Position Title: Associate Dean of Student Engagement
Department: Student Life Department
Status: Full-time (10 month appointment with some required on-campus engagement during the summer months i.e., department retreat, running start days, and administration of campus life services. Additionally during the summer months, student life staff members are expected to actively communicate and engage as needed to achieve institutional, and department goals).
Reports To: V.P. and Dean for Student Life
The Associate Dean of Student Engagement plays an important role in student life at Emmaus Bible College. As a member of the Student Life team, he or she reports and works directly with the V.P. and Dean for Student Life to ensure quality student engagement, campus life, and spiritual life programming. The Associate Dean of Student Engagement provides leadership and oversight on campus-wide events hosted by student clubs and organizations, encourages faith development and spiritual formation through various programs, and leads career services efforts.
Campus & Student Activities
The Associate Dean of Student Engagement will provide day to day leadership and management for all student clubs and organizations including Student Missionary Fellowship and Emmaus Student Chaplains, will serve as the primary advisor for the Emmaus Student Union and a future Student Government, and will implement calendar appropriate programming for the campus throughout the academic year.
The Associate Dean of Student Engagement will foster spiritual formation of students by leading efforts to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and encouragement. This programming will include coordinating and implementing a vibrant and relevant weekly chapel program. This position will also provide leadership for Campus Community Groups (CCG) program, Spiritual Emphasis Days (SED), and Christian Ministry Seminars (CMS).
Finally, the Associate Dean of Student Engagement will develop and implement a strategic plan for a vibrant Career Services program, providing resources and guidance to students who are looking for internships and job opportunities. This includes helping students build resumes, conducting mock interviews, and managing our career services platform, College Central Network.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Provide day to day leadership and management for Emmaus Student Union and all student activities, clubs, and organizations, including managing budgets, attending all campus events, ensuring yearbook is resourced and staffed, and encouraging a vibrant student life through events and programming. Additionally, this position will promote and sustain structure for the chartering, funding, assessment, and oversight of clubs and student organizations, with a particular focus on growing the number of chartered clubs.
- Develop and implement calendar-appropriate programming throughout the year (e.g. MLK Day, Reformation Day).
- Schedule speakers and music for each Chapel session, as well as emcee Chapel regularly.
- Within the Chapel course, track and maintain attendance records, approve absences, facilitate make-up assignments, submit grades each semester, supervisor Student Focus Chapels, and meet with students on Chapel probation.
- Direct the Campus Community Groups program by recruiting, interviewing, approving, supervising, and evaluating leaders.
- Recruit mentors for the CCG program and host a meeting with leaders and mentors once each semester.
- Collaborate with the V.P. and Dean of Student Life to establish a yearly theme and to schedule SED and CMS speakers.
- Work with publications to develop marketing material each year for SED and CMS, as well as promote and communicate SED and CMS information to the campus community.
- Develop a strategic plan for a vibrant Career Services program by providing individual career counseling through the evaluation of goals, values, skills, strengths, and interests; providing resume and cover letter assistance; providing graduate program and career services materials and information; attending graduate school fairs with students; and serving as the coordinator and instructor for senior seminar class.
- Assist with the Student Leader training and orientation programming including attending required retreats.
- Assist with planning and implementation of Welcome Week for new and returning students.
- Play a role in the retention effort through collaboration with the student life team, identifying students who are at risk and participating in efforts to assist them in being successful at the college.
- Coordinate with the Director of Facilities to ensure proper care of equipment and furniture during campus-wide events and coordinate with the Athletic Director on facility usage for campus-wide events.
- Serve on the student life committee and additional committees as needed.
- Serve as a student conduct officer.
- Supervise student workers and volunteers.
- Ensure quality fiscal management in support of the greater institutional needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the VPSL
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree in student affairs or related field preferred.
- 2-4 years’ experience in student life or related field preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND DISPOSITIONS
- Born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Demonstrated Christian character and spiritual maturity.
- Alignment with the Doctrinal Statement of Emmaus Bible College.
- Commitment to the Mission, Core Values, and Institutional Goals of Emmaus Bible College.
- Knowledge of the Word of God, as demonstrated by its proper application in life.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
- A commitment to the local church and demonstrated relationship with Jesus Christ.
- A calling and commitment to the ministry of mentoring and leading young people and college students.
- Ability to develop and implement curriculum.
- Flexible schedule (frequent nights and weekends required including weekends away).
- Ability to develop, organize, and execute events.
- Understanding of student development theory and practice in higher education..
- Ability to walk from one campus facility to another.
- Ability to spend extended periods of time sitting and standing.
- Ability to lift, move, and carry objects up to 30 lbs
- Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone, on computer, and in writing; requires the ability to identify, observe and assess visual color discrimination and depth perception.
- Ability to reach with hands and arms; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls (e.g. mouse, keyboard, telephone, equipment); also requires arm-hand steadiness, manual dexterity, and the ability to make precisely coordinated movement.
- Has a driver's license and ability and willingness to drive students for school related events.
- Supports all policies and procedures of Emmaus Bible College.