Associate Dean of Students


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2B

Salary Range: $100,581- $107,262

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

This position reports directly to the Dean of the Law School and is a part of the Law School’s leadership team. The incumbent carries out a variety of management duties in support of the student services functions in the School of Law. The position requires an ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations. The position also requires the ability to retain current, comprehensive information about academic and co-curricular programming, student organizations, and professional and health counseling resources. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage competing priorities in a time conscious manner are essential to the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive student programming related to student retention, career and professional development, professional and health related counseling, and character and fitness for bar admission for students in the Day and Evening Programs. Such programming includes, but is not limited to student town hall meetings, student organization meetings and other student events.
  • Supervises the Director and Assistant Director of the Career and Professional Development Office; and oversees all programming out of that office.
  • Works with appropriate faculty and senior administrative staff each year to coordinate and present New Student Orientation at the beginning of each year; and plans and coordinates the Law School’s Hooding Ceremony and works with University staff on Graduation at the end of each year.
  • Serves as the primary liaison with the University’s Accessibility Resource Center to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified students as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Maintains regular communication with all matriculating students; routinely surveying and evaluating the quality and breadth of services essential to retention and successful matriculation.
  • Assists Assistant Dean of Admissions and others to staff student recruitment and retention events such as Law Day, Open House, and regional forums.
  • Represents the School of Law as needed at public facing events, such as informational sessions and public
  • Works with institutional advancement to publicize student achievement and activities to internal and external audiences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Candidate must hold an earned J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in position of increasing responsibility in lat school student services.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in law school administration and/or management.
  • Current bar membership strongly preferred.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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