Director of Transition Programs & Resident Dean
We have an opening for a Director of Transition Programs & Resident Dean in the department of Student Affairs/Residential Life. This is a full-time (12-month), live-in position.
The Director of Transition Programs & Resident Dean will provide leadership and oversight of the Transition to College Program (TaC), serve as the Director of the Residential/Student Life program for the College’s Summer Program for High School Students held on the Putney Campus, and work with the Assistant Dean & Director of Residential Life to develop and facilitate the College’s New Student & Family Orientation programs. Additionally, the Director also serves as a Resident Dean and works to create an inclusive residential community that fosters student development, academic achievement and the development of a safe, healthy and respectful community and the supervision of a designated residential area.
Transition to College Program Details and Responsibilities:
Transition at College (TaC) is designed for 12 students who have a diagnosed learning difference and who are unsure if college is the right choice for them. TaC is a track that provides resources and opportunities to explore academic, social, and professional interests while assessing strengths and weaknesses, time to participate in on campus work experiences, developmental classes, skill building workshops, and field trips. TaC is designed to help students assess their academic, social, and professional skills, and develop a plan for their future.
Director of the High School Program Details and Responsibilities:
The High School Summer Program (HSSP) is a three-week summer residential program designed to build the skills of high school students with learning differences or ADHD through coursework, activities, experiential learning and the development of self-understanding and self-advocacy skills. The Social Pragmatics Track is designed to build the social pragmatic as well as academic skills of high school students with ASD. The program will run concurrent with our summer program for rising juniors and seniors but will offer separate housing and a smaller faculty/staff to student ratio.
The Director will serve as a primary member of the Student Affairs High School Program Management Team (including the Vice President of Student Affairs, Director of Short Term Programs, Academic Director for the HSSP, and Coordinator of Health Services for the HSSP) and will provide operational oversight of the Student Life aspects of the HSSP. Serve as the primary coordinator for all communication and coordination between the Student Affairs and Academic program.
Resident Dean Details and Responsibilities
Resident Deans oversee a variety of administrative, operational, educational, programmatic, and developmental functions including fostering student development and a sense of belonging within a residential community, counseling and advising individual students, serving on college committees and supervising a staff of Resident Assistants. Resident Deans work nontraditional hours including evenings and weekends throughout the year.
Qualifications: A master’s degree in Student Life Administration or related field or a bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The ability to responsibly handle sensitive/confidential information is critical, as well as the ability to work flexible, and non-traditional hours. Experience working with students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD and ASD favorable.