Associate Dean of Students (Sacramento and San Francisco)

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Job Title Associate Dean of Students (Sacramento and San Francisco) Union Level Department Student Life - Admin/Student Advising Campus Sacramento Posting Number 201301571P Full or Part Time Full Time Number of Months 12 Work Schedule

Work performed during standard business hours Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs, deadlines, or respond to crisis, or student of concern issues. Travel required between campuses, including attending meetings or events on the Stockton campus.

Position End Date Open Date 03/08/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

For first consideration please apply before April 5, 2019.

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students is responsible for the coordination of Student Life services on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses that complement and enhance the mission of the University. In concert with the appropriate administrators, the Associate Dean works to orchestrate key Student Life Divisional and individual campus areas including crisis management, student activities, health services and counseling, student conduct, diversity, and the development of a safe, healthy, strong educational and social environment for the Pacific community. Works collaboratively with students, local Deans, Campus Directors, faculty, administrators, parents, and alumni to create vital and engaged campus communities that integrate student learning, growth, and development.

Essential Functions

1.Working with the appropriate campus administrator(s), the Associate Dean of Students will support students on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses by coordinating services with the following units, departments, and offices: Student Leadership and Involvement, Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Center for Community Involvement, Student Success Coaches, Conduct and Community Standards, Services for Students with Disabilities, Intercultural Student Success, Residential Life and Housing, and Crisis Management and Response.

2.Gain applicable knowledge that leads to synergies, encourages seamless practices, and unifies support services provided by the Division of Student Life, Academic Affairs, faculty, and other University partners on all three campuses.

3.Coordinates and assists in the development and implementation of Student Life policies, procedures, and programs in order to provide efficient and effective services that support the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses and the overall mission of the Student Life Division.

4.Establish and integrate the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses into the existing Dean on Call after-hours response protocol. Logs incidents and creates oral and written reports using student information technology for the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, Campus Director(s) and local Deans. Participates in weekly Dean on Call meetings.

5.Working with the McGeorge Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Diversity Initiatives and the Dugoni Director of Admissions, coordinates the Sacramento campus Center for Inclusion and Diversity; organizes professional, student staffing, and offers training on diversity and inclusion on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses with consultation from three-campus leadership and partners.

6.Builds campus community by developing robust co-curricular experiences for Sacramento and San Francisco students and works collaboratively with off campus/external diversity organizations and initiatives.

7.Provides support for existing campus student life activities/programs and assists in the coordination of the registration, recognition, and programming of student clubs and organizations on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses in accordance with Student Life policies and procedures.

8.Collaborates in the summative assessment of services and programming on the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses. Uses results to recommend ongoing improvements and appropriate changes, new interventions, or services. Conduct planned benchmarking of best practices to ensure strong evidence-based services and programs through regular consultation with the Division of Student Life’s Office of Assessment and Planning.

9.Plans and assesses educational programming designed to prevent high-risk student behaviors and comply with state and federal regulations including but not limited to Title IX, the Clery Act, and The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

10.Works in consultation with designated campus stakeholders, supports and organizes the student conduct review (adjudication) process on the campuses to resolve alleged student conduct violations, including administrative and board review hearings. Ensures procedural protections, fundamental fairness, and access for all parties. Serves as a Student Conduct and Community Standards Officer.

11.Coordinates with Campus Directors and appropriate Deans to provide leadership and direction in times of crisis response and intervention. Informs and updates appropriate administrators of emergency situations including, but not limited to, the Vice President for Student Life, the Vice President for Business and Finance, and the AVP/Dean of Students, and the respective Campus Directors.

12.Assists academic leadership and faculty in the accreditation process for academic programs; prepares associated reports and collects and analyzes collection of data that facilitate the accreditation process.

13.Participates and assists in coordinating emergency preparedness and response on individual campuses by serving on the Pacific Alert Team and the Bias Response Team.

14.Develops and implements policies and protocols to ensure compliance with local, state, and/or federal agencies as related to the programs and services within the offices including all documentation required for Clery reporting.

15.Serves as a committee member on University, individual campus, and Student Life committees, as appointed.

This position serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported to them.

Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
•Five (5) years’ post degree experience in Student Affairs or related field.
•Experience designing and managing comprehensive Student Life services with diverse students enrolled in professional, graduate, and undergraduate programs.
•Demonstrated ability in student programming, managing student crises and concerning behaviors.

Preferred Qualifications

•Doctoral Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
•Seven (7) years’ experience in Student Affairs in Higher Education and related field.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
•Familiarity with, and support of, the goals, vision, and ethos of student-centered education.
•Positive attitude and proven ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and alumni.
•Strong operational and business management skills are essential; must have the ability to develop and implement key performance metrics and foster a climate of data decision making from knowledge of best practices in Student Life.
•Demonstrated ability to communicate a strong leadership vision to broad group of campus and community constituents.
•Demonstrated ability to analyze and present complex issues to diverse individuals and groups.
•Experience working with a diverse university community and possess a commitment to equity and inclusion.
•Excellent communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing; possess the ability to listen to all points of view build consensus, and inform others of policies and decisions.
•Experience in program planning, implementation, and administration, including management of budgets and personnel.
•Working knowledge of relevant laws and polices (FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, Violence against Women Act (VAWA), and ongoing legislation).
•Strong organizational skills to work independently and to prioritize workload under the pressure of competing assignments and dynamic deadlines.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs, deadlines, or respond to crisis, or student of concern issues. Travel required between campuses, including attending meetings or events on the Stockton campus.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range Commensurate with experience, exempt Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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  1. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
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    • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
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Posted: 3/9/2019
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