Associate Dean, First Year Experience/Parent Liaison

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  |  Troy, NY

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Job Overview

Posted December 03, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Dean, First Year Experience/Parent Liaison

Onsite Event Position ID: 1821
Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs
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, First Year Experience/Parent Liaison

The Associate Dean, First Year Experience works with the Office of First Year Programs to develop and plan new student orientation, Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond, Rensselaer’s unique orientation model for first year and transfer students, family relations programs and coordinate assessment and risk management strategies for all first year programs. In collaboration with the Advising and Learning Assistance Center (ALAC) the Associate Dean will coordinate the First-Year Intervention program to support students academically. The Associate Dean is responsible for social media initiatives for the Office of First Year Experience.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field; 
  • Minimum 5 years experience with student development programs.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a thorough understanding of student development concepts and theory.
  • Requires demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires planning, organizing and effective time management skills. 
  • Requires ability to analyze and interpret financial and other data. 
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to relate to students. 
  • Requires ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
  • Requires ability to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Requires ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • Requires the ability to deal with rapidly changing, as well as sometimes competing priorities.

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/7263 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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