Dean of Students

Dean of Students

  • 527747
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 84
  • UAS Dean of Students & Campus Life

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.

To thrive in the Dean of Students role, the ideal candidate should possess the following qualities and skills:

1. Leadership: A successful Dean of Students should have strong leadership abilities to effectively guide and manage a diverse student body. This includes providing direction, setting goals, and inspiring both students and staff.

2. Student Advocacy: The Dean of Students is responsible for promoting and supporting the well-being of all students. This requires a genuine passion for student advocacy, as well as the ability to identify and address the unique needs and challenges faced by individual students.

3. Communication: Excellent communication skills are essential for a Dean of Students. This includes the ability to effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other stakeholders. Strong listening skills and the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically are also crucial.

4. Problem-Solving: As a Dean of Students, you will encounter various issues and challenges on a daily basis. It is important to have strong problem-solving skills in order to assess situations, find creative solutions, and make informed decisions that are in the best interest of students and the school community.

5. Relationship Building: Building positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff is vital to the success of a Dean of Students. This requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to foster trust and an empathetic and approachable demeanor.

6. Conflict Resolution: Conflict is inevitable within any educational environment. The ability to handle conflicts and disciplinary issues in a fair, respectful, and effective manner is crucial. A successful Dean of Students should be skilled at mediating conflicts and finding resolutions that promote growth and learning.

7. Cultural Competence: In today's diverse world, cultural competence is essential for creating an inclusive environment. A successful Dean of Students should have a deep understanding and appreciation of different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives, ensuring that all students feel welcomed and respected.

8. Patience and Empathy: The role of a Dean of Students often involves working with students who may be experiencing personal, academic, or emotional challenges. Having patience, empathy, and the ability to provide support and guidance in a compassionate manner is essential.

By embodying these qualities and skills, a Dean of Students can create a positive and nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a relevant field and six years of progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Valid Drivers License and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and a full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 84, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on March 18, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on March 17, 2024.

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.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


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.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution, and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Mae Delcastillo, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, HR Coordinator, at uas.emsa@alaska.edu or 907-796-6335.

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