Assistant Dean of Students for Community and Inclusion

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

ID: 7122683
Posted: February 2, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1787, The University of Pittsburgh is a public state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges at its urban Pittsburgh campus, which serves 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University earns national accolades for its highly ranked School of Medicine, School of Education, and Swanson School of Engineering. The School of Medicine is particularly well regarded for its research, working in conjunction with the highly ranked University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the institution receives one of the highest amounts of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Pittsburgh is home to powerhouse professional sports teams, such as the Steelers and Penguins, and dozens of unique cultural centers, like the Andy Warhol Museum and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

The Division of Student Affairs strives to provide students with experience, learning, and growth opportunities at Pitt. Student Affairs cultivates a campus environment that is vibrant, challenging, nurturing, and inclusive. In the areas of student experience, student community and inclusion, student engagement and professional development, and student health and wellness -- we complement Pitt's academic excellence and institutional mission.

Pitt thrives in forging new paths to mold better futures, embracing each setback as fuel for something greater. Because at our core, we’re focused on human impact and the relentless pursuit of change, for good.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students for Community and Inclusion (AD) serves as a key leader in the division of Student Affairs and as a member of Student Affairs senior leadership team. With an equity-based mindset, the AD provides leadership for advancing the division’s strategic focus on improving students’ social and academic development through community. The AD supervises the community and inclusion team within Pitt’s student affairs, which comprises the following areas: Belonging and Inclusion, Fraternity and Sorority Life, PittServes, and Student Media (Newspaper and Radio). The AD will be an innovative leader responsible for: (1) strategic leadership of student community and inclusion, especially interdisciplinary collaboration, (2) supervising staff in the community and inclusion team, (3) coordinating high-level student programming and development opportunities, and (4) managing high level financial and other budgetary overview.

The position requires a master's degree in Higher Education Administration, counseling/human Development, Business or Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education. Doctorate degree preferred. The ideal candidate will possess at least six years of relevant, progressive leadership and professional experience that includes demonstrated success in the management and supervision of student programs or services, or a closely related area of administration.

Review of applications will begin March 3, 2023, 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 Laura Puckett-Boler at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected].

Pennsylvania is a state that does not require public salary disclosure. For salary information, please get in touch with Laura Puckett-Boler.

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The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
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The University does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on these bases and takes steps to ensure that students, employees, and third parties are not subject to a hostile environment in University programs or activities.