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Dean of Students - Oconee

The University of North Georgia
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Job Title: Dean of Students - Oconee
Location: UNG - Oconee
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 271124
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 Dean of Students serves as the senior Student Affairs representative on the Oconee campus and is a member of the Oconee campus leadership team. As the Dean of Student, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating a collaborative approach to supporting student success. The Dean of Students regularly triages and responds to student concerns and needs, making referrals when necessary. The position directly supervises the Student Services representative on the Oconee campus and works collaboratively with other Student Affairs representatives on the campus including Student Counseling, Student Accessibility Services, and Student Involvement.

The Dean of Students will implement strategies to promote student success, student engagement, and student retention through collaboration with other leaders on the Oconee campus, in the Division of Student Affairs, and in the Division of Academic Affairs. The position reports to the Dean of Students on the Dahlonega campus, but provides input into the overall direction of student affairs and other student services and works in collaboration with the other Deans of Students.

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for students encountering concerns in their experience or facing complex and hardship circumstances. Educate and serve as case manager regarding appropriate policies, support and intervention, providing referrals to and coordinating services with other departments as needed and utilizing diplomacy and discretion in working with students, faculty, and parents.
  • Serve as the senior Student Affairs representative for the Oconee campus and a member of the leadership team of the Oconee campus. In partnership with the Executive Director and the Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, identify and implement strategies to promote student success, student retention and recruitment, and support campus initiatives.
  • Provide crisis intervention services and resource referrals to students as needed, including maintaining accurate and timely documentation in Maxient. Chair the Behavior Intervention Team for the Oconee campus, serve as case manager for BIT cases and collaborate with colleagues regarding.
  • Work with students and families regarding Hardship Withdrawals and Excused Absences to determine the appropriateness of these requests, conduct reviews of requests, and communicate findings with involved faculty and administrative offices.
  • Provide supervision and assistance to the Coordinator of Student Services regarding alignment with Student Affairs to implement programs and services that support the co-curricular and curricular initiatives based on the overall assessed needs of the Oconee campus.
  • Educate regarding community standards and serve as conduct officer or administrative hearing officer to adjudicate cases assigned for alleged violations of the UNG Code of Conduct. Serve as a CSA and resource regarding policies that direct institutional response and support, maintaining collaborative relationships and communication with multi-campus colleagues.
  • Work with the VP of Regional campuses, the Executive Director of the Oconee campus, and Enrollment Services on targeted recruitment and recruit-back efforts for special populations.
  • Provide direction and supervision to the administrative assistant regarding departmental budget decisions and overall service delivery in compliance with all policies and procedures.
Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in student personnel or related field; doctorate preferred.
  • Minimum five years Higher Education Experience, preferably with experience in providing outreach to college or high school students.
  • Experience with student success initiatives, project planning and policy review/development.
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
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with a strong commitment to ethical work, confidentiality, student engagement, and retention.
  • Demonstrate excellent professional and interpersonal skills required to promote student success efforts.
  • Strong ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
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


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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