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Assistant Dean of Residential Life and Director of Residential Education

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 4, 2024

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Dartmouth College
Assistant Dean of Residential Life and Director of Residential Education

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. As an R1 institution with high research activity, Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. The College serves 6,761 students and encompasses over 161 administrative, academic, residential, and athletic buildings. With its quarter-term academic calendar, Dartmouth's highly residential 269-acre main campus remains a very active 24/7 environment year-round. The College is located in the small town of Hanover, New Hampshire, judged one of the best places to live due to its strong sense of community, rich cultural life, and regional resources that include major teaching hospitals, a burgeoning high-tech sector with global connections, and extensive recreational opportunities. Influenced by its distinctive New England setting and heritage, Dartmouth embodies a pioneering commitment to "making a difference" in a community whose members work together to create knowledge, connect to the world, and further their sense of identity and direction.

The Position
Reporting to the associate dean of residential life, the assistant dean of residential life and director of residential education directs the residential education program for undergraduate students. The assistant dean partners with faculty in the House communities and supervises professional staff to develop, maintain, and assess a residential experience that fosters intellectual engagement, a sense of community and belonging, and continuity for Dartmouth students. Further, the assistant dean will work as a residential life leadership team member to assist with the day-to-day management and effective leadership of the residential life unit's administrative, fiscal, and operational functions to attain collective goals and objectives. This position oversees all professional staff within the department of residential education with a budget of approximately $1 million and works in collaboration with the director of undergraduate housing and the director of greek life.

The successful candidate will have a master's degree with at least six years of relevant professional student affairs experience, preferably with a residential life focus. In addition, the assistant dean must be familiar with liberal arts institution(s), living-learning and/or special interest programs within residence halls, and budget administration. Strong experience and an ongoing expressed commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in residential life with demonstrated cultural competence and proven effectiveness in serving the needs of a diverse student population are necessary. Exceptional interpersonal and persuasive skills and ability to relate well and interact with students, faculty, parents, and College administrators; excellent organizational skills and the ability to take the initiative, balance competing demands, and make decisions under pressure; outstanding written communication and public speaking skills; the ability to foster respectful communications and collaborations; and mature judgment, planning, and problem-solving skills are all required qualifications. Further, the next assistant dean will have demonstrated professional supervisory experience, programmatic leadership, experience working collaboratively with faculty, and an understanding of academic institutional policies and politics. A demonstrated ability to apply student development theory and practice in an evolving and complex residential setting; aptitude for the use of technology to create an efficient and effective workplace including but not limited to web, social media, campus software, Maxiant, Banner, Star Rez, etc.; an applied understanding on case management and student accountability systems in the residential context; and the ability to adapt personal and professional scheduled to the College's year-round academic calendar are required for the next assistant dean.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

New Hampshire is a state that does not require public salary disclosure. For more information, please contact Heather J. Larabee.

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Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.



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