Assistant Dean/Director of Case Management

Position Details

Job Description

Position Title Assistant Dean/Director of Case Management
General Description

This position will play an integral part in facilitating student success pursuant to the principle of inclusive excellence. The assistant dean will utilize best practices and create strategies to address the needs of Scripps students who are challenged by health, conduct, substance abuse, financial and other issues that adversely affect their academic and/or personal success. The assistant dean will serve as the primary point of contact and liaison to health care and mental health providers, faculty, staff and parents for those students requiring case management support and interventions.

Essential Functions

This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. Perform other duties as assigned.

•Handle highly confidential information and manage crises in the college environment.
•Address the needs of Scripps students who are experiencing emergencies such as illness, hospitalization, personal challenges, psychosocial issues, and behavioral concerns through a variety of interventions, referrals and follow-up services.
•Participate in on-call rotation and convene Student of Concern team on a weekly basis.
•Coordinate outside care for Scripps students with mental health, substance abuse or other chronic challenges.
•Expand early alert system for students of concern.
•Assist with student re-entry following suspension/leave of absence.
•Serve as case manager for all student-related issues that come before the On-Call and Students of Concern teams and all subsequent follow-up (focused on crisis/mental health concerns and assisting students in crisis or distress, prioritizing issues and bringing Scripps and community resources to bear in order to maximize student success; includes significant work with families, faculty, and other affected individuals).
• Serve as Primary Contact Dean and manage caseload of advisees.
•Manage off-campus referral program.
•Communicate with faculty, other staff and administrators, as needed, regarding students of concern.
•Collaborate with other college administrators in training and educational opportunities regarding behavior intervention response measures and methods.
•Collaborate and build partnerships across the Claremont Colleges, including work with Monsour Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Health Education Outreach and the Title IX Working Group
•Perform other duties as required or assigned.
•Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
•Must be self-directed and possess strong organizational skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in teams.
•Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to work effectively with diverse student population
•Must be excellent oral and written communicator
•Demonstrated success in utilizing data for planning and evaluation of programs and services.
•Ability to work within and assist others in navigating complex systems
•Record of establishing effective working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, and external constituents.

Qualifications & Standards

•Master’s degree in Higher Education, Social Work, Counseling, or related field required.
•At least 5 years of experience in a college or university setting
•Experience managing response to crisis situations
•Experience leading or working as part of a case management team

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications


Classification and Status

This is a regular, full-time, benefits-eligible, exempt position.

The regular hours of this position are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Due to the nature of the position, the needs of students and exigencies of crisis situations may require additional work outside regular business hours.

Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Physical Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.

Other Information
At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Scripps College Employee
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    • Personal Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents