Dean of Students

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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: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Come join our dynamic, student-focused team at the University of Alaska Southeast. The Dean of Students position is responsible for the oversight of the following campus life services: Residence Life, Campus and Conference Housing, Food Service operations, Student Activities, Recreation, Native and Rural Student Services, Counseling, Disability Services and the Health Clinic. The Dean of Student also serves as the Chief Conduct Officer for all UAS campuses. 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.


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. •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, and 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. 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 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. •Applying student development theories and best practices in student negotiations and best practices. •Collaborating 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. •Maintaining 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 professional staff providing direct services to UAS students. Supervise 7 direct reports, 14 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 effective, innovative, proactive and responsive to the student and campus community 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. •Determination 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, Student, Human Resources, Academic and Administrative Leadership, and Enrollment Management.Essential

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 progressively responsible experience in managing people and programs/services/functions committed to serving the needs of a diverse constituent base. Experience managing budgets. Previous experience should include: supervision, programming, basic counseling, crisis management, training, facilities and basic budget management.


  • Work with diverse and/or underrepresented populations.
  • Proven ability to supervise and manage personnel effectively and efficiently.
  • Creation of a collaborative team environment through consensus building and understanding group dynamics.
  • Commitment to the development supportive and responsive service.
  • Track record of problem-solving and conflict intervention and resolution.
  • Experience with development and implementation of transformation change to student engagement, student development, inclusion and equity initiatives, and student retention strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public presentation skills.
  • Ability to convey ideas and results clearly and comprehensively in reports and presentations.
  • High level of comfort with data analysis and translation and application to improve services and functions.
  • Experience developing and managing complex revenue and expenditure budgets of at least $3.5M for multiple departments from a variety of funding sources.
  • Experience writing, interpreting, representing and applying policies and procedures to constituents and the environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with strategic planning.
  • Strong emotional intelligence skills.

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. This recruitment is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on March 3, 2020.  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.

Background Check:

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

Training Policy:

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

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAS Campus is a tobacco-free campus. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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