#100905 Dean of Student Affairs, Seventh College

La Jolla, CA
Aug 02, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Seventh (7th) College is the newest of the undergraduate Colleges at the University of California, San Diego. The colleges are distinguished by their general education curriculum which at Seventh (7th) College encourages both depth and breadth, stresses the understanding of the complexities surrounding the Changing Planet and our ability to positively impact those changes. Seventh (7th) College is an innovative and robust in its charge, and embodies the flexibility required to manage changing environments at all levels. The staff provide programs and services that support the academic mission of the University by enhancing the educational, personal, cultural, and social development of students.

The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to participate as the founding Dean of Student Affairs for the new Seventh College at UC San Diego.

Under the direction of the College Provost, the Dean of Student Affairs is the lead Student Affairs professional at the college. The Dean is responsible for enhancing the quality of undergraduate student life through the development and coordination of co-curricular programs that promote student learning and development, foster student mental health and overall well-being, and reflect the college’s and university’s themes, principles, and traditions.

As a member of the college’s senior management team, the Dean of Student Affairs works collaboratively and creatively with other college leaders to establish a comprehensive living and learning environment for students throughout their undergraduate careers. The Dean of Student Affairs provides oversight for residential life, student organizations and leadership opportunities, student government, judicial affairs, community development, college facilities which support student affairs’ functions and all other aspects of the co-curricular life of undergraduate students at the college, including crisis management.

The Dean of Student Affairs has managerial responsibility for the supervision and training of professional and support staff and develops and administers the college’s Student Affairs budget in consultation with the Colleges Business Office (CBO) under the oversight of the College Provost. The Dean of Student Affairs has a collaborative relationship with the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs and participates in the development and implementation of campus-wide Student Affairs strategic goals and objectives and assists in the management of campus-wide programs and events and represents the college/provost in campus-wide student life matters.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area or equivalent experience, and Master's/Doctoral Degree in a field such as Counseling, Student Affairs, or Student Personnel and progressive managerial experience in higher education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in a complex organization with proven ability to apply management principles, lead staff, organize and set priorities, and establish unit goals and outcomes.

  • Proven experience with Student Affairs/Student Life specialization. Knowledge of the theories and principles of higher education, undergraduate education, student development and student learning.

  • Skills in conceptualizing, analyzing and interpreting broad issues, policies and regulations and in-depth knowledge of and the ability to interpret the policies and procedures relevant to all aspects of undergraduate student life.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in academic advising and counseling techniques. Strong understanding of the developmental tasks appropriate to undergraduates students, with a corresponding ability to conceptualize and implement programs to meet a variety of students needs in a variety of developmental areas.

  • Demonstrated counseling and advising skills appropriate to student needs. Skill in conflict resolution, negotiation and counseling referrals. Proven ability to manage crisis and emergency situations.

  • Excellent skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements. Skills in selecting, supervising, training, motivating and evaluating professional and administrative staff.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and skills in the management of budgets, personnel, and facilities with the demonstrated ability to use these skills effectively.

  • Thorough knowledge of University policies, processes, and procedures. Skills in conceptualizing, analyzing and interpreting broad issues, policies and regulations and in-depth knowledge of and ability to interpret the policies and procedures relevant to all aspects of undergraduate student life.

  • Skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Proven leadership experience and the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.

  • Proven knowledge of institutional research methodology for program assessment and evaluation. Knowledge of national trends and best practices in higher education.

  • Demonstrated ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership, and intercultural competence.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, oral and written skills, with individuals and before groups, with particular emphasis on interactions with staff, faculty, students, and parents. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-functional and multi-tiered environment.

  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA"), Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4) requires certain professionals, known as "mandated reporters", to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. This position has been identified as a "mandated reporter".

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and requires immediate reporting of Clery Act crimes occurring on Clery Act geography to the UC San Diego Police Department (UCPD).

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