Assistant Dean of Community and Work
The Assistant Dean of Community and Work works collaboratively with the Dean of Community to support the deeper integration of the work and community curricula and assist with managing logistical issues concerning the work program and community life. The Assistant Dean works with the Dean to nurture a safe, welcoming, and vibrant student community.
The Assistant Dean of Community and Work:
- Reports to and works collaboratively with the Dean of Community.
- Provides clear and consistent leadership for and oversees daily operations of the Work Program.
- Fosters the development and cultivation of career resources at Sterling.
- Creates and supports leadership and learning opportunities for students and work program supervisors.
- Coordinates and manages all aspects of Work Program record keeping, including time cards and reporting.
- Provides regular and relevant training and support for Work Program supervisors.
- Represents Sterling College to the Work College Consortium.
- Stays up-to-date on current developments in federal funding and legal issues as they relate to the Work Program and student employment.
- Enforces policies and regulations pertaining to the Work Program and its role within the Sterling community and the Work College Consortium.
- Participates, with students, in the annual Work College Consortium Conference.
- Hosts a Work College Consortium Conference every 7th year.
- Chairs the Work Council.
- Prepares and coordinates work crew assignments for the academic year and breaks.
- Collaborates with Registrar’s Office to file and maintain student records and documentation via Blackbaud or other electronic venue.
- Supports student leaders in the design, planning, and implementation of All College Work and Service Days.
- Serves as an advocate for the student body and general support to the Dean of Community.
- Maintains an active, engaging, and supportive presence on campus.
- Coordinates with the Dean of Community to train, support, and mentor student leaders.
- Supports the planning and facilitation of A Sense of Place and all orientation and engagement programming throughout the year.
- Supports the coordination of residential, work, and community initiatives.
- Supports the Dean in campus emergencies; participates in on-call rotation.
- Maintains exemplary professional and personal boundaries.
- Safeguards the confidentiality of students and student records.
- Participates in Community Meetings, All-College Meetings, and Team/Staff meetings.
- Participates in College events, including All College Work Days, Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, Board of Trustees meetings, Opening Days, Admission Open Houses, and Graduation Weekend, as requested.
- Works closely with faculty advisors and supervisors to support the success and holistic development of students.
- Work Colleges offer students enhanced learning opportunities by integrating Work, Learning and Service throughout their college experience. Students earn a valuable degree plus important life and professional skills.
- Bachelor’s degree required;
- Comfortable with collaborative and transformative leadership styles;
- Experience working with historically underrepresented groups including minority students, first generation college students, adult learners, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities;
- Strong conflict management skills;
- Ability to interact effectively and communicate clearly, orally and in writing;
- Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills;
- Exemplary professional boundaries;
- Skills in project management, planning and assessment, including establishing and measuring program and/or learning outcomes;
- Computer knowledge and experience with Word and Excel, student informational systems, online form builders, Google Calendar, and other Google apps. Ability to anticipate and respond to changing needs and priorities with respect to changing technologies and changing student needs;
- Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and respectfully in a complex and diverse campus environment.
This position requires occasional travel.
The College will fill this position as soon as possible and will begin to review applications immediately. Applicants should include a résumé, a cover letter describing your interest in the position and three references sent to Katie Lavin, Assistant to the President, at email@example.com. Employment at Sterling is contingent on the verification of background information provided by the applicant as well as completion of a criminal record as well as confirmation of educational credentials.
Sterling College strives to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can learn, work and thrive. If you have any questions related to this posting please contact Katie Lavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-586-7711 x 111.