Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Works closely with the dean of the faculty to plan and manage the School's strategic initiatives in a number of areas. As such, the Executive Dean has a special responsibility for ensuring the coordination of all administrative and business matters with the academic mission and programs of the School, and for promoting communication between and among administrative and academic units in support of School priorities and initiatives;
- Works closely with the dean for academic affairs to ensure coordination between the academic/research activities of the School and administrative functions, as well as appropriate support of the academic/research activities by the administrative, financial, and business functions;
- Manages and coordinates community and government relations, and provides leadership on cooperative ventures and new initiatives involving city, state, national, and international entities;
- Manages and evaluates the School's participation in ongoing business ventures involving affiliated institutions, the Boston and Massachusetts business communities, and other Boston institutions, and takes the lead in developing new lines of business and initiatives to strengthen Boston institutions' preeminence in science and technology;
- Works collaboratively with the members of the Dean's senior leadership team, as well as with the School’s leaders of the education, student service, communications, and fundraising administrative teams.
Duties and responsibilities will continue in the "Additional Information" section below.
PLEASE NOTE: Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a slightly modified manner – including virtual interviews and a combination of remote and on-site (on campus in Boston) onboarding and work. On-campus/in-person work is expected, though, upon start date – in accordance with approved COVID-related guidelines and protocols.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
- 15+ years of related, progressively-responsible administrative experience required
- Leadership and supervisory experience required
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
- Master's Degree preferred
- Experience in higher education, non-profit, hospital administration, or related field preferred
- Experience generating enthusiasm for and commitment to the mission of the School
- Demonstrated experience building and influencing partnerships and alliances within organizations and among its affiliates
- Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and oral, as well as strong tact, discretion, and judgment
The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
- Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
- Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
- Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals