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Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness

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Allegheny College
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Meadville, PA

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Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness November 14th 2022
Tagged: Student Life

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness. The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Dean for Student Life. The Office of Student Life is dedicated to holistic student support and inclusive excellence in accordance with Allegheny College’s Renaissance Vision. We seek candidates who will support the core values of Allegheny College: always strive for success; be flexible; be a problem solver; take a creative approach; and collaborate with positive energy.

The Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness will be the principal deputy of the Dean for Student Life and will be responsible for implementing the student conduct system, initiatives for restorative responses to policy violations, and initiatives to assess and improve student sense of belonging. The Associate Dean will also serve as a conduct officer for non-Discriminatory and non-Sexual Harassment violations of the Code of Student Conduct, managing the general administration of the student conduct system, implementing a file and reporting system, and creating and implementing programs and services to meet the needs of students. The Associate Dean will also provide direction for a comprehensive approach to student wellness, through oversight of the Counseling and Personal Development Center and in partnership with Meadville Medical Center (through the Winslow Health Center.).

The Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness will provide supervision and oversight for staffing, budgeting, and programming within the Office of Student Life and will oversee and supervise the leaders of Residential Life, Student Leadership and Engagement, Spiritual and Religious Life, Student Life Operations, and the Counseling and Personal Development Center (non clinical). This will include oversight of compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and standards of ethical practices for college counseling centers.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in a related field and at least seven years of experience in student life or a related field. Demonstrated cultural competence in working with students from diverse backgrounds is essential. The successful candidate will possess a strong ethic of service, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and experience with supervision, professional development, knowledge of standard Threat Assessment procedures, understanding of local, state, and federal laws applicable to the position, and an advanced understanding of restorative and transformative justice practices. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to remain calm in stressful situations, to interact effectively with students, parents, administrators, and faculty, as well as with legal counsel and medical professionals. Some travel is expected, as is the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed. A valid driver’s license is also strongly preferred.

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

posted 11/14/2022

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Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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