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Job Summary The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies and provides leadership and oversight for Graduate Office staff activities. The Associate Dean supports the general welfare of graduate students, including advising graduate students individually and in groups, building relationships between the graduate office and graduate students, staff, and faculty, and promoting a culture of success and inclusion in graduate student life.
Partner with students, faculty and the Graduate office to resolve graduate students concerns, especially those related to academic progress, personal issues and advisor concerns
Work with faculty, students, the Dean, Student Wellness Services, and resources outside Caltech to resolve crises
Serve as a resource regarding general graduate student life issues for students, members of the faculty, and staff
Serve as a member of the CARE team, which connects students with resources and support, and responds to student crises (this role involves occasional on-call time)
Provide leadership in and is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations pertaining to graduate student life, especially those related to academics, alcohol and drug usage, and student conduct
Serve as a liaison to the Graduate Student Council and advise graduate student leaders
Supervise activities of Graduate Honor Council and make recommendations of disciplinary action to the Dean of Graduate Studies
Help establish a student culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership
Provide oversight for Institute policies as a Responsible Employee under Title IX, and Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act
Coordinate the execution of Graduate Office programs including Orientation and Commencement
Represent the Graduate Office interests in administrative committees
Plan and execute special projects at the request of the Dean
At least 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in student affairs
Excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead a student affairs staff
Exceptional analytical and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, a strong service orientation, and an ability to exercise independent judgment while working in a team-oriented environment
Administrative experience, work in higher education, supervisory experience, academic management experience or equivalent
A demonstrated commitment to multicultural and individual diversity
Excellent counseling and advising skills, the ability to utilize independent judgment in a fair, consistent manner
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
A strong interest in student welfare and a personal commitment to enhancing their development
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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