The Assistant Dean of Students provides support and case management for a portion of the undergraduate students and is responsible for the oversight of some academic administrative responsibilities. The assistant dean works closely with students, families, faculty and staff to develop support structures for individual students. They develop dynamic relationships across campus in order to better advocate for their students and help them thrive socially and academically. The assistant dean also works closely with the Center for Student Life and Advising team to develop programs and systems to help all students at Bard thrive. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position.
Act as a primary contact for faculty, staff, parents, and students for the section of students they are responsible for; address personal/social/academic concerns or questions; manage individual student cases to provide support and advocacy for students with the use of campus resources.
Actively seek out students who have difficulty engaging with the academic or social life of the college or who are experiencing personal difficulties; provide on-going support and work with them to develop strategies for success.
Participate in midterm and final grade review and meet with students to create academic support plans. Meet with students on academic probation to offer support and resources.
Follow up with students as necessary to discuss campus policies and regulations, explain available options, and make referrals to appropriate offices or resources.
Provide case management for students in psychological or medical distress. Coordinate on- and off-campus resources and work with students' families to arrange and implement support plans and, when necessary, leaves of absence.
Work with the Bard House program director to promote a strong connection between house professors and students.
Work closely with the Equity and Inclusion Office to support BEOP, BOP, ECO, and POSSE scholars in their orientation and continued participation in the Bard community.
Serve as a member of the Dean of Students' leadership team and actively participate in the development, implementation, and assessment of Bard's student success mission.
Engage a diverse student body and staff in fostering a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus environment that promotes student learning, academic success, personal growth, and connection to campus life while maintaining high levels of advocacy for students, parents, and campus partners.
Participate in weekend college wide events, including during Language & Thinking, Citizen Science, Family Weekend, and Commencement.
Collaborate with the Deans of Studies and other Deans of Students to manage student caseload and to support students.
Participate in the on-duty rotation by supporting the primary on-duty staff. Be available for consultation and come to campus for emergencies as needed; participate in/lead the follow-up response.
Complete Deans Reports for students transferring to other colleges from Bard.
Support the Dean of Studies Office through processing various academic petitions.
Applicants should have 3-7 years of progressive experience in Higher Education or related field
Master's Degree in Education, Psychology or related field required
Experience with on-duty crisis management preferred
Strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals across the college; proven ability to implement creative solutions to complex challenges
Attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality
Knowledge of small, liberal arts institutions preferred
Must have the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
Ability to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.