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Position Title: Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Olin College in Needham, MA is a community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to its mission to transform engineering education. We seek team-oriented individuals interested in supporting a student-centered and innovative environment by excelling at their own immediate responsibilities and contributing to the college as a whole.

Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Affairs, the Associate Dean oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Affairs and Resources. The Associate Dean is directly responsible for the study away and exchange student programs, immigration for international students, residential life, and student conduct. The Associate Dean is a highly visible member of the Student Affairs team, particularly among the student body, and will serve as a representative and designee for the Dean of Student Affairs when needed. The Associate Dean will serve as primary supervisor to the Director of Wellness, the International Programs Coordinator, the Hall Directors, and student peer mentors (R2s) and will be responsible for the effective operation and support of the on-call system for student emergencies.

The following is a list of key responsibilities of the position and is not meant to be exhaustive.

Student Affairs General

  • Assist the Dean of Student Affairs in the day to day operations of the office, including general inquiries, training and development of staff, and overall office management
  • Serve as primary on call staff person for student emergencies and responds to emergencies following established protocols.
  • Oversee preparation and updating of Student Handbook and other Student Affairs publications
  • Serve on relevant College committees
  • Liaison to College’s risk manager
  • May be called upon to represent the Dean of Student Affairs in their absence
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Affairs

Residence Life

  • Direct the College’s residential life program, including housing assignments, programming, and coordination with Facilities
  • Oversee the selection, training, and supervision of 10 student peer mentors (R2s)
  • Continuously enhance community, support student development, and facilitate a seamless living and learning environment.
  • Supervise Hall Directors

International Student and Exchange Programs

  • Oversee compliance with federal regulations governing the enrollment of international and exchange students 
  • Serve as liaison to direct exchange partners
  • Supervise the College’s International Programs Coordinator/immigration officer
  • Serve as the Primary Designated School Official for immigration
  • Supervise the International Programs Coordinator

Study Away Program

  • Direct the College’s study away process
  • Provide advising and support to students and faculty regarding the study away program 
  • Serve as liaison to study away programs administered by other colleges and universities
  • Supervise the International Programs Coordinator

Student Conduct

  • Advise the student Honor Board
  • Oversee the student-administered conduct process


  • Director of Wellness
  • International Programs Coordinator
  • Student Affairs Program Coordinator (with the Dean of Student Affairs)
  • Hall Director(s)
  • Residence Life peer mentors (R2s)

Minimum Job Requirements:
The qualified applicant will have a minimum of a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration or a related field, seven years of relevant experience, excellent project management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to influence and motivate, ability to work with all constituencies, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the student affairs profession.  Experience with SEVIS and immigration, or a willingness to learn, is essential. Occasional evening and weekend work required.


Please send resume and cover letter to Please include your reason of your interest in working at Olin College of Engineering.

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment—including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications—on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.