Dean of Students, Columbia University School of General Studies

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Posted about 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Dean of Students, Columbia University School of General Studies

Job Type: Counseling Services Management Student Affairs Administration
Location: New York, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 30673

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
8-10 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
8-10 Years

Position Description

Dean of Students, Columbia University School of General Studies

Columbia University’s School of General Studies (“GS”) seeks an experienced, innovative, and compassionate leader to serve as its Dean of Students. Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Dean of Students is responsible for a broad portfolio of services to support the success of the School’s students and, through that success, to advance the School’s distinctive mission. The Dean of Students plays a central role in ensuring that the School of General Studies continues to have the transformative impact it has had on non-traditional undergraduate students since 1947.

The Dean of Students oversees academic advising and academic success for all undergraduate students enrolled in the School of General Studies, and is responsible for wellness and student life programming for all students in the School of General Studies, which includes students in the Postbac Premed Program. The Dean of Students works closely with the Dean and with colleagues on the Dean’s Senior Team on long-range planning and on immediate considerations in student services, and collaborates with senior administrative leaders throughout the University. The Dean of Students is responsible for the performance of the student advising team, and their department budget.

A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree preferred. Candidates must have experience in student advising and academic administration (eight years minimum). Knowledge of and appreciation for the Liberal Arts is essential, as are excellent organizational, administrative, budgetary, technical and interpersonal skills. Candidates will bring demonstrated ability to design, organize, and administer programs and services for highly-talented students taking nontraditional educational paths. Knowledge of MS Office required plus the ability to engage other systems and databases rapidly and effectively.

The School of General Studies at Columbia University awards its Bachelor of Arts degree through the same curriculum, with the same faculty, and in the same classrooms as Columbia College. GS is also home to the oldest and largest Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program in the United States, as well as to a number of joint-degree programs offered in partnership with institutions locally and internationally. For the 2018-2019 academic year, GS has enrolled approximately 2,200 students in the BA program, three-quarters of them full-time and 44% of them Pell-eligible, and some 400 students in Postbac Premed. For more information about GS and its remarkable history, see http://gs.columbia.edu .

Columbia University has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of the Dean of Students. Craig Smith, Ph.D., Partner is leading the search. Applications, inquiries, and nominations may be sent to Sarah Gaines, Senior Associate (sarah.gaines@opuspartners.net). A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of candidates throughout the search process.

As an institution, Columbia University is committed to the principles of equity and excellence. It actively pursues both, adhering to the belief that equity is the partner of excellence. Columbia University’s goal is a workforce and student body that reflects the diversity and talent of New York City, the larger metropolitan area, and the nation. In furtherance of this goal, Columbia has implemented policies and programs which seek to ensure that its employment and educational decisions are based on individual merit and not on bias or stereotypes.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action – Disability/Veterans employer.


Application Information

Applications, inquiries, and nominations may be sent to Sarah Gaines, Senior Associate (sarah.gaines@opuspartners.net).

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