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Associate Dean, Off Campus Common

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Student Services and Academic Support

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Associate Dean, is responsible for providing support for Clustered Learning, Advocacy and Support for students (CLASS) through the implementation of programs and services for students living in the off-campus commons. In addition, the Associate Dean, will assist with development and implementation of civic engagement and community service opportunities that enhance student leadership, academic, and professional goals. The incumbent will develop all policies and procedures, marketing strategies, data collection methods and provide daily management for the off-campus community center and civic engagement program. civic engagement program.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or counseling or related area.

Experience: Five (5) years of relevant experience in higher education administration with three (3) years of experience directly working with commuter and/or off-campus students

Experience in program planning, facility management, budget development, and assessment

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of commuter students and services, and national best practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of civic engagement and service learning theory and practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of student and identity development theory and ability to apply constructs in programming
  • Demonstrated experience in development of programs and services for off-campus or commuter services
  • Demonstrated experience responding appropriately to student concerns and manage student issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Requires ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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