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ASSISTANT DEAN, STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (S3), Division of Student Life, to join the S3 team, offering advice and support to enhance student success and provide assistance for students whose personal concerns may interfere with their ability to engage fully in their academics and Institute life. Will meet individually with students on personal and academic issues and provide broad outreach programming to facilitate connections across MIT’s student, staff, and faculty community; contribute to the development of protocols, programs, and procedures; and provide advice to the community on issues that impact the student experience. Responsibilities 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; working with colleagues from other offices that support students from diverse, underrepresented, international, and first-generation populations, with a focus on Asian and Asian-American students; and collaboratively developing programming and resources to support the transition and success of these students.
REQUIRED: a master’s degree, preferably in counseling, psychology or education; at least five years of counseling experience; excellent interpersonal, writing, and listening skills; ability to deal with intense and sensitive situations; and the ability to take initiative, plan, develop, and execute on projects and plans while working in a dynamic, high pressure environment. Should be thorough, attentive, and resourceful. Experience in higher education is desired. A Ph.D./Psy.D. is preferred. Job #14412-P
Must be able to commit to dealing with crises as they arise, including during evening and weekend hours.