Category: Full-time, Administrative
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Dean of Students to support the Student Development Office and the College’s Christian mission by providing primary leadership to the areas of Residential Life, Housing, Student Accountability, and Safety and Security Services. The Dean serves as the Chief Student Conduct Officer for the College. In addition, the Dean will help provide leadership for the Student Development division, and will be responsible for the Division in the Vice President’s absence. The Dean collaboratively manages the College’s First Year Experience Course in coordination with the Center for Student Enrichment and the General Education Committee. The Dean directly supervises three full-time staff: the Director of Safety and Security (Contract Employee), Director of Residential Life, and the Director of Housing and Student Accountability.
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your Christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement – to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential Life program development and supervision:
- Provides general oversight of the Residential Life program and direct supervision of the Director of Residential Life.
- Works with the Director to establish, execute, and review policies and procedures regarding all aspects of the residential experience.
- Ensures Residential Life’s strategic vision for residential life programming includes the establishment of guiding principles of best practice and developing student outcomes that guide all residential programming efforts.
- Guides the Director in their supervision and development of four graduate assistant resident directors and indirectly approximately 20 resident assistants.
- Conducts routine assessment of the Residential Life program to ensure student-centered, data-driven approaches to enhance the student living and learning experience.
Student Housing administration:
- Provides general oversight of the Student Housing program and direct supervision of the Director of Student Housing and Accountability.
- Works with the Director to establish, execute, and review policies and procedures regarding all aspects of the housing process.
- Ensures that student housing time-lines and process are student-centered, well communicated, and coordinated with other offices such as Student Financial Services and Admission.
- Reports housing capital needs to the Vice President to be considered in the creating of the annual capital budget.
Student Accountability management and development:
- Serves as the College’s Chief Student Conduct Officer.
- Provides general oversight of the Student Accountability program and direct supervisor of the Director of Student Housing and Accountability
- Works with the Director to establish, execute, and review policies and procedures that guide the student conduct process ensuring fairness, redemptive grace, and consistency for all students engaging the disciplinary process.
- Ensures the effective administration of the Student Conduct process through chairs student conduct hearing and working with the Director in the selection and training of Council for Community Responsibility Hearing Officers, maintenance of accurate and complete conduct records, and effective communication of Student Conduct policies, procedures, and services through the delivery of print and online materials.
- Conducts routine assessment of the Student Accountability program to ensure student-centered, data-driven approaches to improve the student conduct experience and reflect national best-practice.
- Manages all aspects of the Student Handbook review and development process with assistance for the Student Development Office Manager.
Safety and Security oversight:
- Manages the implementation of the College’s security services contract including regular communication with the contracting company’s managment.
- Works with the Vice President in negotiating the College’s annual security contract.
- Provides general oversight of the College’s safety and security efforts and direct supervision of the Director Safety and Security.
- Works with the Director to establish, execute, and review policies and procedures regarding all aspects of the Office of Safety and Security.
- Conducts routine assessment of Safety and Security to ensure student-centered, data-driven approaches are leveraged to improve the campus safety.
Other Responsibilities and Special Projects:
- Administers the First Year Experience course in coordination with Center for Student Enrichment.
- Serves on the College’s Safety Committee, Student Retention Committee, and other committees as needed.
- Assists in New Student Orientation, particularly in programs related to the Community Covenant, Residence Life, and sessions relating to campus policies.
- Collaborates with other Student Development departments and the broader campus community to facilitate a seamless educational experience and foster holistic student development.
- Works with the Vice President and the Student Development Leadership Team on the development and implementation of policies, processes, and procedures relevant to student life and administration of the Student Development area.
- Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Development
- A master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, or a related field is required, along with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in increasingly responsible and professional roles related to student life areas.
- Experience in student affairs at small, private, liberal arts colleges either professionally or educationally is preferred.
- Must have an established record of excellent leadership, mentoring relationships with students, collegial relationships with staff and faculty, and demonstrated integration of best practices in Student Affairs within one or more of the program areas detailed above.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly with students and their parents, are required.
- Strong organizational and management skills are also necessary to successfully serve in this capacity.
- A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.
Who We Are:
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.