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Associate Dean for Career and Student Success

Southern Connecticut State University
Job Location:
New Haven, Connecticut
Career Development and Services

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) seeks a talented leader to serve as the Associate Dean for Career and Student Success. SCSU is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to anti-racism and social justice. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 8,500 students offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Associate Dean of Career and Student Success will provide innovative and strategic vision and leadership for a comprehensive, effective, and sustainable Office of Career and Professional Development. With an increased emphasis on career development, experiential learning, and career readiness, the Associate Dean will play a prominent role in leading the University’s strategic approach to actualizing a cohesive vision for post-graduation success. The Associate Dean will work with colleagues across campus to prepare students with the requisite skills to successfully engage in today’s diverse workplace and facilitate a comprehensive departmental strategy grounded in equity, access, and opportunity for all.

Additionally, the Associate Dean will help to lead the Division of Student Affairs to elevate and execute a professional orientation contributing to the academic, professional, and personal success across all phases of the student experience. Throughout a combination of data-driven decision making and strategic partnerships and advocacy, the Associate Dean will begin to thread inclusive pathways towards student success. The Associate Dean also oversees the Academic Advising Department and the Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services (CASAS), integrating these programs and services with Career and Professional Development to support the persistence of students more holistically to degree completion.

Candidates must have a master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, career counseling, human resources, business, or related field and a minimum of seven years’ full-time, progressive leadership in career development/services within higher education or related area. The preferred candidate will also have a strong working knowledge of career development theories, student development theory, adult development theory, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, career competencies, and job search techniques; direct experience working successfully with diverse populations, demonstrating multicultural competence, and a commitment to working at a university with a mission for social justice and anti-racism; highly effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver information in a clear, concise and articulate manner to multiple stakeholder groups; proven leadership and management skills, particularly as they relate to advancing innovative practices, building strategic partnerships, and leveraging team capacity; and, effective staff development and supervision. 

For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and preferred requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at

The salary range for this position begins at $125,000 per year. The final offer will be based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Maria Vasquez at by June 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. 

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