Assistant Dean of Students

Clemson, Pickens County
Mar 28, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular



The Assistant Dean of Students provides primary leadership, advocacy and support to off-campus students and graduate students.  This has significant on-call and crisis management responsibilities and provides care, advocacy and support to students in crisis and non-crisis situations. This position reports administratively to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  


Serve as the primary liaison in the Dean of Students Office for off campus students.  Work to better understand the needs of our off-campus student population and develop resources including but not limited to the following to support their needs: 1) off-campus student advisory board, 2) additional/enhanced online resources for students (and families) considering living off-campus, 3) development of relationships with property managers of housing properties in Clemson, Pendleton and Central SC areas and hold periodic meetings with property managers to review feedback and concerns. Work closely with the Clemson University Police Department, the Office of Community and Ethical Standards and other departments in Student Affairs to ensure Clemson students make a smooth transition to living off campus  E/20%

As a member of the Dean on Call staff, serve in an on-call capacity at least 8 weeks a year, responding after-hours to student emergencies including but not limited to responding to hospitals to provide support to students (and their families), providing on-site support in the event of large-scale crises under the direction of the dean of students, etc.  E/15%

Serve as the primary liaison in the Dean of Students Office for graduate students. Collaborate with staff in the Dean of the Graduate School and elected officers in Graduate Student Government to understand needs of graduate student population and opportunities to promote the Dean of Students Office to graduate students across all disciplines. Develop and coordinate outreach to graduate students by all members of the Dean of Students Office staff to ensure students understand that all members of our team serve as a resource for them in their experience.  E/15%

Provide care, advocacy and support for students in crisis and non-crisis situations including but not limited to academic, personal, financial and engagement issues. Assist in execution of retention outreach efforts in partnership with colleagues across Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Document care cases in Maxient system and serve on the University's Behavioral Concerns Team (BCT)  E/15%

Serve on the University's Crisis Management Team. In conjunction with the Dean of Students and the Emergency Manager, further develop and document protocols and procedures for the Crisis Management Team. Assist with planning and coordinating monthly meetings, crisis debrief meetings and periodic tabletop exercises  E/10%

In conjunction with staff in the Dean of Students Office, plan, coordinate and evaluate at least one major outreach event each semester to promote the functions of the Dean of Students Office to the general student population. Engage in efforts to further develop the brand and image of the Dean of Students Office and identify opportunities to promote our office as a resource and referral source for all students, faculty and staff as well as the home for care and advocacy for students.  E/5%

Engage as an active partner in Campus Climate efforts by developing a plan for outreach to underrepresented student populations, in conjunction with other staff in the Dean of Students Office, to ensure that our staff are present at and perceived as accessible to and supportive of students who identify as domestic students of color, out of state students, international students, student veterans, Muslim students, atheist, and/or LGBTQ students.  E/5%

Represent the Division on University-wide and division-wide committees as requested. Participate in Orientation programs, New Student Move-In, Clemson Connect (extended orientation), Family Weekend, Student Leader Retreats and Programs, etc.  E/5%

Service as an Administrative Hearing Board chair for the Office of Community and Ethical Standards. Participate in training to serve as an advocate for victims and/or respondents involved in the conduct process.  E/5%

Be prepared to act on behalf of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students in her absence, as requested.  E/5%


A master's degree and experience in student services programs.


Master's degree preferably in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education or related field. Four (4) years of full-time professional experience in a higher education. Experience with student conduct and crisis intervention.

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Band: 07 ($ 46,169.00 - $ 85,417.00)

Significant on-call responsibilities (min 8 weeks/year) and ongoing, on-call response to crisis management team issues (phone and/or in-person). Additional occasional night and weekend commitments related to student events/issues.  This position is vital to the accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the University.

Ability to apply student development theory with the philosophy of educational discipline. Knowledge of higher education legal issues pertaining to student conduct administration. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Understanding of various alternative dispute resolution models. Knowledge of Alcohol and other drug education. Ability to create, coordinate and evaluate programs.

Demonstrated background in leading collaborative efforts between multiple constituencies. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated understanding of underrepresented groups and initiatives that enhance inclusive efforts.

Guidelines: Works under the supervision of the AVP of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  Initiative and good judgement are required.  Must be committed to advancing the University's and Student Affairs' mission and goals.  Guidance is available through periodic staff meetings, one-on-one meetings and upon request.  Essential that the Assistant Dean keep the AVPSA well informed of activities.

April 18, 2014

Hendrix Student Center- Clemson Main Campus

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