Dean of Students

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  • Job Number:519617
  • Classification:Administrative Management 4
  • Grade:Grade 83
  • Work type:Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:Student Services
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Administrative/Personnel, Human Resources, Business/Accounting/Finance, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Are you ready for an Alaskan adventure? Come join our dynamic, student-focused team at the University of Alaska Southeast. We are a destination of choice for 2000 students across three campuses in Southeast Alaska, with online and in-person programs. The Dean of Students position is responsible for the oversight of the following campus life services on our Juneau campus: Residence Life (Housing and Dining), Student Engagement and Leadership, Recreation, the Health Clinic, and the Native and Rural Student Services. This position also oversees the regional services for Counseling, Disability Services, Student Conduct, and behavioral support and intervention services. Duties will include direct supervision of professional staff, process management, policy development and enforcement, customer service, budget development, health, safety and welfare coordination, and leadership and representation of student services and the student experience to a wide variety of constituents. The position includes the option of a 2-bedroom townhouse apartment on campus (pet-friendly) plus a meal plan in exchange for participation in the on-call rotation. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022.


15%Ensure UAS compliance with federal mandates as they relate to students, including but not limited to: the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Students Right to Know and Campus Security Act (Clery Act), Drug-Free Schools Act, Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Higher Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.Essential
20%Represent the interests of students and best practices in student affairs to a wide variety of campus and community stakeholders. •Serve as Chair of the UAS Care Team to lead interventions for and ensure a response to high stakes, high risk, and student success initiatives. Support UAS faculty and staff to engage with students for positive behavioral management using best practices. Address UAS campus safety along with stakeholders for timely risk and threat assessment. Advocate for students by bringing their concerns to an awareness level within the university to ensure a responsive, respectful, and student-centered environment. •Stay informed of issues and trends by building diverse networks. •Inform strategic planning efforts in retention and student services best practices. •Research best practices and provide training to professional staff for the purposes of enhancing student engagement, inclusion, belonging, and leadership development. •Participate in university-wide committees and initiatives •Serve on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs as needed.Essential
25%Serve as the chief student conduct officer for the institution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: •Cultivate a culture of civility, safety, ethics, and character education through training and other learning opportunities. •Work effectively, sensitively, and collaboratively in a diverse and multicultural environment. •Collaborate with university staff to coordinate student safety and campus security educational information and engagement opportunities. •Respond to all reports of violations of the University of Alaska Board of Regents student code of conduct and other violations by students under university policies. Mediate conflict, adjudicate as necessary, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university policies and procedures. Also, serve as a lead to residence life conduct officers and Sitka and Ketchikan conduct officers for training, mediation, and adjudication. •Serve as appeal officer for cases heard by other conduct officers. •Acting as a liaison with faculty on issues of academic dishonesty, classroom behavior management, and adjudication of grade appeals. •Apply student development theories and best practices in student negotiations and best practices. •Collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to: counterparts within the UA system, Housing, General Counsel, Health and Safety, Care Team, Incident Management Team, and Title IX/Equity & Compliance. •Maintain conduct records in compliance with BOR policy, state and federal mandates, FERPA, etc.Essential
40%Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, provide effective leadership in the oversight of campus life and student services, including but not limited to: •Hire, onboard, support, and evaluate a diverse team of professional staff providing direct services to UAS students. Supervise 9 direct reports, 5 indirect reports, and a varying temporary and student staff population, encompassing a dozen functions/services. Create and sustain an ethos of collegiality and collaboration within the team and with key partners to the team. •Set standards and direction for inclusive initiatives, programs, and services that contribute to student learning and student success. •Ensure staff work collaboratively to develop and coordinate student engagement, co-curricular educational activities, and student programs and services that engage and support the needs of all UAS students in partnership with students, faculty, other staff, and community partners as appropriate. •Conduct periodic reviews of programs, services, procedures, policies, and processes to ensure that they are equitable, effective, innovative, proactive, and responsive to the student and campus community's needs. •Manage a budget of $3.5 million including both auxiliary and general funded services. •Manage over 150,000 square feet of facilities and equipment. •Develop policy and procedure in keeping with federal, state and university requirements, and aligned with best practices and student development theory. •Risk management, including safety training, emergency response, and crisis intervention. •Contract formulation as needed. •Recommendation of student and membership fees relating to Campus Life services. •Collaborate with key partners across the university system, including but not limited to Governance Groups, Facilities, Business Services, Equity and Compliance, Human Resources, Academic and Administrative Leadership, and Enrollment Management.Essential

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Required Education & Experience: 

  • Master’s degree required. Masters degree in higher education administration, student personnel services, counseling, education or other closely related disciplines is preferred
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in managing people and programs/services/functions committed to serving the needs of a diverse constituent base. Experience managing budgets. Experience in supervision, programming, basic counseling, crisis management, training, facilities, and basic budget management.


  • The Dean of Students must have progressively increasing responsibilities demonstrating integrative leadership within Student Affairs units, directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating a wide variety of people, services, departments, programs, activities, and operations.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of students and employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues affecting student services in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to mental and physical health, academic and other accommodations, housing, and student conduct.
  • Ability to coordinate the campus life and student services programs with other divisions and offices so as to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Proven ability to work as a team player, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to tolerate and flourish in an environment characterized by multiple complex factors, competing priorities, ambiguous situations, and resource challenges.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate assigned staff while building a highly effective working team.
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures; ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance of varying points of view.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing budgets, facilities, equipment, and other institutional resources.
  • Strong organizational skills, demonstrated the use of data-informed decision making, and experience with strategic planning.

This is a full-time,12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA salary schedule, Grade 83, based on education and experience. 

A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. This is open until filled recruitment with the initial application review date on June 20, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by June 19, 2022, by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time. 

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

If you need assistance in completing this application or are seeking accommodations for the interview, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on a background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

The University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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