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Asst. Dean, Student Affairs, 113300

Apply now Job no: 494538
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Staff, Dean of Students

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

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Position Number: 113300
Position Title (Classification Title):  Asst. Dean, Student Affairs, 113300
Working Title:  Assistant Dean of Students
Job Summary: The Assistant Dean of students will have oversight of student support and case management responsibilities within the Dean of Students Office including triaging student concerns; helping students problem solve, connecting students to resources on and off-campus, providing basic needs support, responding quickly and appropriately to challenges and/or crises, and providing follow up as necessary. Through formal and informal interactions, the assistant dean of students will meet with students on a daily basis to address interpersonal, behavioral, academic and health and wellbeing concerns. The assistant dean will serve as the primary point of contact for students, parents/families, faculty and staff regarding students of concern. The Assistant Dean will serve in the Dean of Students Office on-call rotation and will be expected to respond appropriately to student incidents and crises; coordinate emergency protocols and provide crisis management support. They must also collaborate with and make referrals to University offices/organizations to provide broad-based student support while implementing appropriate administrative processes, as needed.
Department Dean of Students-Student Services
FLSA: Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.
Position Qualifications: Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, social work or another appropriate field of graduate study and 2 years of appropriate experience or a Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate area of specialization and 4 years of appropriate experience; excellent judgement and flexibility; ability to make quick and sound decisions in high-stress situations/environments; exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, team members, and community agencies; resourceful and collaborative; experience working in a college or university setting with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree and five or more years experience working with student affairs administration (i.e., case management, crisis management, program development, etc.); Knowledge of principles and practice around topics such as student case management, responding to students in distress, crisis management, basic needs and disruptive student behavior; student conduct experience; experience working in a Dean of Students Office; working knowledge of Maxient.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 60% - Provides day-to-day management and oversight to student support functions of the Dean of Students Office including case management services and basic needs programming and services such as the Argo Pantry; serves as a primary point of contact for receipt of/and response to reports of students of concern within the University; develops and implements protocol and practices for effective student referral, communication and support; provides wrap around support services for students in distress/crisis; serves as primary point of contact with families during emergencies or crises; develops and conducts presentations, training and outreach education to faculty, staff, students, parents/families, and community partners on recognizing and responding to students in distress as well as other topics related to student wellbeing - (Essential)
  • 15% - Train, supervise, manage, mentor and evaluate the Coordinator for Student Case Management Services, graduate assistant(s), and/or interns. - (Essential)
  • 14% - Verifies and processes medical withdrawals and student absences related to emergencies and notifies appropriate departments; serves on University committees related to student support and wellbeing including the Campus Care Team and Medical Withdrawal Committee; responds to students in financial crisis coordinating services with Financial Aid and providing assistance with emergency grants and scholarships; serves as essential personnel in the operation of a student hurricane shelter and other emergency response as necessary. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Assists the Dean of Students Office team supporting on and off-campus events including but not limited to athletic tailgates, new student orientation, Argo Arrival, homecoming, and Family weekend; represents the University at community and/or state functions; participate in appropriate professional associations; promote community partnership development as appropriate for the mission of the DOS; serve as a member of divisional, University, and state level committees and task forces; work on special projects; serve on search committees; assists with student conduct as necessary answering student process questions, conducting educational conferences and serving as a hearing officer; cross trained in all areas of the Dean of Students Office; and serves in the absence of the Associate Dean of Students. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned. - (Essential)
  • 1% - Engage in activities, commensurate with their position, that advance equity and inclusion. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Externally imposed deadlines set and revised beyond one’s control. Interruptions influence priorities. Difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job: This position requires a criminal background screen
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Monday-Friday
Salary Range $50,000 - $56,000
Pay Basis Annually
Closing/Preferred Response Date: 9/13/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants: This position requires a criminal background screen

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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