Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking an Assistant Dean III, Office of Academic Services. Reporting to the Dean, Office of Academic Services (OAS), School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN), the Assistant Dean oversees the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all programs, activities, policies, and services relating to the first year and sophomore student experience.
Oversees planning, coordinates, and executes placement testing for the entire Rutgers-Newark campus, in coordination with internal and external partners and stakeholders;
Oversees and executes all planning and efforts related to students on academic probation and assists with the implementation of academic standing policies;
Collects, analyzes, and prepares data and reports on activities related to initiatives for the first year and sophomore student experience, as well as for the academic probation program;
Member of OAS leadership staff with overall responsibility to improve undergraduate student success within Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N);
Proactively designs, conducts, and assesses workshops, programs, and other initiatives to improve student retention and graduation rates, ease transitions, and contribute to student success;
Active and collaborative partner in student recruitment and retention programs;
Oversees assessment and reporting for initiatives targeting students in their first year, second year, and/or on academic probation;
Serves as academic advisor for OAS/Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N)-wide advising activities, establishing and maintaining contacts with NCAS and UC-N students to counsel them, teach them to advocate for themselves, and facilitate their progress towards graduation, declaration of major, and successful career and/or professional development – including, but not limited to, academic advisement, outreach, and creating programs to enhance student academic progress and achievement;
Works across administrative lines and historical boundaries to connect, engage, support, and empower a diverse set of stakeholders toward a common goal of enhancing the student experience;
Ensures accurate and comprehensive information regarding academic rules and procedures provided to students, faculty, and staff;
Ensures proper implementation of, communication of, and compliance with relevant policies;
Must be able to multitask in a fast-paced, student service-focused, confidential, team environment with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of SASN, RU-N, and RU system, and the role the tasks and responsibilities of this position play in the achievement of these goals.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline, higher education administration, student development, counseling, or related field; and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in academic advisement and counseling.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of management, team-building, leadership skills, and best practices research;
Strong managerial, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills coupled with the ability to think creatively, effectively integrate information, and attain results in a collaborative team;
Ability to manage multiple complex projects and problem solve simultaneously;
Actively support RU-N's commitment to diversity and inclusion with a demonstrated commitment to building and sustaining a diverse community;
Requires a valid driver's license.
Five years experience in higher education within the field of student services and academic advising;
Experience in effective use of Excel, SPSS, and data analysis in decision-making.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite;
Uses the Student Records Database (SRDB), degree audits, Student Success Collaborative (SSC), IMS, Maxient, Degree Navigator, OAS applications, ImageNow, Cornerstone, START, FAMS, in-house applications, and any database or program utilized by the University to perform the duties of this position now or in the future;
Must be familiar with or learn any and all office equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly confidential, student focused, team environment with requirement to handle multiple shifting priorities skillfully and professionally, and to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the University and external community;
Must execute responsibilities in a timely and professional manner, including, but not limited to, adhering to deadlines;
Involves the ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds;
Responsibilities will include attendance at and participation in evening and weekend activities, as needed.
Posting Number: 21ST1082
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 131522
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.