Holy Names University (HNU) is pleased to announce an opening for a Dean of Student Development and Engagement. Holy Names University, rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowers a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering undergraduate and graduate professional educational opportunities grounded in the rich traditions of the liberal arts, preparing students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the various modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, to pursue leadership opportunities and to promote the common good. For more information about Holy Names University, visit www.hnu.edu
HNU strives to be a leader in innovative experiential learning committed to inclusivity and collaboration and dedicated to a more just and equitable world for everyone. This position presents a unique opportunity to translate mission, vision, and values into college access and success by practicing radical hospitality.
The Dean for Student Development and Engagement will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator. This position provides vision and leadership for the Student Development and Engagement programs including: Student Activities, Residence Life, HNU Experience Programs (e.g., registration/Hawk Days, new student initiatives, the Connections Project/HNU’s first-year experience program, judicial services, student intervention services, and student leadership development programs programs). This position serves HNU as a deputy Title IX coordinator. Counseling services may be included in the portfolio.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the core values of Holy Names University and the ability to translate those values into college access and success. An advanced degree is essential for this position, along with: (a) a minimum of three years of experience working in higher education, (b) excellent communication skills, (c) sound problem solving abilities, (d) strong conflict resolution skills, (e) the ability to make presentations to student and faculty groups, and (f) general competencies in student development and engagement (e.g., counseling, communications, and program development).
This position will remain open until filled, with a desired start date after May 15, 2018.
Founded in 1868, Holy Names University is one of Oakland’s first institutions, the oldest Catholic University in the East Bay, and one of the most diverse universities in the United States. HNU Student Affairs has twice been cited by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs. HNU has received numerous honors and distinctions in its 150-year history (click here for more information).
For consideration, applicants should submit the Holy Names University staff employment application with a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.