Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Inclusion and Engagement
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
Internal Number: 1327
The Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Inclusion and Engagement is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and reports directly to the AVP for the Residential Experience. The Assistant/Associate Dean will provide strategic vision and leadership for Campus Life and Engagement (CL&E) to provide engagement opportunities for students that enhance their residential experience. The Assistant/Associate Dean will supervise the areas and directors of Leadership Activities, Religious and Spiritual Life and Student Diversity and Equity.
The Assistant/Associate Dean will champion diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives on behalf of and within the Student Affairs Division. They will manage fiscal resources and personnel to implement sustainable CL&E initiatives that meet institutional/division goals and will collaborate with Academic Affairs colleagues and other campus partners to support these efforts and to integrate them into other dimensions of the Skidmore college student experience. Will also connect with Skidmore colleagues and Saratoga Springs community leaders, business professionals and others to support Skidmore's town-gown relationship with the City of Saratoga Springs.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field with at least seven years of experience in higher education.
Achievement in supervising, mentoring, coaching and supporting the professional development of direct and indirect reports
Demonstrated leadership in the areas of strategic planning, program development and assessment
Strong DEI background
Ability to multi-task and designate accordingly
Ability to direct and motivate a team
Ability to build positive and effective relationships across the campus and community
Experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies of program assessment and evaluation
Pay Range: $85,000 - $90,000 commensurate with experience
Required documents needed to apply:
List of Three References
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!