Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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Work type: Administrative
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Law/Legal Services, Student Affairs and Services

Position Title

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - REVISED QUALIFICATIONS

Department

Dean's Office

Division

School of Law

Vacancy Number

23-042

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Administrative

Responsibilities

The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs manages a variety of responsibilities. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Law School and has initial responsibility for all issues directly related to student success and wellness. The Assistant Dean counsels students individually and works closely with student leaders and with law student organizations to ensure that extracurricular activities help students in their personal and professional development. The Assistant Dean is responsible for understanding relevant laws and regulations that affect law students. He or she interacts with external constituents, such as the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners on matters related to students and their fitness to sit for the bar examination. The Assistant Dean is a member of the Dean’s Senior Staff and works closely with other faculty and staff to ensure student success and an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion with the law school. The Assistant Dean is frequently present at weekend or evening events involving law students.

Required Qualifications

A JD degree and five years of experience in law practice, law teaching or graduate student professional services experience are required. Candidates who have a valid license to practice law are highly desirable.  The successful candidate must have an understanding of relevant laws affecting students and the need to refer issues to appropriate University officials. Must be able to work collaboratively with administrators across the University. Requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs writes letters and memoranda to employers, faculty, administration and others. This position speaks to groups publicly, and addresses many small groups weekly. This position also requires excellent problem solving skills and mediation skills, patience, mature judgment, the ability to maintain confidentiality and the ability to assist students in crisis situations. The Assistant Dean deals with a variety of sensitive situations and with a wide range of persons, diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

Is a credit check needed for this position?

Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Exempt

Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a JD degree?

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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