Associate Dean of Students
Dean of the College’s Office
Williams College is seeking applications and nominations for a full-time, year-round position as Associate Dean. The Dean’s Office is responsible for helping students with all aspects of their personal and academic experience, handles disciplinary concerns in collaboration with Campus Safety and Security, and leads collaborations between student affairs departments and academic units. Four deans share the work of supporting all students and assisting the Dean of the College with disciplinary cases. Many deans also have particular emphases and/or oversee programming. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College.
The Associate Dean will lead the office’s work in supporting the academic and extracurricular success of first generation college students. This position includes leading the planning and execution of programming for these students throughout the year, including first-year orientation programs. The Associate Dean is a member of the Diversity Action Research Team— a strategic planning group that collects and analyzes institutional data to better understand emergent issues related to diversity and inclusion, and proposes initiatives to facilitate the development of a community where all can live, learn, and thrive. In addition, all deans participate in on-call rotation which includes some evening, night, and weekend work.
We seek a dean who will be independent, creative and driven, but also eager to collaborate with a large team to support the success of each student. Candidates should have a graduate degree and at least three years of relevant experience in higher education. A background and interest in supporting low-income and first generation students, and in improving the college experience for all students, is required. Faculty, student affairs professionals, and others who have a focus on the thriving of diverse student populations are encouraged to apply. For optimal consideration, please submit resume materials by March 1, 2013. Review of resumes will continue until filled. Job #300865-.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The college is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff, and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship, and on the academic excellence of its students.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
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