Dean of Students University of West Florida University of West Florida 214 reviews

Job no: 493799
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Pensacola – Main Campus
Categories: Dean of Students

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

Please review job requirements carefully. Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or [email protected]

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Number:

Position Title (Classification Title):
Dean of Students 114450

Working Title:
Dean of Students

Job Summary:
The Dean of Students at The University of West Florida serves as an advocate for students, and shares information with students, colleagues, and other interested parties that promote student success, retention, and graduation. The Dean of Students reports to the Vice President for the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer. This position provides oversight for several departments within the division including Case Management, Student Government, Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), Student Rights & Responsibilities, Argo Pantry, Housing and Residence Life (HRL), University Commons and Event Services (UCES), Educational Research Center for Child Development (ERCCD)and Dean of Students office administration. The Dean of Students is a member of the Leadership Team for the division, responsible for assisting the VP in the development and assessment of division-wide goals and strategic planning. The Dean of Students conducts necessary research and makes recommendations for development/revision of policies, processes and operations; facilitates the behavioral intervention and threat assessment process; serves as the Chief Student Conduct Officer and the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for student-to-student discrimination/harassment issues. The University of West Florida strives toward achieving inclusive excellence and the Dean of Students will support efforts to achieve the university’s strategic goals and diversity goals. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Fostering an inclusive environment for students from all backgrounds.
  • Developing key collaborative relationships with campus administrators, faculty, and community
  • Strong budget management skills. Responsible for oversight of the Student Affairs budget (E&G, Auxiliary, Concessions, Foundation, Student Fees, and restricted funds).
  • Working with the General Counsel's Office regarding compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures and records requests.
  • Directing the campus Care team
  • Coordinating response to major crisis and other unusual events impacting students within the University Community.
  • Provide direction and intervention for students in crisis including working with mental health staff, victim advocacy, and assisting impacted staff and students
  • Work closely with Academic Affairs to facilitate the academic conduct process.
  • Reviewing and update Student Affairs related policies
  • Be visible on campus, especially in areas where students congregate
  • Department
    Dean of Students-Admin


    Minimum Qualifications:
    Masters degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.

    Position Qualifications:
    Knowledge of student affairs administration, FERPA/HIPAA and other legal issues, student development and student learning theories, best practices in student affairs, best practices in student conduct administration, crisis management skills, sound budgeting practices, assessment practices, student trends and issues, and strategic planning techniques.

    Preferred Qualifications
    A doctoral degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Educational Leadership, or related field with 5 or more years of progressively responsible experience; or a master's degree in one of the identified areas plus 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience.

    Essential Functions / Job Duties:
    • 40% – Provide direct supervision to the following staff: Assistant Dean/Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities, Associate Dean and Director for Student Involvement, Director of Housing & Residence Life, Assistant Dean for Case Management Services and Argo Food Pantry, Educational Research Center for Child Development (ERCCD), and Dean of Students Office administrator. Provide leadership/oversight to the designated areas of the division. Initiate/support strategic planning, goal-setting, budget management, and professional development for the departments. Formulate, implement, and interpret policies for specified areas of responsibility. Serve as a liaison to other departments in Academic Engagement, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and to community entities related to services provided. – (Essential)
    • 20% – Provide direction/support in matters relating to divisional planning and assessment, budget management, crisis management, professional development, human resources, and student issues. Represent the Division on Provost’s Council, Board of Trustees Committees, University-wide committees, at community events, and at professional conferences. Other duties as related to the position. – (Essential)
    • 20% – Coordinate and facilitate weekly meetings of the Campus Care Team (behavioral intervention and threat assessment team). Serve as the University’s Title IX Deputy Coordinator for student-to-student discrimination/harassment issues. Responsible for reviewing and updating the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Misconduct Code, and overseeing the publication of an annual Student Handbook. Meet regularly with SGA leadership and attend SGA meetings. Serve as the Chair of the University Public Health committee. Serve in the On-Call Dean rotation in response to student related crises (medical, student conduct, wellness checks, etc.). Serve as a conduct hearing officer as needed. – (Essential)
    • 15% – Conduct necessary research and make appropriate recommendations for improvement of procedures and operations. Draft policies and procedures for approval and ratification by the appropriate authorities. Work closely with the General Counsel’s Office to ensure compliance with FERPA, due process, Clery Act, and BOG and University regulations, policies, and procedures. – (Essential)
    • 5% – Assist students with concerns related to personal/academic/financial issues. Provide guidance related to the withdrawal process, admissions clearnances, assist with medical withdrawals, and work with faculty and students to negotiate late withdrawals and incompletes. Serve as a point of contact and referral source for information related to University processes. Provide notifications to faculty regarding student issues (absences, suspensions, family emergencies, etc.) as appropriate. – (Essential)

    Physical Demands:
    • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
    • Impact of Deadlines: Externally imposed deadlines set or revised on short notice. Frequent shifts in priority. Numerous interruptions requiring immediate attention. Unusual pressure on a daily basis due to accountability for success of major projects.
    • Standing: Daily
    • Walking: Daily
    • Sitting: Daily
    • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
    • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
    • Stooping: Occasionally
    • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
    • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
    • Lifting up to 25lbs: Occasionally
    • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
    • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
    • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
    • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily

    Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

    This position requires a criminal background screen

    Number of Vacancies

    Work Hours
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm with extended hours as needed

    Contract Period


    Salary Range
    $80,000 – $100,000

    Pay Basis

    Preferred Response Date:
    March 16, 2020

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:

    Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and three references.

    An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

    For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email [email protected]

    Advertised: February 05, 2021

    Applications close:

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