Emory University Assistant Director of Student Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia


The Assistant Director for Student Affairs serves as a liaison and facilitator among the GDBBS’ programs, faculty, students and the Laney Graduate School to resolve administrative or curriculum related issues. Responsible for promoting and coordinating health and wellness programs and initiatives that encourage an environment of holistic wellness for masters and doctoral students. May monitor students’ grades and coordinate tutoring or counseling. May assist with registration and commencement activities. Reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs with a dotted line to the Director of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS).

In addition, the Assistant Director of Student Affairs:

• Collaborates with the Division Director, Program Directors, Directors of Graduate Studies, Program Associates, and the Laney Graduate School staff to identify and assist students with resolving academic, mental health, and career challenges.

• Keeps track of the academic progress of students from orientation to graduation and regularly ensures both the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Division Director receive updates on all critical student issues and milestone achievements, including academic probations and conduct issues, mentor assignments and changes in mentor assignments, leaves of absence and candidacy achievements.

• Ensures responsiveness to students’ needs.

• Proactively seeks to identify ways to address student concerns, improve outcomes and processes, and keeps the Laney Graduate School, Division Director and GDBBS staff apprised of these activities.

• Counsels students regarding conflicts with advisers, programs, students, and administrators in a non-judgmental way.

• Proactively assists students in resolving non•academic issues by referring them to appropriate resources, such as Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Office of Accessibility Services, and Title IX Coordinator for Students.

• Ensures mentor assignments and related monitoring are kept updated.

• Organizes the following events: Annual Distinguished Alumnus Seminar, the GDBBS Awards Banquet, the Mentor-Mentee Celebration, annual Post-Doc workshop and other career workshops, as directed.

• Advises and assists in coordination of activities for the Division Student Advisory Council (DSAC) and the Division Career and Communications Committee, serving as liaison for the Division Director with these groups.

• Coordinates with the LGS Communications team to ensure GDBBS communications and communications planning aligns with LGS processes, policies, and messaging. Ensures that communications to students, faculty, and staff receive necessary communications in timely and efficient manners. Coordinates social media through LGS communications team.

• Serves as the GDBBS lead member to coordinate through LGS the Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunities (TATTO) program process for GDBBS students.

• Provides data and reports regarding a variety of student issues as requested by the Division Director for reporting to LGS.

• Handles other duties as designated by the Assistant Dean/Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Director of the GDBBS, as deemed appropriate.


  • Serves as a liaison and facilitator among a school's faculty, students, and administration to resolve administrative or curriculum related issues.

  • Works with departments to expand educational resources for students and faculty.

  • Oversees, assists in and approves the production of publications and/or communications.

  • Meets with visitors from other schools and provides program or curriculum information.

  • Participates in the accreditation process. Assists in planning, coordinating and scheduling events.

  • May monitor students' grades and coordinate tutoring or counseling assistance.

  • May assist with registration and commencement activities.

  • Assists in planning, administering and monitoring the capital equipment, operations and personnel budgets.

  • Maintains files and databases.

  • Oversees the preparation of operational and statistical reports.

  • May supervise staff and participate in the hiring of new employees.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in adult education, human resources development or a related field

  • Three years of experience in student affairs, advising, registration, financial aid or a related field, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

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Job Number 28060

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Graduate School

Department GRS: Student Affairs

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

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