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Success & Career Advisor for the School of Business

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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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:

This full-time position works as a critical team member within a centralized advising and career center. 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 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 develop a career mindset through teaching courses, academic advising, academic monitoring, career development as well as counseling students on academic probation within designated majors. Success & Career Advisors are also considered the primary contact for families and effective communication with students' families is expected.

This position will advise a variety of majors within the School of Business, primarily Sport Management. Athletic Coaching and Recreation Management, Sports Broadcasting, and Communications. In addition, this Success & Career Advisor has a supplemental responsibility of working as a liaison to Athletics for compliance and athletic academic support.


  • Advise and serve as the point person for a caseload of approximately 175 students providing high touch, individualized support;
  • Provide appropriate academic and transitional support to students applicable to all aspects of the student's life: academic, personal, social, and career;
  • In collaboration with Deans and Program Coordinators develop initiatives and programs to connect students with the college, each other, and their field of study promoting student persistence, retention and academic and career learning;
  • Track students' academic progress through the college's monitoring process and make appropriate interventions as necessary;
  • Act as first contact for advising caseload regarding career exploration, major selection as it relates to future careers, resume writing and interviewing that will include internships and job seeking tools;
  • Design, plan and execute individual and group advising sessions, classroom and campus presentations;
  • Guide students to make appropriate course selections, assist with registration process, adding and dropping of courses and graduation tracking;
  • Assist in the implementation of programs and services designed to promote academic, personal and social/emotional success, engagement and retention of students;
  • Teach Campus Connections and Career Connections (1 credit courses) to support first year advisees in the process of navigating the college experience and developing a career mindset;
  • Act as the liaison to Athletics for compliance and athletic academic support;
  • Help students make connections with other faculty and staff including Residence Life, Counseling Services, Financial Services and the Learning Center;
  • Serve on College committees;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in sport management, counseling and guidance, college student personnel, educational administration, student affairs, or related field;
  • Experience working with student athletes, preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders (students, colleagues, administrators), both verbally and in writing;
  • Must possess diplomacy, confidentiality, and strong relationship-building skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, especially with diverse student populations;
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Knowledge of sports-related internship opportunities and career focused tools including LinkedIn, cover letters and resumes;
  • COVID-19 vaccine, required.

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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