ASSOCIATE DEAN OF STUDENTS, STUDENT AFFAIRS
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust
by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's
leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina,
Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is
ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work
and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct
research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional
schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest
private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international
programs in more than 150 countries.
Nature of Responsibilities:
The Associate Dean of Students directs the Division of Student
Affairs' efforts in student risk mitigation, supporting student
safety and wellbeing. The Senior Assistant Dean manages and
oversees the A-Team, administrative support of student protests and
demonstrations, and off-campus student relations. This position
also plays critical roles in implementing the institution's 24-7
student crisis response system and the Student Behavioral
Assessment Team. In collaboration with the Dean of Students and the
Vice Dean of Students, the Senior Assistant Dean provides flexible
management and coordination for emerging special projects and those
within all non-clinical functional areas.
Student Risk Mitigation -- 35%
- Direct the university's risk mitigation approach for
celebratory bonfires, Last Day of Classes, and other large student
events. Collaborate with Corporate Risk Management, University
Counsel, Duke Police, UCAE, and DuWell to mitigate risks and
increase student safety. Coordinate, recruit, and train the A-Team
to support these efforts.
- Coordinate Division's approach to fostering student free
expression, in collaboration with Duke Police, University
Communications, UCAE, and other partners. Advise students and
organizations to support operation within Pickets, Protests, and
Demonstration policy. Host trainings and presentations.
- Develop programs and manage responses to students living off
campus. Work closely with Durham and Community Affairs and Student
Conduct and Community Standards to address concerns of neighborhood
associations and property managers related to off-campus students.
Serve as liaison to Durham city officials, the Durham Police
Department, and local businesses.
Dean of Students Office -- 30%
- Serve as a leader within the Dean of Students Office to manage
emergent projects and needs, closely collaborating with the Dean of
Students and Vice Deans of Students.
- Manage annual and special projects for various functional areas
within the Dean of Students Office across all areas including
events/projects needing leadership and coordination.
- Serve as a liaison for the Dean of Students Office and Division
of Student Affairs to key partners.
- Serve as Vice Dean's primary designee to implement
administrative action against students and/or student groups to
protect the health, safety, and welfare of the university community
- Serve as a facilitator of non-disciplinary adaptive conflict
resolution models, as directed by the Office of Student Conduct and
- Counsel students in academic, personal, and disciplinary
matters. Assess at-risk students for additional intervention by
appropriate personnel (e.g., mental health providers) and serve as
a case manager for students experiencing significant personal,
financial, and/or health challenges as directed by DukeReach.
- Serve as Dean On-Call in 24-hour emergency on-call rotation.
Respond to crises involving students.
- Serve on the Student Behavioral Assessment Team, conduct threat
assessments, and participate in ongoing training.
On-Call and Student Behavioral Assessment Team -- 25%
- Coordinate the university's 24-7 student crisis response
system, in collaboration with the Vice Dean of Students. Develop,
assess, and revise protocols. Convene and facilitate weekly wrap-up
meeting. Train new staff members. Plan and implement ongoing
training opportunities. Ensure appropriate procedures are followed,
including implementation of appropriate interventions.
- Manage the operations of the Student Behavioral Assessment Team
(SBAT), in coordination with the Vice Dean of Students. Develop,
assess, and revise protocols. Ensure appropriate documentation of
threat assessments and SBAT recommendations. Plan and implement
annual retreat and ongoing training opportunities.
Administrative Duties -- 10% .
- Provide outreach to staff, students, parents, and other
stakeholders regarding policies, procedures, and protocols.
- Represent the Dean of Students Office and Division of Student
Affairs on departmental, Divisional, and university-wide
committees, including the university Emergency Management Steering
Committee, and at national conferences and professional
- Assist in the creation and editing of office publications.
- Other related duties as assigned as appropriate to the missions
of the Dean of Students Office, the Division of Student Affairs,
and the university.
Desired Skills and Competencies:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
critical-thinking skills, use of sound judgment.
- Knowledge of university disciplinary systems, crisis response
systems, threat assessment, and relevant legal issues.
- Background in advising/counseling students.
- Strong attention to accuracy and detail.
- Proficiency with Mac platform and Microsoft Office
applications; experience with database work is strongly
- Ability to strategically and sensitively ask questions,
evaluate responses, weigh information, and determine
responsibility, with an eye toward maximizing educational
opportunities consistent with university philosophy.
- Advanced knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to understand
and apply ethical standards to one's work.
- Skills relevant to establishing and maintaining successful
partnerships with alumni, parents, faculty/staff, administration,
members of the community, and other stakeholders.
- Ability to interpret data, distinguish nuances, and evaluate
multiple courses of action.
- Ability to take initiative, balance multiple projects, set
priorities, and work autonomously yet also as a member of a
- Ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information.
- Ability to effectively testify in court or other legal
Work requires a Master's degree in higher education/student
services, counseling, or related area required.
Master's Degree and 6+ years of related experience
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University
and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob
functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities.
Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable
accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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