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Categories: South Central Region 7


College of Arts & Sciences


Washington University St. Louis

Date Posted:

Jan 18 2023 8:53AM

Close Date:

Mar 18, 2023

Position Description

The Assistant Dean of Advising for Pre-Professional and Post-graduate planning provides 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). In partnership with the Sr. Assistant Dean, leads plan to support students interested in graduate school and serves as the point person in the College office for pre-graduate advising. Coordinate collaboration with faculty and campus partners (including but not limited to the Career Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research) to discuss processes and support for preparing students for graduate education. Serve on the Junior Jumpstart committee and spearhead pre-graduate programming for the Junior Jumpstart conference, attend committee meetings, work in collaboration with campus partners to assure a comprehensive day for attendance goers, and assist in marketing the event. Support the development of an assessment plan to track outcomes for students interested in graduate school. Collaborate with the Sr. Assistant Dean in the design of program goals, including development, implementation, and assessment. In partnership with the Sr. Assistant Dean and other campus stakeholders, evaluate, develop and rebrand the College Office post- graduate program designed to help students assess their liberal arts education and marketable skills for post-graduate careers. Support the College Office with additional programming and mission critical priorities. May serve as an academic advisor across areas of the College Office. May serve as an academic advisor across areas of the College Office, for example as a progress counselor, pre-professional development (pre- health, pre-grad, pre-law) advisor, fellowship advisor, skills coach, and post-baccalaureate premedical advisor. Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Washington University in St. Louis

Additional Information

Review of Applications will begin Monday 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.