Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Student Experience

Brandeis University - Waltham, MA4.5

The International Business School (IBS) at Brandeis University seeks to hire an Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Student Experience to assist the Associate Dean in her daily administrative role including running major department events like new student Orientation and Commencement. This person manages projects for the department with special attention to interdepartmental projects and integration of departments in the business school, serves as an academic advisor for the Master of Science in Finance program for about 75 students, and implements strategies and systems to ensure successful coordination, integration, and completion of projects in the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Experience.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:
Assists the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Experience (OASSE) in planning, overseeing, managing and implementing the successful and timely completion of multiple priority department projects, initiatives and higher level events including Fall New Student Orientation for around 300 students, fall commencement dinner, spring commencement activities for around 200 students and their families, and a smaller spring Orientation. Also manages major department events like the 3 Day Challenge.
Assists the MSF Program Director with the administration of the MSF program, including degree audits, grade/credit transfer forms, degree applications, etc for half of the program cohort. Works with lead MSF Advisor and Program Director advising students (course selection, program requirements, etc.), new student orientation. degree audits, etc. Monitor students’ progress through the program. Work with Student Financial Services regarding billing adjustments/extended stay paperwork. Work closely with Career Strategies Center staff to coordinate programming for students. Sits on the MSF Admissions committee. Helps manage student issues. Serves as a student advocate on the Academic Standing Committee.
Establishes best practices for project management for the OAASE. Reaches out to the larger university and beyond to attract new stake holders to the Business School. Writes bi-weekly student services initiatives updates. Works closely with the Associate Dean on cross university accreditation committees (NEASC), the Business School 2018 AACSB accreditation, and other higher level task forces and/or committee participation.
Takes on special projects at the request of the Associate Dean.
Manages the continued development and implementation of the staff and faculty professional development workshops in conjunction wit the university HR department in areas that include: Title IX, staff development, professional enhancement. Works in conjunction with the university's Staff Excellence Committee and the IBS Culture and Leadership Group. Create presentations on Rights and Responsibilities, the conduct process, academic integrity and other relevant topics tailored to the main stakeholder groups: students, faculty and staff.

Master’s degree plus 3-5 years experience.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse populations of graduate students; Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curricula and instruction, student support services, student learning, and student success. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and administrators. Demonstrated organizational skills; Strong technology literacy skills, especially with CRMs; web-based reporting and data systems. Bilingual or multi-lingual preferred.

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