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Assistant Dean of Students
|Job Type:||Student Affairs Administration|
|Location:||Chapel Hill, NC|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 20,000 Students|
Assistant Dean of Students
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office of the Dean of Students
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for the Assistant Dean of Students in the Office of the Dean of Students:
The Assistant Dean of Students is a resource, advocate, and liaison for a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, parents/ families, and community partners that support and contribute to student resiliency and success at Carolina. This position is highly collaborative and plays an active role in non-clinical student case management developing and implementing both long- and short-term response plans. Examples of concerns include, but are not limited to transition, physical and mental health, student safety, personal crisis, and integration to campus life. This position will lead specific Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) priorities and special initiatives and serves as a member of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), the Student Affairs on-call student crisis/emergency team and is designated as a Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee. This position reports directly to the Dean of Students and is expected to work collaboratively with other members of the ODOS team, as well as on- and off-campus colleagues and partners.
Case Management, Counseling and Advising
Counsel and advise students who have questions or may need assistance managing concerns around academic success, psychological health, physical health, relationship violence, sexual assault, economic concerns, social adjustment, housing arrangements, conduct or law violations, or any manner of concern that interferes with a student's ability to function successfully at the University;
Advise students in the identification, understanding, and use of University policies and procedures specific to their individual questions or circumstances;
Consult, refer, and follow-up with faculty, staff, families and/or others for questions or concerns including, but not limited to, student absences, concerning behavior, non-academic matters, and general student well-being.
Education and Outreach
Direct and lead ongoing collaborative relationships and opportunities for partnership with internal and external constituencies;
Direct and lead comprehensive and effective intervention, communication, and support strategies between students, multiple university offices, academic units, health care providers, and community resources to meet student health, academic, financial, housing, social, and other needs.
Leadership, Assessment, and Strategic Planning
Direct and lead assigned departmental initiatives and associated assessment efforts that foster student learning and success, managing resources and support services directly connected to the position responsibilities. Examples may include, but are not limited to high interest event response, intradepartmental emergency and safety planning, graduate/professional student support, basic needs programs and support – including financial literacy, departmental assessment and strategic planning, communications, and/or population specific outreach and education;
Advocate for student needs and the implementation of best practices as determined by national standards, UNC system requirements, and benchmarking data;
On-Call and Special Event Assistance
Serve on the CIRT on-call rotation responding to emergency and/ or critical incident situations and conducting appropriate follow-up support as necessary and appropriate;
Represent the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Affairs during special/notable/high interest events, occasionally with little prior notice and/or outside regular business hours.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain compliance with reporting requirements under Title IX, the Clery Act and other applicable regulations;
Contribute to the daily functioning of the Office of the Dean of Students, including maintenance of print/electronic materials, triage of telephone calls and walk-in concerns, and meeting business and finance expectations.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other relevant field of study.
A minimum of five years of related full-time professional experience post graduate degree attainment; two years in a related graduate assistantship may equal one professional year;
Demonstrated understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, staff, and families;
Professional experience working with or supporting people in high need, emotional, or crisis situations.
Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and work effectively in teams in a fast-paced environment;
Experience handling confidential and sensitive information and situations;
Proven oral and written communication skill, including experience conducting presentations for varied audiences;
Ability to understand the University environment;
Proven ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt easily to changing priorities as well as work independently on multiple tasks and deal effectively with conflicting priorities;
Candidates must have a willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
Preferred Skills and Competencies
Demonstrated skills in any number of crisis support areas, such as: suicide prevention and intervention work, sexual assault survivor support work, or crime victim advocacy work;
Direct experience and/or training in one or more the following functional areas: student focused high interest event response, unit level emergency and safety planning, graduate/professional student support, basic needs programs and support – including financial literacy, departmental assessment and strategic planning, communications, and/or population specific outreach and education;
Demonstrated knowledge of theories and/or applied experience related to student development, adult learners, first generation college students, transfer students, and/or crisis response;
Professional experience in a University environment, work collaboratively on and off-campus partners, and build and sustain relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, parents/ families, and community partners to address a wide array of situations;
Ability to navigate sensitive situations with diplomacy while exercising excellent judgment that is congruent with federal, state, and university policy;
Current knowledge and experience applying best practices and appropriate legal/ procedural regulations related to addressing students of concern;
Successful candidates must demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to contribute to the Carolina community;
Superior critical thinking, organization, and oral and written communication skills with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment;
Working knowledge of Advocate Care Network database by Symplicity;
Experience developing and administrating program/service and needs assessment.
Salary is salary commensurate with education and experience; low to mid 60s.
Application materials must be submitted online and include cover letter, resume, and references. Review of applications will begin immediately and additional information including closing date is available at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/167855. Anticipated start is October 2019.
For additional information about this position, please contact Desirée Rieckenberg, Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students, (email@example.com). Additional information about the Office of the Dean of Students Office is available at our website at http://odos.unc.edu/.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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