Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) is a graduate and professional school with a mission to create and provide knowledge and leadership for a sustainable future. Serving approximately 300 Masters students and 75 doctoral students, the School is committed to building on the rich legacy of world-leading scholarship, teaching and engagement to create a sustainable environment. The School is also deeply committed to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Reporting to the Associate Dean/Chief of Staff of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and with a dotted line to the Dean, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs serves as the chief student affairs officer. The Assistant Dean will provide leadership and vision, administration, coordination and budgetary/financial oversight for the Student Affairs department. The Student Affairs department supports the lifecycle of a graduate student from the point of matriculation to graduation, including but not limited to activities related to orientation and graduation, career development, Title IX, student health and wellness, student programming, and more generally, many aspects of the student experience outside of the classroom. The Assistant Dean will also work closely with the Community and Inclusion office to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives throughout the student experience.
The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs has a broad and evolving portfolio of duties, acting as the strategic administrative partner to support the non-academic needs of a vibrant student community. The Assistant Dean exercises leadership and management over all student life activities, including student discipline, student government, student organizations, and student activities.
The Assistant Dean will work collaboratively and provide effective management of a team of professional employees who assist them with all aspects of student affairs. They will also work with leadership from other teams at the School, including but not limited to: Enrollment Management, Community and Inclusion, Academic Affairs, and Development and Alumni Affairs. The Assistant Dean will also serve as a liaison to other student support units at the university.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education leadership or related field and 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Knowledge of and facility with best practices in student affairs. Well-developed organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle stressful, challenging and emotional situations including being comfortable with ambiguity and change
Demonstrated leadership skill with the ability to manage and mentor staff as well as address personnel and employee relation issues.
Demonstrated ability working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, university constituents, and external organizations.
Capable of representing the Dean and F&ES in multiple contexts.
Ability to create and sustain an environment of mutual respect and inclusion by supporting the differences of F&ES community members.
Preferred Education and Experience: 1. Interest in and knowledge of the environment. 2. Demonstrated leadership on issues of diversity and inclusion. 3.Demonstrated counseling skills in order to address student behavioral health needs and professional development. 4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other campus units. 5. Demonstrated effectiveness in planning, administration and fiscal management
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at https://bit.ly/2CUnelh. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
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About Yale University
Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.