Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Advising - Stonehill College in Easton Massachusetts

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Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts 02357

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

The College is seeking a full-time Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Advising. Reporting to the Dean of Academic Achievement, this position is responsible for overseeing the Office of Academic Services and Advising, which coordinates academic advising, academic standards, academic counseling, academic integrity and other matters related to the fulfillment of the academic mission of the College. This position supervises five professional level staff members from the Office of Academic Services and Advising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Advising is responsible for providing support services for special student populations including: transfer, study abroad, at-risk and probationary students. He/she oversees academic aspects of first-year and transfer orientations, student academic progress and retention programs, while also working closely with faculty, students and administrators to accomplish mission driven academic goals.

Academic Success and Retention
 Provides leadership in all aspects of academic advising including the development, implementation, assessment, and modification of effective and best-practices in academic advising;
 Oversees, in coordination with other offices, a four-year academic, professional and personal advising program;
 Recruits, selects, assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates Academic Advisors;
 Creates and provides necessary information for advisors to perform their tasks, including computer-based and traditional materials;
 Oversees and coordinates all activities for new students during the academic components of both summer and fall orientations including recruiting and training faculty advisors;
 Oversees the completion of incomplete grades, long-term absences, withdrawals, and readmissions processes;
 Oversees the design of programs to provide assistance for students in academic difficulty;
 Maintains accurate on-line information regarding requirements for all college majors;
 Maintains information on college and course withdrawals;
 Works with Admissions and Intercultural Affairs staff to ensure the academic adjustment and retention of at-risk, ALANA, and international students;
 Prepares material and publications for dissemination to students, administrators, faculty, and parents/guardians; and
 Participates in policy development with other academic administrators.

Committee Service
 Act as Chairperson for Standards and Standing Committee for the Faculty Senate and interprets College academic policies as they affect individual students and faculty when requested, and makes recommendations for change when appropriate;
 Serves on the Disability Services Committee and assists the Associate Director of Disability Services in providing support to students, and advises College personnel on related matters;
 Serves on Needs Assessment Committee and follows up with students as needed; and
 Acts as Chairperson for Academic Review Board to oversee academic integrity policy and procedures.

Office Management
 Manages, supports, and provides professional development for the Office of Academic Services and Advising personnel to achieve high levels of performance, continuous improvement, and a strong professional and collaborative culture;
 Develops administrative performance standards, monitors progress against performance standards, and organizes improvement efforts of the office personnel;
 Develops and manages the office budget; and
 Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field, and 5-10 years of progressive experience in higher education administration advising and counseling undergraduates, and working with administrators, faculty, and parents/guardians in an advising setting. The ideal candidate will also have experience coordinating and running advising events/programs such as orientation for first-year and transfer students.

Stonehill College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Stonehill College
Human Resources Department
Email to:
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic Services
  • Advising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter