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 for Pre-Professional and Post-graduate planning 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
Serve as a four-year academic advisor for undergraduate students in each class. The load of advisees is approximately 90% of a full-time advising load.
Provide academic advising to support student retention and graduation initiatives.
Interpret and explain university policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Identify and help resolve obstacles impeding the academic success of students.
Analyze studentsâ™ academic and personal issues or concerns and provide referral or intervention services.Â
Support students in developing a required academic plan to meet graduation requirements.
Coordinate mentoring or specific programming for students within various academic programs.
Guide students through college and university level administrative processes.
Liaise with Arts & Sciences departments and programs to ensure a holistic student academic experience.
Work with campus partners to ensure holistic support and tracking of student progress.
Maintain appropriate student records and documents student interactions.
Contribute to training or mentoring student assistants, peer advisors, or newly hired academic advisors.
Develop, implement, execute, and assess assigned program(s).
In partnership with the Sr. Assistant Dean, leads plan to support students interested in graduate school and serves as the point person in the College office for pre-graduate advising.
Coordinate collaboration with faculty and campus partners (including but not limited to the Career Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research) to discuss processes and support for preparing students for graduate education.
Serve on the Junior Jumpstart committee and spearhead pre-graduate programming for the Junior Jumpstart conference, attend committee meetings, work in collaboration with campus partners to assure a comprehensive day for attendance goers, and assist in marketing the event.
Support the development of an assessment plan to track outcomes for students interested in graduate school. Collaborate with the Sr. Assistant Dean in the design of program goals, including development, implementation, and assessment.
In partnership with the Sr. Assistant Dean and other campus stakeholders, evaluate, develop and rebrand the College Office post- graduate program designed to help students assess their liberal arts education and marketable skills for post-graduate careers.
Support 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 development (pre- health, pre-grad, pre-law) advisor, fellowship advisor, skills coach, and post-baccalaureate premedical advisor.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Workstation in office setting.
Must be able to move to various campus locations, set up tables and materials, and lift boxes of program supplies.
Applicant Special Instructions
Cover letter and resume required.
Knowledge of liberal arts curricula and of concepts, practices, and procedures related to undergraduate education.
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 excellence in student academic affairs.
Proven interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Audiences should include students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders.
Sound judgement, high level of maturity, and a mindset for equity and fairness, with a proven ability to handle confidential information responsibly in sensitive situations involving students.
Ability to thrive in a position that requires independent judgement and to step in as a reliable team member on various collaborative projects as needed.
High degree of detail-orientation with the ability to see how details fit into and impact the larger whole.
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 of pressure.
Ability to project genuineness and warmth as a service-oriented communicator.
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.
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