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Categories: South Central Region 7


College of Arts & Sciences


Washington University St. Louis

Date Posted:

Jan 18 2023 8:55AM

Close Date:

March 18, 2023

Position Description

This Assistant Dean of Advising will support the Academic Administration and Policies functional area and will provide comprehensive academic advising to undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Assistant Dean of Advising 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.


Serve as a four-year academic advisor for undergraduate students in each class. 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 students’ academic and personal issues or concerns and provide referral or intervention services. 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). Liaise with the college’s curriculum committee to provide oversight of and guidance for proposed policy changes, including but not limited to communication and collaboration with faculty and academic departments regarding policy changes. Support coordination, execution, and maintenance of the Academic Integrity (AI) Program Committee at the direction of the AI program lead and Sr. Assistant Dean. Create reports to assess data pertinent to policy effectiveness and potential impact on retention and graduation rates. In partnership with Sr. Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Policy, coordinate and support A&S Special Majors. In partnership with Director of Student Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Advising, support the execution of daily tasks related to the transfer admissions process. Collaborate in the design of goals, outcomes and processes of functional area programs, including development, implementation, and annual assessment and program evaluations. Support the College Office with additional programming and mission critical priorities. Support cross-functional academic advising for progress counseling, pre-professional development (pre-health, pre-grad, pre-law), fellowships and scholarships, and post-baccalaureate premedical advisor.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Washington University in St. Louis

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin February 6th and will continue until position is filled

Contact Information

Dr. Leah Frierson Director of Student Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Advising


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's degree and four years' experience in an educational or academic setting or Master's degree and two years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree. 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.