Assistant Dean of First Year Students


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Title Assistant Dean of First Year Students Posting Number S00759JP Department Dean of Students Job Summary

The Assistant Dean of First-Year Students oversees Orientation for incoming and transfer students and provides general support for all first-year students. The Assistant Dean will report to the Associate Dean of Students/Dean of First-Year Students and provides ongoing support for first-year students alongside the Associate Dean of Students/Dean of First-Year Students, while overseeing limited programming and other outreach initiatives for first-year students. In addition to supporting first-year international students, the Assistant Dean of First-Year Students also assists with student leave departure plans and works with students after they are approved for re-enrollment following medical leaves of absence and academic suspension.

The Assistant Dean of First-Year Students will also take on special projects and other duties as assigned and demonstrate cultural competency when working with students.

Education/Skills Requirements

A Master’s degree is preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills. Must enjoy working with a variety of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and parents. Must be collaborative, well organized with excellent attention to detail, solution-oriented, and exercise sound judgment. This is a .92 FTE position.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of two years’ progressively responsible experience in student affairs at an institution of higher education, is preferred. Applicants with experience in creative student programming, advising international students, and supporting first-generation, BIPOC, and low-income students are encouraged to apply. Experience as a Designated School Official preferred.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Approximately 40 hours a week, year round. Some extended hours are required as needed throughout the year.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.92 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 03/24/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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