TITLE: Dean of Students

DEPARTMENT: Student Life

Classification (FLSA): Exempt, Salary

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Student Affairs


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Dean of Students is primarily responsible for fostering formation, character development, and personal growth among the students at Christendom College. The Dean also implements the Student Code of Conduct as it is outlined in the Student Handbook. The Dean of Students coordinates formation events and series, meets with student regularly for mentorship, offers students correction and accountability necessary for personal growth, and joins in the events and activities that make up the life of the College.


The Dean of Students chiefly supervises the security personnel and is the point of contact for the security service.


·         Responsible for the enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct and the implementation of the Disciplinary Conduct Process.

·         Develop and implements formation programs to promote students’ virtue and personal growth, including the annual Men’s Convocation and the monthly Into the Deep series.

·         Work with student leaders to address issues on campus, particularly with male students.

·         Regularly attends activities and events on campus.

·         Attend events such as Homecoming, Graduation, Christmas Formal, and Spring Formal.

·         Periodically identify and coordinate speakers to come to campus to address the student body on topics relating to personal formation, including monthly Laudamus Te speakers.

·         Mainly responsible for discipline and high-level Code of Conduct violations on campus, in coordination with the Vice President of Student Affairs.

·         Works with the Director of Residence Life in selection of Resident Assistants and regular mentor meetings with Resident Assistants.

·         Maintain appropriate records and correspondence relating to the Dean’s office.

·         Coordinate Orientation Weekend and the Welcome Weekend Committee

·         Work with Residence Directors to schedule and enforce work crew hours, fines, and other sanctions as necessary.

·         Maintain working relationship with local authorities and the community regarding student behavior off campus.

·         Respond to student emergency situations as they may occur.

·         Provide fiscal management of the Dean of Students budget.

·         Ensure compliance with relevant policies, procedures, professional standards, laws, and national trends as applicable.

·         Assists the Vice President of Student Affairs in areas related to the administration of the Office of Student Life.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.



·         Must hold a college degree at the B.A. level.

·         At least two years of experience in Student Affairs or related field.

·         Comfortable presenting to groups.

·         Knowledge of mental health conditions and ability to engage in emergency situations.

·         Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening, weekend, and “on call” assignments.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and external constituents.

·         Strong communication skills and ability to motivate students.

·         Experience working with young people especially in the areas of formation and discipline.

·         Commitment to the character and personal formation of young people especially integrating the Catholic Faith into a person’s individual life choices.

·         Must understand the stated mission of the College and understand how the promotion and sustaining of a Christian community at the College is an essential component of this mission.

·         Commitment to and support for the Mission of Christendom College and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.



·         Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

·         Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

·         Must be able to make quick decisions.

·         Must be calm in stressful situations.

About Christendom College

Christendom College (http://www.christendom.edu) is a Catholic coeducational college institutionally committed to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. The particular mission of Christendom College, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is "to restore all things in Christ," by forming men and women to contribute to the Christian renovation of the temporal order. This mission gives Christendom College its name. www.christendom.edu