Dean, Student Living & Learning

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Position Title Dean, Student Living & Learning Advertised Title Dean, Student Living & Learning Location Troy, NY Campus Search Number S18-00854 Full Time/Part Time Full Time Portfolio Division of Student Life Business Unit Office of Student Living and Learning Job Summary

The Dean oversees Residential, Off-Campus, and Greek Life Commons, as well as Housing Operations. Ensures high-quality, robust living/learning environments that contribute to students’ intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global view.

Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, education or counseling
•Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in student affairs with progressively increasing levels of responsibility, including direct experience working in student housing/ residence life
•Demonstrated understanding of national best practices related to all functions within the Student Living and Learning portfolio
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
•Experience with risk management
•Experience with assessment, strategic planning and budget development
•Demonstrated experience in setting priorities, delegating, and coordinating complex tasks with attention to divisional and institution goals

Preferred Qualifications


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Thorough knowledge of student development theories and their application to students at a highly selective technological research university
•Ability to articulate the role student living and learning communities play in student success
•Working knowledge of law and compliance areas related to student affairs
•Demonstrated excellent leadership skills, especially the ability to establish standards of quality, to communicate those standards clearly, and to assess personnel based on those standards
•Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
•Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
•Staff training and development skills
•Ability to analyze and interpret financial and other data
•Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
•Ability to anticipate and solve problems

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Job Posted Date In order to receive full consideration you must apply by Job Close Date New/Replacement Position Replacement Other Position Requirements

Normal office environment. The work is fast paced and demanding. Subject to irregular hours including evenings and weekends.

Additional Information

The Dean of Student Living and Learning, reporting to the Assistant Vice President/ Dean of Students, advances Clustered Learning, Advocacy and Support for Students (CLASS)—the transformative Rensselaer student experience. The Dean ensures high-quality, robust living/ learning environments that contribute to students’ intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and a global view. The Dean provides leadership for a proactive and comprehensive student residential experience that supports the educational, social, cultural, and recreational development of Rensselaer students through the Residential Commons, the Greek Life Commons, and the Off-Campus Commons. The Dean lives on-campus in a house provided by the Institute.

(CLASS)- Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students is a comprehensive approach to the student experience at Rensselaer. Through ongoing support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, CLASS connects students to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, CLASS helps them develop the intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global awareness that will enable them to change the world.

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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 5/20/2019
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