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
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
Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College
Division by reviewing A
Candidate’s Guide to Colgate
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
● understanding student needs and collaborating with other
stakeholders and resource providers to make these needs
● 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
● 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.
Experience working with faculty preferred.
Master’s degree required.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
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.
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