Serves as the initial contact for the dean and the director of
professional and community development.
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree and a minimum of five years' experience in
higher education administration, public relations, institutional
promotion, or equivalent combination of education and
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Student
Development and Diversity, the assistant dean provides leadership
and overall responsibility for the strategic direction and
implementation of co-curricular GSAS professional development
opportunities and oversight of program services and events for
3,300+ students, their partners, and family members.
Design and implement a wide range of professional development
programming for Yale GSAS students. Serve as a member of the GSAS
Dean's management staff, advising on policy, initiatives, and
Serve as a community leader to support excellence in training
and professional development for students in the GSAS, especially
doctoral students. The Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
will collaborate with campus constituencies to develop and
implement programming that may not be offered in
departments/programs (e.g. conflict resolution, time management,
organizational skills, leadership development, program/project
management, IDP, etc.) to enhance students' life skills.
Collaborate with the Office of Career Strategy (OCS), Office for
Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD), and the Poorvu
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and their staff and 60+
graduate student fellows.
Advise and coach doctoral students across the divisions. This
advising/coaching will involve: making students aware of Yale
resources and opportunities beyond their departments/programs and
how to make use of them; serving as a confidential sounding board
for difficult issues that may be complicated to discuss initially
with faculty within a department/program; offering group coaching
sessions around key transitions in doctoral training.
Supervise the Director of the McDougal Graduate Student Center.
Oversee budgets for all graduate student events and programs.
Manage and lead, with assistance from the Director of the
McDougal Graduate Student Center, major GSAS events, such as Dean's
receptions, matriculation, orientation, and commencement.
Become acquainted with staff and resources available through
various Yale offices and programs such as the Office of
International Students and Scholars, Housing, Transit and Security,
Yale Health Services, Yale Mental Health and Counseling, Title IX
Office, Chaplain's Office, Office of New Haven and State Affairs,
sports and recreation programs, Yale WorkLife programs, city-wide
and Yale galleries and museums, merchants, and others.
Play a key role in graduate student recruitment and new student
onboarding and orientation. Direct the multi-week GSAS orientation
program for 650+ new students and families each August and
collaborate with Yale and New Haven partners to showcase student
services. Triage issues and answer new student questions by email
Work collaboratively with the Office of the Vice President for
University Life, the Deans and Directors of Students working groups
and the Advisory Committee for Student Life.
Represent the GSAS on various student life committees.
Manage projects and initiatives upon request.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
PhD and five years of experience in academic administration or
management or an equivalent combination of education and
experience. Experience with higher education recruiting. Experience
with planning large events. Experience with graduate student
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative summary of the essential functions that will be
required of the position and should not be construed as a
declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the
particular position. Employees will be assigned specific
job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without
regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an
individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as
a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate
on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or
expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects
people from sex discrimination in educational programs and
activities at institutions that receive federal financial
assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the
University's Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor,
Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone:
617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: