Assistant Dean of StudentsEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/127606
The Assistant Dean of Students provides support and case management for a group of students who arrive at the College through defined programs for refugee/displaced students, high-need students and other non-traditional populations. The Assistant Dean is responsible for the ongoing implementation, creation and evaluation of programming and support structures for this caseload of students. The Assistant Dean works closely with students, faculty and staff to develop support structures for individual students, developing dynamic relationships across campus in order to better advocate for students and help them thrive socially and academically. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position, reporting to the Dean of Students.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage a caseload of approximately 110 undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled at the College through scholarship programs for forcibly displaced students. The cohort is composed of those with non-immigrant student visa status, Humanitarian Parole, Asylee, Temporary Protected Status, P1 designation, and potentially other statuses.
- Working closely with resettlement agencies and other organizations to coordinate initial services for arriving refugees/displaced students and develop individual transition plans for each student.
- Act as a primary contact for faculty, staff and students; address personal/social/academic concerns or questions; manage individual student cases to provide support and advocacy for students with campus offices and resources.
- Working with the Assistant International Student and Scholar Advisor to coordinate off campus support services and resources to develop viable off-ramps for students who graduate or otherwise need to leave the college, and development of host family and mentor programs for displaced students.
- Provide case management for students in psychological or medical distress. Coordinate on- and off-campus resources and work with students to arrange and implement support plans and, when necessary, leaves of absence.
- Actively seek out students who have difficulty engaging with the academic or social life of the College or who are experiencing personal difficulties; provide on-going support and work with them to develop strategies for success.
- Participate in midterm and final grade review and meet with students to create academic support plans. Meet with students on academic probation to offer support and resources.
- Participate in the on-duty rotation by supporting the primary on-duty staff. Be available for consultation and come to campus for emergencies as needed; participate in/lead the follow-up response.
- Provide other support as needed to the non-traditional and high-need students, including but not limited to international students.
- Applicants should have 3-7 years of progressive experience in Higher Education or related field
- Master’s level degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Education or related field required
- Professional experience with communicating and developing relationships cross-culturally required
- Experience with on-duty crisis management preferred
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals across the college, community, and governmental organizations; proven ability to implement creative solutions to complex challenges
- Attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality
- Knowledge of small, liberal arts institutions preferred
- Knowledge of immigration and resettlement policies and practices preferred
- Must have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
- Ability to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional contact references to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/127606
Compensation: $65,000-$70,000 annually, benefits-eligible position
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