Assistant Class Dean

Babson College  |  Babson Park, MA

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Class Dean

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Babson Park, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 2085
Application Deadline: 09/05/2019


Housing for Position:
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Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

The Assistant Class Dean provides academic and personal support to a cohort group of first year through senior undergraduate students. Responsibilities include: providing registration and course advisement; overseeing the progress of students on academic probation; approving leave of absences and course withdrawals; providing referral and follow-up services to students in personal crisis; and developmental programming. Works collaboratively with Student Affairs, Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Services, the Center for Career Development, and the Office of Residential Living to ensure students receive timely information and service related to their Babson experience. This position has a high degree of student, parent, and faculty contact. The Assistant Class Dean has a smaller cohort of students than a Class Dean and will focus on programmatic responsibilities to help support the mission of the office.


• Provides advisement to students on course selection and registration.
• In consultation with the class dean(s), develops learning and academic plans with individuals and groups of students.
• Consults with the Associate Director, Sr. Class Dean on approval of course loads.
• Advises students on education abroad options.
• Consults with class deans and Associate Directors on individual course withdrawals and collaborates with (other Class Deans and) Associate Director, Sr. Class Dean on “exception” decisions.
• Makes appropriate referrals for students on concerns regarding grades, faculty, and ability to successfully complete a course of study.
• Collaborates with class deans on academic requests for leave of absence and voluntary withdrawal from the College and assists in monitoring progress of students on academic probation and those returning from academic suspension.
• Collaborates with the Registrar on the certification process of the undergraduates.
• Collaborates with the Associate Director, Sr. Class Dean to approve off-campus courses and facilitate credits to transcripts.
• Approves requests for exam excuses in compliance with College policy.
• Provides referrals and appropriate support for students expressing concerns with personal matters affecting them (substance abuse, eating issues, family and other relationship concerns, harassment, etc.).
• Works closely with Associate Director, Sr. Class Dean and Counseling Center staff regarding students of concern.
• Acts as a resource for students involved in the College's community standards process.
• Refers students to Center for Career Development for internship and career planning.
• Create programming and student development opportunities as needed.
• Manages the January (GAP) student population including initial outreach and transitioning to their class deans.
• Oversee the Advanced Credit process for incoming first year students including: Advanced Placement (AP's), International Baccalaureate (IB's), and French Baccalaureate.
• Work closely with partner offices in addressing student issues including: Athletics, Student Financial Services, Registrar, The Center for Career Development, Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education, Undergraduate Admission, etc.
• Support the efforts of other offices by participating in alumni, admission, undergraduate program, and career development events as designated by the Associate Director.
• Facilitate a First Year Seminar Class (optional).
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.


Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required Master's degree (Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or a related field)

Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• 3-5 years of working with College students in an advising capacity
• A background in academic advising and personal support
• Ability to work effectively with students, parents, and faculty
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
• Able to work with culturally ethnically and socially diverse students, staff, and faculty
• Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects
• Excellent communication skills


• Occasional evening and weekend work throughout the academic year


Interested candidates should apply via our website

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.


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