Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer

Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer

Title: Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer

Department: Campus Life

Employment Status: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Organizational Relationship: This position reports to the Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs and Campus Life

Job Purpose:

The Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer provides oversight and leadership for the curricular and co-curricular mission of the College to enable students to become effective, interculturally competent leaders and citizens, both on and off campus.  Specific responsibilities include supervision of the Office of Co-Curricular Programs, the Office of Residential Education, Center for Intercultural Advancement, Center for Health and Wellness, Center for Spirituality, Student Publication, the Co-Curricular Competencies Program, advises student government and oversight of new student orientation and leadership weekends.. Additionally, the Dean serves as the Chief Student Conduct Officer. The Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer works closely with offices throughout the campus, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and the external community to promote the mission of the College.


Essential Functions:

  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate the Director of the Office of Co-Curricular Programs the Director of the Office of Residential Education, the Assistant Dean for the Center of Health and Wellness, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Advancement, the College Chaplain and the graduate assistant in the Dean’s Office.
  • Advise students on personal and educational concerns.
  • Provide strategic leadership for programs and initiatives to foster student development, intercultural effectiveness and leadership.
  • Serve as the Chief Student Conduct Office for the College. Supports the student conduct process by coordinating the student board, investigating possible violations of the code of conduct and working with a graduate assistant to manage documents associated with the process.
  • Work collaboratively, develop relationships with, and integrate services with faculty and with other campus offices including, but not limited to Institutional Advancement, Athletics, Admissions, and the Business Office. Establish and cultivate strong relationships with these departments to build upon past successes, identify new synergies, and develop new initiatives and partnerships to ensure future success. Act as a liaison with the faculty, staff, and community through attendance at College and community functions.
  • Provide oversight for new student orientation and leadership programs.
  • Serves as the advisor for the student government and yearbook.
  • Provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities for the campus as the Chief Diversity Officer
  • Produce Campus Life written communications and publications including the Student Handbook.
  • Promote the vision of the department through service on committees, and participation in campus activities and admissions events.
  • Serve on the Athletic Advisory Committee, Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Team, and Diversity Action Council.
  • Provide rotational duty coverage for campus emergencies.
  • Represent Wagner College as a participant and leader with professional associations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Work Experience: 5 - 7 years of progressive professional experience in student affairs or a related field required.

Education: Master’s degree required.  Strong priority given to candidates holding master’s degrees in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or relevant area, and to candidates with a terminal degree.

Desired Work Traits: Demonstrated commitment to student development, have experience working with diverse constituencies and the ability to balance student’s needs with institutional goals. Sound administrative and supervisory skills. Excellent teamwork skills, ability to be flexible and work under multiple deadlines, collaboration skills, and a positive attitude.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint; email required; experience with web page development a plus.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Must possess outstanding organizational, planning, communication, training, and interpersonal skills.

Special Considerations: Share on a 24-hour on-call rotation.  Professional development funding is available.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply, please direct letters of interest and resumes to:

Jazzmine Clarke-Glover, Chief Human Resources Officer

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

or with the subject line "Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer"

No phone calls please. The review of applications will begin immediately.