Associate Dean of Students/Dean of First-Year Students

Bowdoin College  |  Brunswick, ME

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Dean of Students/Dean of First-Year Students

Job Type: Student Affairs Administration
Location: Brunswick, ME
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 24434
Application Deadline: 02/09/2018

Benefits

Salary Range:
$50,000 - $70,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$50,000 - $70,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred,
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred,
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

The Dean of Students Office supports and challenges students so that they reach their full academic, personal and professional potential at Bowdoin and beyond.  To that end, the Associate Dean of Students/Dean of First-Year Students provides an introduction to Bowdoin and guides students in how they manage their transition both in and outside the classroom.  This position plays a strong role in articulating the institutional value of diversity, fostering an equitable and inclusive community, and promoting the health and well-being of individual first-year students.  Reporting directly to the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students/Dean of First-Year Students oversees and stewards the first-year experience, which includes Orientation, Pre-Major Academic Advising, and first-year programming. This person works closely with faculty and academic advisors to focus on the academic expectations and growth of first-year students; provides general support and advising for members of the first-year class; serves as a central resource for students in helping them solve academic and non-academic concerns; and refers them to appropriate campus resources as necessary. In addition to the personal work with first-year students, this person will also co-lead the Bowdoin Advising program in Support of academic Excellence (BASE), a pre-major academic advising initiative to support and enhance the academic experience of first-year students who may be from backgrounds or experiences that make them less prepared for the academic rigors of college. Responsibilities also include supervision of the Assistant Dean of First-Year Students/Advisor to International Students, the Director for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, and an Administrative Coordinator.

This position is a year-round position (.92 FTE) working eleven months each year, which offers employees greater flexibility in taking time away from the office when the College is not in session including summer, winter, and spring breaks.  Regular hours vary due to needs of the department or College.  A flexible schedule is necessary. Evening and weekend work hours and limited travel required.


Job Requirements

Master’s degree or an equivalent of education and experience.  Must possess excellent Interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate and facilitate conversations across difference. Must enjoy working with a variety of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and parents. Must be collaborative, well organized with attention to detail, solution-oriented and exercise superb sound judgment.

A minimum of six years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience is required.  Applicants must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work with a diverse student body in culturally competent ways combined with a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Application Information

Please apply online through the Bowdoin College career page: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4724

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