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Duke University
Durham County, NC
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Associate Dean
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
*Duke University:*

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. *Duties:**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 when needed.
* Serve as a facilitator of non-disciplinary adaptive conflict resolution models, as directed by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
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 meetings.
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 preferred.
* 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 team.
* Ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information.
* Ability to effectively testify in court or other legal proceedings.
Minimum Qualifications
EducationWork 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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