Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Social Justice and Civic Engagement Coordinator

Oakland, California, United States
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Job description

Holy Names University (HNU) is pleased to announce an opening for an Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Social Justice and Civic Engagement Coordinator. HNU is a progressive, inclusive and rigorous academic community whose mission is to empower a diverse student body for leadership and service.

HNU’s vision is to educate leaders for positive social change by living the University’s core values of social justice, service, development of the human person, and radical hospitality. This position presents a unique opportunity to translate those values into college access and success by practicing radical hospitality.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Social Justice and Civic Engagement Coordinator will report to the Associate Dean and Director for Student Success. The scope of this position is to develop programs and services that organize actions around the mission, vision, and core values of the university which involves educating leaders for positive change and promoting students as citizen leaders.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the core values of Holy Names University and the ability to translate those values into college access, success and engaged participation. A Master’s Degree in a related field is essential to this position, along with: (a) a minimum of one year of experience in higher education, (b) excellent communication skills, (c) sound problem solving abilities, (d) and an understanding of how to use dialogue as a means for moving through structural conflict and (e) the ability to develop and lead programs, events and service activities.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, however, we go beyond this mandate to proactively seek out diverse staff members to create an environment that is conducive to their success.

This position will remain open until filled, with a desired start date of January 30, 2018 or sooner.

How to apply

For consideration, applicants should submit the Holy Names University Staff Employment Application, cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to hr@hnu.edu.

Holy Names University (HNU) was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1868 on the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1957, the campus was moved from Lake Merritt to a wooded, sixty-acre site in the Oakland Hills. An academic community committed to the full development of each student, Holy Names offers a liberal education rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service in a complex world.