Associate Dean for Student Affairs - School of Medicine - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Dean of Students) reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine, and is responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight of the programs that support medical students and enhance their educational experience at the School of Medicine. In this capacity, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, working with finance and administrative colleagues,  shall obtain and allocate resources (funds, space and faculty) to these programs, so as to ensure their quality, maintain appropriate accreditation, and be responsive to the needs of the students. The position supervises one professional staff.

About the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine:

Quinnipiac’s vision for the Netter School of Medicine is to create a learning community where the faculty’s primary mission is to teach, where diversity and inclusivity are paramount and where cultural competence, social engagement and stewardship are viewed as fundamental to the profession of medicine.  The focus at Netter is on Primary Care and the need to train physicians who can connect with patients, provide superb clinical care and understand healthcare delivery from a systems perspective.  We welcomed our first class of students in August 2013.


The School of Medicine is presently going through the accreditation process with the LCME (Liasion Committee for Medical Education) which is recognized by the US Department of Education as the reliable authority for accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree. 


About Quinnipiac University:

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.



Foster a safe, healthy, and supporting learning environment for students, including participation in the planning for and monitoring of:

Student health services; student counseling and mental health services; harassment training and support (including intellectual, sexual, gender, racial, etc.); diversity training; HIPAA training; training for limiting exposure to infectious agents and environmental hazards; safety and security training, in compliance with state and federal statutes.

Participate in and help coordinate the planning and execution of the recurring cycle of academic events including:

Incoming student orientation; White Coat Ceremony; Convocation; Commencement; Student Awards Ceremony; Residency fair; Social events; Family Day; Second look weekend; Community service projects.

Coordinate with appropriate university central offices to ensure that the needs of the students are met with regard to financial aid and registrar functions.

Serve as the administrative contact for the student government, the Organization of Student Representatives, student participation on medical school committees, and all other student groups and organizations.

Oversee, monitor and support summer research programs and other enrichment activities, including securing and distributing stipends and funds, planning for Student Research Day, etc.

Monitor the academic progress of students, and provide academic and personal counseling with referral to student counseling services as required and necessary.

As an ex officio member of course grading committees, Admissions Committee and the Promotions and Performance Standards Committee serving as a student advocate.

Work with and support the programs that serve as a “pipeline” for future students.

Develop and implement programs to support the personal and professional development of students.

Provide guidance and direction toward career planning and residency placement of students including:

Oversee a system of academic advisors; oversee the Careers in Medicine program; foster dissemination of information regarding career selection; provide one-on-one academic counseling; assist students in assembling credentials for residency application; write the “Medical Student Performance Evaluation” (formally the “Dean’s Letter”) and; oversee the ERAS and NRMP processes.

Ensure that the school is in compliance with all LCME standards that relate to medical students.  These standards include:

Student services (academic and career counseling, financial aid counseling and resources, health services and personal counseling); the learning environment.

Prepare and manage an annual budget to support the Student Affairs Office and its programs.

Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

- Five or more years of experience in university administrative leadership roles, with specific experience in leadership roles for student affairs in a professional or graduate school . (Medical School experience is strongly preferred)
- Demonstrated commitment to student success and well-being.
- Experience creating, managing, and leading multiple complex projects and programs in support of a robust student experience.
- Strong organizational and managerial skills; able to work and collaborate successfully across different areas of the SOM, the university, and with outside constituents.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with members of the administrative, academic and clinical communities
- Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork
- An advanced degree (PhD., MD, ED, etc.)  in a relevant field is preferred. Minimum of a Masters degree required.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2015-1613

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Affairs
  • Diversity
  • medical school
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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