Shalom College at UNSW is seeking a dynamic College Dean to join our small team in providing excellent wellbeing support to our residents and leadership mentoring to our student leaders.
The role is a 0.8-1.0 FTE position and may be residential or non-residential.
The key responsibilities include:
Drive and deliver programs and procedures to build a collegiate community and support resident wellbeing, including new resident orientation, community building activities, policy and procedure development
Contribute to and support the orientation and training of student leadership teams including the RAs and Academic Tutors and RESSOC.
Provide guidance, mentorship and management to the student leadership teams, including regular meetings and individual reviews.
Support the wellbeing and other issues of individual residents, providing assistance with referrals etc.
Monitor and support the academic performance and progress of residents
Develop activities to enhance the academic performance and learning outcomes of residents
Keep up to date with University and other relevant policies as they relate to student enrolment and academic programs
Support the Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Scholarship Program, working with the Executive Director to support residents and program requirements
Be an active member of the College team and work closely and collaboratively with the College Director, Shalom Gamarada Executive Director and the office team.
Provide after-hours support as required
Provide support with resident recruitment including interviewing prospective students, taking college tours, assisting with Open Days etc.
A degree in in education, social work, psychology/ counselling or similar
Knowledge and/or awareness of the particular needs of students within a residential college setting
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively
Contribute to organisational objectives
Ability to plan and manage workload including working to deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to academic excellence and collegiate life
Enthusiasm, initiative and a desire to maximise the success of the college and its residents
Active involvement in the college community including after hours events and activities such as Orientations and Formal Dinners as required
Knowledge of and experience within the higher education sector would be an advantage
Shalom College is a residential college of 130 residents on the grounds of UNSW.
Residents are from a diverse range of backgrounds, both local and International
The Shalom Gamarada Scholarship Program provides residential scholarships to Indigenous students who are studying at UNSW, providing them with a safe and supportive place to live whilst completing their degrees.
Shalom College is run by Shalom, a not-for-profit Jewish organisation committed to community-building, and which also runs programs in the Jewish community.
Applications close Mon 13 Nov, 2023.