Dean, Advising, Career, and Student Services

Del Rey Oaks, Monterey County / Monterey, Monterey County
May 01, 2014
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Monterey Institute of International Studies

Dean, Advising, Career, and Student Services

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Position Summary
The Dean of Advising, Career, and Student Services, under general direction of the President, will oversee and manage the Library, academic advising, registrar functions, career counseling, internships, and student services for all students at the Institute. The role of the dean is to ensure that the operations of this consolidated student-focused organization provides students seamless and efficient access to the advising and services they will need from the moment they are enrolled until they start on their chosen career paths.

The Dean will provide the leadership to this initiative, building upon existing best practices and “culture of service” among staff and faculty to establish an effective structure that enriches the overall student experience, enabling each individual to achieve his/her academic and professional goals and secure a job upon graduation.


Essential Functions
1) Oversee five areas encompassing all student services; specifically this will include: the Library, academic advising, career management and services, the office of student services, and the office of records – so that they all provide robust and the highest standards of service to our students
2) Organize, hire and administer the staff of these areas so students have access to in-depth, individualized expertise about degree programs and career options related to these degrees
3) Work closely with the President and the Deans of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management and Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education along with faculty and staff in both graduate schools to ensure consistency of the student experience in both academic and career advising and to help realize the “One MIIS” vision through the signature Monterey Way 2.0 pedagogy
4) Ensure that students can always find assistance and access to needed resources by cross-training staff, using proactive communications, and extensive use of electronic tools, such as pod casts and videos
5) Develop a staff that has a collaborative, service oriented esprit de corps
6) Manage the budget and resources for these activities so as to be efficient and find synergies between them
7) Work with the Assistant Dean for Advising and Career Services to ensure that students receive academic advising that is in direct support of and aligned with the programs and degrees offered by the Graduate School of International Policy and Management and Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education
8) Work with the Assistant Dean for Student Services to ensure that we provide our students a wide array of desired and relevant programs, housing and other support services, and activities
9) As appropriate and as needed, work with all the Institutes various departments to help develop, implement and support the overall mission and vision of the Institute and the Middlebury enterprise
10) Work with Director of the Library to ensure a fully functional, well managed and appropriately staffed library that provides the MIIS Community with the necessary library resources and support
11) Develop an effective, flexible student service model – building on existing best practices – that embraces a cradle-to-cradle approach from enrollment to graduation.

General Responsibilities


Relevant graduate degree preferred; MA degree required. Second language skills desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Strong leadership and managerial skills,
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills,
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to intercultural issues,

• Extensive administrative and management experience,
• Academic program management experience,
• Career management experience, specifically around recruitment/placement function,
• Willingness and ability to adapt to new technologies and systems.

Applicant should also demonstrate solid commitment to the mission and understanding of the operations of the Institute as well as willingness and ability to comply with Institute policies, procedures, and mandates.

Physical Demands
The Monterey Institute of International Studies maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Essential job functions require ability to sit for extended periods of time, walk, bend, climb, push/pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Also requires fine dexterity and ability to grasp, i.e. for writing and word processing/data entry.

Posting Information

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

If you do not have two letters of recommendation to attach to your application, please upload two separate documents with reference contact information.

You will not be able to submit your application until all required documents are attached.

Some postings require contact information for reference providers for confidential letters of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter Requirements
Please submit reference contact information for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 references.

You will not be able to submit your application until you have included contact information for at least 2 references.

These people will be contacted to submit confidential references for you if the search committee moves you to a further consideration status in the search process.

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