Assistant Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services (UCP 7) (two positions)

University of Connecticut in Connecticut

Deadline June 05, 2014
Date Posted May 5, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


Under the direction of the Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students and the Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services positions serves as an impartial facilitator in supporting, and in some cases resolving undergraduate student academic, personal welfare and financial matters. These concerns are often of a sensitive nature and may not have a formal avenue of redress through official University channels. Given the nature of this role, the Assistant Dean of Students interacts with various campus departments, community-based agencies, as well as with faculty, staff, and student guardian/family members.  The Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services serves as the lead staff member in the Dean of Students Office in supporting students who are victims of violence and other crimes. 


The characteristic duties and responsibilities of both positions are:

  • Assist students in reaching settlement of their informal requests or complaints through consultation, mediation and counseling; refer issues with a formal avenue of redress to appropriate University offices for resolution.
  • Work with appropriate University officials to facilitate satisfactory solutions to issues and problems that fall within the responsibilities of the Dean of Students Office. 
  • Participate as a resource in the decisions and enforcement of academic probation/dismissal regulations as well as extension of academic deadlines on unfinished course work and the rescheduling of final exams.
  • Interview and counsel students contemplating withdrawal or leave of absence from the University; when appropriate, grant leaves of absence or processes withdrawals and cancellations and recommends exceptions to the student refund schedule.
  • Evaluate, and in collaboration with Deans of Schools/Colleges, makes decisions about student requests for readmission.
  • Assist in the coordination of Student Affairs response to major crisis and other unusual events impacting students within the University community.
  • Assist students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as community members and with the University conduct system.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend changes in rules, regulations, and policies as related to the student experience.
  • Create and administer procedures designed to meet the emergency financial needs of undergraduates.
  • Serve as a resource to the University community regarding status of students and make presentations to groups.
  • Interpret State of Connecticut statutes on residency rules and authorizes residency changes for both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Supervise the work assignments and work schedules of administrative support staff to meet department needs; assists in hiring, training and evaluating administrative support staff.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Position Specific Responsibilities

The Assistant Dean of Students will be responsible for partnering in the development and implementation of the New Student Convocation and Dean of Students Office New Student Orientation programs.

The Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services will be responsible for partnering in the development and implementation of the Universitys Bystander Intervention Program. She/he will participate in the delivery of this program during New Student Orientation and other occasions during the academic year.


Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree, preferably in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration or Guidance and Counseling; at least three years post-secondary experience in professional student affairs/student development work; excellent communication, interpersonal and counseling skills, including conflict resolution skills, and the ability to establish strong working relationships with faculty, staff and others; demonstrated ability to exercise independent, sound, analytical/diagnostic judgments; flexibility to manage complex roles, which require a broad base of knowledge.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with students who have experienced personal crisis and crime related trauma, including sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence; experience developing and presenting educational programming for students.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and degree in keeping with the current bargaining unit salary schedule.

Application Process

Candidates should submit a cover letter indicating which position(s) they are applying for, resume, and the names of three professional references using Husky Hire. At least one of those references must be an immediate supervisor. Screening of applicants will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.



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