Grinnell Chamber

Assistant Dean of Student Success

Full time
Posted: 05/29/2019
Grinnell, IA


The Assistant Dean of Student Success provides case management and coordinated intervention for students experiencing academic and/or personal challenges with the intention of enhancing student persistence. The Assistant Dean bridges the gap between individual students, on- and off-campus services, and internal processes and staff. By tracking intervention strategies and protocols in order to determine efficacy, the Assistant Dean will recommend improvements to increase retention. Reporting jointly to the Dean of Students (personal/care response) and the Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising (academic intervention), the Assistant Dean is a student-centered, collaborative, and intentional educator who works closely with other staff and faculty as part of an intellectually-rigorous and diverse campus community. The Assistant Dean may lead in the absence of either supervisor. At Grinnell, the work of this role is inseparable from the work of social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Due to the on-call responsibilities associated with this position, the Assistant Dean of Student Success is required to live in the Grinnell area.


Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling, social work, or related field and 5 years of experience. Effective oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; outstanding problem solving skills; the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Ability to interface with internal and external constituents with diplomacy and tact. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Attention to detail.

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