Dean College is a private, residential New England college
grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the
opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A
personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly
inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized
support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and
experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who
thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and
Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News &
World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of
Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves
approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students
and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree
programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of
continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the
Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin,
Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and
Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter
rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk
from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student
population lives on campus.
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives
on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This
community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for
students is known as The Dean Difference.
Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams
and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are
employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of
graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs
and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell
Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the
Boston Ballet, and more.
What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a
professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our
academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and
magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret
formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one
thing, it's everything
Dean College seeks a results-driven strategist to serve as its
Vice President for Student Success and Campus Life. Reporting to
the President, the Vice President for Student Success and Campus
Life will serve as the chief student affairs officer for the
College and advises the President and other senior level leaders on
matters related to student success programs, campus life, and
community engagement. As a key member of the president's senior
leadership team, the Vice President participates in strategic
planning and works collaboratively with leadership across the
institution to support key academic support and College-wide
priorities, initiatives and opportunities for student learning and
retention, and launch after degree completion. The Vice President
will participate in, and lead, College-wide strategic planning and
policy development for enriching student learning, promoting
personal growth, and implementing student programs and experiences
that create a sense of unity and purpose throughout student
communities. The successful candidate will partner with all College
stakeholders, including academic leadership, faculty, students,
alumni and colleagues to achieve learning outcomes and
Dean College focuses on maximizing student learning and
development by bringing together an array of student services,
resources, and opportunities for all students in every aspect of
their academic career and focuses on facilitating students
successful transition into the College. The Vice President for
Student Success and Campus Life will provide overall leadership for
the College's student success offices, career planning, learning
support, residence life, student activities, athletics, and general
student life. The Vice President will also work the Vice
President for Academic Affairs to lead student success and student
engagement initiatives in collaboration with academic partners to
enhance students' intellectual and personal growth.
The Vice President for Student Success and Campus Life will
provide college-wide leadership and oversight for the College's
student success, career, student life, athletics, and retention
- Collaborating with faculty and administration to provide a
quality student experience and create and assess new initiatives
including program or policy development and coordination, as
- Interpreting and representing student interests and issues to
the College, faculty leadership and the President's Cabinet to
contribute to the development of retention strategies targeted to
high-risk groups and providing periodic analysis of impact.
- Providing fiscal oversight for student success and student life
- Serving as the chief student affairs officer for the College
and advising the President and other senior level leaders on
matters related to campus life, community engagement and student
- Serving as a key member of the president's senior leadership
team to participate in strategic planning and, work collaboratively
with leadership across the College to support academic and College
priorities, initiatives, and opportunities and to develop and
oversee implementation of college-wide student success and
- Coordinating College research projects associated with student
- Representing Dean College and the President at higher education
and community events and meetings.
- Thinking strategically at the College, departmental and
individual student level.
- This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of
responsibilities as other duties logically associated with this
position may be assigned.
To be considered for the position of Vice President
of Student Success and Campus Life the ideal candidate
should have the following:
- At least 8 years of experience with student success
programs, student mentoring, career discernment, and student
- Master's degree in higher education, education, or social
- Experience in data-driven student
- Experience developing and implementing strategies to drive
increases in retention and student use of support
services in a relation-based, mission-rich environment;
- Experience managing projects and leading others to
- Record of success in delivering results;
- Strong collaborative leadership style with a strategic and
creative approach to issues; and
- An inspiration for staff and faculty.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and
pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing
equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons,
including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation,
promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and
graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the
communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their
effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty,
and community members. All employment decisions are made on a
Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or
ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic
information, or other protected classes under the law.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and
access to and treatment in College programs, services, and
activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all
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