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Associate Dean of Students

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022
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Position Summary

A senior-level position reporting to the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students’ primary focus is to provide administrative oversight to several student affairs departments and collaboratively work with campus leaders to chair the Behavioral Assessment and Response Council ( BARC ). The Associate Dean of Students supports the following UGA Student Affairs Departments: Office of Student Conduct ( OSC ), Greek Life Office ( GLO ) and Student Veterans Resource Center ( SVRC ). This position is a member of the student affairs leadership team. The position supervises the following three employees: Director of OSC, Director of GLO, Director of the SVRC, and co-supervises an Administrative Assistant.

On behalf of the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students provides leadership to the Student Affairs Departments and campus-wide initiatives as assigned. The Associate Dean regularly interacts with directors and other Student Affairs leaders on wide-ranging and sometimes sensitive information related to current and prospective students and staff. The position interacts with leaders across campus, including student leaders on an ongoing basis. An understanding of, and ability to implement institutional and divisional missions, as well as strategic initiatives is critical to the success of this role.

Position Supervisor: Eric Atkinson

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Details

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Working Title

Associate Dean of Students


VPSA-Dean of Students

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

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Retirement Plan

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

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Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

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Job Closing Date


Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assoc/Asst Dean AD


Faculty Rank

Administrative Faculty

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education or a related field.

Bachelor’s degree is acceptable (see Additional Requirements).

Additional Requirements

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree must document exceptional accomplishments in College Student Affairs, Higher Education or a related field, and must be approved for a degree exception before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Terminal degree preferred.
  • Five (minimum) to seven (5 – 7) years of fulltime professional experience in student affairs within a large, complex university.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal, written, and verbal.
  • Sound judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to promote a campus climate that encourages inclusion and participation by all students.
  • History with supervision, budgets, strategic planning and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders: students, parents, administrators, alumni, and potential donors.
  • Excellent management, human relations, and problem-solving skills with an understanding of current trends and issues in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Division of Student Affairs Leadership
  • Serve on the UGA Student Affairs Leadership Team to promote student success and development, strategic planning, evaluation and assessment across UGA Student Affairs.
  • Coordinate and/or represent the Division of Student Affairs on campus-wide initiatives.
  • Serve on UGA Student Affairs and University of Georgia committees and working groups, as needed.
  • Serve as the designated sexual assault appeals hearing officer.
  • Assume and complete other duties as assigned.
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Supervisory and administrative oversight UGA Student Affairs Departments of OSC, GLO, and SVRC
  • Assist Directors in responding to and interacting with external constituents.
  • Plan and implement staff meetings and development opportunities.
  • Conduct individual staff meetings with direct reports.
  • Conduct quarterly reviews and annual evaluations of all direct reports.
  • Review and approve director annual evaluations of their director reports.
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Serve as Chair of BARC
  • Lead a group of key UGA administrators who assess and determine the appropriate response to students who exhibit threatening behavior to themselves and/or others.
  • Coordinate, along with BARC members, the collection and assessment of concerns raised by an enrolled student’s behavior.
  • Execute the necessary steps in response to students’ behaviors that present a threat of harm to themselves, to other students, and/or to other members of the UGA campus community.
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
  4. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Documents #1

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