Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
Mar 23, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Dartmouth College invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.  The Associate Dean of Student Affairs will join the Dean of the College and her seven-member Student Affairs Divisional Management Team (DMT) to lead the College’s wide array of non-faculty student centered departments.  The Associate Dean serves as senior strategic advisor to the Dean of the College to identify priorities and plan for initiatives that support a healthy, engaged, inclusive, respectful, and thoughtful campus life experience for our students.  The Associate Dean of Student Affairs will collaborate with the Division’s campus partners on matters micro and macro from meeting critical student needs to coordinating campus-wide events and celebrations.  The Associate Dean of Student Affairs may lead one or more divisional departments as organizational management needs evolve.

In order to meet the challenges of this role, the ideal candidate will have impeccable communication skills writing for internal and external audiences of multiple constituencies, demonstrated success navigating a complex organization with multiple internal and external stakeholders, proven record of team management and leadership, a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and, a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative and management experience in student affairs or higher education.

Required qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated cultural competence and proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse undergraduate student population. 
  • Exceptional written and oral communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Proven record of team management and leadership
  • Experience in either student or alumni affairs administration or related areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student affairs and higher education issues and the respective organizational culture, policies, and processes.
  • Proven success fostering strong effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, families, and campus partners.
  • Demonstrated competency in organizing and managing complex projects and monitoring progress toward articulated goals. 
  • Proven organizational and strategic planning skills, ability to assess program efficiency and effectiveness, and recommend improvements.  
  • Proven record of successful experience responding to individual and campus community issues and crises. 

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions.  Dartmouth combines its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional graduate schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.  Dartmouth alumni, faculty, students, and staff share a passion for this institution that is unparalleled.

Employment at Dartmouth provides an ideal environment to learn and to work.  Located on the Connecticut River with the White Mountains nearby, our campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, offers the most beautiful natural environment in the Ivy League.  Employees enjoy an intellectually stimulating environment; a comprehensive benefits package; a variety of on-campus entertainment and sporting events and a high quality of life with cultural activities and recreational opportunities within an easy drive of Boston, Montreal, and other major cities.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, or any other legally protected group.

Confidential inquires and nominations may be directed to Search Committee Co-Chairs: Mike Wooten, Associate Dean for Residential Life & Director of Residential Education, at [email protected] and Addison Neva Director of Fiscal Management & Human Resources at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To view the position posting and apply, follow this link:


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