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Dean of Student and Community Affairs

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Ashesi University College, a distinguished, world class liberal arts and sciences university college that offers majors in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Engineering is looking to hire a Dean of Student and Community Affairs. The Dean will be responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that synthesizes the wholesome development of students in a holistic way. The ideal candidate must prove strong leadership skills and a passion for excellence. A strong sense of ethics and concern for the well-being of students is vital to succeed in this position. S/he should have an entrepreneurial spirit, be self-driven, be a collaborative team member and make room for learning and growth.

Reports to: The President of the University College

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs the strategic plan of the Office of Student and Community Affairs and oversees its implementation, consistent with the university’s overall strategic goals.
  • Responsible for the development and well-being of students outside the classroom.
  • Manages departments that provide student and college-wide support services: Career Services, Student Counselling and Advising, Summer Programs and Community Engagement, Health Center, Student Government, Food Services, Student Housing and Judicial Affairs.
  • Provides support to the MasterCard Foundation program at the university college.
  • Coordinates with campus and external community leaders in managing co-curricular learning and service opportunities, as well as campus safety and security.
  • Helps establish a student culture where diversity and inclusion are valued and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership.
  • Provides leadership in and is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations pertaining to student life.
  • Develops and coordinates policies and procedures relative to all student activities, including the annual review and production of Student Handbook and other documents.
  • Administers the policies and regulations of the College as they pertain to students, including internal judicial and disciplinary procedures.
  • Supervises campus activities such as Graduation, and Freshman Orientation, the official welcome to the university college.
  • Sits on cross-departmental committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President or that are incidental to the position.

Qualification and Skills

  • Must have a Master's or Ph.D degree in Higher Education Administration, Psychology, Sociology or related field with at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a student-focused academic or administrative environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, sound judgment and strong collaborative skills for team work and consensus building.
  • Strong understanding of academic community environment, cross-cultural competence and demonstrated experience advising students on confidential matters.
  • Intellectual curiosity about the development of young people and how they navigate young adulthood and tertiary institutions.
  • Experience in translating university strategy and taking feedback to plan inclusive campus life for students.
  • Ability to learn on the job and encourage team members to learn personal development.
  • Experience working with institution-wide strategy.
  • Ability to provide evidence of processes and adept at data management.
  • Strong computer skills and fluency with the Microsoft Suite, with an ability to gather and disseminate information to team members effectively and efficiently.
  • A high level of willingness to build on pre-existing processes.
  • Experience at a liberal arts institution is a plus.

Job Summary

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Company: Ashesi University College

Location: Berekuso

Industry: Education

Job type: Full-Time

Job status: Open to new applicants

Years of Experience: 5

Educational Level: Post-graduate

Deadline: 2017-05-31

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