Dean of Counseling and Student Development

Pittsburgh Technical College

Date: 09/03/2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to PTC students and employees is essential.
About PTC
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit and regionally accredited institution committed to higher education excellence and focused on academic and professional success. Located in Western Pennsylvania since 1946, PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates in these areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Design and Engineering Technology, Healthcare, Nursing, Information Systems and Technology, Trades Technology, and Energy and Electronics Technology. The PTC college experience is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.
Purpose of Job
The Dean of Counseling and Student Development will be accountable for establishing the first comprehensive Office of Counseling and Health and Wellness for Pittsburgh Technical College, both onsite and virtually, to support the learning and health needs of a diverse community of students.
The Dean will provide direct counseling services and cultivate a network of community resources and interagency connections to support student success and completion. The Dean must have high emotional intelligence and demonstrates skill at building and maintaining positive relationships with students, staff, and faculty and training others. The Dean will provide vital expertise to implement the First-Year Experience and develop strategies for programming in residence halls.

The person in this role will demonstrate expertise serving as the Chair for Annual Mental Health Day, serve on the President’s Diversity-Equity and Inclusion Taskforce and develop, and revise policies, procedures, and programming information needed to maintain the College’s drug and alcohol-free environment status for the continuation of federal funding.