Location: Baltimore, MD Category: Professional & Administrative Posted On: Fri Apr 10 2020 Job Description:
Reporting to the president, the vice president, dean of students is the chief student affairs officer of the college and provides executive leadership and vision for the division of student affairs. Student affairs is a large and functionally diverse division of the college that facilitates experiences and environments in which students can achieve their maximum potential through the provision and continuous improvement of student engagement opportunities and student support services.
The dean of students provides leadership for accessibility services; Bon Appï¿½tit dining services; chaplaincy/religious and spiritual life; diversity, equity, inclusion, and Title IX; intercollegiate athletics (NCAA Division III); new student programs; residential life; student conduct; student counseling; student engagement; student health; student support and outreach; and student wellness. The dean of students is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and enhancement of the overall student experience and advises the president and cabinet on matters concerning students.
As the chief advocate for students on the college's senior leadership team, the dean of students ensures that the quality of the student experience remains central to all conversations and major decisions; fosters the ongoing development of a diverse residential community, in which all students are encouraged to be responsible facilitators and participants in a dynamic living and learning experience; and works closely with the provost to integrate the social and academic life of the campus.
A master's degree and substantial administrative experience in higher education administration, with most of the experience within college student affairs, are required. A terminal degree is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess experience managing a large staff and complex budgets; a proven track record of providing strong leadership in response to student and parent issues, concerns, and crisis matters; a demonstrated commitment to - and experience with - matters of diversity, equity, and
inclusion, and an understanding of critical race theory, as applied to higher education; and a deep understanding of college student development theory and best practices in student affairs. The successful candidate will also possess experience and engagement with intercollegiate athletics and experience in data-driven assessment and outcomes measurements, with demonstrated knowledge of student learning outcomes in student affairs programs.
Internal Number: 122184
About Goucher College
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. At Goucher, we’re redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education in order to help our students prepare for the jobs of the future. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.