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Dean of Students at Yale-NUS College
Country: Singapore
City: Singapore
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Yale-NUS College seeks an accomplished leader, eager to embrace a vibrant and growing student life programme and capable of providing a diverse, earnest student body with constructive and supportive guidance.

Responsibilities

The Dean of Students (DoS) will be part of the College’s leadership team and will report directly to the Executive Vice-President (Academic Affairs), who functions as the Provost. The Dean will be a champion of and for students, and will oversee the staff for Campus Life, Athletics & Outdoor Exploration, Counseling and Student Services.

In addition, the Dean of Students will supervise Assistant Deans who are resident in each of our three residential colleges, and work to conceptualise and implement policies, programmes and services across those colleges to offer individual personal and academic support to all students. The Dean will be part of a Residential College Committee, chaired by the EVP (AA) that comprises the Rectors (the lead faculty member resident in each college), Assistant Deans and Senior Associate Director of Campus Life of the DoS Office.

The Dean will foster an environment fertile for the ideas and aspirations of our students, but will also be supportive of students’ concerns and vulnerabilities.

The Dean will :

  • Foster open and supportive relationships with students, whether individually or as a student body, and proactively and regularly communicate with them
  • Collaborate with and support key student organisations. (In particular, student government, campus newspaper, peer counselors, etc.)
  • Prioritize student welfare and support counselling services in catering to the growing student body
  • Implement programs in residential education, and collaborate with staff within and without the DoS office, including the Rectors in the residential colleges
  • Support professional development of DoS staff
  • Engage in community building
  • with all stakeholders – students, staff, faculty, and stakeholders outside the college
  • Provide direction and intervention for students in crisis and non-crisis situations (e.g. coordinating services and resources in the case of health or mental health crises; sexual misconduct/assault; administering the student code of conduct; mediating and resolving conflicts among students and between students and other members of the community)
  • Develop a medium-term strategy/direction (3-5 years) for the Yale-NUS student life program, consistent with institutional ethos
  • Maintain an active and positive presence on campus, regularly interacting with students to support their growth and engagement
  • Oversee the Dean of Students Office operating budget including budget forecasting and planning, disbursement of funds and regular budget reconciliation
  • Supervise Student Services, working closely with Admissions and Registry, on student information management, student pass processing, and billing.

Requirements

The Dean will have deep knowledge of current thinking in student affairs and a strong track record in creating and delivering outstanding student services and residential student experience. The College needs a Dean who is at once collaborative and also comfortable in exerting leadership in these early years of the institution. An entrepreneurial and open attitude is needed as the Dean of Students Office will be supporting students as they further develop their own organisations and the College’s traditions and culture. The Dean will live on campus and be an active part of entwining our living and learning environments.

For further details Please mail at [email protected]

Specifications
Type of Opportunity Academic Job
CountrySingapore
Company NameYale-NUS College
CitySingapore

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