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Assistant Dean for Leadership Development
Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Date Posted 05/17/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary

Responsible for developing and leading Student Life’s leadership program.  Plans, implements, and oversees all leadership initiatives and programs.    


Provides leadership to all CAS Student Leadership initiatives within Student Life. This includes the Student Leadership Retreat, and on-going programs for student leaders. Establishes and maintains key partnerships both internally and externally to the university. Investigates ways the University can broaden our leadership initiatives (grants, assistantships, etc).
Assists with the hiring and training of student leader positions, working to streamline processes of the hiring of student leader positions.
In concert with the Associate Dean for Campus Engagement ensure leadership groups such as BSG, Residence Life and Welcome Week have a coordinated and cohesive approach to leadership.
Develops, conducts, and analyzes the evaluations and assessments within the office of Student Life. Provides consultation to Student Life staff on the development of smaller scale evaluations and assessments.
Execute, plan and coordinate Bethel’s Leadership Summit in collaboration with departments across the university. Promote and publicize the marketing and branding of the event.
Share responsibilities with Student Life deans for discipline, mentoring, and assisting students with personal and educational related issues (Student Care & Concern team). This includes on-going follow-up if needed.
Collaborates with the Dean of Student Programs to engage upper-level commuter students. Assists commuter life assistants in executing and promoting events that engage students in learning about community citizenship, spiritual growth, and positive social engagement. Engages student-athletes who reside off campus to offer academic and social support as well as educational resources related to healthy living and decision making.
Meets with supervisor for evaluation, support, and goal setting. Participate as a Dean’s Council member. Attends and participates in various student life meetings. Builds relationships with students by attending events and spending time with them.


Required Skills

Proven leadership and organizational skills.
Management and supervisory experience.
Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
Ability to work with a diverse student population in a variety of situations.
Demonstrated commitment to the development of whole and holy persons. Ability to work in a professional and confidential manner with all staff, students, parents, and other constituencies connected with student life work.
Able to work collaboratively with institutional colleagues (staff, administrators and faculty).
Demonstrated capacity to work with students individually and in group settings.
Required Experience

2+ years of experience in the field of college student development required. Experience with leadership programs preferred.

Required Education

Master’s degree in student affairs, college student personnel, counseling, or related field required.

Additional Information

Able to sit for extended periods of time in individual and group meetings. 
40 hours per week; 12 months per year. Flexibility in working nights and weekends is required.


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Bethel University  
3900 Bethel Drive  
St. Paul, MN 55112  


Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce who contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity in hiring .

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

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