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
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
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 ( https://www.uga.edu/
). 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
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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
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Assoc/Asst Dean AD
Fiscal (12 mo.)
Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education or a
Bachelor’s degree is acceptable (see Additional
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
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
- Terminal degree preferred.
- Five (minimum) to seven (5 – 7) years of fulltime professional
experience in student affairs within a large, complex
Is this a Position of Trust?
- 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
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various
stakeholders: students, parents, administrators, alumni, and
- Excellent management, human relations, and problem-solving
skills with an understanding of current trends and issues in higher
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from
diverse communities and cultures.
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
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
Division of Student Affairs Leadership
Percentage Of Time
- 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
- Serve on UGA Student Affairs and University of Georgia
committees and working groups, as needed.
- Serve as the designated sexual assault appeals hearing
- Assume and complete other duties as assigned.
Supervisory and administrative oversight UGA Student Affairs
Departments of OSC, GLO, and SVRC
Percentage Of Time
- Assist Directors in responding to and interacting with external
- Plan and implement staff meetings and development
- Conduct individual staff meetings with direct reports.
- Conduct quarterly reviews and annual evaluations of all direct
- Review and approve director annual evaluations of their
Serve as Chair of BARC
Percentage Of Time
- 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
- 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.
Posting Specific Questions
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- List of References with Contact Information
- Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
- Unofficial Transcripts
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