Overview:  Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

Lourdes University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean for Student Success and Engagement.

The Assistant Dean for Student Success and Engagement is a twelve-month, full-time staff position, and has dual responsibilities in Student Life and Student Success.   This position is responsible for the coordination of student life programs including new student orientation, student activities and student organizations as well as programs supporting the retention of students through the Office of Student Success.  The position primarily reports to the Dean of Students and secondarily to the Dean for Student Success.


Student Engagement

  • Plan and oversee the campus calendar of student activities, including selection of entertainment, tracking contract obligations, venue preparation, transportation, and other related tasks.
  • Update the student activities, orientation and student organization web pages and handbooks and provide publicity materials to promote student involvement.
  • Participate and work with other campus department events such as Admissions Open House, Registration Days and Homecoming.
  • Create and publish a weekly electronic student newsletter for the campus community.
  • Responsible for the overall organization of Fall, Midyear and Transfer Orientation programs in cooperation with offices tasked with specific programs.
  • Coordinate communication with new students including publicity, follow up, registration and evaluation.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of orientation student leaders, evaluate and assess the orientation sessions.
  • Work with student organization leaders and advisors in developing workshops and training for student leaders and organize activities for the recognition of students for the annual awards program.
  • Coordinate the hiring and scheduling of the student worker staff.
  • Develop and manage budgets.
  • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.
  • Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department and ensure the maintenance, repair, and storage of all equipment.

Student Success

  • Oversee senior grad bash and sophomore half graduation events.
  • Responsible for following up with students who have received academic alerts.
  • Participate and collaborate with other campus departments for commencement.
  • Collaborates with Sophia Center to provide programming and support for the mental wellbeing of students.

Assistant Dean Duties

  • Serve as a part of the Campus Duty On-call rotation.
  • Attend and contribute to the Monday Huddle.
  • Serve as the lead in programming for commuter students.
  • As appropriate, act in the stead of the Dean of Students and/or the Dean of Student Success.


  • Demonstrated skills in working with new student orientation, clubs and organizations, and campus activities programming.
  • Strong leadership skills and a high level of personal and professional integrity,
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and proficiency with technology.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory and University policies governing students.
  • Ability to interpret data.
  • Ability to manage multiple budgets.
  • Ability to manage professional relationships with colleagues, students, and community members.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be eligible for coverage under the University policy (valid driver’s license, no disqualifying violations).


  • A Master’s degree in Education or applicable field is preferred.
  • Three years of professional experience in Education, Student Engagement or related field.

Lourdes University is developing a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment where differences are valued and respected.  Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.  People of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, other minorities, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.

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