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Verified Pay $87,300.00 - $163,300.00 per year
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Riverside, California

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Associate Dean of Students

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 30377704 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $106,300 - $125,301

Position Information

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (AVC/DOS), the Associate Dean of Students works closely with the AVC/DOS and Assistant Dean of Students to support student safety during protests, as well as engaging students in educational activities focused on free speech and campus climate. This role provides visionary and strategic leadership, develops long range planning and crafts a collective vision for the UCR identity centers collectively known as the Ethnic and Gender Centers. The centers included are Foster Youth Support Services, African Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, Native American Student Programs, Middle Eastern Student Center, Undocumented Student Programs and the Women's Resource Center in the Student Affairs Organization. These centers and service areas play a central role in addressing diversity and inclusion for students through student support services, leadership development, facilitated discussions focused on world events, community involvement/outreach efforts, and cultural events.

The Associate Dean of Students will leverage their strong strategic planning background and abilities to lead planning at the organizational, cluster and institutional levels. The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Students and Dean of Students Managers team to create synergy across the Identity Centers, Student Life, Residential Life, Career Center, Health Wellness and Safety as well as Student Government (ASUCR) by co-programming and training of professional staff. Collaboration with the AVC/Dean of Students to drive and support the mission of the Identity Centers and explore an array of equity frameworks to ensure that programming is in alignment with current student needs while incorporating contemporary approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion work.

Collaborate with the Director of Student Life and New Student Programs team to craft, implement and assess the common ground initiative, create synergies to incorporate partnerships that contribute to student success. Provide support and maintain oversight of the Referendum Student Advisory Committee in collaboration with the committee chair, through planning and coordination of meetings and work with the AVC/DOS Executive Assistant to coordinate logistics and resources to support the progress of the committee. Responsible for successfully managing complex personnel and budget matters in alignment with organizational and institutional policies and processes.

The full salary range for the Associate Dean of Students is $87,300.00 - $163,300.00 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is $87,300.00 - $120,500.00 or up to $120,500.00 annually. Salary offers are based on a variety of considerations, such as related education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in related area. Preferred Terminal Degree in Higher Education or related area. Preferred Terminal degree such as a PhD or EdD with an emphasis on Student Affairs and Higher Education or similar background strongly preferred. Preferred


Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Understanding of complex budgetary concepts and structures in higher education. Preferred Experience that reflects a strong understanding of the complex nature of first amendment and free speech in higher education as well as how to balance the role of a university agent while supporting students in their engagement in free speech and protest activities. Preferred Minimum of 10 years of directly related experience is strongly preferred. Preferred Minimum of 7-10 years supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Preferred Experience with University of California policies and procedures. Preferred Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Travel Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required Occasional evening and weekend hours Required

Minimum Requirements

Ability to work with minimal supervision and seek counsel from the Dean of Students when appropriate.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Strong skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services, to make improvements.
Strong facilitation skills to assist and craft professional development sessions for professional staff as well as lead student discussions
Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, persuasion, leadership, and intercultural competence.
Knowledge and experience in understanding Equity and Inter-sectional frameworks and how to actualize them in student affairs work and across Ethnic and Gender Center work.
Strong skills in project management, social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization.
Strong assessment skills and experience utilizing data on an on going basis to develop and adjust practice and programming in alignment with emerging best practices and student needs.
Ability to navigate complex personnel issues and mediate workplace conflicts and address performance challenges in a fair consistent and neutral manner. Navigate confidentiality successfully and work in alignment with HR policies and approaches.
Ability and skill to represent the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students on a variety of committees as well as the entire division of Student Affairs. Comfortable meeting with student groups to assess needs and emerging campus climate issues and strong strategic planning skills to lead strategic planning efforts for the division, DoS cluster and university level.
Ability to plan retreats, team build and build a collective vision.
Strong communication skills that are effective in communicating the direction of the Organization and Institution to direct reports.
Ability to support and challenge students to aid in their development and growth.
Exceptional critical thinking skills are demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate the resolution of difficult challenges, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme political sensitivity and demonstrate balanced judgment and exceptional discretion.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to work autonomously and effectively meeting deadlines and complete assigned projects in a timely manner.

Advance knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

Thorough knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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