Associate Dean, Off Campus Community

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  |  Troy, NY

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Job Overview

Posted December 03, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Dean, Off Campus Community

Onsite Event Position ID: 1818
Job Type: Adult/Commuter/Off-Campus Student Services Housing/Residence Life
Location: Troy, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 1720

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cares about your health and well-being, and we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to you and your family. Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program continues to be instrumental in ensuring stable employment and stable pay growth for our faculty and staff, and our benefits program accounts for a significant portion of the Total Compensation Program.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY was founded in 1824, and is America’s first technological research institute. 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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is Seeking:  Associate Dean, Off Campus Community 

The Associate Dean, is responsible for providing support for Clustered Learning, Advocacy and Support for students (CLASS) through the implementation of programs and services for students living in the off-campus commons. Programs, such as Safe Ride, an innovative Ride Share service providing students with free evening/late-night transportation option.

In addition, the Associate Dean, will assist with development and implementation of civic engagement and community service opportunities that enhance student leadership, academic, and professional goals. The incumbent will develop all policies and procedures, marketing strategies, data collection methods and provide daily management for the off-campus community center and civic engagement program.

(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 Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or counseling or related area
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in higher education administration with three (3) years of experience directly working with commuter and/or off-campus students
  • Experience in program planning, facility management, budget development, and assessment

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of commuter students and services, and national best practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of civic engagement and service learning theory and practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of student and identity development theory and ability to apply constructs in programming
  • Demonstrated experience in development of programs and services for off-campus or commuter services
  • Demonstrated experience responding appropriately to student concerns and manage student issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Requires ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills

Application Information

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals who apply before February 22, 2019 will receive first consideration. To apply, visit http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/6865 to complete a short online application, and to upload a current CV, a letter of interest and contact information for three (3) references. Please direct questions about the application process to Brandy Pascazio pascab@rpi.edu.

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