Associate Dean, Student Affairs

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate Dean, Student Affairs       Job Summary
The Associate Dean, Student Affairs leads development and implementation of comprehensive student affairs programs and services for PharmD students to create an environment to promote student success. The Associate Dean provides leadership and management for critical student affairs and PharmD administrative operations in the areas of outreach and recruitment, admissions, student services and events, advising and student progression, scholarships, and co-curricular activities. The Associate Dean serves as the primary resource on student issues for the PharmD program with faculty, campus and external partners. The Associate Dean operates with significant independence to direct and manage the above programs in collaboration with the School’s leadership, faculty, campus units and external agencies. The Associate Dean is responsible for assessing and identifying student needs as they relate to the above areas, and identifying, proposing and implementing solutions/initiatives to meet current and future goals of the School.

The mission of the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco is to improve the health of people everywhere through leading therapeutics-related research, education, and patient care, and public and professional service.

The School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco meets our mission within a culture of understanding, inclusion, equity, and respect. We recruit and support faculty members, staff members, and students who are diverse in gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We have a particular commitment to historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented. We are collaborative, engaging the expertise of colleagues at UCSF and beyond to meet our mission in mutually beneficial ways.

According to the UC Diversity Statement, diversity refers to “the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more." (UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach website.)

Part of UCSF’s process for this recruitment will be that each candidate that is moved forward after an initial phone screen will be required to share a Diversity statement. This would be a brief paragraph/statement or written in the form of a cover letter to the Search Committee. You will be given more details on this upon successful completion of a phone screen.

The Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA) provides centralized administrative oversight for admissions, recruitment, outreach, advising and student services for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. OSACA staff serve as ambassadors for the PharmD program, representing the School to prospective students and external groups, and leading communication and marketing initiatives to develop a strong applicant pool. OSACA staff provide comprehensive management of all aspects of the complex admissions process in conjunction with internal and external partners and applicants. OSACA staff members play a critical role working in conjunction with campus student services offices to support student success inside and outside the classroom and create an environment to foster student growth.

The OSACA provides responsive services and programs to address the needs of PharmD students, advising on academic and non-academic matters, assessment and resolution of student needs, issues, and concerns, and event planning/coordination to promote community and mark student transitions within the School of Pharmacy. Academic advising and oversight for student progression is centralized in the OSACA; staff work closely with faculty and students to ensure students meet the School’s academic standards. The OSACA serves as a resource for students, faculty members, alumni, and employers regarding the School’s PharmD program and students.   Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in related area and eight years of related experience and/or equivalent experience/training
• 6 - 8 years of supervisory responsibility
• 7 - 10 years of managerial experience in an academic or student affairs
• Experience in graduate/professional student academic affairs
• Thorough knowledge of common computer application programs
• Strong leadership, management, organizational, analytical, negotiation and conflict management skills
• Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution
• Proven strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, including the ability to bring people together to create solutions and forge a successful conclusion
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals   Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in student affairs or related area
• PhD degree in educational psychology, education, or related field   About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.   Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

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