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Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2019
Title Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY, United States
Department Department of Medical Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Other Administrative Departments
    Student Affairs
    Academic Affairs
    Academic Advising

The Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs leads the team that is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment, ensuring that all students reach their educational, career, and personal goals. As a member of the Dean for Medical Education’s executive leadership team, the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs will provide leadership in the development, implementation and continuous evaluation of a comprehensive student affairs program, including student services, student advising and mentorship, the learning environment, career development and wellness and equity initiatives. The Senior Associate Dean will work with the medical school community, the Mount Sinai Health System, and the student body to advance the pursuit of academic excellence balanced with wellness, equity, and an anti-racist approach to enhance the medical student experience. The Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs will work in close collaboration with the Senior Associate Deans for Curricular Affairs, Recruitment & Admissions, and the Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion in Biomedical Education to create a supportive environment that engages students and faculty.
The Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs will report to the Dean for Medical Education.


  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive student affairs and academic support programs
  • Manage and Supervise the Student Affairs team, including the Faculty Advisory Associate Dean for Medical Student Well-Being and Student Affairs, Director of Career Planning and the Director of Student Health
  • Engage in partnerships with other programs and departments in the School of Medicine to shape an exceptional student experience that offers high levels of student engagement, learning success and professional growth opportunities for all students
  • Lead the process of reviewing and disseminating the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE), ensuring equity and compliance with national standards
  • Provide advocacy and develop academic plans for students who may be experiencing academic and/or personal difficulties and work closely with course and clerkship directors, learning specialist, registrar and faculty advisors in order to find appropriate interventions
  • Approach all students, especially those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, holistically, working collaboratively with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Admissions and Enrollment Services
  • Serve as the primary liaison in the promotion and disciplinary process for medical students, including close communication with Student/Trainee Mental Health when mental health issues arise
  • Lead the effort in maintaining compliance of federal and state regulations and program accreditation requirements for all areas related to student life, including measuring the success of interventions and continuous quality improvement
  • Work collaboratively with the senior leadership, faculty, and staff regarding policies and procedures related to all areas of student life
  • Work collaboratively with other associate deans in the medical school to foster a positive learning environment for students
  • Work collaboratively with the institutional leadership, faculty, and staff on creating policies and procedures, and communicating them in a clear and inclusive manner
  • Committee membership and participation as needed

MD or PhD degree in health sciences, education or counseling


  • 5 or greater years’ leadership experience in Medical Education
  • Demonstrated excellence in building rapport with students and faculty
  • A strong student-centered philosophy and understanding of student development and adult learning
  • Strong advising and counseling skills that enable mediation, conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Excellent communication, managerial and leadership skills, with the capacity to inspire a dynamic staff and faculty
  • Exceptional respect, compassion and understanding of the needs of a highly diverse student body
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Proven ability to work in an inclusive and consultative way with faculty, staff, peers, and students
  • Demonstrated understanding of and willingness to transmit the cultural and ethical values of the School of Medicine, as well as its policies and procedures, to students, faculty and staff
  • Knowledge of social, cultural and educational conditions that impact learning and performance such as racism, stereotype threat, grit, resilience, self-efficacy, social/cognitive career theory

  • Strength Through Diversity:
    The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.

    We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

    Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

    Who We Are: Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

    Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

    The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

    EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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Contact Information

  • Michelle Sainte
    Department of Medical Education
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    One Gustave L. Levy Place - Box 1255
    New York, NY 10029


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