Job Description Template: Dean of Students

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Dean of Students position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Dean of Students Job Description

Full-Time | Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$105,000–$179,000 (Suggested salary for this role per Glassdoor)

Why [Organization]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your school is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your organization. For example:

As Dean of Students, you’ll guide and enrich the student experience at our school. You’ll advocate for our students and their families and closely collaborate with academic deans and division heads. Your key responsibilities will center on non-academic student matters with the goal of creating an environment that fosters learning, encourages interpersonal development, while embracing diversity and individuality.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

The Dean of Students is a multi-faceted role that encompasses responsibilities across a variety of categories, including school leadership, program development, student life, community engagement, school administration, and management. Specifically, you will:

  • Manage a team of direct reports, including an assistant dean and division administrator
  • Collaborate with academic deans and other school leaders to ensure integration between the students’ academic studies and non-academic experiences
  • Lead student life programming, with a focus on inclusion (socio-economic status, gender identity, race, et. al.)
  • Provide oversight to student leadership training and programs, while managing student advisors

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Master’s degree
  • 5+ years of work experience as a school administrator
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative, productive relationships within an academic setting
  • Ability to manage a wide range of tasks efficiently—including high-level strategy development and day-to-day administration
  • A proven track record of success in program development and student life leadership

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Advanced academic credentials (Ph. D. or Ed.)
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Dean
  • Fluency in multiple languages

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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