Associate Dean of Students
Basic Position Description:
Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of multiple student services functions designed to meet the goals of the college in providing an example of strong Christian lifestyle and leadership in accordance with our biblical doctrine. This position requires a woman with an MA, experience with biblical counseling, discipleship, biblical exposition, and the ability to communicate effectively in a collegiate setting. The responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Students range from student leadership development, oversight of the female resident staff, disciplining students, crisis counseling, interfacing with parent concerns, and cultivating women’s ministry opportunities.
This Position reports to Dean of Students and has some supervisory responsibilities.
Essential Duties (include, but not limited to):
Staff Development (in cooperation with Dean of Students)
Research/network in order to identify current issues for staff development, design and implement in service training curriculums, meet weekly with small group female Resident Life staff, oversee Resident Director professional development portfolios, and evaluate Resident Life staff members individually, facilitate goal setting/goal realization
Staff Selection (in cooperation with Dean of Students)
Write/update RD/RA/ARA job descriptions, identify Resident Director/Resident Assistant candidates, interview/hire Resident Directors/Resident Assistants
Meet one on one weekly with each female Resident Director, meet together weekly with female Resident Directors, network student discipline contacts requiring discipleship/accountability, lead Women’s Ministries servant leadership staff team
Meet with students needing crisis counseling for more severe issues, oversee Resident Directors in counseling situations providing support and resources, be the first contact in cases of health emergencies, family emergencies, and extreme student behavior (i.e. attempted suicide, violence, sexual involvement, etc.)
Meet with student according to disciplinary policies stated in Student Handbook, make decisions regarding disciplinary action/consequences for policy violations, oversee student discipline contracts requiring discipleship/accountability, consult/respond to parental concerns, keep documentation of student’s disciplinary actions
Meet with campus Nurse and facilitate communication of health concerns/resources to Resident Life staff
Emergency Training (in cooperation with Dean of Students)
Work in conjunction with the campus Emergency Response Committee, choose “after hours” emergency response teams (RD’s and RA’s), provide resources and training times (earthquake response, self-defense, fire drill, CPR/first aid)
Crisis Response/Risk Management (in cooperation with Dean of Students)
Earthquake, fire, medical emergencies, suicide attempts, violence, stalking, physical/sexual abuse, threats, indecent phone calls, theft, interface with paramedics, doctors, law enforcement, identify and respond to legal issues
New Student Orientation
Teach Seminars and training sessions, attend all sessions and events, present student policies during formal orientation
Servant Leadership Staff Development
Give primary vision and leadership to those areas contributing to the residence halls, teach in the RA/ARA Staff Development meetings, facilitate the goals of women’s ministries events on campus
Evaluate questionable student applications, contact students whose testimonies or references indicates concerns, sign off on files indicating they have been approved by Student Life for admission into TMC
Chapel speaking (female split chapels), give oversight to female dorm chapels
Evaluate current student policies listed in the Student Handbook, contribute to the annual editing of the Student Handbook, negotiate exceptions to student policies on an individual basis with the approval of Dean of Students
Participate in annual Outreach Week and Global Outreach program once every four years.
Coordinate occasional on campus women’s forums as needed to address current topics for women
Qualifications (include, but not limited to):
To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. It requires appropriate experience in Christian ministry, including but not limited to counseling, discipleship, staff leadership and public speaking/teaching. The requirements described are just a few of the essential functions that are required.
Masters degree in related field (Biblical Counseling, Biblical Studies, or Women’s Ministries).
Skills, Mental Demands, Physical Demands, Visual Demands:
Crisis counseling, emergency response experience, strong relational/conflict resolution skills, advanced computer skills. Able to lift, pull, push, grasp and bend while lifting up to 30lbs. Repetitive motions on a keyboard, and looking at a computer monitor for an extended duration of time is required. Reading and comprehending correspondence is imperative.
Indoors are comfortable with some distractions. Outdoors vary on date, time & location. Position has non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends in addition to office hours)
A demonstrated commitment to the doctrinal position of TMC & S and a continuous exhibition of a desire to minister and serve others in varied capacities. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, vendors, students, &/or community members of diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, & ethnic backgrounds.
Benefits and Compensation:
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications & experience. Medical benefits are provided for a nominal employee contribution. Group dental benefits are available. The college offers an excellent, “fully vested” 403(b) retirement program. There is a tuition remission program and a generous holiday & vacation package.
Minimum Conditions for Beginning Employment:
Prior to beginning employment, in accordance with The Master’s College policy and/or under federal or state law, all employees must:
1.Sign and return an offer of “At Will” employment.
2.Present verification of their identity and authorization to work in the United States.
If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening please contact the Human Resources department.
The Master’s College & Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, veteran status or prior military service, medical condition, or any physical or mental disability. We are committed to practicing principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity based upon sovereign Biblical principles.
If you would like to apply for this position, please fill out the application at: http://www.masters.edu/campuslinks/employment.aspx and return it to the Human Resources Department. Applications may be dropped off in person, or sent in via fax (661.362.2717), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or regular mail (21726 Placerita Cyn Rd Box 41, Santa Clarita CA 91321).