Associate Dean of Advising and Co-Curricular Programs/Junior and Senior Class Dean

Job description

Lafayette College: Human Resources: Staff Positions: Provost

Easton, PA

Open Date

Jun 12, 2019


The Office of Advising and Co-curricular Programs at Lafayette College seeks applications for the position of Associate Dean of Advising and Co-Curricular Programs/Junior and Senior Class Dean, a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean. This individual will serve as the class dean for juniors and seniors while contributing to collaborative, co-curricular programmatic work. This individual will also serve as a case administrator for academic conduct cases. The associate dean supervises one or more staff members, and works with the office’s Project Manager and support staff to organize the College’s annual Honors Convocation event.


This position will function as a class dean/professional advisor, supporting and guiding the development of all juniors and seniors relating to the academic, social, and personal matters that can impact academic performance and persistence. This work will be accomplished through collaboration with the deans, faculty, and administrators in both the academic and campus life divisions. This position requires a specialist with a strong academic background in advising and mentoring, as well as a demonstrated track record of successful experience integrating the physical, emotional, and intellectual development and wellbeing of students. Specific areas of experience should include, but are not limited to: advising with attention to the impact of personal concerns on academic performance and adjustment to college life; addressing the evolving developmental opportunities and challenges of emerging adults (i.e. developing and strengthening resiliency and life skills among individual students and student communities); exploring and assessing best practices in proactive and holistic academic advising and support; effectively and judiciously managing academic conduct processes; and working within a team to plan and execute academic-related events.

Lafayette College Class Dean System 

The class dean system was established to meet the needs of students and the college community and has proven to be a vital resource for Lafayette students, faculty, staff, and parents. The associate dean is connected with juniors and seniors and serves as an important point of contact for these students until they complete their degrees.



Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or a related field; at least 5-7 years of experience in an educational setting; insightful approach to best practices of advising with a record of effective engagement with students; experience in supporting and advocating for diverse communities, including communities historically underrepresented in higher education; significant experience in crisis intervention; ability to work effectively with a range of constituencies and partners including students, staff, faculty and parents; experience or background in academic conduct procedures; strong professional skills including conflict resolution, the ability to collaborate and solve problems independently and within a team; superior judgment; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; strong organizational and computer skills to document and maintain electronic student case files.

Desired Qualifications

Earned doctorate in higher education, counseling, or a related field. Case management skills; experience in college support services including academic advising and working with people with disabilities; experience in academic conduct processes; high level of confidentiality, professionalism, and ethical decision-making; experience with program development and implementation, especially around behavioral intervention and/or prevention; and experience within a liberal arts setting.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Application Instructions


Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Anticipated start date is date is August 19, 2019.


Please submit your cover letter of application, resume, and list of at least three professional references.    

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.




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Posted: 6/13/2019
Application Due: 8/2/2019
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