Director of the Arch Learning Community (a program for students with diagnosed learning challenges)
September 21, 2018
Higher Education Institution
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Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community, for more than 150 years Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.
Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students and close to 400 part-time students, offering bachelor's and associate degrees as well as a robust selection of certificate and short-term credential programs.
Dean College is situated perfectly in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Approximately 90 percent of the college's entire student population lives on campus in one of 13 residence halls.
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Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Kraft Sports Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, the Broadway Dance Center and more.
The Director of the Arch Learning Community (a comprehensive academic enhancement program for students with diagnosed Learning Challenges). The Arch Learning Community has been widely regarded for 15 years as a premiere program for college students with learning disabilities and/or challenges. As a critical component of the Morton Family Learning Center, the qualified candidate will direct all aspects of the program including vision, staff supervision, development, implementation, budget and evaluation.
This position requires strong interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, oral and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks. In addition, this qualified candidate will also work collaboratively with a variety of diverse constituents including students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
Interpret psychological and educational testing and documentation to determine appropriate program placement with in the Arch Learning Community;
Active recruitment and retention of students with documented learning disabilities and/or challenges;
Collaborate with admissions to admit eligible students to the program;
Develop relationships with high schools, schools specializing in LD instruction and independent college counselors Collaborate with admissions to admit qualified students to the program;
Represent College at Admissions events and conferences;
Host on-campus programs for prospective students and families;
Develop the Arch Learning Community curriculum by working closely with Academic Affairs;
Monitor academic progress and social development of students and create intervention plans as necessary;
Work closely with student families and counselors when necessary;
Design and develop social programming model for student cohorts;
Develop program for career exploration and employment readiness for students in the program;
Serve as Academic Advisor for students in the program;
Hire, train and supervise Arch Learning Community Staff;
Serve as a resource for students, families, faculty and staff;
Other duties as assigned.
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Master's degree in education, special education, psychology or a related field required;
Experience interpreting psychological and educational testing and documentation;
5-7 years of progressive experience directing, supervising, and managing programs for students with various learning profiles in a collegiate setting;
Accuracy, attention to detail, and effective time management are essential in this position;
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication;
Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and technical skills as well as the ability to problem-solve and work independently, and show confidence in prioritizing tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment;
Additionally, this individual will have access to highly sensitive and confidential information and must be discrete;
Must be a proven advanced user of Microsoft Office applications.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 101658
About Dean College
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.