Assistant Dean for Spiritual, Religious and Personal Wellbeing

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Spiritual, Religious and Personal Wellbeing. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean for Community Standards and Wellness within the Office of Student Life. This will be a senior member of the Student Life team and will serve on the leadership team. The Office of Spiritual, Religious and Personal Wellbeing supports students in various dimensions of wellness, with a particular focus on spirituality and religion. Salary range begins at $44,000 annually.

The Assistant Dean for Spiritual, Religious and Personal Wellbeing will work to offer programmatic opportunities for spiritual exploration, development, and practice; interfaith experiences; and holistic wellness. This position will work closely with other offices on campus, especially the IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, & Social Justice) Center and the Maytum Center for Student Success, to provide support and guidance to students as it relates to their spiritual, religious, and personal wellbeing. The position will actively promote diversity, belonging, and equity through critical and compassionate communication and strategic outreach efforts to various groups (e.g., historically under-represented, first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, LGBTQ students). This position will also be responsible for the ceremonial responsibilities related to supporting student spiritual and religious wellbeing.

This position requires a Master’s degree in spirituality, religion, wellness, or a related field (doctoral degree preferred), and requires 1-3 years in a related field or position. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of interfaith practices, strategies, and concepts; the spiritual wellness of undergraduate students; and methods, practices, terminology, and techniques used in compassion care and support.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 11/20/2023