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Job Title: Associate Dean - Student Affairs
Location: Greenville, NC United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/23/2021
Expire Date: 01/23/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services
Job Description
Associate Dean - Student Affairs

East Carolina University

Associate Dean - Student Affairs
Vacancy #:  000616
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.

The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Assistant Dean for Business Operations and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences.

Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.

Job Duties
The Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) is a key member of the School of Dental Medicine’s senior leadership team and has oversight for all student-related activities and programs.

The ADSA is responsible for developing, supervising, coordinating and linking the goals and activities of admissions (recruitment, admissions processing, new student orientations, student records) and student services (student advising, student advocacy, student governance, student organizations and convocation) with the other strategic priorities and missions of the School of Dental Medicine.

Overall responsibilities for the ADSA include student recruitment, admission, and matriculation of a student body that reflects the diversity of the state of North Carolina; student support and advocacy throughout the time of enrollment; facilitation of a humanistic and inclusive learning environment for all students; and transition to postdoctoral training and practice.

In each of these strategic areas, the ADSA assures full alignment with the vision of the ECU School of Dental Medicine in educating leaders with a passion to serve as primary care dentists in rural and underserved communities across the State of North Carolina.

The ADSA provides leadership and mentoring for the members of the Student Affairs team: Director of Admissions, Director of Student Services, Director of Counseling and Student Development, Student Financial Support Manager, administrative support staff and student workers.

Works with the Director of Admissions in overseeing the recruitment activities and admissions operations for the SoDM, and developing additional, recruitment programs focused on the rich diversity of the state of North Carolina, and investigating grants and other funding resources for supporting these programs. 

The ADSA’s role in the admissions process includes general operational oversight, preliminary review of all applications, and serving as Chair of the Admissions Committee.

Collaborates with the Director of Student Services in overseeing student communications and activities, including student government and organizations, student housing, and student related events (e.g., orientation, graduation).

The ADSA chairs the Student Affairs Committee and serves as an advocate for students who are facing a wide range of personal and professional challenges and assures their ready access to resources.

Works with the Director of Counseling and Student Development in maximizing each student’s academic success and retention, and in supporting student development.

Collaborates with the Student Financial Support Manager in assuring that students understand the financial investment in their education and have the understanding to practice in a manner and setting that aligns with the vision and mission of the SoDM.

Additionally, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs represents the SoDM in interfacing with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 

In addition to administrative duties, the ADSA has the opportunity to participate in faculty roles of teaching, scholarly pursuits and providing patient care.

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs works closely with the other administrative team members including department chairs, associate/assistant deans, program directors, and University and System colleagues.

The ADSA reports to directly to the Dean of the SoDM. 

Minimum Education/Experience

  • DDS or DMD degree from CODA-accredited institution.

  • Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina.

  • Five years of full-time experience in dental education.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Demonstrated experience in admissions and/or student affairs.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 000616 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu 

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ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance.  We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. 



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