Chicago Heights, IL
Less than 5 years
Posted 288 days agoby Marcina Stewart
Dean of University
The Dean of University provides academic leadership, vision and financial management.
Key Responsibilities for the Dean
Managing the academic functions of the school, overseeing all programs and assuring their quality and relevance.
Working with business partners to identify and implement new business opportunities that leverage the courses, programs and expertise that exist in the school.
Providing strategic vision to capitalize on and increase the strengths of the school and university to create new opportunities.
Partnering withmarketing and operations leadership to identify, evaluate and develop programs and certifications that enhance the University?s value proposition and market competitiveness.
Maintaining and finding new opportunities to expand programmatic accreditations and other ways to build academic stature and reputation.
To accomplish these overarching goals, the Dean will need to:
Provide visionary leadership:
Provide a strategic vision for the school that builds its reputation both within the university and beyond and maintains the teaching mission of the school, building faculty engagement and enthusiasm for teaching.
Engage in strategic planning and decision making that enhances the reputation of programs nationally and internationally, inclusive of understanding and/or mitigating legal, regulatory and compliance issues related to the success of all programs.
Improve the graduation rates for all programs by improving studentsupport, strengthening curriculum, and by working withmarketing and admissions to attract the right students to programs.
Use success metrics, graduation rate, school and university reputation, school and university growth, and budget performance to facilitate decision making that meets school and university goals.
Support the admissions function. Create and sustain close working relationships withadmissions leadership and advisors and work closelywith them, and with the training organization, to assure that admissions advisors are having the most productive possible conversations with prospective students.
Apply analytic ability to interpret metrics and develop management actions based on multiple data sources.
Apply past experiencewith programmatic accreditation to maintain the accreditations/alignments currently held by the school.
Hire and retain outstanding Faculty:
Oversee the faculty hiring function to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students. It is key that s/he attract those who understand how the world of education is changing, embrace technology and new methodologies and have a keen desire to shape 21st century education.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence and to ensure this excellence is promoted and sustained through the facultyrecruitment, training and management processes.
Lead and be a visionary for curriculum innovation, both in terms of what the school teaches and how it is taught.
Promote meaningful interdisciplinary collaborations within the school and
Serve as the guide and leader to motivate and develop strong faculty research and applied scholarship consistent with the school?s mission.
The successful candidate will have ten or more years?experience in higher education and three or more years?experience in leadership. In addition, the successful candidate will have:
Experiencewith online learning.
A proven track record in developing cooperative programs between businesses and universities.
A Doctoral Degree (Ph.D./DBA) in Business, IT or related field. Experience in both not-for profit and proprietary education is preferred as is previous experience working as a Dean or AssociateDean.