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Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life  

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Position Category:

Assoc/Asst Vice President  

Job Title:

Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life  

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Position Type:



Enrollment Management  

Nature of Work:

The Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, as a member of the division's senior leadership team, will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and provide leadership for the Department of Residence Life and Office of the Dean of Students. This position (here forward known as the Dean of Students) will supervise Student Health Services; Counseling Center; Disability Services; Student Judicial Affairs; and all daily administrative aspects of Residence Life, which include both East and West Campuses. The Dean of Students serves as a resource for students, parents, members of the faculty and staff regarding general student issues. 

This position is part of the senior leadership of both the Division and the University. Decisions include all personnel and staffing positions in the supervised areas; budget and resource allocation (and reallocation) decisions for the supervised areas; strategic and tactical decisions related to the University System of Georgia's P3 initiative; provide the University with current best practices, policies, and procedures related to supervised area; and support decisions and programs that serve students and assist in Retention, Progression, and Graduation.  

Training and Experience:

- Is expected to communicate effectively with all constituencies and continually monitor and improve program offerings in response to changing campus needs. 
- Knowledge of residence life housing and maintenance software. 
- Experience in Residence Life/Housing facility management, employment and student trends, labor market information, and community/professional resources available to assist in a comprehensive Residence Life program. 
- Familiarity and experience with the university setting. 
- A proven ability to provide instruction and guidance regarding Residence Life programming and facility development and maintenance. 
- Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and maintain programs that are student-centered and relevant to include living-learning communities and a Faculty in Residence program. 
- Excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead a student affairs staff. 
- Knowledge of student affairs disciplines. 
- Demonstrate an understanding of student development theory and student leadership development, attention to safety and security and crisis/emergency management. 
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. 

- Qualifications include a master's degree in higher education administration, student personnel, or related field. 
- A doctoral degree in higher education administration or related field is preferred. 
- Leadership experience must include a minimum of five (5) years of progressive responsible experience in residence life and demonstrated experience with student conduct in higher education.  

Testing Requirements:


Illustrative Examples of Work:

- Supervise all student health services, which include the offices of Student Health Center, the Counseling Center, and Disability Services. 
- Is responsible for the oversight of the total operation of the Residence Life Department to include, but not limited to: 
- Supervises and evaluates performance of all Residence Life professional staff. 
- Coordinates the Residence Life facilities maintenance and renovations in conjunction with the University Physical Plant. 
- Coordinates Residence Life marketing with Enrollment Management. 
- Coordinates and supervises the residential aspects of summer camps. 
- Oversees all administrative processing of housing, including but not limited to: contracts, room assignments, room changes, cancellations, withdrawals, fee assessments, and housing exemptions. 
- Oversees staff training and selection processes. 
- Coordinates all technological projects for the department of ITS. 
- Is responsible for an annual review and edit of the Residence Life Handbook. 
- Supervises a rotating duty schedule with Residence Life Staff established per semester. 
- Prepares assessment, budgetary, and occupancy reports related to Residence Life. 
- In collaboration with the Albany State University's Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance, the University System of Georgia Office of Real Estate and Facilities, and the Public-Private Partnership Initiative (P3), the Director of Residence Life will provide leadership for the planning and construction of any new or renovated housing facility. 
- Is responsible for the oversight of the Office of Student Conduct which includes, but is not limited to: 
- Provides supervision for the Assistant Dean of Students. 
- Provides educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and student as it relates to conduct and due process. 
- Maintenance of the student conduct software and database. 
- Review reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to University and USG policies. 
- Ensure due process for students through notification, investigation, and hearings. 
- Prepares assessment, budgetary, and other reports to the Office of the Dean of Students. 
- Development of alcohol and drug education and sanctioning programs. 
- Serves on University committees as assigned. 
- Other duties as assigned by the Vice President.  

Posting Date:


Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)

Open Until Filled



Special Instructions to Applicants:


Funding Source:

General Operating (State)  

Number of Openings:


If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:

State Funds  

Fringe Benefits:



Commensurate with experience  

Physical Demands


Facts About the Institution:

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Remission after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: 

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, Billy C. Black Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources, 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  

Disability Statement:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1  

Required Applicant Documents:

Curriculum Vitae  

Application Types Accepted:

Staff Employment Application 




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Job No: Posting Number: 0600796  
Posted: 2/15/2018
Application Due: 4/13/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience