ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ADVISING

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans, Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Assistant Deans for Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences provide information and academic advice to College undergraduates. In addition to advising duties, assistant deans are assigned specific administrative and record keeping tasks, both on an ad hoc and on an ongoing basis that support the College's educational mission. Assistant deans for advising are responsible for knowing and communicating the College's rules and regulations to students, parents, faculty and staff. They are also expected to have a general knowledge of courses and special academic programs. They work with the Committee on Undergraduate Academic Standing to enforce and, when appropriate, grant exceptions to rules. Assistant deans work intensively with freshmen, sophomores who have not chosen a major, students in academic difficulty, and students who are participating in special academic programs, such as dual degree with another of Penn's undergraduate schools or study abroad.

Qualifications: Education - Advanced degree required; PhD in a discipline taught in the College of Arts and Sciences preferred

Experience and Personal Attributes
*Strong background in and commitment to liberal arts education
*Experience must include teaching and/or advising of traditional college-age students as well as some administrative experience in higher education
*Experience with the design and management of advising communications, both print and web-based, is also desirable
*Ability to relate well to students, faculty, staff and parents required
*Maturity, good sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a team are necessary

Technical Skills
*Good interpersonal communication (oral and written) and organizational skills required
*Comfortable with modern computer operating systems, such as Mac OS or Windows, and strong foundation in basic productivity software such as Microsoft Office, Firefox, email clients, and FileMaker Pro required
*Technical proficiency sufficient to master University systems such as Advisor InTouch and SRS
*Propensity towards enthusiastically adopting new technologies and an aptitude for envisioning improvements to processes is desired as well

Reference Number: 02-26752

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: The College

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: G-Student Services