St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for Dean of Student Career Services (SCS). STAC is a coeducational, independent, nonprofit institution of higher education founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, whose values and spirit continue to pervade the campus. Occupying a bucolic 60-acre campus in the historic Hudson Valley of New York, the College has the advantage of being located in close proximity to New York City and the major metropolitan area of northern New Jersey. The College serves both undergraduates and graduate students and offers a values-based education in the liberal arts and sciences, business, and education.
The Dean of SCS will create and strengthen strategic partnerships between the College and corporations, as well as other organizations by working with C-Suite executives and their designees to create pathways for students and graduating seniors to benefit from their relevant programs. Currently, these programs include internships, experiential learning and fellowships, as well as assistance with securing first jobs upon graduation. The Dean will report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Executive in Residence and will prioritize building, from the ground up, a vibrant and exemplary co-op program and employee development programs, working in collaboration with the College’s Academic Deans. Prior experience establishing, growing, and maintaining an exemplary (and preferably a nationally renowned) co-op program is strongly preferred. The Dean will lead a small team internally focused on preparing students for successful opportunities and first jobs. The team includes a dedicated Director of Experiential Learning – we are currently seeking to fill this position, as well. For more information about the Dean position, the College, qualifications, and responsibilities, please review the full Position Profile.
Academic Search is partnering with St. Thomas Aquinas College. Nominators and prospects are invited to schedule a confidential phone call with Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Vice President for Consulting Services and Senior Consultant, who may be reached at Maya.Kirkhope@academicsearch.org or (202) 332 4476 (o) or (703) 380-9195 (c).