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First Year Class Dean December 5th 2023
Tagged: Student Success
Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position First Year Class Dean. The position is full-time exempt position reporting to the Dean for Student Success. The Maytum Center for Student Success is dedicated to holistic student support and inclusive excellence. We seek candidates who will support the core values of Allegheny College: always strive for success; be flexible; be a problem solver; take a creative approach; and collaborate with positive energy. Salary range begins at $74,000 annually.
The First Year Class Dean will provide individualized holistic support, advising, and programming for all first-year students. The Class Dean will serve as a one-stop source of information for students and a primary contact for faculty, coaches, other campus colleagues, and parents with academic or personal concerns about students. The Class Dean will also be collaboratively responsible for programming designed to foster academic and personal success and a sense of belonging among the first year class. The Class Dean is expected to develop and maintain specialized expertise in the opportunities and challenges of the first year of undergraduate development and offer advising and programming specifically designed for that year. The First Year Class Dean is a vital part of the College's retention and student support efforts and the reports directly to a Cabinet member. The First Year Class Dean will serve as a key member of the Allegheny Bound Student Orientation leadership team and the Student Experience divisional leadership team. This position will be at the heart of the College's strategic commitment to provide students with the tools needed for their success. This position combines the need for 1:1 student support and mentoring with the need for a strategic vision and leadership on questions of student persistence and belonging.
This position requires a Master's Degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, organizational leadership, or related field with 4-7 years in a related position. The successful candidate will demonstrate integrity and confidentiality; detailed knowledge of curriculum, policies, and related practices; excellent listening and communication skills; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; strong cross-cultural communication skills; the ability and willingness to collaborate productively with diverse groups; the ability to work productively with students, faculty, and parents in a student success role; good technology skills, the ability to learn new technical tools, and the ability to use technology to improve office productivity
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation's oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope's "Colleges That Change Lives." In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country's top 100 national liberal arts colleges - and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.
Allegheny's undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students' intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny's faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).
Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu