Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students (AVP/Dean) provides leadership focused on promoting student transformation by assisting undergraduates to develop fully, realize their potential, and achieve personal goals. This position is a key collaborator and problem solver, working with students, faculty, and staff to identify challenges or road blocks to student progress and to understand concerns, explain policies and procedures, and work to guide students towards resolution and a path forward. As a strategic and hands-on leader, the AVP/Dean directs a team that supports residence life, student engagement, new student orientation and family programs, and student conduct.
The AVP/Dean leads institutional efforts in student behavioral intervention crisis management, and ensures policies and protocols are systematic, readily understood, and reflective of best national practices.
The AVP/DOS is a member of the Emergency Management and Response Team; will develop and lead a University CARE team; and serves as an appeals hearing officer for conduct cases resulting in suspension or dismissal.
A Master’s degree in student development, higher education administration, counseling, or a similar field with documented progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience in Student Affairs is required. A strong record of administrative leadership, demonstrating analytical ability in assessing learning outcomes and evaluating programs; developing staff and strategic priorities; and building productive and collaborative working relationships across campus are required. Familiarity with best practices in areas in the Dean’s portfolio. Facility with current technology including use of social media, evidence of advanced interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to lead change.
Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.