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Director of Theodore & Cynthia Berenson Center for Writing, Mathematics and Presentation Excellence

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jul 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Director is responsible for administering programs and services within the newly designed Theodore and Cynthia Berenson Center for Writing, Mathematics and Presentation Excellence. The Director will provide an innovative collaborative and professional environment to strengthen students' skills within the context of supporting assignments, coursework and learning goals.  

Job Duties:

  • Design, implement, assess, and manage the day-to-day operation and budget of all programs and services within the Center;
  • Direct supervision of the Directors of the Berenson Writing and Math Center and professional & peer tutors;
  • Recruit and train professional and academic discipline-specific peer tutors;
  • Responsible for utilizing a web-based program to develop and maintain the schedule of all professional and peer tutoring hours as well as faculty office hours to be held in the Center;
  • Serve as liaison with faculty, School Deans, Program Coordinators and Academic support staff to direct students to appropriate support services;
  • Providing direct support to students as they navigate the services within the Center;
  • Collaborating with various campus partners to analyze data to determine areas of need for additional support;
  • Track predetermined data points and report out to appropriate parties;
  • Develop and implement outreach efforts to promote the use of the Center;
  • Teach one course per academic year;
  • Work schedule will include some evening and weekend hours;
  • Assist with Admissions Open Houses, Accepted Student Days and New Student Orientation;
  • Participate in committees and work teams as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree required within an academic discipline, student support, or related field;
  • 5-7 years experience working in a college environment overseeing learning support programs for a diverse population;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience preferred;
  • Candidates must also have a demonstrated passion for providing transformational learning experiences as well as working with a diverse population of undergraduates at varying stages of academic readiness;
  • Experience and expertise with course management systems and digital technology.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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