The Franklin & Marshall Office of the Dean of the College contributes to the foundation of an inclusive student centered campus that embraces lifelong learning and continuous improvement. Our goal is to provide services and programs that promote good health and well-being, enhance student learning and develop leadership and citizenship skills. Franklin & Marshall welcomes outstanding applicants to apply for the Dean of Students position. As the Dean of Students, you will work collaboratively with other departments to develop programs and systems that enable students to reach their academic potential in a residential environment that fosters growth, responsibility and personal development.
In this prominent leadership position, you will be responsible for the College-wide Residential Model, Judicial Affairs, Student Academic Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Student Crisis Management. The successful candidate will be a progressive leader with exemplary communication and relationship building skills that is dedicated and committed to providing excellence in a liberal arts undergraduate education.
Additional responsibilities include:
Working with the Associate Dean of Students in oversight of the college house deans, the house advisor program and director of housing in the development and administration of a residential life program.
Partnering with the Associate Dean of Students to resolve faculty matters of student academic misconduct.
Serving as the Dean of College representative to the Committee on Academic Status, advising coordinator with the Office of the Provost and status change coordinator including readmission process.
Collaborating with the Office of Advancement in communication with the Alumni Greek Council.
Partnering with the Department of Public Safety, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Wellness Center in oversight of student crisis management team.
Supervising Associate Dean of Students, Director of Accessibility Services, Director Fraternity and Sorority Life, Director of Student Wellness Programs and Title IX Coordinator.
Master's degree required
8 to 10 years’ experience in an institution of higher education with significant exposure to the area of student affairs
Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
Exercise independent thinking and be able to quickly make sound decisions
Demonstrate outstanding written and oral skills
Ability to build rapport and engage with families, students and other constituency groups is essential
Proven track record of continuous improvement by assessing and enhancing programs, systems and services
Ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.
About Franklin & Marshall College:
Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, is a selective, private liberal arts college known for academic rigor, opportunities for faculty-student research and its commitment to helping each student reach his or her full potential. The College enrolls more than 2,400 undergraduate students from throughout the U.S. and around the world.