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Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising

Colgate University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department Statement
Colgate University, a premiere liberal arts university of approximately 3,000 students, seeks an energetic, motivated, and highly visible Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising to serve as a trusted resource for students on campus to advance students’ academic pursuits and scholarship. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administrative Advising, the assistant dean takes an active leadership role in developing students into balanced mature adults.

This is a distinctive opportunity for an accomplished professional with a strategic approach to student affairs to elevate the breadth and depth of resources available to Colgate students. The next Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising will serve as a collaborative partner to the VP and Dean of the College, and with faculty and other administrative advisers within the Office of the Dean of the College.

The Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising will have an intimate understanding of and deep appreciation for a residential liberal arts education; a passion for providing support and opportunities for Colgate’s students; an authentic appreciation for Colgate’s history and traditions, as well as a vision of its potential; a deep understanding of the educational value of a diverse community; and a firm but fair approach to the resolution of conflict.

Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College Division by reviewing A Candidate’s Guide to Colgate . Accountabilities
The Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising is an administrative position within the Dean of the College division. Administrative Advising responsibilities include:
● ensuring students receive effective support while promoting the development of self-advocacy and problem-solving skills;
● articulating an advising approach that encourages students to achieve a sense of responsibility for their personal growth and academic success; a firm and fair approach is required;
● effective outreach to students and proactively ensuring students have access to high quality, consistent, accurate and timely advice regarding University policies and procedures and other academic regulations, deadlines, and processes;
● execution of crisis response consistent with policy and plan;
● understanding student needs and collaborating with other stakeholders and resource providers to make these needs known;
● accurately capturing and maintaining of records relating to student interactions, including advising notes;
● participating in the after-hours on-call rotation with other deans in the Dean of the College Division (approximately one-two weeks per semester);
● adhering to University budget practices;
● effective use of student data systems, including OnBase, Banner, and Tableau to analyze and accurately report on student data;
● effective use of MS Excel and similar tools to summarize and present student data for proactive and reactive advising interventions;
● and, serving on other Divisional committees as requested. Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Professional experience in a liberal arts higher education setting preferred or comparable experience required.
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills are also essential.
- The candidate should be an effective collaborator and work well as a member of a team.
- Some night and weekend availability is required.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with faculty preferred. Education
Master’s degree required. Job Open Date 06/28/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, click the "How to Apply" button.
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