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Dean - Student Affairs - Student Services and Affairs


                            

The University of Belize invites applicants for the post of:

Dean of Student Affairs

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES


The Dean of Student Affairs is the primary point of contact for direction, advice, support, and counselling for students at the University of Belize. The Dean of Student Affairs manages the Office of Student Affairs and is responsible for the delivery of the Office's responsibilities and mandate on a University -wide basis.

 KEY FUNCTIONS

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    • Help to build a strong, student-centered University of Belize.
    • The ongoing provision of guidance, advice and support to students, from orientation at entry through liaising with Faculty administration on academic programme issues, through assistance to students in interfacing with the Finance and Registrar’s Offices as well as with other operating units in the University, and in preparation for life after UB;
    • Helping students to develop their own personal and professional goals, and to focus on achieving them, always in the context of enhancing the development of Belize and the production of well-rounded graduates of the University of Belize;
    • Provide guidance and counselling support to students who face unexpected difficulties;
    • Guiding and supporting the activities of the Student Government (including ensuring that all administrative and constitutional requirements are satisfied) in order to support leadership development, to enhance academic, social and cultural enrichment of student life at UB, and to encourage meaningful student interaction with the wider community;
    • Managing and developing the University’s sports programme and other extra-curricular student activities;
    • Managing and developing the University’s scholarship programme, focusing on Belize’s broad-based needs and requirements and the availability of opportunities;
    • Support the University’s efforts at fundraising and philanthropy;
    • Ongoing development and enhancement of policies and procedures to guide student behavior (including ongoing updating of the Students’ Handbook and the Student Government Constitution), to address and manage student grievances, and to encourage meaningful student interaction with the University’s management; and
    • Coordinating the processes for the University’s graduation/matriculation exercises.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

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    • Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counselling, Sociology, Management, or a related discipline (Preferred).
    • Emphasis in candidate-selection would be placed on demonstrated successful performance in a similar work environment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the maintenance of good working relationships at all levels are absolute requirements, as would be a commitment to achieving results.
    • Experienced professional with wide-ranging, work-performance backgrounds that include working knowledge in and appreciation of the main issues in the component areas of the key functions. 
    • A successful track-record in working with and supporting young adults both within and apart from a tertiary educational environment;  
    • Strong leadership skills, proactive and innovative and ability manage in a low-budget environment;
    • Ability to intermediate between the needs and preferences of students, on the one hand, and the academic and related performance requirements of a developing educational institution, on the other.
    • The selected candidate will demonstrate an energetic, engaging and caring personality who enjoys working/developing young University students, a passion for sports and cultural activities beyond the classroom including music, the arts etc. and will have strong communication skills.

SALARY

  • Compensation would be dependent on capacity and experience.

Effective Start Date: 1st July, 2019

Interested persons are invited to apply:

Human Resource Director

P.O. Box 340

University of Belize

Humming Bird Avenue

Belmopan City, Cayo District

Belize, Central America

Tel: (501) 822-3115/3680

Email: ubseniorvacancies@ub.edu.bz

  • Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees (including present or past employers and work colleagues), copies of relevant degrees (English translation where necessary), certificates, and a valid police record.
  •  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY:    29th April, 2019

 

 

 

 



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