The Associate Dean plays a critical role in supporting student success by providing academic and developmental advising to Brown University undergraduate students. With dual appointments in Student Support Services in the Division of Campus Life and in the Academic Advising team in the College, the Associate Dean manages individual student cases that involve health and personal concerns and their impact on studentsâ™ academic progress and success. The Associate Dean serves as a point person for coordination between the College and Student Support Services to help build holistic advising structures that recognize the interconnected nature of studentsâ™ health and personal lives with their academic plans. The Associate Dean engages students in degree completion planning, personal and medical leave advising and return clearances, reduced course loads, crisis management, and other student emergencies. The Associate Dean serves in the Student Support Services Dean of the Day rotation and holds office hours in the College, offering support to students encountering difficulties as well as coordinating with other offices to ensure appropriate resources are deployed. The Associate Dean actively advances equity and inclusion through critical conversations, collaborations, compassionate care, and strategic outreach efforts to various student populations (e.g., first-generation, undocumented and DACA students, students of color, Native and indigenous students, international students, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, students from faith communities).
Minimum of seven years of relevant experience at an educational institution, or combination of education and experience. Experience at a residential college or university is preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and families to advise and support undergraduate students through difficult and complicated situations.
Experience managing student crises effectively and collaboratively.
Demonstrated success working in a diverse environment with a critical understanding of social justice issues. Demonstrated experience developing systems and structures that center justice and equity.
Demonstrated success supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required. Skills, knowledge and experience specifically focused on the needs of students of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQ students, international students, students from diverse faith communities, students with disabilities, undocumented students, and/or first generation college students is preferred.
A strong record of creative problem solving, including strategic thinking and planning, required.
Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills.
Ability to exercise a high degree of judgment, diplomacy, and discretion and to make difficult and timely decisions with integrity.
Ability to use technology in the delivery of services and case management; agility and familiarity with latest software, database systems, computer literacy.
Strong teamwork and conflict resolution skills.
Multilingual skills preferred.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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Associate Dean, Student Advising & Support
Student Support Services
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