Dean of students – Raymont Residential College

Raymont Residential College (an activity of The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod) are seeking a Dean of students to join our team, with a proposed start date of 17 July 2017.

The Dean of students is responsible for all matters relating to students in the College from pre-admission to graduation. Within this broad range of responsibilities, the Dean of students is primarily responsible for pastoral care, academic development and discipline of all students. The Dean of students is also responsible for the planning and implementation of key student programs, along with the selection, training and development of student leaders.

The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. In Queensland, the Uniting Church has around 250 congregations and has a number of schools, colleges and community services such as UnitingCare Queensland and Wesley Mission Brisbane.

Raymont Residential College provides comprehensive support and services to over 100 university students residing within the College. While the provision of a high standard of services including catering and accommodation is essential, Raymont also seeks to build a warm community built on mutual respect while enriching the lives of our students through meaningful support programs.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Commitment to the ethos of a Uniting Church Residential College.
  • Proven administrative and organisational ability with experience in a relevant field with emphasis on staff and educational management.
  • Significant knowledge of higher education and of residential education (includes completion of at least an undergraduate degree, but a strong preference for postgraduate qualifications).
  • Experience in dealing with young adults, exposure to cross cultural environments and a demonstrated enthusiasm to work with tertiary students. Experience in counselling is essential while qualifications in this area would be of benefit.
  • A good understanding and application of the duty of care requirements in a residential student environment.
  • Ability to lead and mentor students using appropriate methods, skills and styles to motivate them towards achievement, including effective delegation.
  • Ability to apply high level skills in dealing with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms to optimise student liaison and activity coordination.

Further Details

Further information can be found in the attached position description.

Should you require additional or specific details about the role, please email

How to apply

To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your current resume, an application form, and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages to by close of business, Friday 2 June 2017.

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur.

 The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is an equal opportunity employer committed to Uniting in Christ; acting with love, living with hope, witnessing in faith, working for justice.