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Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs

St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Student Affairs
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College / University
St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master's and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University's residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background.
The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, "Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge." We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres-a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community.
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy prepares pharmacists for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. It is dedicated to educating the next generation of pharmacists to provide pharmaceutical care that enhances the health-related quality of life of the patients they serve. With a strong commitment to service, School of Pharmacy students can be found engaged with communities across the region and around the globe through clinical rotation service trips, summer service trips, and community education initiatives and outreach. Fisher pharmacy graduates consistently achieve high first-time NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) pass rates.
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ( ACPE ), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Job Responsibilities:
The Assistant/Associate Dean provides critical day-to-day support overseeing admissions and student services for both the campus and online pathways of the PharmD program. The successful candidate will provide leadership and management for the office's strategic initiatives and operations. The individual will serve as a member of the school's Executive Committee and will report directly to the Dean.
- Direct and oversee the admissions process for the School of Pharmacy for both campus and online pathways
- Create and oversee P1 orientation for both campus and online pathway
- Oversee all pharmacy student organizations and advise the pharmacy Student Government Association
- Oversee community service related activities and Co-Curricular initiative for the school for all students
- Serve as the administrative oversight and advise the Student Honor Committee
- Serve on the Student Success Committee
- Assist students and process documentation associated with the application for licensure including registration for national and state licensure examinations
- Oversee the student scholarship and awards activities
- Provide support to students on matters related to mental/physical health, time management, leave of absence/reengagement that impact their success in the program
- Support PHEA and pre-pharmacy students entry into the PharmD program
- Support student's completion of BS Pharmaceutical Studies once enrolled in PharmD program
- Serve as an active member of the Executive Committee
- Engage in teaching and scholarship in areas of expertise and interest.
Education / Experience:
Qualified applicants will hold a minimum of a master's degree. An earned doctoral degree in a field of pharmacy is preferred. Applicants should also have a minimum of 7 years of experience in higher education with significant experience in student services or admissions. Academic rank is available to pharmacy faculty. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Competencies / Skills:
Applicants should:
- Possess a student-centered approach to problem solving.
- Be creative, innovative and possess the ability to work independently and within a team.
- Adapt to new and rapidly changing situation and successfully resolve issues from identification through resolution
- Effectively work with multiple databases and student platforms
- Excel in connecting and building rapport with students and faculty
- Possess excellent customer service, as well as, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Supervision of Employees:
The Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs will oversee one administrative support staff.
Work Hours:
Full-time; 12 month
EEO Statement:
It is the policy of St. John Fisher University to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the University has employees.
The University does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (, in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).

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