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Assistant Dean for Seniors

Fordham University
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Administrative, Deans
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Assistant Dean for Seniors

Gabelli School of Business Undergraduate, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Honors Opportunities and Dual Degree Programs and Director for Rose Hill Advising, the Assistant Dean for Seniors works in collaboration with other class deans, the personal and professional development staff, and colleagues throughout the business school and University to ensure the academic success of the senior class at the Rose Hill Campus. The position works with students individually on registration, curricular requirements, academic progress, graduation clearance and leads large-group mentoring sessions on topics that contribute to student development.


Essential Functions        


  • Advises seniors on issues relating to registration and degree requirements; expected caseload is approximately 625 students.
  • Monitors academic progress and implements probation, suspension, and/or termination decisions.
  • Develops and leads large group advising sessions and relevant workshops for students related to academics and personal and academic development.
  • Works with each senior student to ensure that degree requirements have been met.
  • Collaborates with faculty to ensure mission and objectives of the school are achieved.
  • Develops and maintains a strong working knowledge of the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Implements strategy to improve graduation rates for the Gabelli School of Business.
  • Maintains records of individual student meetings and curriculum progress.
  • Serves as the primary advisor for the Rose Hill campus Dean’s Council.
  • Manages annual graduation and advisor updates each summer.
  • Initiates and organizes retreats and other co-curricular activities to improve student engagement.
  • Leads business school related awards ceremonies and commencement activities and serves as primary liaison related to University-wide commencement programs.
  • Assists in admissions, orientation, graduation, and other college-related events.
  • Collaborates with the Personal and Professional Development Office and University Career Services in gathering data about seniors’ post-graduation paths.
  • Serves as a member of one or more cross-functional teams that bring together staff from admissions, academic advising, personal and professional development, and alumni relations.
  • Interacts with University departments including, but not limited to, Registration, Career Services, and Student Services.


Required Qualifications 

  • Advanced degree required. Ed.D or PhD preferred
  • Business experience preferred, and/or at least three to five years of experience advising students in a business education setting
  • Demonstrated ability to advise in an AACSB-accredited business school
  • Commitment to student development and meeting the higher education needs of students
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.









Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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