Marlboro College is an intentionally small, intellectually demanding liberal arts school located in southern Vermont. Home to 300 students, Marlboro empowers students with the freedom and responsibility to create an individualized course of study in collaboration with faculty members and to participate in a self-governing community. Instead of traditional majors, students pursue a self-designed Plan of Concentration based on their academic interests that culminates in a major work of scholarship. Students graduate having completed a profound intellectual journey, and go out into the world with greater self-reliance and the skills needed to forge their own career path or pursue graduate-level study. The faculty, students, and staff share a commitment to diversity and the values of equality, inclusion, and respect for all human differences.
The Dean of Students is the senior student affairs officer at the college. The Dean works collaboratively with the students, faculty, staff and the President’s senior management team to maintain a safe, legal, and healthy learning environment. The Dean of Students works collaboratively with the Dean of Faculty to ensure seamless communication between academic and student affairs offices. The Dean collaborates with the Dean of Admissions to guarantee successful transitions by new students. Because the mission and educational model of Marlboro College emphasize community involvement, shared governance and responsible citizenship, it is important that the Dean of Students cooperate closely with the Town Meeting Selectboard, the Student Life staff, and student leadership to assure the safety and health of the community and to enhance educational opportunities broadly construed. The Dean of Students has faculty status and reports to the President of the College.
• Supervision of Student Life personnel: attract, support and retain a professional staff of student services personnel.
• Oversight of the Residential Life Program, the Total Health Center (both physical and mental health), Disability Services, the Outdoor and Recreation Programs, the Office of Career Development and the college’s orientation program.
• Leadership in promoting a comprehensive program of student services that emphasizes the integration of the college’s mission with community involvement, personal responsibility, and shared governance.
• Leadership in maintaining, in coordination with the college Select Board, Town Meeting, and Community Court general standards of order, safety, and decency of the college community.
• Collaboration with other Senior Staff on institutional planning, policy, and initiatives.
• Leads new student orientation and works with staff and faculty colleagues on retention.
• Responsible for compliance with relevant government regulations.
• Works with the Dean of Faculty, Director of Academic Advising, and faculty members to support students’ academic success.
• Collaborates on retention, diversity, and health and wellness efforts on campus.
• Plans and communicates with campus community about safety and emergency procedures and leads annual review of procedures and responsibilities.
• Designs and leads a team of faculty, staff and students to implement an Orientation program that both supports the mission of the College and reflects our efforts towards retention.
• Works collaboratively with the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Plant Operations and Student Accounts in the administration of student-related policies and regulations.
• Provides oversight for the overall Student Services budget.
• Serves as the primary administrative and faculty liaison with officers of the Town Meeting.
• Serves as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee and as a member of the Committee on the First Two Years.
• Monitors compliance with federal regulations, including Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and advises senior management as to the college’s current state of compliance.
• Participate in after-hours, “on-call” rotation, providing direct support to Student Life Coordinators if an issue/crisis arises.
• Other duties as required.
• Advanced degree or commensurate experience in student services, counseling psychology, human development or related field; knowledge of student development.
• Minimum of five years experience in leadership role in Student Life, including management responsibilities.
• Working knowledge of compliance issues as they relate to student life.
• Flexibility; ability to organize and prioritize competing demands.
• Demonstrated success working in a highly participatory community environment with minimal administrative support.
• Demonstrated commitment to students and community-based governance.
• Highly effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin by March 11 and continue until the position is filled. Apply online only at https://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/staff/