Assistant Vice President for Campus Life / Dean of Students

Brown University   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Education


11 - 15 years

Posted 116 days ago

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Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Campus Life and as a member of the senior leadership team, the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students helps to provide leadership and strategic planning for the Division of Campus Life with a focus on student support and response. Working closely with the senior leadership team, the Assistant Vice President is a visible advocate for students (undergraduate, graduate, and medical) and helps to ensure the Division and University are attuned and responsive to equity and inclusion efforts critical to supporting students. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Assistant Vice President helps the division build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with other divisions of the University including, but not limited to the Dean of the College, Graduate School, Alpert Medical School, Office of the Provost, and School of Professional Studies to strengthen the student experience and foster student success.

The position has responsibility for multiple departments within the division: Campus Center and Student Activities, Residential Life, Student Support Services, Student Conduct & Community Standards, and Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS). The Assistant Vice President provides leadership and oversight for the following complex, inter-departmental and inter-divisional processes: crisis response, community building especially focused on the residential experience and student organization driven programming, and student development and support. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President may designate the Assistant Vice President to represent the Division of Campus Life in the absence of the Vice President especially in moments of crisis response.


  • Master’s degree in a discipline related to higher education required; doctorate preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of administrative experience in higher education, with a record of progressively responsible leadership positions, preferably in multiple student facing areas;
  • Capacity to identify and address complex challenges, maximize opportunities, and empower organizational change consistent with the mission of the division and institution;
  • Broad expertise with current best thinking and work in higher education, and an awareness of emerging opportunities and challenges in higher education;
  • Proven track record support and advocacy for students and colleagues from diverse identities, histories, backgrounds, and experiences as well as the ability to build the capacity among colleagues to do this work.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel, especially effective developmental supervision and mentoring of staff, and financial management
  • Proven ability to hire, onboard, grow, and retain outstanding talent;
  • Ability to work effectively with, advise, and mentor students and groups of students;
  • Track record of integrity, reasoned judgement, humility, adaptability and the ability to make and explain challenging decisions and address complex situations;
  • Evidence of creative strategic thinking especially examples of doing differently;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills