Associate Dean of Students for Wellness Education

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Students for Wellness Education.  This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Dean of Students.  The Dean of Students Office strives to enhance the learning environment through the integration of curricular and co-curricular learning experiences that facilitate students’ general well-being.

The Associate Dean will work with students, faculty and staff to cultivate a healthy learning community at Allegheny College.  The Associate Dean will supervise the Counseling and Personal Development Center, the Health Center and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, while providing institutional leadership and planning on all matters related to health and wellness.  In addition, the Associate Dean will develop outreach and educational programs for the student community, and identify student needs in an effort to provide optimal service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  This position requires an advanced degree in Higher Education or Counseling or a closely related field.  A minimum of a Master’s degree is required.  At least five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education is required with at least 2-3 years’ experience in administration.  Significant experience working in Student Affairs or College Counseling is highly desired, as is prior work with wellness and other educational programs and workshops for college students to enhance their overall wellness and wellbeing.   A proven track record of work with diverse populations is also desired.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, 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 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.

posted 2/19/18