Edgewood College seeks an Interim Dean of Students for the 2017-18 academic year. This role is responsible for cultivating vibrant and engaging out-of-classroom learning experiences, a safe and educational residence life environment, supportive health and personal counseling services, and a welcoming campus climate for students of all backgrounds.
Provide leadership, direction, supervision, and support for the staff and operations of the Division of Student Development including: Health Services, Personal Counseling Services, Student Inclusion & Involvement, Residence Life, and Student Conduct
Work in partnership with other campus leaders in the areas of retention, student engagement, inclusion, and other overarching institutional priorities as needed
Contribute to and facilitate our comprehensive student development approach to co-curricular activities that support and enhance student learning in and out of the classroom, consistent with the College’s Dominican, Catholic identity
Consult on and contribute to a meaningful student orientation process for new students
Ensure compliance with appropriate federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to areas of supervision (including but not limited to Title IX, Student Right to Know Act, FERPA, Cleary Act, etc.)
Serve as an effective advocate, mentor, and voice for students and members of the Division of Student Development
Willingness to be present, engaged, active and visible to students, faculty and staff
Work in partnership with other divisions, such as Advancement, to enhance the College’s relationship with parents of students through regular, timely communications, programming, and events
Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and contribute as needed on behalf of the Division of Student Development at President’s Council meetings, Board of Trustee meetings and institutional committee meetings
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Master’s Degree (in Student Personnel Services or related field preferred), earned Doctorate preferred
7 years of experience in student affairs, minimum of 3 years at a Director or comparable level
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Strong administrative and organizational skills
Ability to negotiate and resolve interpersonal conflicts
Adeptness at creatively leveraging resources to achieve divisional goals and objectives
Effective oral and written communication skills
Competence in and commitment to creating an inclusive working, learning, and living environment, preferably in a small and/or Catholic college
Understanding, appreciation, and enthusiasm for the College’s Dominican, Catholic, liberal arts identity
Strong candidates will possess a solid background in student development theory and practice. They will demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and developing authentic relationships with students and colleagues. They will be an assertive and diplomatic leader who will be able to focus on the overarching and long-term needs of the Division while ensuring day-to-day operations run smoothly. They will be a collaborator and an advocate who understands the needs and opportunities that come with working in a small, hands-on, student-centered educational environment. Additionally, an ideal candidate will share in the College’s core values (truth, justice, compassion, partnership, and community) and be excited to join the warm, friendly, and fun members of the Student Development Division.
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply: Send a cover letter of interest, resume, and professional references to:
Human Resources – IDSD
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates applying by June 15, 2017, will be given first consideration in anticipation of a start date of August 1, 2017.
The city of Madison is generally regarded as one of the best places to live and raise a family in America. Home to three lakes, Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, and Lake Wingra, Madison is a haven for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, including boaters, sailors, and bikers. As the capital, Madison is the seat of state government. It’s also home to the state’s major public university. Its public and priv...ate schools offer education that is superior.
As a member of our community of learners, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our retirement program, tuition remission for yourself and your family, and a variety of highly valued fringe benefits
We offer a generous leave program in case one is in need of personal or family care. In addition, the College adjusts hours in the summer to allow staff to have Friday afternoons off.
Between health care programs, dental care, insurance and other intangible benefits, the total compensation package at Edgewood College is outstanding. It all adds up to a great place for a career of service to our students.
Edgewood College administers all employment practices without discrimination to ensure equal treatment of employees regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, creed, national origin or ancestry age, disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. These practices include, but are not limited to, those pertaining to recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, tuition remissions, compensation, benefits, terminations, and selection for College-sponsored training.
Edgewood College admits students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. Edgewood College welcomes the rich diversity of the world’s cultures and perspectives.