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#113088 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Extended Deadline: Wed 12/15/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/23/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/03/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Named for civil rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and inspired by his contributions to building a more just society, Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego is dedicated to supporting undergraduate students from all majors to become engaged citizens who are committed to serving society. Marshall College staff members work collaboratively to guide students in understanding that their professional careers will take place in a larger societal context determined by complex histories and social struggles, and that they have a hand in shaping the future. Founded in 1970 as UC San Diego’s third college, the College’s mission to "develop students as scholars and citizens" is brought to life by our engaged students, faculty, staff, and alumni who live, work, and study all over the world.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to the mission of Marshall College. This is reflected in the topics of study in the Dimensions of Culture Program, the required writing courses for all entering first year students, that focuses on the study of diversity, justice, and imagination in U.S. history, culture, and society. Our residence halls and apartment communities represent the grassroots history of our college in their house names, utilize restorative practices/justice to build community, and house large communities of underrepresented minoritized students, including significant populations of Native, Black, and Latinx students. The College’s programs and partnerships demonstrate our commitment to diversity, as shown through our exchange programs with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Public Service minor, our Partnerships Schools Program with Gompers Preparatory Academy and the Preuss School, our work with the OASIS Summer Bridge Program, the Kumeyaay Native Garden, and striking art pieces throughout Marshall College: the Sojourner Truth statue, the Chicano Legacy Mural, and a recently installed community-based mural in our residential community.

Under the direction of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean is responsible for supporting the growth, needs, and well-being of Marshall College's diverse students, as well as building inclusive communities in which all students can develop as scholars and citizens. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for leading efforts to develop a vibrant co-curricular experience and engaging student leadership opportunities for all Marshall students; supervising the Coordinator of Student Activities and the Program & Communications Assistant; developing educational, social, and cultural programming for Marshall College's diverse student communities; implementing strategic initiatives and tracking strategic planning efforts; serving as the primary assessment officer for Marshall College Student Affairs; supporting students in distress; implementing student conduct procedures; participating in Marshall College's restorative justice/practices to enhance leadership development, build community, and address harms; advising individual students and student organizations as assigned by the Dean, including serving as the primary backup to the Dean for advising Thurgood Marshall College Student Council; and acting for the Dean in their absence. The Assistant Dean is part of the Dean of Student Affairs' Leadership Team, and works to advance the vision and mission of Marshall College Student Affairs alongside the Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Director of Residential Life.

  • This position involves attendance at and participation in an extensive array of student activities and programs, many of which occur on evenings and weekends.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Specifically expected to work at Triton Days, Orientation, and Commencement.


  • Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization. Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization. A demonstrated understanding of national trends and best practices in student leadership and development theories, models and philosophies, as well as the ability to effectively organize learning opportunities that are consistent with stages of student development. Ability to effectively facilitate group discussions.

  • Experience in staffing practices, including goal setting, supervision, recruitment, hiring, training, motivation, and evaluation of professional staff and student employees.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with diverse student and community populations. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Experience interacting in sensitive situations with individuals and groups from a wide range of academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and skill in making sound independent judgment, addressing student concerns, and working with colleagues to provide needed referrals, resources, and outreach.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with college students to set goals, prioritize, plan, budget, implement, and evaluate educational, cultural and social programs.

  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem-solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. A working knowledge of assessment strategies, including student learning outcomes.

  • Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Ability to meet deadlines, to work effectively individually and as part of a team, and to remain flexible in a strong service and results oriented environment while providing imagination and creative solutions. Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.

  • Ability to develop, interpret, and apply university policies and procedures, in consultation with higher level professionals and/or management.

  • Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills. Knowledge and skill in the management and administration of budgets, personnel, and facilities. Skill in using resources effectively. Skilled in problem solving and decision making that represents the best interests of the institution, and the students it serves.

  • Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. Level of commitment to regularly update and maintain technology skills.


  • Job offer is contingent on successfully completing a Background Check.

  • This position has been identified as a Responsible Employee pursuant to the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and requires immediate reporting of discrimination on the basis of sex (including, but not limited to, sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs or activities.

  • This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and requires immediate reporting of Clery Act crimes occurring on Clery Act geography to the UC San Diego Police Department (UCPD).

  • The position has been identified as "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA"), which requires professionals to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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