St.  Catherine University

Dean of Students

Dec 25, 2018
Jan 15, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Summary St. Catherine University (St. Kate's) seeks a dynamic and committed leader to serve as Dean of Students of a changing student population with complex support needs. The Dean will begin June 1, 2019 or earlier.

Based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Kate's is home to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 students in a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. At its heart, the legacy of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs), informs every facet of this private Catholic university. The Dean of Students will lead based on values inspired by the Sisters, including those of community, spirituality, and social justice.

Required Qualifications The Dean of Students will oversee the holistic development of students at St. Catherine University. This includes the oversight and management of key Student Affairs services in a rapidly shifting market. The incumbent will be tasked with creating a vision for Student Affairs that encompasses the student experience, and brings together all three colleges within the University. This role will also be responsible for outlining the vision of what it means to meet students where they are at today, and providing them with the resources they need to be successful at the University.
Aligned with the University's Strategic Plan, Setting Our Sails 2028, the Dean will provide leadership on key student success initiatives. The Dean will work closely with Student Affairs directors, academic deans, faculty, and staff to help educate about and advocate for student needs and align them with program offerings.

The Dean is a member of the Enrollment and Student Affairs Leadership Team, and will play an integral role in ensuring a smooth journey from admission to graduation. As a member of the President's Cabinet, the Dean is a thought leader in educating University leadership on the changing demographic and psychographic shifts in students today. The Dean will both encourage initiatives and support strengthening collaboration across all colleges, programs, and other divisions within the University.

Preferred Qualifications

Among the qualifications sought in candidates are:
• A master's degree in higher education leadership/administration, student development, student personnel, or related field.
• 7-10 years of progressive leadership in student affairs and/or a higher education-related field.
• In-depth familiarity with and/or working knowledge of legal issues within higher education (e.g., Title IX, FERPA, HIPAA, DOE/ECR compliance, judicial/code of conduct).
• Demonstrated ability/interest/knowledge of working in an environment committed to the education of women, with a focus on the liberal arts, in a Catholic environment.
• Understanding of the dynamics of and an ability to work in and support a Catholic or faith-based institution/environment with a religiously diverse student population.
• Demonstrated ability to supervise departments across a wide range of disciplines, and the ability to develop and lead a student affairs team.
• Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and models, including practical implementation strategies.
• Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and monitor budgets and revenue projections.
• A career performance history of respectful working relationships that promotes diversity and inclusion in culturally competent ways, with respect to age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, student-parent status, first generation students, etc.
• Commitment to the tripartite mission of St. Kate's: Catholic, liberal arts, and women.
• Proactive approach to student outreach and visibility of the Office of Student Affairs.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply, submit a letter of interest, addressing, as appropriate, the issues and required/preferred qualifications outlined in the profile. Include a current résumé or CV demonstrating relevant responsibilities and accomplishments, and the names and contact information of at least five references and the candidate's relationship to each reference. References will be called at a later stage and only with the candidate's foreknowledge.
Applications will be accepted through January 21, 2019. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. All application materials are treated in a confidential manner, and must be submitted via the St. Catherine website.
Applications submitted through any other manner will not be considered.
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer; Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit the HERC website.

St. Catherine University is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of St. Catherine University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, public assistance, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation or status as a qualified protected veteran.

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