Assistant Dean for Student Success for Under Represented Minority Students (URMs)
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Who we are: For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond. (CLASS)- Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students is a comprehensive approach to the student experience at Rensselaer. Through ongoing support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, CLASS connects students to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, CLASS helps them develop the intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global awareness that will enable them to change the world.
Job Summary: The Assistant Dean for Student Success for Under Represented Minority Students (URMs), under the direction of the Dean is responsible for providing leadership and direction of student success initiatives through Rensselaer’s signature approach to the student experience, Clustered Learning Advocacy and Support for Students (CLASS). The Assistant Dean collaborates with other portfolio areas throughout Student Life and across the Institute to advance efforts to foster the academic success for Under-Represented Minority Students. The Assistant Dean provides leadership in developing and implementing programs and policies, which support the Institute’s vision for the recruitment, matriculation, success and graduation of students who come from under-represented backgrounds (URMs).
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols: As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed. In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.
Candidates must have a Master's Degree in a related field, such as sociology, psychology, student personnel, counseling, social work, higher education. In addition, candidates must also possess five (5) or more years of experience in higher education and demonstrated knowledge in research and practice in the field of diversity, justice, critical methodologies, and equity in education, along with experience with assessment and working with inter-personal, inter-cultural, civic programs in higher education setting.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
- Demonstrated high degree of effective listening and communication skills, verbal and written.
- Conflict Resolution skills
- Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate across many departments, functions, divisions, communities
- Experience in developing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs in a higher education environment
- Ability to articulate, develop, and manage program and improvement initiatives
- Ability to provide exemplary response to diverse constituencies while maintaining impartiality and integrity
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and social justice for underrepresented and marginalized groups
- Demonstrated experience working with communities with a focus in diversity, equity and social justice