Assistant Dean - Student Support Services Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA
The Assistant Dean works in the office of Student Support Services (S3), Division of Student Life and offers advice and support to enhance student wellbeing and provides assistance for students whose personal concerns may interfere with their ability to engage fully in their academics and Institute life. As a member of the S3 team, will meet individually with students on personal and academic issues and provide broad outreach programming to facilitate connections across MIT’s student, staff, and faculty community; contribute to the development of protocols, programs, and procedures and provide advice to the community on issues that impact the student experience; serve as the connector to two to three residence halls; and contribute to the Division of Student Life goal of creating a culture of wellbeing by helping students develop the tools to live healthy and purposeful lives.
Characteristic responsibilities will include meeting with students to provide personal and academic support; assisting in crisis situations to quickly assess student circumstances and determine the next steps for referral or support; consulting with faculty and academic departments to help students experiencing academic difficulty; working with colleagues from other offices that support students from diverse, underrepresented, international, and first-generation populations and collaboratively developing programming and resources to support the transition and success of these students.
Master’s degree, preferably in counseling, psychology, or education.
At least 4 years’ counseling experience.
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and listening skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job.
Must be able to deal with intense and sensitive situations.
Take initiative; and plan, develop, and execute on projects and plans while working in a dynamic, high pressure environment.
Ph.D./PsyD and experience in higher education.
Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.