Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Bridgewater College seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative leader to assume the position of Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. Reporting to the president, the vice president will be the chief student life officer of this dynamic and growing liberal arts college, providing leadership for an expanding portfolio of programs and initiatives to create an enriching campus climate for its students. The College seeks an individual with vision and integrity who can work effectively with the president, the President’s Cabinet, faculty, staff, students and families in maintaining and enhancing Bridgewater College. The vice president will be expected to begin service in July 2016.
Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Bridgewater College educates the whole person by providing a challenging and supportive learning community that fosters the growth of its students and empowers and motivates them to live educated, intelligent, healthy, purposeful and ethical lives in a global society. The College embraces the core values of integrity, equality, service and community. The College is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community, committed to understanding and respecting individual differences and actively engaging all of its members. Bridgewater College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree. The College is also accredited by the State Board of Education of Virginia and offers a state-approved program of teacher education. Bridgewater College is a member of the American Council on Education, the Council of Independent Colleges and the National Association
of Independent Colleges and Universities.
The vice president will work closely with a strong student life team to oversee strategic planning, policy development, program and activity initiatives, and personnel management. The successful candidate will have earned a doctorate (master’s degree considered), show evidence of promotion to increasingly responsible positions within a student life department in student life, demonstrate a record of strong organizational and management skills, have a deep knowledge of innovative programs and creative ideas in student life, demonstrate a commitment to embracing and cultivating diversity and possess excellent interpersonal skills, particularly with a diverse student body and families. A complete position prospectus may be found at www.agbsearch.com. Further information about Bridgewater College can be found at www.bridgewater.edu.
Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse faculty, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion or age in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.
Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the College’s facilities, including the recent addition to and renovation of the College’s primary athletic facility. The College is posting the following notice as required by federal law by organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program.