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Dean of Students

Louisburg College
Louisburg, NC
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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POSITION TITLE: Dean of Students

DIVISION: Student Life

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Student Life

Position Description:

The Dean of Students is a vital part of a strong Student Life team committed to helping students achieve their curricular and co-curricular goals. In providing visionary leadership within the Student Life program, this position will oversee the areas of student engagement, campus conduct, residence life, student leadership, and new student orientation; serve on departmental and college committees; provide leadership crisis response; collaborate across campus to develop and implement social and educational programming within the campus living-learning community; and assist in the development and growth of Student Life staff.


The Dean of Students is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position with a competitive salary. Benefits include a comprehensive medical policy, free housing and meal plan, and optional participation in a matched retirement plan and optional dental plan.


* Master's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or related field required

* Previous professional (post-graduate) student life and supervisory experience required

* Experience with emergency response to on-campus situations

* Demonstrated skills in the following areas: supervision, organization, collaboration, crisis management, leadership,

teamwork, and assessment

* Knowledge of student development and leadership development

* Fluency in current research regarding college student affairs

* Ability to handle difficult situations

* Ability to lift 25 pounds

* Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs

Duties and Responsibilities:


The Dean of Students works with the Vice President of Student Life and all direct reports to establish goals and objectives for the Student Life program. Tasks include:

* Working with the Director of Institutional Research to ensure appropriate data availability

* Establish/facilitate periodic in-service programs for staff reflection and goal-setting

* Maintain awareness of research regarding best practices for student affairs programs at small colleges

* Ensure progress/completion of departmental goals

* Prepare/monitor annual budgets for departmental areas that ensure accomplishment of area goals/objectives

Staff Supervision

The Dean of Students directly supervises the Director of Counseling Services, Campus Safety Chief, College Chaplain and five Residence Hall Community Directors. Tasks include:

* Select, train, advise, motivate and evaluate staff

* Develop an attitude of cooperation and unity among staff members

* Create on-call schedules for professional staff

* Ensure that College policies and procedures for staff are met on a consistent basis

* Conduct regular group and individual staff meetings and provide periodic constructive performance and professional


Other Duties

* Serve in an administrative on-call rotation

* Serve on Student Life and College committees as assigned

* Serve on the Behavioral Intervention Team

* Assist Title IX Coordinator in managing Title IX cased including related investigations and hearings

* Participate in regular professional development opportunities

* Be a visible, active participant in campus life

* Assist with the preparation of various manuals, handbooks, and documents

* Coordinate Parent programs

* Chair the department's Collaborative team (Director-level staff)

* Be available for weekends, extended days, official College events, and emergencies as needed

* Perform other duties as assigned

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