*Department:*Student Aff Dean of Students-640501
*Career Area :*Student Services
*Posting Open Date:*09/29/2021
*Open Until Filled:*No
*Position Type:*Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
*Working Title:*Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care and Support
*Appointment Type:*EHRA Non-Faculty
*Full Time/Part Time:*Full-Time Permanent
*Hours per week:*40
*Hiring Range:*$54,300 - $75,000
*Proposed Start Date:*11/08/2021
*Position Summary:*The Dean of Students (DOS) team is committed to assisting each student reach their full potential, while being a participant in a dynamic, engaging, and inclusive environment. Our mission is to provide support and assistance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community focused on empowering students to succeed in navigating the university environment. Our four pillars - Care, Collaborate, Celebrate, and Empower - guide our programs, services, and everyday approach to support student success.
The Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care and Support is a resource, advocate, and liaison for a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, parents/families, and community partners that support and contribute to student resiliency and success at Carolina. This position is highly collaborative and plays an active role in non-clinical student case management developing and implementing both long- and short-term response plans. Examples of concerns include but are not limited to basic needs insecurity (i.e. housing, food, etc.), physical and mental health, adjustment concerns, student safety, academic, personal/family crisis, and integration to campus life. This position serves as a member of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), the Student Affairs on-call student crisis/emergency team and is designated as a Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee. This position reports to the Dean of Students and works collaboratively with other members of the Dean of Students team, as well as on- and off-campus colleagues and partners.
*Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:*Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work or other relevant field of study.
*Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:*Required Qualifications and Experience
- A minimum of five (5) years of related professional experience with at least three years obtained post graduate degree attainment; two years in a related graduate assistantship may equal one professional year
- Demonstrated understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, staff, and families
- Professional experience working with or supporting people in high need, emotional, or crisis situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and work effectively in teams in a fast-paced environment
- Experience handling confidential and sensitive information and situations
- Proven oral and written communication skill, including experience conducting presentations for varied audiences
- Proven ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt easily to changing priorities as well as work independently on multiple tasks and deal effectively with conflicting priorities
- Candidates must have a willingness to work some evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- Five (5) years of related, full-time professional experience obtained post graduate/professional degree attainment
- Demonstrated skills in any number of support areas, such as: basic needs, suicide prevention and intervention work, sexual assault survivor support work, crime victim advocacy work, and/or financial literacy education
- Demonstrated knowledge of theories and/or applied experience related to student development, adult learners, first generation college students, transfer students, and/or crisis response
- Ability to understand the University environment, work collaboratively on and off-campus partners, and build and sustain relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, parents/ families, and community partners to address a wide array of situations
- Ability to navigate sensitive situations with diplomacy while exercising excellent judgment that is congruent with federal, state, and university policy
- Current knowledge and experience applying best practices and appropriate legal/ procedural regulations related to addressing students of concern
- Successful candidates must demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to contribute to the Carolina community
- Superior critical thinking, organization, and oral and written communication skills with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
- Working knowledge of Advocate Care Network database by Symplicity
- Experience developing and administrating program/service and needs assessment
*Special Physical/Mental Requirements:*The person in this position needs to: 1) occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and move up to 15 pounds, with or without accommodation, for programs or office events; 2) have the ability to learn and apply technical material; 3) listen to detailed concerns and experiences that may explore sensitive topics including, but not limited to harassment, discrimination, mental health, and safety.
*Special Instructions:*Cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three (3) professional references with contact information are required.