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Associate Dean of Students


Student Life



Reports To

Dean of Students

Position Description

Jacksonville University is a premier, small, private university with an enrollment of 3,500 students on a riverfront campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville University is a residential university with an academic focus on the traditional liberal arts, as well as renowned professional programs. Our diverse student body comes from Florida's First Coast, 45 states and 50 countries. The University's educational process respects individuality and puts emphasis on leadership development; it is demanding and accountable in that it sets expectations for its graduates, which transcend skill training, delivery of information and exposure to knowledge. The Jacksonville University vision sees its graduates as leaders with global sensitivity and ethical purpose.​


Associate Dean of Students

The Division of Student Life is seeking a dynamic professional committed to our mission of building a student-centered learning community. The Division is responsible for programs, services and initiatives that support the academic mission of the University, promote retention and student satisfaction, and provide students with opportunities for life experiences and personal development.

The University is seeking an Associate Dean of Students, to provide leadership within a comprehensive and vibrant student life program. We seek experienced, student-oriented professional of the highest integrity, who will foster excellent working relationships with all constituents of the University community, and provide exceptional service. This is a 12-month, full-time position, reporting to the Dean of Students.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the continuous development and assessment of comprehensive student life programs, which support the University's mission, vision and strategic goals
  • Supervision of professional staff and student employees
  • Development and application of department operational guidelines, policies and procedures, including overall responsibility for the department budget
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and retaining department staff members
  • Responding, in a positive and collaborative manner, to needs and concerns of students, parents and other relevant stakeholders
  • Evening and weekend responsibilities, as well as other relevant duties assigned by the Dean of Students


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education/student affairs or related field
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible, full-time professional experience
  • High level of comfort with frequent student contact, and being accessible outside of traditional office hours
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and the ability to advise diverse student groups
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully balance, prioritize and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment, while providing superior constituent service
  • Knowledge of current developments/trends, as well as best practices, in residence life and housing, student involvement and leadership, fraternity and sorority life, disability support services, international student services and or new student orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented, student-centered environment
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, problem-solving, critical thinking and fiscal management skills


To Apply

​Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, professional resume and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Dr. Kristie S. Gover
Dean of Students
Jacksonville University

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted prior to March 13, 2013. Review of candidate credentials by the search committee will commence immediately. Members of the search committee will be interviewing at the Placement Exchange in Orlando, beginning March 14, 2013.




Created at 2/27/2013 4:04 PM by Green, E'Lisa
Last modified at 4/9/2013 11:20 AM by Green, E'Lisa