Associate Dean of Student Support Services

Hanover, New Hampshire
Nov 23, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Dean of Student Support Services

Dartmouth College invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean of Student Support Services. Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Associate Dean oversees all aspects of Student Affairs academic support programs and services, including the undergraduate deans, accessibility services, academic skills programs, case management, and our FYSEP/King Scholars programs for first generation/low income students and students committed to addressing poverty in their home countries. The Associate Dean serves as a member of the Dean of the College divisional management team and fosters close collaboration with faculty, students and staff to address undergraduate academic and personal support needs, to promote student success, to address Dean of the College priorities, and to advance Dartmouth's mission: to educate the most promising students for a lifetime of learning and responsible leadership.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in a relevant discipline, and a minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in undergraduate support services in a highly selective and highly diverse campus environment.

Required qualifications include:

• Proven record of programmatic and supervisory experience in student services, including undergraduate academic and personal advising, case management, accessibility and learning support services, and support for students from under-served and under-resourced schools and communities.

• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and professional standards in student support and retention.

• Solid foundation in student developmental theory and its application to professional practice in higher education and student affairs.

• Demonstrated cultural competence, commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse campus population.

• Demonstrated ability to utilize academic performance and related data to inform program and service enhancements.

• Proven capacity to foster strong and effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, families and campus partners.

• Proven record of successful experience responding to individual and campus community issues and crises.

• Demonstrated competency in organizing and managing complex projects and monitoring progress toward articulated goals.

• Strong supervisory, organizational and strategic planning skills

• Exceptional oral and written communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.

Confidential inquires and nominations may be directed to Search Committee Chair Kate Burke, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. To view the position posting and apply, follow this link:

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth combines its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional graduate schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. Dartmouth alumni, faculty, students, and staff share a passion for this institution that is unparalleled.

Employment at Dartmouth is an ideal environment to learn and to work. Located on the Connecticut River with the White Mountains nearby, our campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, offers the most beautiful natural environment in the Ivy League. Employees enjoy an intellectually stimulating environment; a comprehensive benefits package; a variety of on-campus entertainment and sporting events and a high quality of life with cultural activities and recreational opportunities within an easy drive of Boston, Montreal and other major cities.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.