Assistant Dean of Student Life
Nature of Work
The Assistant Dean of Student Life is a key member of the student affairs leadership team and will oversee components of the student life unit in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean will directly supervise the Director Recreation and Wellness and the Coordinator of Student Engagement & Intercultural Programming. In addition, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for the daily operation of the Campus Center, oversee the summer orientation and Anchor Days programs, manage the College's clubs and organizations, administer the Greek Life program, and manage the execution of the College's campus signature tradition events. The Assistant Dean serves on various college committees, attends related university system meetings, and frequently works evenings and weekends. This is an administrative position that performs an appropriate combination of college and community service activities.
·Provides leadership and vision to the Student Life unit of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management to develop an active, high-quality, vibrant student life program that promotes collaboration, student engagement and student success.
·Collaborates with other departments in the Student Life unit to design, execute, and assess a programming curriculum that delivers a diverse and engaging programming model (day, evening, and weekend).
·Provides supervision and leadership to the Director of Recreation and Wellness and Coordinator of Student Engagement & Intercultural Programming, and corresponding offices/units.
·Provides oversight for the daily and special event operations of the Campus Center including scheduling, logistics, and technical service delivery.
·Coordinates campus event calendar for the Division of Student Affairs and holds monthly event
planning meetings involving Plant Operations, Technology Services, and other campus event planners.
·In collaboration with the Orientation/Anchor Days Planning Committee, responsible for the planning, execution, and assessment of the College's orientation program.
·In collaboration with the Orientation/Anchor Days Planning Committee, responsible for the planning, execution, and assessment of the College's Anchor Days extended orientation program.
·Supervise the Student Life student assistants.
·Oversees the College's student club/organization/Greek Life registration and maintenance process, ensuring compliance with College/University System of Georgia policies and procedures for group assembly; development of organizational charters, constitutions, and by-laws; allocation and expenditure of student activity fees; reservation and use of space; affiliation with national affiliates and off campus organizations; support of faculty/staff advisors; and execution of club activities.
·Administers a comprehensive leadership program and training for student organization leaders, members, and advisors and provides oversight for all organizational budgets, organization resource room, and College-required paperwork.
·Manages the planning, budgeting, execution, and assessment of the College's traditions including, but not limited to, Opening Convocation, Welcome Weeks, Mariner Fest, Homecoming, non-athletic appearances of the Mariner mascot, etc.
·Frequently works evening and weekend hours as a requirement of the position.
·Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
·Master's degree plus four years of experience in higher education required (either at the graduate assistant or professional level).
·Ability to provide leadership training and multicultural awareness programs for a diverse student population.
·Strong interpersonal communications and organization skills.
·Ability to effectively supervise students and contracted service providers.
·A commitment to providing services in accordance with the stated mission, goals, objectives, and priorities of the College.