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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends.


Commensurate with experience


Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.


Masters Degree in higher education, college student personnel, or closely related field.


  • 5-7 years in Student Affairs and in responsibilities directly related to the position.

Job Summary:

This Assistant Dean will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and directing the overall programmatic, administrative and judicial responsibilities for the social Greek-letter community, consisting of approximately 900 students. Some of these specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Advising the Intrafraternity Council (IFC) and the IFC Executive Board, the Panhellenic Council and the Panhellenic Executive Board, the Greek Judicial Board, the Order of Omega (national Greek honor society), Gamma Sigma Alpha (national Greek academic honor society), the Greek Life Risk Management Committee, the Greek Expansion Committee, and the Greek Week Committee.
  • Ongoing advising of the student leaders of the Greek community including meetings with the chapter presidents and officers (bi-weekly) and meetings with the faculty and/or staff chapter advisors (monthly).
  • Serving as liaison to the 15 National Sorority and Fraternity Headquarters.
  • Working with Sorority and Fraternity Chapters on the new Master Plan Greek village concept.
  • Ongoing member recruitment process coordination, which includes the selection and training of Recruitment Guides.
  • Coordination of the Greek leadership program and the annual recognition of Greek student accomplishments via the Greek Life Awards Ceremony.
  • Preparation of Greek life publications and documents as well as the updating of the Greek Life website.

The Assistant Dean will be responsible for the student leadership program. Some specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Conceptualizing, preparing, coordinating, and teaching the co-curricular leadership classes each semester.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with the staff of the Institute for Leadership and Service and the academic deans, respectively, in order to create and implement a broad based, comprehensive, and ongoing leadership development program.
  • Coordinating the campus-wide leadership workshops each semester.
  • Coordinating the annual leadership workshop for student organizations as well as providing continuing support for student organization leaders.
  • Initiating training opportunities for the faculty and staff who advise student organizations.
  • Identifying and providing additional opportunities for student leadership development.

The Assistant Dean will be responsible for the student volunteer program. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinating the campus-wide Day of Caring volunteer efforts.
  • Coordinating the Relay for Life, Thrivent event, Rebuilding Together, and the other high profile volunteer initiatives.
  • Coordinating ongoing opportunities for service including opportunities for individual students to volunteer for specific projects.
  • Developing greater opportunities for guided reflection following the completion of volunteer projects.
  • Advising ACE (the student volunteer board).
  • Initiating relationships with, and serving as a liaison to, local, regional, state, national, and international agencies and other volunteer settings.
  • Tracking student volunteer efforts in terms of hours and funds raised.
  • Collaborating with others across campus such as the Institute for Leadership and Service and Campus Ministries, respectively, to be sure we are offering a comprehensive volunteer program for students.
  • Coordinating the annual Volunteer Awards program.

The Assistant Dean will also have responsibilities in the Dean of Students area including identifying opportunities, analyzing needs, creating long-range strategic plans, monitoring budgets, and participating in decision-making crisis response, training, and development.


To be considered for this position:

Step 1: Complete the Valparaiso University Employment Application.

Step 2: Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume and references.

Step 3: Please complete the EEO form. (Completion of this form is strictly voluntary, however, we would appreciate your input).

All materials can be sent electronically to (OR) fax to 219-464-6887.


Please address cover letter to:

Timothy S. Jenkins, Dean of Students
Valparaiso University
Kretzmann Hall
Valparaiso, IN  46383


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