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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is seeking applicants for the position of Dean of Students.
Job Description

The Dean of Students works with the Dean of International Students, both positions report directly to the Vice President of Student Services. The Dean of Students will oversee the policies and procedures pertaining to student life in consultation with other staff and faculty; relates to student organizations; fosters relationships with and among student organizations, and plans, carries out, directly or indirectly, selected student activities. The Dean of Students also chairs the New Student Orientation Team and serves as a Designated Seminary Officer (DSO) for SEVIS assisting with the required legal status needs of international students.
The Dean of Students oversees the Safety and Security programs for the seminary and exercises oversight of pastoral care and personal support for students. Along with the Dean of International Students and the Director of Residential Ministries, the Dean of Students provides pastoral care and support services for students as needed. The Dean of Students participates in the worship life of the community and in community meals.
Qualified candidates should have:

  • A degree in theological education and proven pastoral leadership within a diverse community setting.
  • Three to five years of effective and proven administrative experience preferably in student life or other student auxiliary affairs on a university campus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Strong written and oral communication, and analytical skills.
  • Calendar and event management experience.
  • Excellent time management experience, customer service skills, and strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, students, and vendors.
  • Knowledge of Jenzabar is highly preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a 90-day plan, and a vision statement for Student Life to Jean Crawford, Human Resources Specialist, at no later than Friday, February 3. Candidates will be interviewed by staff and students. Final candidates will present their vision to students in-person and through an interactive webcast presentation.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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