Dean of Students

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Dean of Students

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) is a unique and vibrant learning institution.  It is a non-profit, regionally accredited college offering associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, with campuses in lower Manhattan and the Bronx.   The college appeals to highly motivated adult learners who are committed to their education and transforming their lives and the lives of others.

MCNY seeks a creative and seasoned Dean of Students to provide leadership to the department of Student Services.   Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, the Dean of Students will work with the VP in developing and directing strategic initiatives to optimize enrollment through effective retention efforts.  Working with the VP, the Dean develops a comprehensive plan for retention management and academic advisement.  The Dean advocates for the needs of the students and provides leadership to enhance a student culture that promotes civility, celebrates diversity, and encourages an inclusive campus climate.  Specifically, the Dean provides leadership in areas including services for students with disabilities, student activities, services for military and veteran students, and student health and wellness; provides a vision for and develops programs that enhance student experience and engagement; provides leadership and develops, implements, and evaluates policies and regulations pertaining to student life, especially those related to student conduct; manages and mediates student complaints and issues; participates in strategic planning initiatives, facilitating the use of assessment findings for continuous improvement; collaborates with faculty and other departments to develop joint programs that support retention; serves as a member of strategic teams on student enrollment, admissions, registration, financial aid, and other student related issues; serves as Title IX Officer; and prepares and manages department budget.

The ideal candidate holds, at minimum, a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) with five years of related experience; demonstrated experience in working with urban, adult students, and developing programs that support their success; ability to collaborate with faculty and staff to design effective programs and initiatives to enhance the student experience; strong conflict management, mediation, group facilitation, and presentation skills; experience working in the areas of student conduct and discipline; knowledge of applicable laws and policies related to student affairs; experience working with Title IX issues; excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead a student affairs staff; experience in creating and/or monitoring a Higher Education strategic planning process and having a sophisticated understanding of how to gather, analyze, and use data to develop and assess programs; demonstrated experience and understanding of college student academic and co-curricular factors leading to student success, as well as the range of student life issues and concerns; demonstrated sensitivity, creativity, and effectiveness in responding to challenging student and college community issues; ability to lead and manage a diverse team; excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated record of developing excellent interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators of the college; and technology proficiency using standard office software programs/applications.

Interested, qualified candidates should submit letter of application and resume to [email protected] place the title in the subject line or mail to Department of Human Resources, Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY  10006. 

For more information about MCNY please visit the College’s website at

MCNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Posted: 8/9/2018
Application Due: 10/8/2018
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