Position Classification Title: Asst Dean of Stud,Interve Asse
Position Classification Code: P2015
Job Family: Student Affairs
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Collaborates with the CARE Team to implement non-clinical interventions to provide follow up care, support and resources for student who have challenges with academic, health, wellness, conduct, safety or their general welfare or may be at risk of being retained if they are otherwise not provided for.
Standard Duties:
Under the direction of the Dean of Students, this position serves as primary designee to the Dean with primary focus on case management/crises intervention position that is concerned with the administrative and management task specific to NMSU’s Conduct Assessment Response Education Team (behavioral intervention team) to link with, assist, and monitor students who are in distress or crisis situations, and who have come to the attention of the CARE team. The Case Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for faculty, staff, and students at NMSU who express concerns regarding students; will utilize case management strategies to improve the level of behavioral functioning, interactions with others, and overall functioning within the campus environment for each student of concern; will provide a regular conduit for communication between the multidisciplinary CARE Team, the students of concern, and “need-to-know” individuals and departments; ensuring that all needed support resources of NMSU and the local community are made known to students of concern; and will work directly with students; safety issues and risk related behaviors. Specific case management responsibilities include: provide on-going case management for all students working with the case documentation via electronic records-keeping system of CARE Team meetings and activities, responding, coordinating responses, coordinating outreach efforts, providing training, and preparing reports. Serve as the Chair of the CARE Team in the absence of the Dean of Students.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and practice of student development theory, counseling and advising practices.
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including active listening and cultivating meaningful connections with diverse faculty, staff, parent, and community partners. Strong interpersonal, organization and crisis management skills. Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially database, word, spreadsheet.
Ability to recognize and set appropriate boundaries with students, including a focus on connecting students to resources and coaching. Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced environment, quickly adapt to changing student needs and multitask while maintaining organization and thoughtful interactions with colleagues and students. Embodies the ability to maintain composure when faced with crisis and/or high-stress situations, and reserve personal reactions/judgments/opinions. Ability to multi-task and handle an average case load of 30+ active cases monthly. Ability to make decisions and work independently and as part of a team.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling or other related discipline
   Experience- Three (3) years of Professional (post-degree) work experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-