It is an exciting time to join the College of Arts & Sciencesâ™ new Student Academic Affairs Division. The largest undergraduate program at Washington University, the College of Arts & Sciences contains approximately 4,400 degree seeking undergraduate students and more than 600 non-A&S second majors and minors. Student Academic Affairs, housed within the College Office, comprises four central functional areas: four-year advising and the first-year experience; student progress and academic success; academic policies and administration; and post-graduate and pre-professional planning. The Assistant Dean of Advising 1 provides comprehensive academic advising to undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Assistant Dean of Advising 1 also develops, coordinates, and executes programs and events that enhance the academic mission of the College of Arts & Sciences and guide students from first year through graduation.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Serves as a four-year academic advisor for undergraduate students in each class.
Provides academic advising to support student retention and graduation initiatives.
Interprets and explains university policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Identifies and helps resolve obstacles impeding the academic success of students.
Analyzes studentsâ™ academic and personal issues or concerns and provide referral or intervention services.
Supports students in developing a required academic plan to meet graduationrequirements.
Coordinates mentoring or specific programming for students within various academicprograms.
Guides students through college and university level administrative processes.
Liaises with Arts & Sciences departments and programs to ensure a holistic student academicexperience.
Works with campus partners to ensure holistic support and tracking of studentprogress.
Maintains appropriate student records and documents student interactions. â‹
Develops, implements, executes, and assesses assigned program(s).
Supports coordination, execution, and maintenance of the Academic Integrity (AI) Program Committee at the direction of the AI program lead and functional lead.
Liaises with the collegeâ™s curriculum committee to provide faculty and academic departments with timely communication about proposed curricular changes.
Coordinates with functional lead to monitor student compliance with academic policies.
Creates reports to assess data pertinent to policy effectiveness and potential impact on retention and graduation rates.
Coordinates, executes, and maintains assigned program(s) at the direction of the supervisor.
Serves as a project contact person.
Supports the execution of daily tasks and track progress of program within assigned functional area.
Collaborates in the design of program goals, including development, implementation, and assessment.
May make decisions regarding annual implementation of processes related to assigned program(s).
Supports the College Office with additional programming and mission critical priorities. May serve as an academic advisor across areas of the College Office.
May serve as an academic advisor across areas of the College Office, for example as a progress counselor, pre-professional (pre-health, pre-grad, pre-law) advisor, fellowship advisor, skills coach, and post-baccalaureate premedical advisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelorâ™s degree and four years of relevant experience in an educational or academic setting or Masterâ™s degree and three years of relevant experience in an educational or academic setting.
Knowledge of liberal arts curricula and of concepts, practices, and procedures related to undergraduate education.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please include your cover letter and resume.
Previous experience advising students in an educational or academic setting.
A strong commitment to cultivating relationships with students in the context of a learning environment and to delivering excellent student academicaffairs.
Proven interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Audiences should include students, faculty, staff, andstakeholders.
Soundjudgementandhighlevelofmaturity,includingabilitytohandleconfidential information responsibly in sensitive situations involvingstudents.
Ability to project genuineness and warmth as a service-orientedcommunicator.
Ability to thrive in a position that requires independent judgement and to step in as a reliable team member on various collaborative projects asneeded.
Ability to anticipate student needs and act to addressthem.
High degree of self-motivation, organization, accuracy, and productivity with an ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and follow-through on projects in a timely manner with varying degrees ofpressure.
Bachelor's degree and four years' experience in an educational or academic setting or Master's degree and two years of experience.
$50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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