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Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services

Categories: Northeast Region 1


College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences


University of Vermont

Date Posted:

Oct 11 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

The Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services will be primarily responsible for academic administration. The Assistant Dean will interpret and enforce academic standards of five ABET-accredited engineering degree programs, three interdisciplinary engineering programs and Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Computer Science programs; overseeing office responsibilities related to following: trial and dismissal process as ex-officio of CEMS Studies Committee. The Assistant Dean will provide expertise to faculty and staff on University policies and procedures, coordinating and overseeing yearly catalog revisions and updates. The Assistant Dean is responsible for gathering, analyzing and interpreting data from student records, surveys and institutional data to anticipate resource needs, evaluate program effectiveness, successes and challenges. In cooperation with the Directors of Curricular Enrichment and Department Chair the Assistant Dean will coordinate the schedule of courses for CEMS; assessing ongoing enrollment trends to anticipate individual course needs and approving and processing requests for schedule and room changes.


The Assistant Dean will advise study abroad students and serve as an academic liaison to Office of International Education and Office of Transfer Affairs for study abroad purposes. Overseeing academic progress management will utilize University systems to monitor student progression toward degree completion. The Assistant Dean will consult with Department Chairs to maintain clarity and consistency of degree requirements and exceptions/substitutions and serve as ex-officio member of CEMS curriculum Committee. The Assistant Dean will be the Director of Student Services and provide leadership and direction for student services functions, including but not limited to (1) the design and implementation of strategies for recruitment, yield, and retention of students, (2) the interpretation and recommendation of procedures and processes to maximize student academic and career readiness services, and (3) representing the needs of students services in the school’s strategic planning and prioritization of work effort and related resources. The Assistant Dean will oversee and manage Student Services budget. They are to serve as CEMS representative on Student Services Collaborative (SSC), Commencement Planning Committee and other university-wide committees on an as-needed basis. The Assistant Dean will act as CEMS liaison to the Dean of Students/CSES regarding student judicial issues, Residential Life regarding housing issues, Legal Counsel regarding student legal issues, Academic Support Services, Career Services, the Office of International Education, ALANA and the Department of Student Life. The Assistant Dean will award recruitment and retention scholarships in cooperation with Student Financial Services. The Assistant Dean will supervise six full time staff. These are to include the five academic services professionals (Assistant Directors of Student Services) and one, non-exempt Department Administrator. The Assistant Dean will provide ultimate oversight of CEMS Admitted Student Visitation Day and Orientation programs. The Assistant Dean is tasked with the succession planning for the Student Services office, to include the development and implementation of professional development plans. The Assistant Dean will maintain a small cadre of academic advisees. The Assistant Dean will serve as primary academic advisor to select first year students. They will provide general advising to CEMS students on graduate and undergraduate academic options, support services, career and professional development opportunities. They will develop and edit advising materials. The Assistant Dean will provide advising training and guidance to faculty and provide annual advisor training.

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Institution Information

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time

Additional Information


Contact Information

Jacob Leopold


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling or related field and five years’ of related experience to include counseling, program management and supervision required.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant work experience (6-10) years in higher education student services, advising, and program management.