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Associate Dean of Students/Academic Success & Assessment

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Student Affairs


Pomona College

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Position Description
Pomona College seeks to recruit an Associate Dean of Students / Academic Success and Assessment.The Associate Dean of Students / Academic Success & Assessment reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and will to develop and coordinate the vision, program, and implementation for academic support services as provided by the Dean of Students Office, and will take leadership of assessment planning and analysis for the Student Affairs Division. This individual also will work closely with Academic Affairs, the Quantitative Skills Center, Writing Program, the Foreign Language Resource Center, and the Teaching and Learning Center to support faculty development in this area and workshops for faculty advisors. Academic support programs and services provided by the Dean of Student office include pre-major advising, academic probation support, individualized student support, the Sage Fellows learning program, and support for a variety of student-faculty and peer mentoring cohorts. The Associate Dean will develop and implement, in coordination with faculty and other academic support staff, both academic year and summer programs. This individual will partner with the Associate Dean for Personal Success and Wellness in the coordination and support for pre-major advising, advisor matches, and in support of the variety of student cohort groups and their faculty mentors.This individual will provide leadership in working with diverse student populations, including first generation college students, low income students, students of color, and international students. Specific mentor and student cohort programs with which this individual would be working include: The Chicago and Miami Posses (linked to the Posse Foundation), Quest mentoring program (a first generation, low income mentoring program which includes Questbridge Scholars), Claremont Colleges MMUF (Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship) program, and a variety of academic support cohorts (Pomona Science Scholars, Pomona Scholars in Math, HHMI High Achievement Program, etc.) This individual will also direct the assessment of Student Affairs' support services, including academic support, and chair the Student Affairs assessment team.

• Develop, supervise, and coordinate academic support, advising, and learning
• Coordinate services related to academic support offered through Student Affairs, including Sage Fellows and overseeing the graduate student coordinator
• With the Associate Dean of Personal Success/Wellness, coordinate pre-major advising, advisor match-ups, and advisor workshops
• Coordinate the student follow-up resulting from actions of the Academic Standards Committee, including the process of students on probation.
• Plan and run workshops related to academic support, including specialized academic support programs, provide presentations on identifying and dealing with academic learning and support for specific populations, including students of color, first generation students, etc.
• With others in the Dean of Students Office and Dean of College (Faculty) office, provide support and coordination for the variety of student cohorts(POSSE, Quest, PSS, PSM, HAP, etc.) faculty mentors, peer mentoring groups(Quest, CLSA, OSSA, etc.); Work with other offices and individuals involved in student academic support, including the Quantitative Skills Center, Academic Affairs, Writing Program, etc.
• Work with Pomona Posse STEM/Science Liaison to develop and support the summer science 2 week program for STEM Posse; Serve as one of the student affairs liaisons for Posse and Quest cohorts
• Coordinate support for the Claremont Colleges Mellon Mays Undergraduate
• Fellowship Program with the Dean of Students and oversee the MMUF graduate student coordinator
• Develop, direct, and implement assessments for the support services offered through the Dean of Students office 
• Chair the Student Affairs Assessment team, and provide leadership on assessment for the Student Affairs division
• Special responsibilities for a specific subset of students to be determined in conjunction with the other Associate Dean in the office, and include personal and academic counseling, working with students in distress, and handling student leaves. In the past, the Associate Deans divided up the student population by class year.
• Oversee the Student Handbook; develop and manage other Student Affairs materials and web content related to academic support and Student Affairs assessment
• Oversee the Domestic Exchange Program
• Serve as a non-voting member of the Academic Petitions Committee; a member of the Academic Standards Committee, and other appropriate committees
• Serve on the On-Call Deans Group and On Call Assessment Team (a BIT team)
• Coordinate cases of academic honesty policy violations, assessment of policy and training in the area of academic integrity; staff the Academic Discipline Board

Application Process
The Search Committee will accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current resume and a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name and contact information of all nominees. Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Will Gates
Partner Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601
562-360-1353 (FAX)
Refer to code “POMONA-AVPSA” in subject line

Institution Information
Pomona College ranks among the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation. Today, 228 full‐time faculty members at Pomona continue to innovate and educate its students to become the next generation of leaders, scholars, artists and citizens fulfilling the vision of its founders: to bear their added riches in trust for humankind. Approximately 98 percent of the students live on campus in an active living‐learning environment. Pomona is committed to need‐blind admissions, and to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need with scholarships and student employment. Established in 1887, Pomona is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges(, which comprise a unique academic community of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. The consortium includes Claremont Graduate University (1925), Scripps College (1926), Claremont McKenna College (1946), Harvey Mudd College (1955), Pitzer College (1963), and the Keck Graduate Institute (1997). Each of the institutions has its own campus, students and faculty, governing boards, and distinctive style. The Claremont Colleges arose from Pomona College’s desire to maintain the unique advantages of a small college while providing the array of opportunities that exists in a large university. The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) is a nationally recognized model for academic, student,and institutional support services, designed to meet the needs of 6,300 students and 2,300 faculty and staff. Pomona College ranks 8th on the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list, 5th on US News & World Reports “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” list, 4th nationally in Fulbright fellowships in 2014, and 11th for graduates serving in the Teach for America program. Pomona College ranks among the strongest colleges and universities nationally in endowment resources. The market value of the endowment as December 31, 2014 was close to $2.1 billion; the endowment per student is the highest among all liberal arts colleges.

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Contact Information

Will Gates
Partner Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601
562-360-1353 (FAX)


Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree; Doctoral degree in higher education or a specific academic discipline, or related field is strongly preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience: A minimum of 7 years of experience with increasing responsibility in the areas of student academic support, student affairs, or a related field is required. Experience at an academic institution is preferred.