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Assistant Dean of Student Life

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, Michigan located in Northern Michigan 13 miles from Traverse City, Michigan
Starting at $58,000 Full Time complete with housing, meals, health care, life insurance and more.
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans, Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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You’ll find us on a narrow strip of land that separates two lakes. Surrounded by nature. Bound to each other. Pushing our students and ourselves, forming bonds that cross backgrounds and beliefs, abilities and nationalities. As a member of our residence life family, you’ll be surrounded by creative energy as you live amongst passionate students, acting as their link between who our students are, and who they will become. Marking art. Working joyfully. Creating a life of purpose.

Position Summary: The Assistant Dean of Student Life is responsible for collaborating with others to create a comprehensive residence life program, and serve in a leadership role with a team of student affairs professionals working to create a community that supports the mission of Interlochen Center for the Arts. The Assistant Dean is a full time, year round position that is responsible for supporting a healthy community of students and staff in the residence halls.

The Assistant Dean of Student Life is also the leader of student engagement processes at Interlochen and supports student success. Responsibilities include:

  • Direct supervision of the Directors of Residence Life, meeting with them weekly, providing feedback, and supporting them as needed

  • Creating processes related to the student engagement program, tracking student points, and following up accordingly

  • Overseeing the budget for Academy residence life

  • Creating a structure to manage Alerts so there is adequate follow-up and support provided to the student in need

  • Member of Core Team to update others and provide feedback

  • Liaising among various stakeholders to provide consistent care and support to students

  • Playing a key part in creating Senior Instructor of Residence Life training

  • Creating and maintaining the ongoing professional development curriculum for Residence Life staff

  • Working with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to provide professional development opportunities, community support, and to follow-up on related student issues

  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.


A minimum of 3 years experience in:

  • leadership and supervision

  • mentoring and guiding young people

  • supervising others

Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.


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Application Material:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Interlochen is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities and other individuals from underrepresented groups. The Academy enrolls over 550 students, of which approximately 20% are international, and nearly 25% are ethnic minorities.

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