The Division of Student Affairs supports dynamic co-curricular learning and engagement for all undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA@Tufts). As a central resource supporting the safety and wellbeing of all Tufts AS&E students, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs promulgates community standards; coordinates communication between campus constituencies and departments; supports programs and activities to advance student learning; facilitates the coordinated support of individual students, and; works cooperatively with members of the faculty and the university’s senior leadership team to ensure the successful achievement of institutional and divisional goals, vision, and values.
Reporting to the Dean of Student Affairs/Chief Student Affairs Officer for the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering (AS&E), the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs joins a team of talented staff who provide individual student support, respond to a variety of complex student needs, and proactively develop a dynamic and safe learning environment for all AS&E undergraduate and graduate students. The Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs ensures that Student Affairs policies and processes are consistently and thoughtfully applied in individual student circumstances and provides leadership on strategic initiatives prioritized by the Dean and Division of Student Affairs, representing the Division of Student Affairs in a variety of contexts at Tufts.
The Senior Associate Dean supervises several members of the Dean of Student Affairs team, including the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, and will take on supervision of other student affairs functions depending upon priorities established by the Dean of Student Affairs. The Senior Associate Dean leads assessment efforts around student success, satisfaction, and outcomes to guide development of support resources and program planning across the Division of Student Affairs, manages budgets for the Dean of Students Affairs Office, and coordinates the daily functions of the Dean of Student Affairs Office. The Senior Associate Dean is the liaison to the Advising Deans and serves on a variety of University- and school-wide committees and working groups, in addition to taking on special projects and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Affairs/Chief Student Affairs Officer. The Senior Associate Dean is a member of the on-call team. Some night and weekend commitments are required.