Assistant Dean of Students

Wooster, Ohio
Feb 21, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


This position is responsible for triaging and supporting students, in the Junior and Senior Classes primarily, as issues of concern arise. This support can come in the form of both individual or group meetings and will involve communication with students, faculty, staff and parents, to create individualized action plans for students. Regular communication and follow up with students is essential to provide additional support when necessary. This position is also responsible for communicating with students considering withdrawing or transferring from the College to determine if there are ways Wooster can better support them. In addition to these generalist dean duties, this position is also responsible for the programming efforts originating from the Dean of Students Office. The Assistant Dean of Students reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Student Life/Dean of the First-Year Class.


Academic Support Responsibilities

  • Provides one-on-one support for students on Academic Probation and serves as the Class Dean for the Junior and Senior classes.
  • Monitors Interim Reports and conduct student outreach as necessary.
  • Participates in the Academic Standards Review Process

Crisis Response Responsibilities

  • Responds as part of the Dean’s Office team to student issues, concerns, and crises, as appropriate.
  • Participates in the Campus Care Team (Behavioral Intervention Team) to respond appropriately and support students in crisis.
  • Participates in the 24-hour On-Call Emergency/Duty Coverage for after-hours emergencies and follow up with appropriate interventions.

Exit Interview/Readmission Responsibilities

  • Advises students, in the Junior and Senior Classes, seeking readmission and monitor them throughout the process.
  • Works with students in the Junior and Senior Classes who are considering transferring to another institution to determine if there are ways to better support them at Wooster.
  • Conducts Exit Interviews with students in the Junior and Senior Classes who are taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the College.

Programming Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements retention initiatives and programs, as needed, based on regular data analysis for members of the Junior and Senior Classes.
  • Plans and implements, with other Divisions, major Senior Class programming efforts (i.e. I.S. Monday, Senior Class Weekend)
  • Supports major campus-wide programming efforts (i.e. New Student Orientation, ARCH, Black and Gold Weekend)
  • Participates regularly on campus at student programs and events

Other Responsibilities

  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned within the broader Student Affairs Division.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of First Year Students.


Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling, or other related field; preferred three to five years of full-time, substantial and progressive higher education experience in advising & counseling students, and experience with programming are essential. An appreciation for the relationship between the academic and co-curricular programs at a residential liberal arts institution are important. Demonstrated ability creatively problem solve and to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals is essential. Must be able to be on campus to facilitate emergency response when on call (15 minutes or less). Position will be posted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. For highest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three (3) professional references to the link below. T

he Department of Human Resources The College of Wooster Wooster, OH 44691 EOE/AA – Drug Free Workplace The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug- free workplace.

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