The Division of Student Affairs coordinates programs, facilities, resources and support compatible with Harvey Mudd College’s academic mission to enhance students’ learning and growth. The Division invites applications from qualified individuals who, in support of the College’s mission and in collaboration with colleagues across campus and The Claremont Colleges, will provide leadership and strategic vision in providing health and wellness services to students and the campus community. This is a regular full-time, benefits-eligible, position that reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls over 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which is comprised of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
The Associate Dean for Student Health and Wellness provides leadership and direct oversight of student health and wellness programs and services that foster an environment that supports student success and well-being along the many dimensions of wellness including emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, multicultural, occupational, and environmental. In carrying out programs and services, the Associate Dean works collaboratively with other professionals in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Claremont University Consortium’s Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS), the Coordinator for Title IX and Student Disability Support, and external community service providers. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Associate Dean is a member of the DSA leadership team and is responsible for working with the Vice President and colleagues in strategic planning and providing support for the Division’s services, programs and activities offered to students, as well as faculty and staff.
Summary of Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in a relevant field. Minimum of three years of relevant experience in an emotional/mental health counseling capacity, preferably with young adults; demonstrated success in working with diverse college student populations. Experience working with young adults/adults, especially on issues of substance abuse, stress management, and eating disorders is desirable.
Licenses/Certificates: Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurance carrier.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills and the ability to work effectively in a professional team environment. A proven track record of leadership and fostering collaboration among and between individuals and organizations, supporting productive participatory decision-making, and responding to crisis, high risk, and stressful situations. Expertise with a psychological or other emotional health framework for assessing students’ emotional health needs and developing appropriate prevention and promotion programs. Demonstrated skills in effective counseling, outreach and programming. Personal integrity and ability to interact successfully with individuals with varying abilities, backgrounds, interests and beliefs. Ability to organize and prioritize projects. Familiarity with and a demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate college policy and laws, rules, and regulations governing student matters especially residential issues. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues in the DSA, MCAPS, College constituents, and staff from the other Claremont Colleges. Adept as using technology and software programs and the ability to easily learn and use new technology.
Application Procedures: Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application.
Deadline to apply: Open until filled.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.