Dean of Student Career Services and Director of Experiential Learning
St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for two leadership positions: Dean of Student Career Services and Director of Experiential Learning. STAC is a coeducational, independent, nonprofit institution of higher education founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, whose values and spirit continue to pervade the campus. Occupying a bucolic 60-acre campus in the historic Hudson Valley of New York, the College has the advantage of being located in close proximity to New York City and the major metropolitan area of northern New Jersey. The College serves both undergraduates and graduate students and offers a values-based education in the liberal arts and sciences, business, and education.
Academic Search is partnering with St. Thomas Aquinas College in these searches. To schedule a confidential phone call, please contact Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Vice President for Consulting Services and Senior Consultant, at Maya.Kirkhope@academicsearch.org or (202) 332 4476 (o) or (703) 380-9195 (c).
Dean of Student Career Services (SCS)
The Dean of SCS will create and strengthen strategic partnerships between the College and corporations, as well as other organizations by working with C-Suite executives and their designees to create pathways for students and graduating seniors to benefit from their relevant programs. Currently, these programs include internships, experiential learning and fellowships, as well as assistance with securing first jobs upon graduation. The Dean will report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Executive in Residence and will prioritize building, from the ground up, a vibrant and exemplary co-op program and employee development programs, working in collaboration with the College's Academic Deans. Prior experience establishing, growing, and maintaining an exemplary (and preferably a nationally renowned) co-op program is strongly preferred. The Dean will lead a small team internally focused on preparing students for successful opportunities and first jobs. The team includes a dedicated Director of Experiential Learning - we are currently seeking to fill this position (see below). For more information about the position, the College, qualifications, and responsibilities, please review the full Position Profile.
Director of Experiential Learning
The Director reports to the Dean of Student Career Services and the Dean of the School of Business and will be housed in the School of Business. This position is both externally and internally focused; the primary responsibilities of the Director are to oversee, coordinate, and expand student experiential learning opportunities within the School of Business, including internships, practica, co-ops, study abroad, and study beyond and to ensure these experiences meet the academic requirements of the School of Business. The Director, in collaboration with faculty and students, creates and oversees a range of experience placements for each student and works externally to increase and expand the opportunities for students to gain work experience that is coordinated with the curriculum of the School of Business. The Director is also responsible for strategically cultivating long-term relationships and strengthening communication with employers, corporations, foundations, employers, and alumni to create and develop experiential learning opportunities for students. For more information about the position, the College, qualifications, and responsibilities, please review the full Position Profile.