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Senior Dean of Students

The University of North Georgia
UNG-Dahlonega, GA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Senior Dean of Students
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 271129
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

UNG Core Values

USG Core Values

1. USG Core Values
All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our university's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and University of North Georgia's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (

2. USG Statement of Core Values ( )
Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect, that form and guide the daily work of the organization.
Integrity - We will be honest, fair, impartial, and unbiased in our dealings both with and on behalf of the USG.
Excellence - We will perform our duties to foster a culture of excellence and high quality in everything we do.
Accountability - We firmly believe that education in the form of scholarship, research, teaching, service, and developing others is a public trust. We will live up to this trust through safeguarding our resources and being good stewards of the human, intellectual, physical, and fiscal resources given to our care.
Respect - We recognize the inherent dignity and rights of every person, and we will do our utmost to fulfill our resulting responsibility to treat each person with fairness, compassion, and decency.

Job Summary

The Senior Dean of Students works closely with the Vice President for Student Engagement & Success to provide strategic input into the overall direction of the division and primary student service programs and operations. This position serves as the senior Dean of Students, supervising the representatives of the Dean of Students Office on the CMG, GVL, & OCN campuses, and serves directly as the Dean of Students for the Dahlonega and Blue Ridge campuses. The Dean of Students is the dedicated point of contact for students and for parents/families who need assistance and support. The Dean partners with multiple offices and a wide variety of faculty and staff colleagues to facilitate the resolution of student issues and concerns. The Senior Dean of Students manages the formal Student Complaint process in compliance with SACS-COC guidelines. In addition, the Dean of Students supervises the comprehensive Student Care & Outreach efforts across campuses, and oversees the operations of the Office of Student Integrity. This position plays a critical role in identifying and managing risk management concerns regarding student welfare and safety, and partners with a number of departments to ensure full compliance with UNG, USG, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. The Dean of Students reports directly to the Vice President for Student Engagement & Success. Must travel regularly between UNG's 5 campuses.

  • Supervise professional staff and provide overall direction of the Dean of Students Offices, Student Care & Outreach programs and services, and guide and supervise the Office of Student Integrity to effectively provide vital student support and student success services across five campuses, and within the online community.
  • Coordinate and provide proactive outreach and responsive one-on-one communication with students and parents/families who are dealing with challenges or concerns. Serve as the primary point of contact for faculty and staff who refer students for assistance and support.
  • Work closely with staff and faculty colleagues to identify and resolve student issues and concerns, to mediate and resolve conflict or points of tension that hinder students successful progress, and to respond to student referrals for assistance, as needed.
  • Serves as a co-chair to the Behavior Intervention Team for the Dahlonega campus and provide crisis intervention services and resource referrals to students as needed, including maintaining accurate and timely documentation in Maxient.
  • Regularly attend and support student functions and events, including SGA meetings. Serve as a representative for the Division during campus-wide and University-wide programs and events.
  • Partner collaboratively with various university departments to build and enhance programs and services that strengthen and enhance student success programs and services.
Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in student personnel or related field. doctorate preferred.
  • Five years of professional experience in Student Affairs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Mental Health First Aid preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of student development theory.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and issues in higher education, especially student affairs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to supervise professional staff.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position requires security clearance.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education & Credit


The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit

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