Assistant Dean for the Senior Experience

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College has an opening for an Assistant Dean for the Senior Experience.


The role of the Assistant Dean for the Senior Experience is a key role in the Undergraduate Dean’s Office. Reporting to the Dean of Student Success, the Assistant Dean for the Senior Experience is the Senior class dean and is dedicated to the oversight of the Senior 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 seniors 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. As seniors prepare and position themselves for a successful senior year and path toward graduation, the Assistant Dean will establish strong partnerships with department chairs and thesis/capstone advisors, liaising with these faculty to support students in the successful completion of their degree. The Assistant Dean will partner with the Writing Center and the Office of Academic Support to create writing bootcamps, build student writing groups based on academic disciplines, and identify creative pathways to continuously engage students in the thesis/capstone process.

The Assistant Dean for the Senior Experience must establish relationships within and across institutional divisions. As a true collaborator, the Assistant Dean for the Senior Experience will collaborate with the Career and Civic Engagement Center to promote opportunities for post-graduation preparation, 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 senior 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.

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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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