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Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Services

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff



Quinnipiac University's College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Services. The Assistant Dean works closely with the College dean, associate deans, director of career development, and department chairs in the College of Arts and Sciences and will report to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Assistant Dean oversees and manages the College’s advising plan and strategy, and coordinates recruitment and orientation events for the prospective students.

About the College:

The College of Arts and Sciences combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Our graduates are system thinkers who learn to solve problems and work across society, not just in a particular field. Equipped with integrated and interdisciplinary learning tools, they have the ability to see the world through multiple lenses, making them adaptable and versatile – traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry. Our curricula incorporate four key pillars to prepare graduates for the demands of an evolving job market and world; Applied and experiential learning, 21st-century professional skills and literacies, integrated and interdisciplinary thinking, and 360-degree academic and career advising. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, data science, economics, English, environmental science, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, sustainability and public policy, and theater. In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, an MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Data Science/MS or MA in Communications, 3+1 BS in Data Science/MBA, 3+1 BS in Economics/MS in Accounting, Business Analytics, or Journalism or MBA, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA or MA in Communications, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, Math and Spanish.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” For three years in a row, Zippia ranks Quinnipiac as the #1 institution in the country for employment after graduation. Quinnipiac has also been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


  • Develop strategies to provide meaningful and consistent student advising
  • Provide planning support for advising events and initiatives, including faculty support
  • Serve as an advising resource for all chairs and faculty
  • Answer student questions and meet with students as needed
  • Serve as the advisor to transfer students
  • Supervise the part-time advising consultants in the Advising Commons
  • Coordinate CAS110 course for undeclared students
  • Manage communication and enrollment for incoming class
  • Coordinate with the Registrar’s Office and chairs on the degree-audit process
  • Enhance CAS’ experiential learning initiative, including managing internships and student grants
  • Collaborate with director of career development in management of the Advising Commons and promotion of the signature, 360-degree model of advising
  • Maintain and update advising portions of CAS360 website
  • Evaluate transfer credits for students transferring to Quinnipiac, and students taking courses at other institutions and as part of study abroad programs; advise students on plans to take courses abroad
  • Serve on the university-wide Advising Council
  • Review revisions to the university catalog for the departments and college
  • Coordinate and plan College participation in recruitment and orientation events, alumni and parents weekend, and ancillary advising opportunities
  • Coordinate Work study postings and supervise the work study program for the college
  • Manage the work study budget and students for the College
  • Participate in the governance of the College of Arts and Sciences in coordination with the Dean, Associate Deans and Director of Career Development
  • May teach one course per semester, if appropriate

Education Requirements:

  • Master's degree required


  • 2-3 years of experience in advising students
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication, including public presentations
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Project management and coordination experience
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. 

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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