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Dean of Students

St. Ambrose University
Job Description
St. Ambrose University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Students.
This position reports to the Provost & Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.  The Dean is an integral participant in the design and development of student affairs programs and policies in coordination with academic affairs and other university divisions. The Dean provides strategic direction and leadership for the areas of residential life, student activities, campus recreation, student health, counseling, career center, and security.
Qualifications include:  minimum of a master's degree required with preference given to those with three to five years experience in higher education and direct supervision in one of the related areas above. The successful candidate will have documented experience in managing professional and support staff, programming, and services at an academic institution. In addition, the ideal candidate will document and/or demonstrate:

 
  • a broad knowledge of student development issues and trends;
  • a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism;
  • excellent managerial, planning, supervisory, interpersonal, team-building, collaborative, and communication skills;
  • a commitment to serve and advocate for  both undergraduate and graduate students;
  • an ability to work with key stakeholders, including families, faculty, staff, and external groups;
  • and a capacity and desire for sustained professional growth. 
 
 
St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts. An institution of 3,100 graduate and undergraduate students, the University’s Core Values include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity.  St. Ambrose is located in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan community adjacent to the Mississippi River that joins the two-state region, an affordable and culturally rich urban setting.  See www.sau.edu for further information.
 
People from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2019.  Please apply online at http://www.sau.edu/employment and upload your cover letter, resume, unofficial graduate transcript, and contact information for three references.
 
Applicants should also submit a brief essay describing the role of student affairs given the St. Ambrose University Mission and Core Values.
 
Contact Dr. Paul Koch at kochpaulc@sau.edu or humanresources@sau.edu with any questions.   EOE
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