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Assistant Director for Student Support

University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Assistant Director for Student Support
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5750
Location: Office of the Dean of Students
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, full time (1.0 FTE)

Position Summary: The Assistant Director for Student Support provides services to increase student success, resiliency and retention. The position supports students in crisis and emergency situations and serves as a primary contact for parents and families. The Assistant Director for Student Support initiates and fosters collaborative efforts between academic and student affairs staff in order to assist students in their effort to be successful at Puget Sound. The Assistant Director for Student Support assists the Associate Dean of Students in providing leadership to the Department of Student Support.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Student Support Advocacy (65%)
  • Provide leadership to the Student Alert Group and coordinate the dissemination of information as appropriate to other student affairs and campus staff
  • Coordinate approaches with Academic Advising, Registrar's Office, Student Accessibility and Accommodations, Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching, and Counseling, Health, and Wellness.
  • Meet with students involved with actions of the Student Alert Group and Academic Standards Committee and support eligibility for return to good standing as appropriate
  • Facilitate processes for medical withdrawal and bereavement leave
  • Oversee administrative processes for Self-Harm Reports (SHR) and Mandated Assessment for Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm (MARSSH)
  • Serve as the primary contact for parents and family members of students of concern
  • Work collaboratively with the Student Care Coordinator as it relates to supporting students with off-campus resources.
  • Provide training opportunities for faculty and staff as it relates to understanding, supporting and appropriately referring students of concern.
  • Student Support Well-Being Education and Training (25%)
  • Determine a variety of educational programs to meet the needs of students that struggle with emotional, mental, financial, substance misuse, consent, boundaries and general well-being to be delivered to the campus community each semester
  • Collaborate with the Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator and the Health Educator (and the student staff in those positions) to determine programming needs.
  • Meet weekly with the Associate Dean of Students and the student staff BRAVe Coordinator to determine the course of programming for consent and sexual assault prevention and education.
  • Help to determine large campus-wide programming efforts for consent, sexual assault prevention and education, substance abuse prevention and wellness education (i.e., Orientation and Greek Life New Member Education)
  • Assist in coordinating the Wednesday @6 programming efforts for all of Student Support to create per department/program in a rotation cycle.
  • Serve as primary educator on the topic of consent
  • Other Functions (10%)
  • Support the Posse Scholars program by coordinating all logistics for the annual Posse Plus Retreat
  • Serve as a Harassment Reporting Officer and member of the Bias-Hate Education Response Team (BHERT)

  • Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Indirect supervisor for Student Support Office Manager
    • Co-supervise student staff as identified by Associate Dean for Student Support

    Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field preferred.
    • 3 years of student affairs experience. Related higher education experience is considered.
    • Strong knowledge of the student affairs profession
    • Suicide Prevention training, desired
    • Green Dot Bystander facilitator training, desired
    • Excellent organizational, problem solving, writing, and communication skills
    • Sound judgment
    • Ability to work with students experiencing academic and/or student life difficulties
    • Ability to work with faculty and other academic support services in fulfillment of the university's mission
    • Ability to work with parents and other family members
    • Experience with student affairs assessment
    • Experience with crisis management
    • Ability to relate to diverse constituencies
    • Familiarity with a range of computer hardware and software
    • Commitment to liberal arts education
    • Commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action and to creating and sustaining an environment supporting full inclusion for a diverse student population
    • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

    Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

    Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

    Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than May 10, 2021 to ensure consideration.

    Required Documents:
      Resume Letter of Interest

    Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

    All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

    Diversity Statement:
      We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

    Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

    The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

    How to Apply
    For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

    About Puget Sound
    Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

    As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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