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Associate Dean of Graduate Student Services

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
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Full Time
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Associate Dean of Graduate Student Services

Job ID: 249793
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus

Department Information

Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies

Job Summary

This position will work with the Dean to develop and implement a comprehensive professional development plan for new and returning graduate students in addition to supporting the student service staff in the college. In addition, this position will manage and supervise the student support activities of the College to ensure that quality approaches are taken to support the graduate student enterprise.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Train, manage, and evaluate professional Staff and Student Assistants
  • Provide leadership and support for initiatives to support graduate students
  • Make recommendations to improve or modify policies and procedures that serve to improve student success, retention, and graduation
  • Participate in planning and managing graduate studies participation in university-wide events
  • Participate in College events
  • As part of the college leadership, work collaboratively with all graduate studies team members
  • Seek solutions for issues encountered by graduate students and with faculty working with graduate students
  • Assist with data collection, data analysis, and creation of reports
  • Design, deliver, and maintain programs and special events aimed at student success, retention, progression, and graduation
  • Deliver workshops/training sessions for graduate faculty and advisors
  • Serve on University and statewide committees as appropriate to facilitate student success and academic progression
  • Provide leadership and Academic Affairs representation on committees that address student success through academic policy, advisement, orientation, and enrollment services improvements
  • Assist in development and implementation of a shared vision and strategic plan the College

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Master's Degree

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree

Preferred Experience
  • Experience working with graduate students
  • Background working with co-curricular programs specific to graduate education
  • Supervisory experience

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Please provide two (2) professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

October 15, 2022

Application review may begin on October 3, 2022

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilties with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in an office.
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Working with high stress situations
  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education

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