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Associate Dean of Students

Position Deleted on 7/08/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Raleigh, NC
  • Admin - Residence Life and Housing
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs


To be considered for employment, a candidate who meets job opening qualifications must complete the following steps for EACH job opening to which the qualified candidate applies.

1. Submit ALL the following documents in ONE package directly to the Human Resources Department, by ONLY ONE of the following methods: mailed hard copy (recommended for the best presentation of your credentials), or by fax to (919) 546-8484.
  • A fully completed Shaw University Application Form (see link below for write-in Application).
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • VARIABLE FOR EXEMPT POSITIONS Unofficial transcript of the highest degree received
A resume or curriculum vitae without an accompanying Shaw University Application Form, and other required documents, cannot be accepted.

2. FINALIST CANDIDATES: Order "Official" transcript(s) of the highest degree received (as required by the job posting qualifications) to be MAILED DIRECTLY FROM the institution(s) DIRECTLY to: Human Resources Department, Shaw University, 118 E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Hand-delivered sealed transcripts will not be considered official.

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The Associate Dean of Students is responsible for the overall direction and management of Residence Life and Housing. This includes day-to-day administrative and managerial leadership of Residence Life and Housing in order to build a vibrant student life program that develops students as leaders and effective community members. Programs and initiatives within the scope of responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Students are integral to the retention and success of Shaw students. The position is accountable for ensuring internal/external client satisfaction through effective personal management of subordinate personnel, interpersonal relationships, projects, materials, budgetary costs, and continuous quality improvement.

  • Master's degree
  • Seven years related professional experience in student affairs administration in higher education.
  • Three years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Reputation of promoting high ethical standards among students and staff.
  • Or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong working knowledge of higher education law and judicial policies/procedures.
  • Effectively lead and direct the University's Residence Life and Housing services and personnel to meet desired objectives.
  • Research and analyze the effectiveness of Residence Life and Housing operations to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action.
  • Exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions, in interpreting and applying internal policies and governmental regulations, in delegating responsibilities and in planning and analyzing Residence Life and Housing services.
  • Effectively plan, develop and maintain the Residence Life and Housing budget.
  • Direct the efficient allocation and economical utilization of Residence Life and Housing services, equipment and supplies.
  • Conduct effective employment interviews, make sound hiring recommendations.
  • Conduct student and employee counseling sessions in a motivating manner, initiating disciplinary action recommendations through proper procedures, as necessary.
  • Conduct effective meetings and training sessions.
  • Effectively communicate through the development and composition of complex analysis reports and correspondence, and through related presentations to senior management.
  • Effectively deal with individuals at all business levels and various situations which require tact, judgment, and the highest level of integrity.
  • Relate to people in a manner as to win confidence, support, and understanding in the purposes, programs, and goals of the University.
  • Professionally represent the University in a number of diverse settings, including active participation in industry and/or community associations and events.
  • Effectively identify safety hazards and initiate corrective action.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate files and records.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to personnel and operational management matters.
  • Periodically work extended workdays and occasional weekends to meet desired objectives.
  • Lead and positively support University change initiatives established by executive management.
  • Use good judgment in recognizing the scope of authority.
  • Consistently demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and dependability.
  • Flexibility and willingness to periodically travel independently and work extended workdays and occasional weekends as needed to meet desired objectives.
  • Legally operate an automobile in the State of North Carolina

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid annual leave
  • Paid holidays
From time to time, benefits may be added or deleted from the Shaw University benefits package.

  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Subject to a background check, drug screen.
The preceding job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. It does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

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