Assistant Dean - School of Arts and Sciences-18001664

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Assistant Dean - School of Arts and Sciences-18001664

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs supports dynamic co-curricular learning and engagement for all undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Arts & Science, the School of Engineering at Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ([email protected]). The department partners closely with colleagues across Division of Student Affairs (Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Group of Six, Community Standards, Residential Life and Campus Life) on a wide variety of campus programs and initiatives. As a central resource that supports the safety, dynamic engagement and wellbeing of all Tufts AS&E students, the Dean’s office promulgates community standards; coordinates communication between campus constituencies and departments; supports programs and activities to advance student learning; facilitates the coordinated support of individual students, and; works cooperatively with members of the faculty and the colleges’ senior leadership team to ensure the successful achievement of institutional and divisional goals, vision, and values.

  • Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs for AS&E, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs will serve as the initial point of contact for students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni, etc, in regard to students of concern;
  • Oversee the assignment, tracking, documentation, and resolution of students of concern cases in consultation with Student Affairs colleagues while maintaining an individual caseload of students;
  • Facilitate Case Management Team meetings on a weekly basis and implement behavioral intervention plans and ongoing follow-up in consultation and coordination with campus and off-campus partners;
  • Function as the primary facilitator of all graduate and undergraduate hospitalizations, and medical leave exit and return requests; track all necessary paperwork in coordination with university Health and Counseling Services, area hospital, treatment centers, and clinicians in private practice; convene the Return from Medical Leave Committee; serve as the primary liaison with colleagues in Health and Counseling Services; and follow up with Academic and Student Affairs departments regarding tuition refunds, holds, course selection, housing needs, student accommodation needs, and other considerations to ease student transition;
  • Assist students of concern with on- and off-campus coordinated medical and mental health care as appropriate in consultation with Health and Counseling Services colleagues by making referrals, following up, and tracking cases until full resolution;
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with a vast network of off-campus medical providers through consultations, referrals, and collaborations;
  • Maintain an updated and informative Student Affairs website on supporting students of concern, medical leaves, hospitalizations;
  • Liaise regularly with Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the SMFA to consult on student cases;
  • Present regular workshops and participate in orientations to parents, faculty, staff, and students to educate Tufts community on supporting students of concern;
  • Manage select conduct cases in consultation with the Director of Community Standards, under the supervision of the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Provide training and supervision for the Administrator On-Call program and perform on-call responsibilities throughout the academic year and summer session
  • Perform duties as assigned under the supervision of the Senior Associate Dean of Students.

Basic Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or a related field; familiarity with best practices in student affairs administration at selective colleges and universities.
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in counseling, student affairs, student life or residential life, including administering individual student conduct decisions, supporting students in difficulty, and designing initiatives to promote dynamic co-curricular student engagement.
  • Superior organizational and management skills; excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks with thorough attention to detail and consistency; ability to set and attain goals while working both collaboratively and independently on various projects.
  • Evidence of commitment to social justice and transparency within a community of diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic, gender, gender expression, and other identities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with young adults, families, faculty, senior administration and staff members within a similar higher education setting is strongly preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of student development and learning theories, best practices, organizational management, and transformational leadership is desirable, as are strong management skills and a solid budgetary background.
  • An understanding of how systems and strategies for campus planning, facilities management, community relations and/or administrative operations impacts students and student affairs on a residential campus is a plus.
  • Experience successfully addressing campus climate issues through co-curricular student-focused programs a plus.
  • Experience supporting innovative student leadership initiatives and developing thoughtful student-faculty-administrative programs preferred.
  • Experience navigating and supporting complex organizational change strongly preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Student Services
Organization: OnCall Prog. Return'g Students
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 4, 2018, 9:01:46 AM





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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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