimidated by students; exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with faculty, staff, team members, students, and community/government agencies; resourceful and collaborative ? able to connect dots across the University; excellent judgement and discretion, maturity; able to build trust and remain calm in emergencies, and able to command respect in a crisis.

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