Job Summary: Under general direction, provides leadership for and coordination of student writing services on campus; provides quality personalized writing instructions in a structured environment for students; reflects and integrates writing theory and practice in consultation efforts; develops and delivers presentations and workshops related to general academic skills and support for students as a leader in the Student Success Center.


May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Provides leadership to and supervision for academic support writing services and related staff; coordinates and plans personalized services and communication with students, teaching assistants, and faculty.
  2. Selects, trains, schedules, and supervises graduate and undergraduate writing consultants to serve the students in their academic pursuits; provides developmental training opportunities for writing consultants related to writing theory and practice.
  3. Communicates with the English department regarding course content, writing consultant referrals, and to discuss specific writing problems and additionalrelevant information.
  4. Collaborates with faculty to integrate writing workshops and projects into classes across disciplines.
  5. Identifies and develops academic support resources for students to be included in academic workshops, distributed to faculty, and utilized in University 101 courses; creates electronic/web resources for students.
  6. Represents the Student Success Center on committees and other duties related to the support of student success; performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of academic support functions
  • Solid knowledge of the English language
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Counseling/advising skills
  • Management and supervisory skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to relate to students
  • Ability to work with diverse populations of students
  • Ability to act as an advocate for students and the University
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work and establish priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality



Education and experience equivalent to:

Master’s degree; supplemented with two (2) years related work experience.


Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, dedicated to education, research and healthcare, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students for Student Development. The position is currently available.


About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 14,000 students. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University has provided one-of-a-kind education, leadership and service for nearly two centuries.  The University is located in a vibrant urban setting in the heart of St. Louis, a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 3 million.  SLU also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, enrolling 670 undergraduate students in residential as well as study abroad programs and master’s students. More information about Saint Louis University can be found at


About the Division of Student Development

In support of our Catholic, Jesuit mission, the Division of Student Development at Saint Louis University facilitates programs, services and experiences that help students develop as leaders who are holistically formed, critically reflective, and socially and personally responsible.  As a Division, we operate in partnership with other University departments and our students to assist them in reaching their full development as persons recognizing that learning takes place, formally and informally, in the classroom and through the activities, experiences and lives of students outside the classroom.  Student formation includes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and moral growth that takes place during a student’s SLU experience.   Our diverse profile of services, including over a dozen departments and programs, contribute to this holistic learning environment. Our staff consists of over 100 committed professionals, whose diversity, advanced education, commitment to student learning, and aspiration to excellence is evident.


Saint Louis University Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement

Faithful to its values of promoting social justice and the dignity of all human beings, Saint Louis University is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes and celebrates all expressions of diversity and identity that advance the Jesuit mission of forming women and men for an with others. This commitment inspires and prepares students, faculty and staff to create communities unburdened by discrimination and oppression.



All applications must be made online at and must include a letter of application containing a statement of personal qualifications, a current resume or vita, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.


Saint Louis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer- (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations and applications from women and minorities.