Dean of Student Affairs

The Zambia Catholic University is inviting applicants for the position of Dean of Student Affairs. The Search Committee acting on behalf of the University Council invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the appointment to the position.
JOB PURPOSE
Reporting to the Vice chancellor, the Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for the formulation and control of all programs and services in the University which are aimed at promoting the welfare of students, their relationships and other matters which affect students’ quality of life outside of academia.
DUTIES
Overseeing student organizations, representation and rights to ensure order in student conduct
Direct the operation of the University dispensary for timely management of minor ailments of students and ensure timely referral to government facilities
Enforcing the University’s Student Code of Conduct
Planning and implementing orientation for new students at the University
Formulating and controlling budgets for student activities and general welfare
Directing remedial action in emergencies and crisis situations involving students
As a member of the Management Team, participate in policy and decision making of the University generally and in particular on matters concerning students.
Planning and organize suitable extra-curricular activities for students
Counselling students who may be distressed to restore comfort and confidence
Inspect boarding houses and ensure landlords adhere to the required health standards.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree in Social Work or any Social Science
Good communication skills in both oral and written English language
At least five (5) years’ experience in in student/community related work
Good computer skills
ATTRIBUTES
Temperament to able to handle students
Tact and persuasiveness to intervene, diffuse and settle potential conflict situations
Human relations skills in dealing with parents/guardians, other academic institutions, government offices and the general public
Passion and commitment to provide service students even at odd hours
Ability to articulate matters of student welfare at all levels of management
Empathy and ability in student counselling
REMUNERATION
The University offers a remuneration package for the person appointed to the position of Dean of Student Affairs as determined from time to time.
TENURE
The tenure of office for the Dean of Students shall be three (3) years and could be given another contract of the same duration (3 years only) depending on performance and upon success completion of the first term.
MODE OF APPLICATION
Candidates meeting the stated requirements are required to forward their applications comprising the following:
Letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Photocopies of certificates, diplomas and other relevant qualifications
Names and addresses of three references
If the applicant is the current office holder and seeking another contract then they must provide a summary of the justification for another contract in not more than 1, 500 words
Any other relevant information that may assist the Search Committee in determining the suitability of the candidate.
Applications marked “POSITION OF DEAN OF STUDENTS” must be addressed to:
The Secretary
Search Committee
The Zambia Catholic University
P.O. Box 260410
Kalulushi
Zambia.
Hand delivered applications must be taken to:
The Office of the Secretary
Search Committee
The Zambia Catholic University
Plot 1937 Ntundwe Drive
Kalulushi
Zambia.

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