The Dean of Student Development is responsible for all staffing, services and programs of the Student Development division, which includes residence life, student engagement, chapel, orientations, student activities, intramurals, student organizations, counseling services, dining services, student discipline, retention, commuter student services and parent services. The Student Development division exists to create an environment where students discover who they are as people created in the image of God; as well as mature in purpose, wisdom, relationships and care for the world. The Dean will provide vision and leadership to a staff team including both full-time professionals and student leaders. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Development & Athletics.
The Dean of Student Development must possess at least a master’s degree in Student Development or related field, have a minimum five (5) years of significant administrative experience in student development in higher education, possess advanced administrative and managerial skills, and be a mature, grounded person with the ability to motivate staff and students. The candidate selected will have demonstrated emotional intelligence, sound judgment, effective problem-solving, and the ability to navigate complex environments. The Dean of Student Development must fully embrace the vision/mission and statement of faith of Belhaven University http://www.belhaven.edu/belhaven/mission.htm
Interested applicants may make application by submitting 1) Letter of interest, 2) Resume, 3) Reference list, and 4) Prepare a brief account (no more than 750 words) of your spiritual pilgrimage including the time and circumstances surrounding your becoming a believer in Christ and your current relationship with Christ. Please visit this link http://www.belhaven.edu/belhaven/employment_pdfs/LetterOfEmploymentCommitment.pdf to review Belhaven University’s Commitment Statement including our employee expectations. Should you receive a job offer you will be asked to sign accepting this commitment. Only applicants who submit all four required items will be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about Belhaven University may be found at www.belhaven.edu.
Application materials may be sent to: Johna Van Every, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development & Athletics, Belhaven University, 1500 Peachtree Street, Box 171, Jackson, MS, 39202, [email protected]