#102093 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

La Jolla, CA
Oct 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Under the direction of the Warren College Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean is responsible for the development and management of student life programs and activities for both new and continuing students. Other responsibilities include: ensuring that student organizations and programs meet the needs of Warren students; advises the Warren College student government; develops and implements leadership programs including a new comprehensive personal development and leadership program based on the Learning Reconsidered model; counsels students, and administers discipline under the direction of the Dean; and acts for the Dean in his absence. Warren College Student Affairs has created a dynamic, innovative, energetic, and strong team environment and is looking for an Assistant Dean who values this type of workplace.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • A cover letter is required for a complete application.

  • Strong knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization. A demonstrated understanding of national trends and best practices in student leadership and development theories, models and philosophies, as well as the ability to effectively organize learning opportunities that are consistent with stages of student development.

  • Proven knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Ability to assess and mediate individual and groupconflicts using basic counseling skills that include, but are not limited to, listening, reflecting, and summarizing.

  • Demonstrated experience interacting in sensitive situations with individuals from a wide range of academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and skill in making sound independent judgement, maintaining a calm and professional demeanor, and promoting civil and professional communication.

  • Demonstrated experience in staffing practices, including goal setting, supervision, recruitment, hiring, training, motivation, and evaluation of staff and student employees.

  • Familiarity with and understanding of student needs and concerns. The ability to research, evaluate, assess, and find solutions for changing student needs.

  • Demonstrated experience working cooperatively, efficiently, and effectively with a wide range of constituents, including students, family members, staff, and faculty.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, group, cross-cultural communication, and leadership skills. The ability to lead and to promote leadership among diverse student populations, and to facilitate effective group activities.

  • Proven effectiveness in planning, organizing, implementing, and coordinating creative, successful, well attended social, cultural and educational programs, activities and events.

  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Ability to meet deadlines, to work effectively individually and as part of a team, and to remain flexible in a strong service and results oriented environment while providing imagination and creative solutions.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational, planning, and time management skills to handle multipletasks and priorities simultaneously.

  • Strong skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. A working knowledge of assessment strategies, including student learning outcomes.

  • Demonstrated abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills. Knowledge and skill in the management and administration of budgets, personnel, and facilities.

  • Skilled in problem solving and decision making that represents the best interests of the institution, and the students it serves.

  • Proven ability to develop, interpret, and apply university policies and procedures, in consultation with higher level professionals and/or management.

  • Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. Demonstrated level of commitment to regularly update and maintain technology skills.

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • This position has been identified as a Responsible Employee pursuant to the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and requires immediate reporting of discrimination on the basis of sex (including, but not limited to, sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs or activities.

  • 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).

  • The position has been identified as "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA"), which requires professionals to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement.

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