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Associate Dean, Intervention and Support

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Student Affairs Professionals

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 of Student Intervention and Support, reporting to the AVP/Dean of Students, is responsible for providing support and leadership to the student intervention network (Student Intervention and Advocacy Team, Student Behavioral Risk Mitigation Team, and Cohort Case Management Teams, including the Graduate Student Intervention Team) through incident intervention, and case management oversight via the Maxient database, supporting each team in their regular meetings, and responding to student concerns and complaints reported through the online centralized reporting portal. The Associate Dean will assist the AVP/Dean of Students in developing and implementing programs in support of the student experience as presented through the Clustered Learning Advocacy and Support for Students (CLASS) platform. The Associate Dean will lead the Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART), serve as a judicial hearing officer within the Rensselaer Student Judicial System, and act as a liaison to internal and external constituencies for the Dean of Students Office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a related field such as higher education administration, student personnel counseling, sociology, psychology, etc.
  • 5 years experience in higher education and demonstrated knowledge in student support, higher education administration, student conduct/judicial affairs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work within a college community.

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated high degree of effective listening and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Demonstrated high degree of inter-personal and inter-cultural competencies
  • Conflict Resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate across many department, functions, divisions, communities
  • Ability to articulate, develop, and manage program and improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated Experience in public speaking
  • Ability to provide exemplary response to diverse constituencies while maintaining impartiality and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical-thinking skills, use of sound judgment
  • Knowledge of university disciplinary systems and relevant legal issues
  • Commitment as a hearing officer to an unbiased/neutral perspective until evidence supports an opinion
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail
  • Skills relevant to establishing and maintaining successful partnerships with alumni, parents, faculty/staff, administration, members of the community, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to interpret data, distinguish nuances, and evaluate multiple courses of action
  • Ability to take initiative, balance multiple projects, set priorities, and work autonomously yet also as a member of a team
  • Ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information


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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