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Success and Career Advisor

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for five consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 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, EMT 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 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  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.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

This full-time position works as a critical team member within a centralized advising and career center that works with students in multiple Schools throughout their final years at Dean. The Success & Career Advisor will build relationships with their advisees, leverage innovative strategies and techniques to engage students, connect them to campus resources and facilitate X their development to graduate with academic and career readiness skills through a campus-wide initiative, Dean Career Advantage. The qualified candidate's duties include working to assist students to progress toward degree completion and utilize a career mindset to execute steps towards students' post-Dean goals through academic advising, industry connections, and career development. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Advise and serve as the point person for a caseload of approximately 240 students at the junior and senior level providing support with regard to all aspects of the student's life: academic, personal, social, and career;
  • Communicate with other Success & Career Advisors for to seamlessly transition students through their Dean experience and future careers;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison for communication with Program Coordinators, faculty, and industry professionals to best guide students towards their post-graduation network;
  • Assist students in exploration of careers and/or graduate schools so that students can create, articulate, and implement their post-Dean plans;
  • Guide students to make appropriate course selections while tracking degree progression, assist with course registration, and implement processes and paperwork necessary to ensure students' degree progress, utilizing both Colleague and Self-Service; and .
  • Coordinate a supplemental responsibility including but not limited to: Peer Advising, Athletics Liaison, and;
  • Other duties as required


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in counseling and guidance, college student personnel, educational administration, student affairs, or related field;
  • Professional experience working in a college setting, preferably with advising and/or academic support programs;
  • Demonstrated passion for working with a diverse population of undergraduate students, particularly as they navigate the internship, job, and graduate school market;
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with various stakeholders (students, families, colleagues, administrators), both verbally and in writing;
  • Must possess diplomacy, confidentiality, and strong relationship-building skills;


Required Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities

Success & Career Advisors may supervise Peer Advisors (students) working in the office as academic and career peer resources

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the 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.

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