Detailed Job Description
The Dean, in collaboration with the Provost and the deans of other schools on campus, is an active member of the senior academic leadership team of the College. As chief academic officer, the Dean provides vision, leadership and the administrative effectiveness to lead and enhance enrollment and reputation of the Huether School of Business.
- Leads the strategic planning process for the School, contributing to the long-range and strategic planning goals and objectives of the College.
- Provides leadership in the educational strategies and teaching programs of the school, including maintenance and innovation of high quality teaching, and the integration of curricula across disciplines.
- Facilitates information flow and oversight of programs to ensure quality of the instructional program, reviews proposed curricular changes, and ensures progress towards and maintenance of accreditation.
- Provides support for the faculty by creating a positive environment for teaching, scholarship, research and professional engagement and service to the College community.
- Builds partnerships with alumni, friends, and the business community to seek financial support for new and existing programs. Engages members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) of the Huether School for input on academic offerings, efforts to increase the visibility of the School, fundraising and employment opportunities for students.
- Participates in the strategic planning and implementation of enrollment management policy, actively contributing to the recruitment and retention efforts of the College and School.
- Leads efforts to create and implement an initiative to attain Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation status.
- Provides oversight and reporting on compliance with national business school accrediting agencies and New York State Education Department accreditation standards.
- Oversees efforts to organize and schedule academic programs, administers adjunct and faculty overload contracts; facilitates meaningful faculty/student advisement process.
- Explores and develops new degree and/or interdisciplinary programs and/or delivery methods with other deans or administrators and recommends such programs to the administration.
- Exercises budgetary oversight, dispersing funds efficiently and appropriately.
- Assists in public relations efforts including maintaining and enhancing the relationship of the Huether School of Business with the business community.
- Facilitates faculty and staff hires within the School working cooperatively with program coordinators, department chairs and faculty; recommends faculty for retention, tenure and promotion; coordinates evaluation of faculty and staff with program coordinators and department chairs.
- Supervises nonacademic personnel.
- Enforces the Academic policies of the School and College; participates in resolution of student academic disputes/complaints and faculty/staff disputes/complaints
- Participates in the continuous improvement of the student College experience as a member of the Academic and Student Affairs Council.
- Works with faculty, department chairs and coordinators in formulating School polices.
- Encourages and supports students’ extra-curricular educational activities and business student associations
- Serves as a member of the Dean’s Council.
- Conducts other duties as assigned by the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs.
About The College of Saint Rose:
- A terminal degree in one of the school’s disciplines.
- A distinguished record of professional activity in the discipline.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly or creative research.
- Prior higher education leadership experience at the department level or above.
- Experience in assessment of academic programs.
- Knowledge of the role of emerging technologies in instruction and the delivery of academic programs.
- Experience in the design, development and implementation of multi-discipline strategic plans.
- Knowledge of recruitment and retention programs, with evidence of recognizing and responding to changing demographics in admissions, enrollment and retention.
- Experience in financial management and budgeting.
- A record of advocacy for, and experience in, securing funding for faculty development and the School’s educational activities.
- Administrative experience which demonstrates strong leadership in growth-oriented enrollment management initiatives, innovative program development, and support of high impact, experientially-focused pedagogy practices.
- A managerial record of promoting diversity and working collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty and university administrators and of promoting diversity in staffing and enrollment.
- Fund-raising experience and a record of outreach to regional businesses and business associations are highly desirable.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and develop relationships and partnerships within the College and business community.
- Knowledge and experience in AACSB International accreditation standards.
- Demonstrated experience with distance learning programs.
- A collaborative and flexible leadership style that values collegial decision making and is marked by strong communication and interpersonal skills.
The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of about 4,500 students. Located in the city of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital District, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Saint Rose serves traditional students and working professionals in undergraduate, graduate degree and certificate programs.
The College of Saint Rose is an award winning employer. We are a 7 time recipient of the Chronicle of Higher Education's prestigious "GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR award, and have been recognized by the Capital District Business Review and the Times Union as a top workplace . Our employees enjoy a close-knit community based on the values of honesty, trust, respect, fairness, responsibility and the free exchange of ideas.
Candidate reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated date of employment is July 1, 2015.
Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, generous time off arrangements, tuition remission for dependents, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.
The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.