Oxford College of Emory University, a vibrant and close-knit academic community that combines the intimate atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a world-renowned research institution, seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and visionary leader for the position of Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life/Chief Student Affairs Officer.
At the heart of Emory’s undergraduate education, Oxford College fosters a transformative experience for first- and second-year students, emphasizing personalized teaching, innovative pedagogy, and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The original birthplace of Emory University in 1836, this exceptional institution provides an extraordinary environment for intellectual growth, experiential learning, a robust campus life, and a collaborative environment, all of which empower Oxford students to successfully complete their undergraduate degrees at Emory University and to excel academically and personally.
Reporting directly to the Dean of Oxford College and indirectly to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life on the Atlanta campus of Emory University, the Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life/Chief Student Affairs Officer will be directly responsible for leading the numerous departments that make up the heart of the Oxford student experience: the Center for Healthful Living; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Counseling Services; Student Health; Student Involvement and Leadership; International Student Programs, and Residential Education and Services. A staff of 52 dedicated, experienced, and highly capable professionals comprise the Campus Life division.
The new leader will understand the unique characteristics of a campus serving only first and second year students, with the majority living in campus housing, while also having the broader leadership experience needed to oversee a sizable department with multiple functions. A doctoral degree in a relevant field (such as higher education administration, student affairs, counseling, or a related discipline) preferred. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in student affairs or a related field, with progressive leadership responsibilities; demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, current trends in higher education, and best practices in student engagement and support services; an in-depth understanding of the unique needs of first- and second-year students; strong interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and build strong relationships. The full position description can be viewed above.
Diversified Search Group has been retained to assist Oxford College at Emory University in this recruitment. Screening will begin in November and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration please apply using DSG’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries should be directed electronically to: OxfordCampusLife@divsearch.com. This is a full-time position that will be performed in Georgia. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.
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