Assistant/Associate Dean for the Sophomore Experience
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The role of the Assistant/Associate Dean for the Sophomore Experience is a key role in the Undergraduate Dean’s Office. Reporting to the Dean of Student Success, the Assistant/Associate Dean for the Sophomore Experience is the sophomore class dean and is dedicated to the oversight of the Sophomore class. The Class Deans are important to the success of students and are often the first people students connect with to identify necessary resources and help guide the college experience. The Assistant Dean provides high quality, high impact academic and co-curricular advising to approximately 400 sophomores on a variety of issues including but not limited to academic progress and completion of graduation requirements, academic policies, academic choices and decisions, and personal matters that may impact academic performance and persistence. The Assistant/Associate Dean leads the Sophomore Plan, a year-long program which invites students to reflect on their progress to meeting college-wide requirements, consider studying abroad, engage in resume development, finalize the declaration of their major, and set academic and co-curricular priorities for the junior and senior years.
The Assistant/Associate Dean for the Sophomore Experience must establish relationships within and across institutional divisions. As a true collaborator, the Assistant/Associate Dean for the Sophomore Experience will work with the Director of Global Education on study abroad programming and support academic review of applications for College approval to study abroad, will provide guidance to faculty major advisors across academic departments, works in consultation with the Committee on Academic Standing, represents the division on the College’s Care Team, and works with faculty and staff across campus to coordinate sophomore class specific programming.
A master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or organizational leadership is required though a doctorate is preferred. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience teaching and/or working with students and faculty in a higher education setting, or any combination of experience, education or training which provides the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge. The ideal candidate will have direct experience working with students from traditionally underrepresented groups, first generation students, LGBTQ-identifying students, international students, and students with disabilities.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
Bryn Mawr College is a liberal arts institution located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region. The College serves a population of approximately 1,700 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It has a long tradition of educational excellence and offers a dynamic and challenging work environment. The campus is easily reached by public transportation as well as most major highways. The College offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Bryn Mawr College is an equal opportunity employer that believes that diversity strengthens our community.
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