Virginia Tech — Dean of Students

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Students is Virginia Tech’s foremost student advocate, serves as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team, the Town-Gown Committee, and the Interfaith Network, and provides oversight and coordination of the University’s Care Team. The Dean of Students works closely with community leaders to monitor off-campus student culture, and deploys a progressive educational offering that equips colleagues across campus to best respond to ever-changing student needs. Leading a team of two associate deans, three assistant deans, and an administrative manager, the Dean of Students promotes a mission “to serve as advocates for students and their support networks in times of personal, academic, and community crisis.” In addition, the Dean of Students Office works closely with the Virginia Tech faith community and will have the unique opportunity to launch a comprehensive university-wide program to promote conversation, understanding, and relationships across meaning-making traditions. 

A master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or a related field and significant and increasing levels of responsibility with key facets of the Dean of Students role are required. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is preferred. Applicants must care deeply about students and work comfortably with them during times of personal crisis. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for student success, inclusion, interfaith initiatives, and program development; an unwavering commitment to fairness; and an abiding dedication to the principles of collaboration and inclusion. 

Review of applications will begin July 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of qualified candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-8771 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.