Dean, Student Living & Learning

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  |  Troy, NY

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Dean, Student Living & Learning

Onsite Event Position ID: 1817
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Troy, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 1720

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY was founded in 1824, and is America’s first technological research institute. For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is Seeking: Dean of Student Living and Learning

The Dean of Student Living and Learning, reporting to the Assistant Vice President/ Dean of Students, advances Clustered Learning, Advocacy and Support for Students (CLASS)—the transformative Rensselaer student experience. The Dean ensures high-quality, robust living/ learning environments that contribute to students’ intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and a global view. The Dean provides leadership for a proactive and comprehensive student residential experience that supports the educational, social, cultural, and recreational development of Rensselaer students through the Residential Commons, the Greek Life Commons, and the Off-Campus Commons. The Dean lives on-campus in a house provided by the Institute.

(CLASS)- Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students is a comprehensive approach to the student experience at Rensselaer. Through ongoing support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, CLASS connects students to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, CLASS helps them develop the intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global awareness that will enable them to change the world.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qulaifications:

  •  Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, education or counseling
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in student affairs with progressively increasing levels of responsibility, including direct experience working in student housing/ residence life
  • Demonstrated understanding of national best practices related to all functions within the Student Living and Learning portfolio
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion 
  • Experience with risk management 
  • Experience with assessment, strategic planning and budget development
  • Demonstrated experience in setting priorities, delegating, and coordinating complex tasks with attention to divisional and institution goals

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of student development theories and their application to students at a highly selective technological research university
  • Ability to articulate the role student living and learning communities play in student success
  • Working knowledge of law and compliance areas related to student affairs
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership skills, especially the ability to establish standards of quality, to communicate those standards clearly, and to assess personnel based on those standards
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Staff training and development skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial and other data
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems

Application Information

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals who apply before February 22, 2019 will receive first consideration. To apply, visit http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/7377 to complete a short online application, and to upload a current CV, a letter of interest and contact information for three (3) references. Please direct questions about the application process to Brandy Pascazio pascab@rpi.edu.

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