Dean of Student Development and Campus Life
Dean of Student Development and Campus Life
York College of Pennsylvania is searching for a highly collaborative and visionary leader to serve as a new Dean of Student Development and Campus Life, the College's chief student affairs officer. The Dean will oversee student life and serve as a campus leader on issues of inclusion, equity, social justice, and diversity. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience in directing student affairs, a commitment to partner on initiatives that enhance holistic and inclusive student experiences, and personal qualities necessary to serve and enrich a thriving, student-centered campus.
York College began in 1787 as the York County Academy, a two-year institution that served the local York community. It became a four-year residential institution in 1966. Year after year, students confirm that the College is large enough to provide the same opportunities as major universities and small enough to maintain a strong student focus. Classes are small and faculty emphasize experiential learning.
Located just south of historic downtown York, Pennsylvania, the College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors; master's degrees in nursing, business administration, communication, music, public administration, and education; and a doctoral degree in nursing practice. The 4,100 undergraduates enjoy all the benefits of a liberal arts education combined with focused preparation for future professional employment. The 300 graduate students are professionals prepared to enter the workforce and to think critically and creatively. More information can be found at https://www.ycp.edu/.
The Student Affairs unit that the Dean will oversee is organized into six functional areas—counseling services, intercultural student life and global programming, health services, residence life and campus housing, student activities and orientation, and career/leadership development—with forty plus professional and support staff. Leading a team dedicated to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and to the success of all students, the Dean will provide leadership to student life and strengthen collaboration with other campus divisions.
The new Dean will be the chief student affairs officer and report to the Provost. This alignment is a deliberate effort to connect all aspects of student learning inside and outside of the classroom. In service of this important goal, the Dean will be a member of the following bodies: President's Cabinet, consisting of all senior campus leaders; Provost's Council, with all of the Provost's direct reports; Dean's Council, sharing space with academic peers who share the dean title; and Academic Senate, which includes all faculty and all senior campus administrators.
Working with the members of these bodies, the Dean will operate collaboratively to enhance the academic and student life of the College and advance overall student success. The successful candidate will inspire the students and staff of the division, identify opportunities to collaborate with the Provost's team and other senior College administrators, and eagerly embrace York's mission and new initiatives. The Dean is expected to assume office on July 1, 2021 or before, if possible.
Applications and Nominations
Assisting York College with this search are Mahauganee Shaw and Tom Shandley, Senior Consultants with Academic Search. Nominations, inquiries, and application materials can be submitted to [email protected]. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by December 9, 2020 can be assured full consideration.
York College of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. The College will recruit, hire, compensate, and promote staff and faculty without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, age (over 40), disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The College's full Equal Opportunity statement is available at https://www.ycp.edu/about-us/offices-and-departments/human-resources/college-policies/equal-opportunity-statement/
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