Job Positions

Assistant Dean, Student and Alumni Affairs

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health


University of Arizona

Date Posted:

Mar 24 2021 12:53PM

Close Date:

May 24 2021

Position Description

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is home to a diverse and growing student body, which consists of 1200 students in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Public Health, the Master of Public Health Program, the MS and PhD programs in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and the DrPH Program. The Assistant Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs directs the College of Public Health provision of services, advising, resources and activities related to students and alumni and provides leadership to the overall educational mission of the college. This position reports to the Dean.


•Direct the operations of the Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs (OSSAA) and provide leadership to and supervision of student services professionals in OSSAA
•Direct the planning, coordination, and facilitation of activities and processes relevant to recruitment, admissions, orientation activities, student advising services, data tracking and analysis, advancement toward degree tracking, career advisement services, student events, and tracking of alumni contact and career information
•Direct the college’s scholarship application, selection, and award processes
•Manage the policies and process for assignment of teaching assistants
•Participate in the College’s leadership team - Dean’s Council
•Provide confidential advisement and counseling to students
•Serve as primary advocate for students to college administration
•Provide clear and consistent communication regarding policies, important news to students, faculty and alumni
•Provide analysis and assessment of student and alumni data
•Prepare written reports
•Develop and lead strategic planning process for Office of Student Services
•Collaborate with directors of academic programs to assure that student needs are addressed and met •Participate in the planning and implementation of new academic programs
•Build and maintain collegial partnerships with University academic and student-service departments, including the Graduate College, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Bursar’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, the UA Dean of Students Office, and others
•Build and maintain partnerships with relevant community agencies
•Manage OSSAA budget and expenditures
•Provide leadership to Student Affairs Committee, College Ambassador Programs, and student organizations •Co-manage College’s LinkedIn alumni group
•Enlist alumni participation and assistance in OSSAA activities
•Participate in University Committees – AHSC Working Group, College Academic Administrators Council (CAAC) ,UACareer Council; Graduate College Grad Coordinators
•Participate in College committees, e.g., Diversity and Inclusion Committee, College Environment Committee, Website committee, faculty and staff search committees

Application Process

Institution Information

Additional Information

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Contact Information

John Ehiri,


Required Qualifications

•Minimum of 7 years of related work experience, including 3 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
•Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications