Assistant Dean of Students

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 02, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Dean of Students

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of the Dean of Students

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-01-2018

Posting Summary:
The Division of Student Affairs works for & alongside students to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known. The University's mission to develop engaged citizen-leaders is the foundation of the Division's work. Members of the Division do this work guided by 6 core values: academic rigor, diversity & inclusion, health & wellness, honor, public service & student self-governance. The Division consists of 200+ employees within 5 units: the Office of the Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Office of the University Dean of Students, Student Health, University Career Center & the Office of African-American Affairs. Candidates should specify for which position they are applying in their cover letter.

The Division is recruiting at least 2 Assistant Deans (AD) in the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS): one in Housing & Residence Life & the other in the central ODOS office. ADs in the Division of Student Affairs have programmatic, student support, & incident response responsibilities.

The AD in the central Office of the Dean of Students will be a generalist dean, engaging with & providing follow-up services to students, faculty, & various stakeholders who contact the Office of the Dean of Students in Peabody Hall. Programmatic responsibilities include work on one or more of the programs lead by the ODOS team. Often UVa Student Affairs professionals are not managing programs themselves, but are supporting students in designing & implementing the programs. Programmatic responsibilities for this position might include collaborating with the ODOS Multicultural Student Services unit on program design, implementation, &/or support services related to support of students of color/Latinx students. In ODOS, the AD's student support responsibilities include daily office support for walk-ins, calls & requests for assistance (student, staff, & various stakeholders) to Peabody Hall. The AD is a generalist dean, providing resources & support to all students on a broad range of issues, & addressing questions & concerns brought forward by students, parents, faculty, & other stakeholders. Finally, the AD's incident response responsibilities include serving on the "Dean On-Call" rotation. The AD will report to the University Dean of Students & directly assist the Dean in preparing cases for hearings & preparing periodic reports & analyses on student incidents.

The AD in Housing & Residence Life will have more focused responsibilities in support of the residential life program at the University. The residential life program is a primary example of the philosophy of student self-governance in practice at the institution, with over 250 students serving as resident assistants, senior residents & co-chairs of the program. Programmatic responsibilities include the development & coordination of programming related to, & the living/learning functions of, the undergraduate & graduate residential communities. This includes Resident Staff program guidance, assisting with facilities management, & program assessment. The AD will promote self-governance among the student staff & residents in order to build a community where individual rights are respected. In HRL, the AD's student support responsibilities include advising the undergraduate Resident Staff Vice Chairs & Senior Residents, mentoring other resident staff members, & meeting with students who have roommate issues, policy violations, psychological issues, or general concerns in order to guide, mediate resolutions, or set expectations for future behavior. Finally, the AD's incident response responsibilities include serving on the "Dean On-Call" rotation, & responding to student incidents in the residence halls, among other things.

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. Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity. Strong oral and written communication skills.

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