The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, serves North Carolina, the United States and the world through teaching, research and public service. We embrace an unwavering commitment to excellence as one of the world’s great research universities. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, great academic opportunities, and a commitment to service.
Student Affairs at Carolina
Student Affairs serves the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with academic programs by providing transformational opportunities for students in the areas of student life, health & wellness, leadership & service, and diversity. Student Affairs promotes student success, access, and inclusion by cultivating and leveraging partnerships with faculty, staff, and families as well as local, state, national, and global organizations. We challenge and enable our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders by fostering an accessible, inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Fundamental to the Carolina experience is an understanding and appreciation of diversity. To further this mission the Student Affairs must provide opportunities to learn about diversity in its many forms through our programs and services. We are committed to inclusiveness and accessibility because we serve a diverse student population and strive to foster a work environment which is welcoming to all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability/disability, socioeconomic class, and national origin.
The Associate Dean of Students reports to the Dean of Students within Student Affairs and is a member of the Office of the Dean of Students leadership team. The Associate Dean oversees and administers the day-to-day functioning of the Office of the Dean of Students in the areas of crisis response and student advocacy and support that have a direct impact on the quality of students’ educational experiences and directly linked to the institution’s academic programs. Reporting to this position are three Assistant Deans and a Case Manager.
The Associate Dean is responsible for developing and directing comprehensive and effective programs that involve direct student interaction and enhance the overall academic and learning experience outside the formal classroom setting. The Associate Dean will ensure that responses to student situations are aligned with existing University policy, applicable laws, and government regulations. Through a variety of interventions, referrals and follow-up services, the Dean of Students Office will assist students in succeeding academically and accessing needed services. This position will work closely with campus partners to identify and intervene as early as possible with students whose behavior or performance suggests the need for support or other services.
This position will serve as a member of the University’s Emergency Evaluation and Action Committee (EEAC) and will serve as chair of the committee in the absence of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The Associate Dean will develop, direct, and administer programs for student advocacy and support to address the needs of students who experience difficulties in the areas of stress and conflict management, substance abuse, and psychosocial and behavioral issues. The Associate Dean will meet, as necessary, with students who are being reviewed by the committee and coordinate appropriate follow up for students in conjunction with the Assistant Deans, Case Manager, and other campus colleagues. This position will educate members of the University community about the role of EEAC and the options available for responding to students in crisis situations.
The Associate Dean will contribute to a positive work environment that provides appropriate and continuous assistance to students requiring non-academic support. Duties include supervising a team of Assistant Deans and the Case Manager; participating in the planning, management, and response to large-scale campus events; participating in various campus committees and serving as a representative for the Dean of Students in campus meetings. The Associate Dean will oversee and coordinate the multiple outreach and educational programming efforts of the Office of the Dean of Students and will participate in undergraduate, graduate, and professional student orientation programs throughout the year on behalf of Student Affairs.
This position will serve as a member of the Dean of Student’s emergency on-call rotating schedule. Provide follow-up and support for students requiring assistance
The Associate Dean will serve as the chief administrator for the Office of the Dean of Students in the absence of the Dean of Students.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO INCLUSIVENESS AND ACCESSIBILITY
Education Requirements : Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, student affairs or other relevant discipline is required. Additional education or training in student counseling and/or crisis management preferred.
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: For full consideration, a minimum five years of progressively responsible work experience in student affairs or a related field. Demonstrated experience in crisis management and/or threat assessment is required. Experience with program development and assessment and/or student counseling is preferred. The successful candidate will be student-focused and a team player with a demonstrated record of strategic leadership. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Ability to understand the needs of the University and to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community partners in a wide array of situations
Knowledge of student development best practices and a strong desire to provide a supportive environment for students
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with diplomacy and excellent judgment and to act calmly in an emergency or crisis situation
Superior interpersonal and organizational skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with large and diverse audiences
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, including responding to emergent situations on campus
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