Job Positions

Associate Dean of the College and Dean of Upper class Students and Academic Leadership Programs

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Dean of the College


Connecticut College

Date Posted:

May 19 2022 3:37PM

Close Date:

Jun 24 2022

Position Description

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for an strong leader to join our team. The Associate Dean of the College, and Dean of Upperclass Students and Academic Leadership Programs supports the academic success of juniors, and seniors, as well as the small cohorts of transfer students, Posse scholars, and return to college (RTC) scholars. The Associate Dean is the point of contact in the Dean of the College office for the Student Emergency and Student Technology Funds for the College, giving them a keen view of resources available, and direct access, to support student success. The Associate Dean is also functionally connected to the C3 Network, the CTW Symposium, and the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, providing access to networks beyond the college in the support of student success and expanded opportunities. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package.


Supports the academic success of juniors, seniors, transfer students, Posse scholars, and return to college scholars by interpreting and advising students in accordance with the college’s academic policies, monitoring progress toward degree completion, and serving on the campus Care Team. Also serves on the college’s Committee on Academic Standing, and participates in transfer credit evaluation in partnership with the Office of the Registrar.
2. Plans and executes transfer orientation in partnership with the Division of Student Life, and the other class deans including assignment of faculty advisors.
3. Coordinates Connecticut College’s Posse Scholars Programs (scholars from NY and Chicago) in partnership with the Dean of the College, who serves as the liaison to the foundation. In this capacity, the Associate Dean participates in recruitment of scholars, coordination of the annual Posse Plus Retreat, and other Posse visits and events throughout the year, as well as monitoring and administering the associated budget.
4. Serves as administrative co-coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program in partnership with a member of the faculty. Ensures compliance with grant objectives, supports development of a summer curriculum for students, coordinates provision of GRE prep, recruits participants and facilitates application/interview process, coordinates annual faculty mentor appreciation and new cohort luncheon, chaperones students to annual conference, produces an annual report on the program, and proposes for annual grant renewal.
5. Connecticut College point person for the Creating Connections Consortium (C3) and the Connecticut College, Trinity, and Wesleyan Undergraduate Symposium in the Arts and Humanities (CTW). Collaborates with faculty at Connecticut College, and colleagues across several colleges to coordinate annual conferences (host rotates) featuring student and faculty research. 6. Serves as a First-Year Seminar Staff Adviser, connecting students in a section of the seminar with campus resources, and participating in programming to assist with students’ successful transition to Connecticut College.

Application Process

Institution Information

Connecticut College is a thriving private, coeducational liberal arts institution known for developing extraordinary students who are drawn here by rigorous, interdisciplinary academics and an integrative residential life program, as well diverse opportunities to explore their interests through funded internships, community outreach and international study.

Additional Information

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected applicant. Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes the booster vaccine. New employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.

Contact Information

Kelly Slack, Senior Human Resources Generalist. 860-439-2085


Required Qualifications

Master's degree and 4 years of administrative and/or counseling experience required. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college and community with a demonstrated commitment to understanding of educational inequities and other factors that contribute to gaps in outcomes by social identity, including race, class, gender, and ability. High integrity needed to handle confidential information; knowledge of academic procedures and must be well-organized, able to work under pressure, plan and accomplish goals.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. preferred