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ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Student Development and Engagement/Dean of Students (SDE/DOS) unit is one of three major units within the Division of Student Affairs and Success. SDE/DOS provides a range of programs, services, resources and experiences for all students with a focus on community engagement, leadership, basic needs and sense of belonging. Equity and social justice are at the core of the unit's approach to working with students and cultivating a vibrant, healthy and welcoming campus community.
The Division of Student Affairs and Success (DSAS), consists of nearly 250 team members spanning 21 departments and 3 major units, each led by an associate vice chancellor. Our division provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs, activities, and initiatives. We also do our work through a range of resource centers dedicated to providing direct student support. Our work is grounded in educational equity, institutional responsibility, and an unfettered commitment to supporting the whole student. We aspire to ensure every student feels welcomed, supported, and a sense of belonging during their time on campus. Our efforts are informed by robust and dynamic relationships with campus leadership, faculty, students, and staff from across the campus, reflecting the broad campus commitment to ensuring student success. Beyond UC Santa Cruz, our team is involved in numerous professional organizations and highly engaged in the local community.
The Associate Dean of Students (ADOS) for Leadership and Engagement is a transformational leader and experienced manager who develops and oversees a portfolio of departments, programs, services and spaces that advance opportunities for student leadership and engagement, and that foster a strong sense of belonging for students and other members of the campus community. The ADOS centers equity, social justice and anti-oppression frameworks throughout their work. They cultivate and support spaces that are welcoming, open and accessible, and that advance co-curricular learning and student success. They establish and maintain strong relationships with students, student leaders and student organizations, and contribute to a vibrant and welcoming campus experience by being involved, visible, and engaged in all aspects of campus and student life. They serve as a key collaborator with a broad range of university offices. The ADOS makes strategic decisions and steward resources in ways that further UCSC's commitment to providing all students with a transformative and unparalleled education. The ADOS imagines and executes on new possibilities for student life, student leadership and student engagement, and develops systemic ways to develop, assess and implement successful student-centered policies, practices and initiatives.
This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (AVC/DOS) and also serves on the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Success's cabinet. The ADOS will supervise the Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership & Engagement and be responsible for oversight of a diverse and exciting assemblage of departments, programs, services, and spaces, including Student Organization Advising & Resourcess, Student Media, Cultural Arts & Diversity, the Quarry Amphitheater, campus radio station, Student Volunteer Center, campus spiritual life, and the undergraduate student government. This position will serve as a key collaborator with a broad range of university offices. The ADOS will make strategic decisions and steward resources in ways that further UC Santa Cruz's commitment to providing all students with a transformative and unparalleled education. They will imagine and execute on new possibilities for student life, student leadership and student engagement, and develop systemic ways to develop, implement and assess successful student-centered policies, practices, and initiatives.
Budgeted Salary:$130,000 - $142,000 / Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Days, Evenings
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 000320 (STDT LIFE DEV MGR 2)
Travel: Never or Rarely
50% - Functional Area Director
Supervises, develops, implements and manages complex student life, leadership and engagement departments/programs. Promotes a student-centered campus community environment that supports the personal, social, and educational/academic development of all students. Develops and sustains a team environment across a complex range of departments. Provides decision making, leadership, and strategic vision for comprehensive co-curricular student programs, services, resources and spaces. Fosters strong working relationships and collaborations with campus leadership and units within the Division of Student Success; the ten Colleges; Division of Undergraduate Education; the Division of Graduate Studies; Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI); Chancellor's Office; Campus Counsel; Equity & Equal Protection; Title IX; Academic Senate; Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES); College Student Life Personnel, and Risk and Safety Services. Through their direct reports, the ADOS ensures appropriate fiscal and human resource management, and that systems and practices are responsive to the strategic direction of the unit, division and campus.
The following departments and programs are the functional areas and responsibilities managed by the ADOS:
Student Organizations Advising & Resources (including Greek life), Student Media, and Cultural Arts & Diversity(aka SOMeCA): Provides oversight, strategic guidance and support to a dynamic team of professional and student staff that see organizations as transformative learning environments vital to the educational mission of the university, and offer students opportunities to engage as leaders that make a difference. SOMeCA creates programs and productions that build community, foster a sense of belonging and facilitate campus-wide discourse via organizational and leadership programs, the arts and multiple student media publications and platforms. SOMeCA provides training and advising to all registered student organizations, supports multiple student run media outlets on campus and engages in vibrant cultural arts and diversity initiatives (including the African American Theater Arts Troupe and Rainbow Theater).
Quarry Amphitheater(QA): Supervises and partners with the General Manager to develop, manage and bring the QA to its fullest potential. The QA is the largest venue on campus with a seating capacity of 2800. This auxiliary sub-unit carries substantial responsibility related to risk and serving the public - especially in a post pandemic world in which outdoor venues have become primary event venues. The QA serves as a center for campus life, community engagement, and a place that cultivates a sense of belonging for students through cultural events, concerts, and student activities.
KZSC Radio 88.1FM: Oversees and provides strategic guidance to KZSC leadership by providing management support for KZSC operations, funding development, and the pursuit of KZSC's academic mission. Serves as a champion for the radio station with university stakeholders and campus community members.
Undergraduate Student Government: Through the Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership & Engagement (who supervises the Student Government Operations Manager & Advisor), maintains high level oversight of all training, advising, support with event planning, fiscal and human resources, budget planning, policy analysis and administrative support for the Student Union Assembly (SUA), the undergraduate student government at UC Santa Cruz.
Student Volunteer Center: Through the Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership & Engagement, provides high level oversight for the Student Volunteer Center, a student-run center which serves as a resource for students to connect them with volunteer opportunities, while also acting as a hub for volunteer education and connecting local/state organizations with passionate and dedicated students who are seeking civic engagement opportunities.
Spiritual Life: Through the Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership & Engagement, stewards the partnership between UC Santa Cruz and the University Interfaith Council (UIC) and supports the Assistant Dean of Students in their work as campus liaison for UIC members, ensuring members have access to campus resources and space as they provide services to UCSC students. This includes management of the UCSC Reflection Center, a space for prayer, meditation and contemplative practices.
30% - Student Leadership & Engagement
Develops and executes on innovative and creative ideas to promote and support leadership, engagement and sense of belonging amongst the student body.
Establishes and maintains strong relationships with students, student leaders, student activists and student organizations, and contributes to a vibrant and welcoming campus experience for all students by being involved, visible, and engaged in all aspects of campus and student life.
Centers equity, access, social justice and anti-oppression frameworks in all student programming and engagement efforts.
Continually assesses student needs and interests, as well as remains abreast of current trends and best practices in the field of student affairs (and adjacent fields) related to student leadership, engagement, identity development, civic engagement, mental health and sense of belonging.
Utilizes relevant data, scholarship, and student development (and other relevant) theories/models when planning and developing programs and services designed to foster and support student learning and growth.
Leads internal and external committees and task forces related to special projects/ initiatives focused on student leadership, engagement and belonging.
Effectively manages crises and politically challenging situations with and in the absence of the AVC/Dean of Students.
Serves as campus lead for protest and demonstration engagement and response.
15% - Unit Wide Leadership and Project Management
The Associate Dean of Students for Leadership and Engagement has unit-wide leadership and organizational development responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:
Develops and implements systems of assessing the quality and effectiveness of all programs, and establishes ongoing quality improvement methods. Creates and implements systems to improve quality and manage risk, including staff professional development programs, regular assessments of student satisfaction, and methods for engaging with students about campus climate and the student experience.
Initiates all aspects of organizational planning for the Student Engagement & Leadership cluster and supports the AVC/DOS with doing so for the unit. Conduct organizational design analysis and planning to optimize individual and organizational effectiveness and develop staff training and development programs.
Analyzes organizational issues, identifies solutions and provides recommendations supporting organizational goals and objectives; and develops performance management programs.
Prepares reports, presentations and other related materials for AVC/DOS and campus stakeholders.
Represents the Student Develop and Engagement unit and the Division of Student Affairs and Success on key campus, system-wide and external committees and task forces.
Conducts research and analysis and/or takes on special projects as delegated by the AVC/DOS in response to unit, division, campus, system-wide or Office of the President (including state and federal requirements) needs.
May serve as a special hearing officer for student conduct appeals, interim actions, and student grievances.
Serves as operational back up to the AVC/Dean of Students when the AVC/Dean of Students is unavailable.
Serves as a campus leader and subject matter expert regarding issues of student engagement, student activism, student leaders/organizations, campus climate and protest response, and regularly provides consultation and guidance related to issues management on these topics.
5% - Other Duties
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Success, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chancellor.
Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
Bachelor's degree in related area.
Highly experienced in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development, assessment and evaluation in advancement of organizational goals within a complex institution of higher education.
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex information, problems, and processes in an objective manner and formulate conclusions to provide a sound basis for establishing priorities, selecting appropriate courses of action and making recommendations.
A high degree of political acumen regarding sensitive and highly visibility issues; ability to establish and manage delicate balances that must be achieved among competing variables and interests in a diverse, and complex university environment.
Demonstrated experience leading, supervising, and developing professional staff, including skills related to team building, coaching and performance management.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and develop trust with college students, student leaders, student activists and student organizations.
Knowledge and applied praxis of effective models/philosophies in higher education and student affairs, and of student development theories related to leadership and engagement; sense of belonging; free speech expression; protest and demonstration response; and issues of diversity, equity and social justice.
Excellent interpersonal, cultural fluency and conflict resolution skills. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds.
Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive issues and information.
High level of acumen related to understanding, interpreting and applying University regulations, policies and procedures.
Ability to deliver clear, informative and persuasive presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
Strong oral communication skills with ability to work effectively in group processes. Excellent writing skills to produce clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, grant applications and general correspondence, as well as to convey support and care in the wake of campus, local, national or global incidents that impact students and the campus community.
Experience with fiscal management, budget development and oversight of multiple fund sources, including student fees and referenda.
Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to and experience working with members of African, Black & Caribbean; Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander; Chicanx/Latinx; Native/Indigenous; South West Asian & North African; Disabled; Neuro Diverse; Trans & Non-Binary; Queer; Undocumented and other historically marginalized or underrepresented communities. Knowledge of different religious and spiritual traditions that intersect with many of the identities above and demonstrated praxes grounded in intersectional understanding and approaches to cultivating a sense of belonging for all students and the campus community.
Demonstrated expertise with crisis management, crisis intervention and case management on college campuses.
Advanced degree in higher education, public policy, or other related field.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Ability to work on-call.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Clery Act : This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.
Ability to travel nationally.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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