DEAN OF STUDENTS JOB DESCRIPTION
The dean of students reports to the president of the school and is responsible for creating and
maintaining a boarding program that is nurturing and character-building, while distinctively Christian in nature.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides direction, coordination, training, and evaluation of all residence life personnel.
- Provides or facilitates training and professional development of all residence life personnel.
- Ensures the compliance of all organization policies and regulations pertaining to the residential life program.
- Serves as primary liaison between the school and parents regarding student life issues, communicating school concerns to the parents and parental concerns to the school.
- Enforces standards of student behavior.
- Is responsible for the appearance of the dorms, including cleanliness, tidiness, and maintenance.
- Oversee the coordination of all phases of the non-academic program including evening intramural and social activities, weekend social events, student life chapels.
- Participates in the admission process of all students.
- Manages the residential life budget. Compiles and analyzes expenditures and projected costs, and participates in the Budget Advisory Committee.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Admissions, dorm life, student activities, job training, campus dress code, student coupon incentives, Student Council, Bible Quiz Trips, Junior High Appreciation Week/Trip, Awards Program, non-classroom seating charts, illness and absence approval.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Significant experience in managing student activities, residential life, and personnel management is required. Living in campus-provided housing is required.
- Ability to read and assimilate current literature related to adolescent behavior and development.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents/guardians, other staff, or regulatory agencies.
- Ability to write clearly and tactfully. Ability to effectively present information to the administrators, staff, parent/guardian groups, public groups, and/or board of directors.
- Ability to interpret student and family needs, make insightful assessments of students for purposes of admission, placement, and discipline.
- Ability to make logistical decisions involving a large number of variables.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.