Dean of Student and Community Affairs at Academic City College

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Academic City College is at the forefront of disrupting higher education on the African continent with lifelong learning at the heart of what we do on our stunning and modern campus.

Our mission is to create a culture of life-long learning with a strong focus on enhancing student experience. Our ethos emphasizes on contributing to the needs of the future economy, ensuring our students and faculty have the skills required to stay relevant to the changing world.

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Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced and competent person for the position of Dean of Student and Community Affairs. Reporting to the President and part of the Executive Team, the successful candidate will have proven leadership skills and a passion for excellence. A strong sense of ethics and concern for the well-being of students is vital to succeed in this position.

The Dean of Students and Community Affairs is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that synthesizes the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of our students in a holistic way.

Our institution seeks to appoint an experienced Dean of Students and Community Affairs who will oversee services provided to students including financial aid, housing, health services, and extracurricular projects.

The successful candidate will identify the development needs of students, work directly with department officials, maintain a productive learning environment, and stay up to date on important student affairs. You should be professional, highly organized, and possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with the admissions office and be abreast with all programs related to this office.
  • Serve as a liaison between institution administrators and student departments.
  • Create and implement department goals, policies, budgets and working procedures.
  • Assess the needs of the student body and respond in a timely and effective manner.
  • Provide structure and proactive leadership to ensure university development.
  • Provide support to students on issues related to the institution policies, department processes, and student services.
  • Direct and manage numerous student incentive programs.
  • Conduct regular department evaluations to determine efficiency, and if required, recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Prepare annual statistical reports.

RECOMMENDED

Required Skills or Experience

  • ​Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and employees.
  • Have a strong understanding of higher education institution policies.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Computer literacy skills.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Master’s or Ph.D degree in Higher Education Administration, Psychology, Marketing or related field with at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a student-focused academic or administrative environment;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, sound judgment and strong collaborative skills for team work and consensus building; etc

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applicants may submit applications to [email protected] with job title as subject
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: Not later than 23rd March 2022.

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