Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Dean of Students for Student Success & Engagement

Chatham University seeks an Assistant Dean of Students for Student Success & Engagement. This is a highly visible, full-time, 12-month, live-on position is responsible for providing leadership support to the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students in strategic development, planning, implementation of policies and programs, coordination of divisional assessment, and the direct supervision for the areas of Student Engagement and Student Success. The successful candidate will provide leadership and work collaboratively with Residence Life, Academic Affairs, Health Services, and the Counseling Center.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

The successful candidate will create and maintain strong connections and work successfully with students, faculty, staff, families, and external constituents. The Assistant Dean of Students must feel comfortable working in an evolving organizational framework with shifting responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the assessment for Student Affairs including representing Student Affairs on the Institutional Assessment Committee.
  • In collaboration with academic affairs, oversee and manage the Success Coach Graduate Assistant Program and First-Year SDE101 Course (Strategies for Success in College).
  • Oversee and manage the Student Success Coach program.
  • Chair New & Transfer Student Orientation committee and lead Fall and Spring programs.
  • Promote student success by offering programs and collaborating with campus constituents such as:
    • Coordinator of Student Success to support the Cougar Cares program to foster student retention and success.
    • Director of Student Engagement to integrate programs in a student success model.
    • Enrollment Management at large recruitment events, including New Student Registration Day, Visit Days, and Scholarship Interview Days.
  • Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and oversee proactive sexual respect programs, including Green Dot, annual training programs, It's on Us Week, and advising the Sexual Respect Committee.
  • Assist with the advisement of Chatham University Undergraduate Student Government.
  • Serve on the administrative on-call response team and advise on student issues and crisis.
  • Actively foster a campus climate that is welcoming and supportive of a diverse student body.
  • Represent Student Affairs on university-wide committees and programs.


  • A master's degree required (doctorate degree preferred) in higher education administration or related field with a minimum of six years of progressively responsible leadership experience.
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, antiracism, and the ability to foster inclusive communities.
  • Comprehensive understanding and appreciation of undergraduate and graduate student life plus a commitment to improving the lives of students.
  • A strong record of administration, management, and innovation, including experience in designing, implementing and assessing programs; strategic planning and effectiveness in organizational development and managing organizational change.
  • Experience with delivering collaborative initiatives and programmatic support, and providing advice and guidance that enhances student success and development.
  • Excellent organizational, oral, written, and on-line communication skills.
  • Effectiveness in budget planning and management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with student development, assessment, counseling and effective resolution of student issues and crisis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with special sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population.

This position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at: .

About Chatham University

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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