Associate Dean of StudentsEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/105148
The Associate Dean of Students provides oversight for the orientation and arrival for all new students during the Language and Thinking and Citizen Science Programs. They also advise and direct the College’s undergraduate judicial boards and restorative justice practices. Working closely with the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean will supervise the Residence Life and Student Activities Offices. They develop dynamic relationships across campus in order to better advocate for students and help them thrive socially and academically. The assistant dean also works closely with the Center for Student Life and Advising team to develop programs and systems to help all students at Bard thrive. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.
New Student Arrival, Orientation, and Programming
- Design and implement a dynamic and interactive orientation programs for all new students. This includes connecting with and training professional and para-professional staffs and working closely with the Student Activities, Wellness Coordinator, Dean for Inclusive Excellence, residence life staff, deans of academic and student affairs, and other student affairs staff members.
- Provide the leadership role in the design and scheduling of all programming during the Language and Thinking Program and the Citizen Science Program.
- Hire, train and supervise 1-2 summer student interns in coordination with the Student Activities. In collaboration with Admissions, ensure effective and engaging communication and mailings to incoming students.
- Develop and implement programs specific to new students throughout the academic year. This includes academic, educational, and social residential and campus-wide events.
- Work with the Citizen Science Program and the Center for Civic Engagement in the planning and implementation of programming for first-year students during Citizen Science
- Supervise Directors of Residence Life and Housing and Student Activities & Bertelsmann Campus Center
- Oversee campus judicial processes and develop and implement sanctions that reflect the College’s progressive educational and restorative justice philosophy.
- Follow-up, as necessary, with students to discuss campus policies and regulations, explain available options, and make referrals to appropriate offices or resources.
- Participate in and organize the on-duty rotation for the primary and back-up dean staff. Be available for consultation and come to campus for emergencies as needed; participate in/lead the follow-up response.
- Develop and implement student-centered programming and initiatives aimed at getting students more connected to the Dean of Student Affairs Office and understanding the available resources.
- Support the deans of students in their case management for students in psychological or medical distress. Coordinate on- and off-campus resources and work with students’ families to arrange and implement support plans and, when necessary, leaves of absence.
- Represent DOSA at public events, meetings and student gatherings; participate in the planning and implementation of peer counselor training, residence hall opening and closing, family weekend, open house, commencement and other college-wide events and celebrations.
- Work closely with the Office of Equity and Inclusion to support their scholars in orientation and continued participation in the Bard community.
- Participate in and help plan trainings and summer retreats for the DOSA staff.
- Applicants should have 4-6 years of progressive experience in Higher Education or related field
- Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology or related field 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; proven ability to implement creative solutions to complex challenges
- Attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality
- Knowledge of small, liberal arts institutions preferred
- Must have the flexibility to work 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
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the contact information for three references on Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/105148