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TITLE:Dean of Students
Student Affairs
 
DATE POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Provost and Executive Vice President

SCHEDULE:

Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.
 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Dean of Students reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President and coordinates the many activities which are important to the overall growth and well-being of the student body. This includes programs designed to aid in the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and social development of the student.
 
The Dean of Students is responsible for the following areas:
  • Residence Life
  • Career Development
  • Health Services
  • Student Government
  • Student Activities
  • International Student Support
  • Commuter Support
  • Orientation
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Intramurals
 
Additionally, the area of discipline and student judicial review is the sole responsibility of the Dean of Students and Office of Student Life. This includes the enforcement of institutional policies. The Dean of Students coordinates all student affairs programs and personnel and is responsible for budget development and control of the budgets assigned to the area.
 
The Dean of Students, in addition to supervising the various departments within the area, has primary responsibility for determining student concerns and needs, and for presenting a plan of action to accommodate those concerns within the basic guidelines of the institution.

QUALIFICATIONS:

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field, with a doctorate highly preferred;
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in a successful leadership role in the field;
  • Familiarity and commitment to the development of the “whole” student, including spiritual development;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, peers, and the community;
  • Evidence of effective managerial ability with programs, budgets, and staff.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Immediately

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.
In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.
 
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, and a current résumé to: 
Dr. Philip A. Coyle, Provost and Executive Vice President
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201
Phone (903) 233-3200
Web Address: www.letu.edu
E-mail address: gerrieforbis@letu.edu.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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