Assistant Dean for Campus Life

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Assistant Dean for Campus Life

LocationGalesburg, Illinois

Employment TypeFull-Time Benefited

DepartmentStudent Development

Assistant Dean for Campus Life

Knox College seeks an experienced, student-centered educator to provide vision and leadership for a comprehensive campus life program that enhances the quality of student life. The ideal candidate will value a highly engaging, inclusive living and learning environment in which all students feel seen and supported. This full-time, twelve-month position reports to the Dean of Students and is a core member of the Division of Student Development leadership team. On-campus housing is optional.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day management for the Office of Campus Life, including housing and residential life, student activities, fraternity and sorority life, and leadership development programs.
  • Directly supervise two entry-level student affairs professionals and one administrative assistant; provide indirect supervision to 35 resident assistants and support for the campus programming board, fraternity/sorority councils, and a wide array of student organizations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across campus to assist students who may be experiencing academic or personal difficulties.
  • Manage and coordinate housing assignments process for a 1200-bed inventory including room selection, room changes and off-campus requests, keeping meticulous records utilizing The Housing Director (THD) software.
  • Coordinate facility management including residence hall opening/closing, room inventories, and billing. Liaise with Facilities and Campus Safety staff.
  • Participate in three-person Dean-level on-call rotation, responding to after-hours emergencies as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in higher education, student affairs or related field
  • At least four years progressively responsible experience in student affairs with an emphasis on residential life
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, antiracism, and the ability to foster inclusive communities
  • A desire to be highly visible, maintain strong connections and work successfully with students, faculty, staff, families and external constituents
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the small, residential liberal arts college environment


Complete a Knox College employment application by selecting Apply for this Job below and on the right side. Finalists will be subject to a background check. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Chambers

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 12/19/2020
Work Type: Full Time