Associate Dean for Senior Year Students


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Associate Dean for Senior Year Students
Per Year
Full Time
Master's Degree

Williams College seeks a highly-motivated, student-centered individual to work as an Associate Dean for Senior Year Students and Director of Students in Transition Department, a position designed to meet the Office's priority of providing holistic services to students.  The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to supporting students to thrive. We value collegiality, collaboration, and one-on-one engagement with students and faculty. We believe in meeting students where they are in their development and helping them cultivate skills that will help them both within and outside the classroom.

Williams College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, gender identity, and nationality, among other areas.  We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations in higher education and advancing the college’s goals around diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.


  • Serve as the Class Dean for Senior students
  • Partner with OSL and Registrar’s Office to support seniors - helps with programming, attends events, helps to make sure students are on track for graduating
  • Provide support to students who come back from taking a leave of absence (as the Director of Students in Transition)
  • Advise and provide academic support to students in coordination with the student’s assigned

faculty academic advisor and other academic support providers (including meeting with students who are on academic probation, processing class withdrawals, and assisting students in creating plans for academic success, as well as supporting students in crisis and navigating personal matters)

  • Lead workshops/trainings/programs for students related to academics and learning beyond the
  • classroom
  • Serve in on-call rotation and provide crisis response
  • Serve as student conduct hearing officer
  • Some evening and weekend responsibilities are required


  • Masters Degree or equivalent strongly preferred; Doctorate preferred
  • Minimum of three years professional student affairs experience required
  • Experience working with senior students
  • General knowledge of supporting students in their academic, social, and personal success
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization
  • Demonstrated success in working with a broadly diverse student body
  • This is a full-time, year-round appointment, reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Students

Application review will begin on September 27, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $85,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-D.  Please visit to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee. This position is based primarily on campus, with the possibility of up to one day a week remote with approval. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at


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