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Dean, University College

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Dean, University College

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status

Academic Affairs Department

Job Summary

The incumbent oversees a student retention program which is the academic foundation at the start of the higher education experience, and which encourages student persistence. He/she is responsible for administering the development, implementation and maintenance of the retention function and development services during the critical first two-years as they complete their general education core and prepare to meet the rigors of their upper division coursework and ultimately graduation.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge related to professional and effective counseling and mentoring students in higher education
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Strong organizational, analytical, planning and budgeting skills
  • Ability to foster a climate reinforcing the development of students
  • Ability to complete projects by deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively with constitutions
  • Ability to communicate goals and objectives clearly
Essential Job Functions
  • Oversees the strategic planning, assessment and evaluation of the University College
  • Evaluates programs and activities of the division
  • Assesses and evaluates the achievement of objectives of programs under his/her supervision · Monitors the implementation of division plans and takes appropriate corrective measures when necessary
  • Articulates the overall vision and strategic goals to guide the development of the division within the institution
  • Works effectively and efficiently with an array of constituent groups including students, university faculty and staff, and the general public
  • Collaborates with deans, academic department chairpersons and faculty to coordinate federal advisement concerns
  • Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Personnel Education, Counseling or related field
  • Three years’ experience in student development
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EEO / ADA Statement

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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