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Assistant Dean of Students

Pomona College
Claremont, California
$71,392 - $75,961 per year
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2023

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

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Pomona is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Dean (Junior Class Dean). Working in the Division of Student Affairs and reporting to the AVP/ Dean of Students for Academic and Personal Success, the junior class dean is responsible for a comprehensive program of advising and class management in the context of a liberal arts setting. The junior class dean collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and community members to support equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. The junior class dean works closely with campus offices, including but not limited to: Counseling/ Student Health Services, Campus Life, Student Conduct, the Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Study Abroad, affinity/ identity centers, and student success centers to both inform and enhance resources and services in support of student learning and engagement.

Reporting directly to the AVP/ Dean of Students of Academic and Personal Success, the Assistant Dean of Students works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop programs and services to meet the holistic needs of junior year students at both the individual and community levels, in accordance with appropriate developmental markers and the current class dean curriculum/ learning outcomes.

    • Serve as one of four class deans providing academic, personal, and administrative advice and counsel to a class of students

    • Serve as a point of contact for parents, faculty members, coaching staff, and other campus colleagues with academic and/or personal concerns about junior students

    • Provide support to students in addressing personal issues that may be a barrier to academic success; refer students to appropriate campus and community resources

  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, campus partners, including Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Residence Life/Housing Office, Athletics, counseling and Student Health Services, and Accessibility Resources and Services, affinity/ identity centers, student resource centers and Campus Safety to promote academic, personal, and psycho-social wellness of students.

  • Monitor student academic progress, document, and establish systems for student support – including students on academic probation, suspension and other students of concern. 

  • Provide appropriate interventions and referrals to support resources. 

  • Analyze information and build data-driven processes to improved procedures and protocols to encourage persistence, retention, and student success.

  • Maintain case files and confidential student records in accordance with FERPA and College policy

  • Serve on the College’s behavioral intervention team to facilitate cross-campus partnerships to address students of concern and establish wraparound networks for support.

  • Serve as co-advisor of Judicial Board with the Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Campus Life.

  • Assist with selection, training, and advising the Judicial Board boards and chairperson

  • Serve as one of the Deans representing the College in student Judicial Board cases

  • Keep current on trends and best practices in advising, retention, student development, and student success.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts is required. Master’s degree in higher education, student development, or related field is highly preferred.  A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.  At least three to five years of comprehensive student affairs experience working with college students, including diverse and/or underrepresented college student populations.

New employees are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or request a Pomona College-approved medical or religious exemption on or before their first day of employment.  If you are unable to do so, at the College’s sole discretion, it will work with you to reasonably adjust your start date.  Please let your HR Business Partner know if you are unable to provide proof of vaccination or want to request a religious or medical exemption before or on your first day of employment.  Note that if you request a religious or medical exemption, it may delay your start date so that we can review and discuss your request. 

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular, full-time, exempt position.  The salary for this role is between $71,392 - $75,961 per year, with a competitive benefits package. The specific factors that the organization will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include education, training, prior experience, and performance in prior role.  All staff positions are ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship.  As a California employer, Pomona College requires all employees to be residents of California.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time, in-person position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter.  You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.


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