The Dean of Students is responsible for the overall vision and effectiveness of the university’s student life offices, services, programs, and staff. The Dean serves as an advocate for students and as a resource and partner with campus colleagues to address student issues. Areas for which the Dean shall be responsible include: campus safety, health services, new student orientation, judicial affairs, residence life, retention, student activities/organizations, campus ministries, student support services, career services, counseling services and student leadership programming. The Dean will also have a close working relationship when it comes to student matters with the Office of Academic Affairs and Athletics.
Provides the vision and foundation for student life
Ensures the suite of student life offices, services, and staff are working in unison to achieve the goals, vision, and values of student life
Grounds the goals, vision, and values of student life in the ecosystem of student development and strategic enrollment management
Ensures that student life is an active partner across campus in creating an engaged student body
Ensures appropriate response and resolution for student code of conduct matters
Ensures that student life has the appropriate policies, procedures, and practices that are aligned with the College’s expectations
Collaborates to help resolve student issues – engaging other campus offices and colleagues when appropriate
Supports existing and leads new initiatives focused on integrating students both academically and socially to campus
Maintains and further develops student life offices, services, and staff that contribute to making Bluefield College an exemplary inclusive Christ-centered learning environment
Develops and maintains a campus environment and a set of student life programming that is engaging for current students and appealing to prospective students – providing exemplary opportunities for student development as well as helping with both enrollment and retention of students
Maintains a culture of inclusion on campus, while expanding student life resources and programing that promote the education, appreciation, and celebration of the diverse members of the campus community
Seeks out opportunities to collaborate with student life organizations in Bluefield and in the region to leverage the student life resources, services, and staff on our campus
Coordinates student life response to major crises and other unusual events impacting Bluefield College students
Ensures that assessment is conducted throughout Enrollment Management and Student Life to ensure that programming and initiatives are impactful and valuable to the student experience
Leads an assessment program for student life offices, services, programs and staff that is consistent with the College’s assessment expectations
Interprets policies to employees and enforces safety regulations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Talent management skills (hires strong staff)
Talent development skills (retains strong staff)
Positive organization leadership skills
Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills
Leverages interconnections between offices, services, programs, individuals, and campuses
Understands and leverages technology solutions
Understands data and is a data driven decision maker
Integrates student life best practices
Strong listening skills
Strong team member, team leader, and team builder
Creative problem solver
Ability to work with a wide variety of people ranging from the senior leadership to all levels of support staff
Professional networking skills – extending well beyond the Appalachia Region.
To apply for this position, please visit http://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:
Letter of interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
Statement of Christian Faith
Additional information about Bluefield College is available at www.bluefield.edu.
To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service or genetic information in its employment.