Assistant Dean, Student Support Services

Massachusetts, United States
04 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSISTANT DEAN, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES, Division of Student Life (DSL)-Student Support Services (S3), to offer advice and support to enhance student wellbeing and provide assistance for students whose personal concerns may interfere with their ability to engage fully in their academics and Institute life.  Will meets individually with students on personal and academic issues and provide broad outreach programming to facilitate connections across MIT’s student, staff, and faculty communities; contribute to the development of protocols, programs, and procedures and advise community on issues that impact the student experience; serves as the connector to two to three residence halls; contribute to the Division of Student Life goal of creating a culture of wellbeing by helping students develop the tools to live healthy and purposeful lives.  Responsibilities will include meeting with students to provide personal and academic support; assisting in crisis situations to quickly assess student circumstances and determine the next steps for referral or support; consulting with faculty and academic departments to help students experiencing academic difficulty; and working with colleagues from other offices that support students from diverse, underrepresented, international, and first-generation populations and collaboratively developing programming and resources to support the transition and success of these students. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  master’s degree, preferably in counseling, psychology, or education; at least four years’ counseling experience; and excellent interpersonal, writing, and listening skills; ability to deal with intense and sensitive situations; ability to take initiative, plan, develop, and execute on projects/plans while working in a dynamic, high-pressure environment; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job. PREFERRED:  Ph.D./PsyD and experience in higher education.  Must have the schedule flexibility necessary to deal with crises when they arise on evenings and/or weekends.  Job #18506-9

Salary range:  $75 - 90,000 depending on experience

Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.