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Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Success

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
New Jersey, United States
$94,016.00 - $143,984.00
Posted Date
Jun 21, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University seeks a creative, visionary leader to serve as Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Success, the chief advocate for all Mason Gross students. The Assistant Dean oversees student advising, student life and activities, and professional development opportunities for students, working to support student health and wellness and sustaining an inclusive, welcoming environment at our school. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and serving on schoolwide leadership committees, the Assistant Dean represents the school on university committees related to student affairs and the student experience. This position fosters close working relationships with units at Rutgers that directly affect student life, including the Dean of Students, the Office of Financial Aid, CAPS counseling services, Career Exploration and Success, and others. Overseeing a team of Advisors and Student Success Counselors embedded in the Mason Gross departments, the Assistant Dean works closely with the department chairs and faculty to support student retention and success from matriculation through to graduation by considering students’ experiences from a holistic perspective.

The Assistant Dean collaborates with the Advisors and Student Success Counselors to create clear, supportive, streamlined systems for academic and professional advising, registration, and students’ successful completion of their degrees; oversees student affairs and student activities at Mason Gross; coordinates career services to support professional development opportunities; creates and implements a system for tracking alumni career placement and improving placement over time; and builds and maintains relationships with key offices at Rutgers-New Brunswick and across the university to support Mason Gross students’ experience, wellness, and career placement. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: representing Mason Gross on university committees; maintaining knowledge of relevant university policies; benchmarking practices at Mason Gross against those at other schools and peer institutions; advising and supporting the Dean and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on matters related to student affairs, the student experience, and others as appropriate; participating in senior leadership meetings; attending high-visibility events and performances; and maintaining involvement in professional networks of collegiate advisors and student affairs professionals.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in an appropriate field; at least three years of directly related experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in a leadership or managerial role.

Apply at by the best consideration date of July 11, 2022.

About Mason Gross School of the Arts:

Mason Gross School of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists and scholars committed to pursuing excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. Its mission is to create socially relevant art, foster diverse programming and curricula, cultivate community partnerships, and advance the arts through teaching, creative activity, advocacy, and research that contributes to the public good. Comprising 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students across programs in music, theater, dance, filmmaking, and art & design, Mason Gross is housed within Rutgers–New Brunswick, a premier Big Ten research university that serves some 50,000 students and is the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers reflects the diversity of New Jersey, which is one of the most diverse states in the nation. The Rutgers–New Brunswick campus is located less than an hour by train or car to New York City and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore and is just over an hour to Philadelphia.

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