Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) provides a high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education.  AUA’s mission is to bring American-style education to Armenia, with the goal of preparing Armenian citizens and those of the region to address the needs of sustainable development in an environment that values and develops academic excellence, free inquiry, integrity, scholarship, leadership, and service to society. AUA benefits from a formal affiliation with the University of California, which has greatly influenced its academic development and provides legal and investment-related support. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

The American University of Armenia is seeking an inaugural Dean of Student Affairs with experience in building a new office, center and service structure to deliver new, and grow current, student success services and programs.

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean will foster an inclusive, student-centered campus culture that values community, civility, mutual respect and collective engagement. S/he will work collaboratively with Student Affairs staff, the faculty and other divisions of the institution to achieve AUA’s goals for academic achievement and student engagement.

The Dean will oversee Student Activities (including student government, student clubs, leadership and major campus events including orientation and parents’ programs), Counseling Services, Military Support, Career Development, Academic Support Services, First-Year Experience, Residential Life and International Study/Student Center. Driven by data-driven research and analysis, the Dean will write and execute a divisional strategic plan for the Office.

We invite applications from candidates with a Doctorate, or Master’s degree with extensive experience, preferably in the disciplinary areas of educational administration/leadership, student personnel, student affairs, psychology, counseling or related fields. Proficiency in English is required.

We encourage applications from candidates with at least five years of progressive professional and leadership experience in Student Affairs/Student Life in a student-focused academic administrative, advisory or management capacity.

How to Apply:

Initial contact should be made with Witt/Kieffer Ccentric, the executive search firm exclusively engaged to assist with this appointment.  Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to AUA@wittkiefferccentric.com, quoting reference 002 in the subject line.

Download the Dean of Student Affairs information pack here