The Associate Dean for Student Life at Christian Theological Seminary oversees student activities, pastoral care, mentoring, and vocational discernment. Working with other departments of the institution, the Associate Dean for Student Life ensures that all programming aligns with the mission and educational goals of the school. The Associate Dean for Student Life establishes and implements all policies and procedures as they relate to student events and deportment. Additionally, the Associate Dean for Student Life serves as a liaison between student organizations and administration.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Leads the development of a culture of holistic care for students that supports a successful matriculation through community building, pastoral care, and vocational discernment in conjunction with other structures within the seminary.
- Oversees the new student orientation for the fall and spring
- Assists the Dean in the development and implementation of co-curricular programs and collects and maintains the assessment data
- Consults with the Director of Student Operations as to the ongoing financial, educational and/or personal needs of students
- Leads the seminary’s vocational placement function, including student/alum support with denominational ordination/call processes and non-traditional vocational opportunities
- Assists the Coordinator for Student Disabilities and Accommodations in mentoring students with special needs in ADA accommodations, vocational questions, procedural questions, and local resources
- Participates in the worship life of the seminary
- Serves on the Admissions Committee and Committee on Council
- Serves as the advisor to Student Council and administrative liaison for student organizations
- Provide liaison support to alumni relations
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean
Education and/or Qualifications
- A master’s degree is required and preferably a M.Div.
- A minimum of 5 years of related professional experience in student relations
- A compassionate and creative leader with a capacity for fostering a culture of student success
- Excellent listening and verbal communications skills are essential along with ability to advocate in ways that evidence fairness
- Problem-solving skills and the ability to work collegially with a broad range of people in students services
CTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to recruitment, hiring, or any other status of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other category protected by law.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two references by June 5, 2020 to the Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.