Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type:
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We invite applications for several exciting opportunities in the Division of Student Affairs. The University’s mission to develop engaged citizen-leaders is the foundation of the Division’s work, which is guided by six core values – academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance. The Division consists of over 200 employees within five units -- the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Office of the University Dean of Students, Student Health, the University Career Center, and the Office of African-American Affairs – all working together, for and alongside students, to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known. The Division is recruiting as many as 3 Assistant Deans who will report to the Associate Dean of Students leading incident response/crisis management, and work in the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS).
These Assistant Deans’ primary responsibility will be incident response and crisis management. Assistant Deans will serve on the “Dean On-Call” rotation, and will be expected to respond appropriately to student incidents and crises; coordinate emergency protocols and provide crisis management support. They must also collaborate with and make referrals to University offices/organizations to provide broad-based student support while implementing appropriate administrative processes, as needed.
These Assistant Deans will also have Student support responsibilities including triaging student concerns and helping them access appropriate resources, as well as helping students solve problems and respond appropriately to challenges and/or crises. Through formal and informal interaction, student affairs professionals assist students to achieve their goals. These interactions may include responding to student walk-ins; responding to questions from parents, faculty, or staff; or meeting with students who have interpersonal problems, policy violations, psychological issues, or other concerns in order to counsel, mediate resolutions, or set expectations for future behavior.
As time permits, these Assistant Deans may have programmatic responsibilities, which may include assistance with program design, implementation, and/or support services related to an assigned program. Often UVA Student Affairs professionals are not managing programs themselves, but are supporting students in designing and implementing the programs. Programmatic activities may include Student Engagement and Inclusion, Public Service, Housing & Residence Life, Orientation & New Student Programs, First Generation & Low Income Student Support, Multicultural Student Services and other programs supporting historically underserved students.
Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills and abilities:
- Excellent judgement, ability to “think on their feet” and be nimble and flexible in high-stress situations/environments;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, team members, and community/government agencies;
- Resourceful and collaborative – able to connect and marshal resources across the institution;
- Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness;
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging;
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, or a degree in a relevant field such as Law;
- Minimum of 6 years of progressive relevant experience, work experience as an undergraduate or graduate student may count toward this requirement.
A competitive applicant for the Assistant Dean position will have many of the following preferred knowledge areas, skills and abilities:
- A demonstrated mastery of managing student behavioral issues, providing outstanding student advising and support, and excelling in a fast-paced work environment with multiple competing priorities;
- Knowledge of specific trends and issues affecting student affairs practice, including legal issues;
- Understanding of psychological support and cognitive development models related to support and development of college students;
- Strong knowledge of student affairs practices and student development as applied to a diverse range of programmatic areas;
- Experience with assessment and data-driven decision-making;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to present information/facilitate dialogue to a wide variety of stakeholders.
The positions are open until filled, but in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by July 23, 2021. Requested application materials include a letter of interest or cover letter; resume or curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. The anticipated hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0026208.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition 'R0026208,' complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at email@example.com.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.
If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.
NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.