Associate Dean, Residential and Pre-Major Advising

May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean, Residential and Pre-Major Advising
Undergraduate Advising and Research
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

The Associate Dean for Residential and Pre-Major Advising works closely with the other members of the senior management team in Undergraduate Advising & Research (UAR) to provide strategy, vision and direction for providing advising resources to Stanford undergraduates. The Associate Dean directly oversees the direction and development of the Academic Advising Director program, a residentially-based advising program designed to provide comprehensive academic advising to undeclared students, as well as some advising services to declared students.

Core Duties
  • Manage the work of managers to implement the strategic goals of the unit. Specifically, manage and develop the residential advising component of UAR, which serves all students with a special focus on first-year and second-year students.
  • Make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, and manage performance and staffing levels for Academic Advising Directors within UAR.
  • Stay abreast of national trends in advising, especially those pertaining to residential programs.
  • Serve as UAR's primary liaison with Department/Program Chairs, Directors of Undergraduate Study, and other program directors in matters of curricular developments and academic offerings.
  • Exercise broad discretion in addressing complex advising-related issues for individual students, especially those encountering academic difficulties, using advanced knowledge of University policies, procedures and curricular requirements.
  • Provide strategic direction for and manage two major areas, Residential Advising and Pre-Major Advising, which includes planning and managing program budgets of $50,000 and $70,000, respectively.
  • Develop tools for analyzing and assessing Residential and Pre-Major Advising programs, communicate those assessments to senior staff and to other constituencies, as appropriate.
  • Review exceptions to university, program or unit policies and procedures, settle grievances. Make recommendations that may impact the unit's academic capabilities.

  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience in higher education (including teaching and research) strongly preferred. Advanced degree strongly preferred. Ph.D. preferred.
  • User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Strong leadership and strategic management skills with experience managing people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

    About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and UAR
    The mission of the VPUE is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world. Within VPUE, UAR is dedicated to introducing students to the full intellectual richness of undergraduate study at Stanford, supporting a diverse student population in their academic and intellectual pursuits, and instilling students with a deep sense of identity and community at Stanford.

    For further information
    Contact Guy Margard, search consultant, at, or by phone at 650.614.5120.

    To Apply: If you are ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online at click on Job Search and enter 74849 in the keyword search field.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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