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Dean of Freshman College

Angelo State University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Dean of Freshman College Position Number 998324 Department Academic Affairs Salary $145,000 Job Summary/Description

Under administrative direction, defines the vision and direction for the college, including
creating and maintaining an environment supporting academic excellence for students, ensuring collaborative and effective relationships among all those who work in and with the college, leading special projects/committees (related to advising innovations, tutoring/supplemental instruction, retention, assessments, and student success), and forging strategic partnerships with the campus, regional, and global communities.

Typical Duties/Job Duties

1. Oversees academic advisors and academic coaches responsible for freshman and sophomore students;
2. Ensures consistent training and evaluation of all services and employees within the Freshman College; Shares updated federal, state, or professional guidance to other disciplines regarding advising or best practices;
3. Assists with planning and implementation of initiatives; New Student Orientation (NSO), advising including but not limited to on-campus, online, and at off-site locations;
4. Works closely with Academic Deans in class scheduling, curriculum development, course assessment, and other academic issues, including matriculation, retention, probation, and suspension;
5. First-Year Experience Programs including but not limited to GS 1181 courses, Up and Coming Scholars, Students With A Goal (SWAG), and program events;
6. Supervises Director of Academic Support Services overseeing tutorial and supplemental instruction services for the university in all of its modalities, working collaboratively with deans, faculty, and instructors. Analyzes gatekeeper and bottleneck courses to ensure services are supporting the needs of students and their success;
7. Monitors website and social media content for matriculants, first/second-year success, and recommends changes and updates while ensuring limited duplication of academic and student support services;
8. Recommends updates to policies that may hinder student success and/or leads to efficiency in process or procedures;
9. Coordinates and administers institutional effectiveness reports and plans promoting a continuous improvement model of best practices that support ASU’s mission, vision, and values, ensuring quality assurance in the delivery of advising and tutoring;
10. Supports the campus in accreditation and strategic planning efforts for all educational modalities;
11. Serves on a variety of councils, committees, and advisory groups; represents the college in meetings, receptions, programs both on-campus, virtually, and off-campus;
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of academic support programs; applicable university policies, procedures, and practices; principles and practices of effective management and employee supervision; principles and practices of adult education and employee training; security for student educational records in accordance with FERPA; budget preparation and administration. Ability to plan, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate academic support programs and functions; continuously monitor and improve academic support programs; provide effective direction and supervision to support staff, advisors, tutors, and others, as appropriate; interpret and correctly apply university policies and procedures; analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions. Skilled in communication, both verbal and written, interpersonal relations, project planning and implementation, leadership.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in an academic discipline appropriate to the assignment is required. Must be eligible for tenure in an academic department at ASU. Demonstrated academic administrative experience in building support programs that lead to academic success, retention, and course completion. Basic knowledge of advising and retention tools, utilizing student data resources for student placement, advising, exploration and graduation success such as Cognos, DegreeWorks and digital advising platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

Five or more years of administrative experience in support programs that improve retention and graduation. Working knowledge of digital platforms for student placement, advising, exploration, and graduation such as Cognos, DegreeWorks, Navigate, Blackboard, etc. Working with online and in-person student and faculty populations

Physical Requirements

Position requires prolonged periods of sitting and intermittent standing, walking, reaching, bending, and grasping. Basic manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination is also necessary.

EEO Statement

Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at

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