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Chicano Latino Student Affairs: Assistant Dean of Students

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Chicano Latino Student Affairs: Assistant Dean of Students
Position Number S325
Department Chicano Latino Student Affairs
Regular/Temporary Regular
Full-Time, Part-Time Full Time
Months per year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes
Physical Class Twenty pounds or less

Job Duties

Job Purpose

The Claremont University Consortium of the Claremont Colleges invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Students, at Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA). The Claremont Colleges are an independent consortium of highly selective liberal arts colleges that include five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. The undergraduate colleges include Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College and Scripps College. The two graduate institutions include the Claremont Graduate University and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences.
The Assistant Dean of Students needs to be an accomplished and collaborative leader responsible for enhancing the learning, cultural and social environment of Latinx students at the Claremont Colleges. The Assistant Dean will have primary responsibility for the assessment and development of student programs, events and activities. In collaboration with the Dean, the Assistant Dean will play a pivotal role in developing the mission and vision for CLSA. The Assistant Dean will bring leadership, vision, integrity, and a team-oriented philosophy to the position.

Essential Functions

Reporting directly to the Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
• Demonstrate experience and proven record in the assessment and development of Latinx student programs that enhance cultural awareness, leadership skills and identity development.
• Primary responsibility for Latinx Heritage, Cesar Chavez celebrations and other culturally relevant activities throughout the year.
• The implementation of assessment tools in the programming of activities and events at CLSA.
• Provide leadership and direction to the Chicanx Latinx Graduation Planning Committee to implement the CLSA Graduation Celebration.
• Responsible for developing and assessing the leadership training programs for Sponsors/Peer mentors, Orientation, Latinx Leadership Council and the supervision of student interns.
• Serve as a student advocate, academic advisor, and mentor for Latinx students.
• Demonstrate experience in assisting Latinx students in applying for summer research programs and internships.
• Work with students and provide guidance through the application process to graduate and professional schools.
• Demonstrate knowledge and commitment to contemporary issues faced by Latinx students on elite college campuses, as well as general knowledge about scholarship, and pedagogy that inform and can potentially address these complex issues.
• Hold continuous office hours at CLSA and at the seven colleges
• Actively engage with faculty and foster new collaboration and initiatives with members of the Claremont Colleges.
• Responsible for providing programming, resources, and support to the Latinx student community.
• Coordinate and/or collaborate with Latinx affinity clubs/orgs/groups across the colleges. This includes, but not limited to being in charge of the Latinx Leadership Council.
• Work in collaboration with a broad range of college and CUC offices to develop support for Latinx students.
• Serve as the CLSA representative to various college committees such as Academic Standards, staff searches and program reviews as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.


Required Education Summary

• Will possess, a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in student personnel, higher education administration or related field in a college setting.
• Possess experience with leadership in student services at the college level.

Preferred Education

A completed graduate degree in Education, Organizational studies, Cultural/Ethnic studies or relevant field with a minimum of five years of professional experience in student affairs in a college setting.


Required Experience Summary
Preferred Experience Summary

• Working with Latinx students of multiple identities, experiences and sexual orientations.
• Background in working with Latinx students of Caribbean, South and Central American heritage.
• Experience working in a residential liberal arts college or university setting.

Knowledge and Critical Skills

Required Knowledge and Critical Skills

• Will have a comprehensive knowledge of student development and best practices designed to support student success in a liberal arts college environment.
• Possess an understanding of how to meet the academic, cultural and social needs of Latinx students of diverse backgrounds, multiple identities, experiences and sexual orientations.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.
• Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies.
• Strong organizational skills, flexible work style, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrated analytical and assessment skills.
• Proven record of mediation and handling student crisis.
• Strong computer skills and comfort level with technology.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher).
• Oversee the Monthly newsletter.
• The ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and weekends.

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills
Work Schedule

The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.

Eeo Statement

This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. Claremont University Consortium expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, Claremont University Consortium will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter