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Posted On February 24, 2020

Dean of Students

The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks an experienced, student affairs professional, who exhibits an in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, student affairs administration and federal compliance regulations to serve as its next Dean of Students. The role requires an in-depth knowledge of student retention and factors related to the student collegiate experience, as well as an understanding of the challenges facing students and institutions in today’s higher education environment.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a nationally recognized four-year accredited college of art and design. An educational cornerstone in Cleveland since 1882, CIA is an independent college committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. CIA wins widespread acclaim for the quality of its programs and the achievements of its alumni. Groundbreaking artwork from graduates and faculty can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The College’s design and entertainment arts alumni are sought-after innovators at corporations that include Proctor & Gamble, Ford, GM, Nissan, Motor, Hasbro, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony and Electronic Arts.

The Cleveland Institute of Art offers an exceptional experience to students in 15 undergraduate programs. The CIA experience includes cross-disciplinary studies, opportunities for exploration, development of critical thinking and practical business skills. In addition, every CIA student participates in projects involving real-world challenges and outside clients or partners. CIA’s highly engaged faculty include exhibiting artists, scholars, and award-winning designers who continue to make significant contributions to their fields and win national recognition for their art and scholarship. CIA has approximately 200 employees, including 50 full-time and 70 adjunct faculty members.

The Dean of Students will report to the Chief Academic Officer/VP of Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty, serving as the chief student affairs officer of the college. The Dean is responsible for all matters pertaining to student life, student housing, academic advising, international student services, disability and accessibility services, career center, study abroad, and student issues related to Title IX. Interested candidates should have a Master's degree in higher education administration or related field, or relevant experience, which can be substituted for the required education. He or she should have at least five (5)+ years of managerial experience in related areas of responsibility.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until March 20, 2020. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the detailed leadership profile, which will be provided to interested applicants. These materials and informational requests should be directed to:

Larry S. Imely
Lawrence Stephen Partners

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. CIA’s policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity and/or expression or sexual orientation.

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As part of the Cleveland Institute of Art's commitment to the diversity of its workforce, applicants are requested to self-identify race/ethnicity. Providing this information is strictly voluntary and any information disclosed will not be used in the hiring process.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

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