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Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Inclusion and Engagement

Skidmore College
Schenectady, NY
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Job Description

The Assistant/Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Inclusion and Engagement is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and reports directly to the AVP for the Residential Experience. The Assistant/Associate Dean will provide strategic vision and leadership for Campus Life and Engagement (CL&E) to provide engagement opportunities for students that enhance their residential experience. The Assistant/Associate Dean will supervise the areas and directors of Leadership Activities, Religious and Spiritual Life and Student Diversity and Equity.

The Assistant/Associate Dean will champion diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives on behalf of and within the Student Affairs Division. They will manage fiscal resources and personnel to implement sustainable CL&E initiatives that meet institutional/division goals and will collaborate with Academic Affairs colleagues and other campus partners to support these efforts and to integrate them into other dimensions of the Skidmore college student experience. Will also connect with Skidmore colleagues and Saratoga Springs community leaders, business professionals and others to support Skidmore's town-gown relationship with the City of Saratoga Springs.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field with at least seven years of experience in higher education.
  • Achievement in supervising, mentoring, coaching and supporting the professional development of direct and indirect reports
  • Demonstrated leadership in the areas of strategic planning, program development and assessment
  • Strong DEI background
  • Ability to multi-task and designate accordingly
  • Ability to direct and motivate a team
  • Ability to build positive and effective relationships across the campus and community
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies of program assessment and evaluation
Pay Range: $85,000 - $90,000 commensurate with experience

Required documents needed to apply:
  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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