The Assistant Dean serves as a key staff member in the Division of Student Affairs and works closely with all levels of staff, numerous student leaders, and members of the Washington and Lee community.
This position is responsible for the development and management of student affairs programming, student development, and support for a particular undergraduate class of sophomores or juniors, including a small number of transfer students. The Assistant Dean will report to an Associate Dean of Students and will follow a class from sophomore to junior year as their respective Class Dean, beginning with the Sophomore Class during the first-year in the position. Additionally, the Assistant and Associate Deans will collaborate on programming for the sophomores and juniors.
This position will also provide oversight and advise W&L’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and work closely with Greek leadership in promoting educational programming, new member education, leadership initiatives and risk management efforts. The Assistant Dean will be part of a team that supports and advises Greek Life.
The department of Student Affairs is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Actively participates in meetings, committees, student affairs programs and professional staff on-call rotation. Represents the Dean of Students at meetings and events as delegated.
Participates in professional development activities on and off campus.
Develops positive work relations with students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, parents, and community members. Fosters collaborative relationships and partnerships among Student Affairs professional staff.
Develops and implements needs-based and developmental programming for sophomores and juniors.
Member of the Assessment and Care Team (ACT), advising and offering resource-referral to students in need of additional support. Maintains up to date ACT records and attends biweekly ACT meetings.
Collaborates with a team of Student Affairs professional staff that work on Greek Life matters.
Serves as adviser to the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and works closely with the National Panhellenic Council (NPC) Adviser, the House Director Adviser, the Associate Dean of Students and the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Serves as an advocate and resource for Greek organizations and respective councils, officers, chapter officers, actives and initiates. Advises IFC and men’s organizations about their rights and responsibilities within the context of the University and surrounding community. Works with national organization headquarters, alumni advisors, house corporation representatives and house directors to shape and positively influence chapter members.
Manages organizational concerns and provides intervention and solutions when appropriate.
Communicates consistently and effectively with student leaders and house corporation representatives. Upholds and interprets University policy in an effort to educate students in a consistent manner.
Serves as a liaison between the University and Alumni Greek Council.
Manages budget by analyzing expenditures, preparing reports, and monitoring levels.
Additional/other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree is required in counseling, higher education, student personnel or a related degree. Progressive experience as well as proven leadership in student development, student affairs, individual and group collaboration and advisement of students. Minimum of three years of professional experience beyond the master’s degree required. Excellent written and oral communication. Experience with housing, conduct, activities and Greek life is preferred.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Upload a resume and cover letter. You will be asked to provide contact information for professional references in the application questionnaire.
External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Working Conditions: None
Types of Work:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Weekly Hours: 35
Minimum Pay: $63,821.00 Pay commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: R98
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.
The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the devel...opment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.