Assistant Dean

Princeton University in New Jersey

Date Posted July 16, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Reporting to the dean and associate dean of undergraduate students, the assistant dean supports all aspects of the undergraduate discipline process. Specifically, the assistant dean serves as the assistant secretary to the Committee on Discipline, investigating reports of misconduct, preparing cases for adjudication and attending hearings at the request of the associate dean. The assistant dean will also manage data, prepare reports and assist with training and educational efforts. In support of the University's efforts to enhance residential and extra-curricular life, the assistant dean serves as the office's primary liaison to Housing, Dining Services and the Prospect Street eating clubs. Working with the manager of undergraduate housing, the assistant dean selects, trains and supervises the dormitory assistants in the upper-class dormitories, interprets various residential life and dining policies and oversees dining co-ops. He/she works with the Office of Disability Services and the Housing Office to identify appropriate accommodations for students with special needs. As a member of the dean's staff, the assistant dean shares with other staff members responsibility for the development of policies regarding undergraduate life and is asked to assist the dean of undergraduate students with special projects, assignments and committee work and performs other ad hoc duties as assigned. The assistant dean also participates in the on-call emergency rotation. In discharging these responsibilities, the assistant dean has significant contact with the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the Department of Public Safety, Housing and Real Estate Services, Dining Services and the Office of General Counsel.

Essential Qualifications:

* An advanced degree in an appropriate discipline

* Four to six years of professional work experience with increasing administrative responsibility

* Experience working with students in a University setting

* Excellent writing ability

* Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of students from a range of diverse backgrounds

* Understanding of and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts education

* Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills as a well as a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact effectively with students, faculty, and other administrators

* Ability to respond effectively in emergency situations

The final candidate will be required to pass a background check successfully.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Professional work experience in student affairs

*Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and PeopleSoft data systems

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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