Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Sick Time and Paid Time Off
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances
Childcare: Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mwc/initiatives/mi-tri-share-child-care.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 85509-356540
Gifted young artists from all over the world come to Interlochen Arts Academy to turn their passion and potential into a purposeful future. We work side by side with our students to help them refine their talents and develop the skills they need to become creators of successful, fulfilling lives. Because this is where raw aptitude is refined, elevated, and maximized. And we are the bridge between proficiency and mastery.
Position Summary: The Dean of Student Life is responsible for collaborating with others to create a comprehensive residence life program, and serve in a leadership role with a team of student affairs professionals working to create a community that supports the mission of Interlochen Center for the Arts. The Dean is a full time, year round position that is responsible for supporting a healthy community of students and staff in the residence halls.
The Dean of Student Life is also the leader of student engagement processes at Interlochen and supports student success. Responsibilities include
Direct supervision of the Directors of Residence Life, meeting with them weekly, providing feedback, and supporting them as needed
Creating processes related to the student engagement program, tracking student points, and following up accordingly
Overseeing the budget for Academy residence life
Creating a structure to manage Alerts so there is adequate follow-up and support provided to the student in need
Member of Core Team to update others and provide feedback
Liaising among various stakeholders to provide consistent care and support to students
Playing a key part in creating Senior Instructor of Residence Life training
Creating and maintaining the ongoing professional development curriculum for Residence Life staff
Working with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to provide professional development opportunities, community support, and to follow-up on related student issues
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support student success
Provide care and a variety of support services to students in a residential setting and assist with the oversight of the residential education program.
Provide supervision and leadership for residence life staff, coaching and mentoring young professionals to provide quality student supports
Participate in a rotation as administrator on-call, providing support for residence life and other campus departments.
Handle and address student conduct procedures as appropriate, referring issues to the Vice Provost of Student Life, when necessary.
Facilitate the development of communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all races and ethnicities, abilities, ages, genders, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations.
Contribute to the growth of the residence life program by actively engaging in strategic visioning and problem solving.
Develop and provide age-appropriate structures and freedoms to allow for greatest success among students.
Build relationships with a variety of campus partners in an effort to strengthen student support.
Maintain detailed administrative records related to the care of students and supervision of staff.
Guide staff'’s ability to assess and mediate student conflict and sufficiently listen to and summarize individual and group concerns.
Communicate with families and other stakeholders to support student success.
Lead as a member of the residence life/student affairs leadership team for Interlochen Arts Camp
Keep other departments/offices and administrators apprised, as appropriate, on particular issues and see them through to resolution
Ensure the safety of residence hall buildings, both in safety practices and in ensuring the safety and maintenance of facilities.
Serve on the institution's Title IX response and investigative team as Deputy Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator.
Engage in programming and conversations about diversity and social justice and confront situations of bias as necessary.
Seek the best use of materials, equipment and staff to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
Comply with ICA policies/procedures and acts as a good steward of ICA finances.
Respect the culture, diversity and rights of all students, their families and the community.
Prioritize duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Interlochen is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities and other individuals from underrepresented groups. The Academy enrolls over 550 students, of which approximately 20% are international, and nearly 25% are ethnic minorities.
Equipment Familiarity: Apply school and business software and hardware, including MAC systems, google office documents, etc.
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Due to the nature of the work, and the combined work/living environment, candidates must possess both physical and emotional stamina. The department of Student Affairs, of which Residence Life is a part, subscribes to the philosophy of "no job too big, no job too small."
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual, and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact.
This position is responsible for On-Call rotation and will work some nights and weekends
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.
For a complete job description and to apply, go to www.interlochen.org/careers.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.