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 Thelma P. Lally School of Education.
- 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 programs.
- 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 and advocacy for the faculty by creating a positive environment for teaching, scholarship, research, collaboration, and professional engagement and service to the College community.
- 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.
- Encourages and supports students’ extra-curricular educational activities and School related student associations
- Works with faculty, department chairs and coordinators in formulating School polices.
- Builds partnerships with alumni, friends, and the key constituents in the professional communities to seek financial support for new and existing programs.
- Takes an active role in various state organizations associated with teacher preparation and/or clinical training programs.
- Provides oversight and reporting on compliance with accrediting agencies such as CAEP, NASP, ASHA, CACREP, etc., as well as New York State Education Department accreditation standards.
- Assists in public relations efforts including maintaining and enhancing the relationship of the Thelma P. Lally School of Education with the elementary, secondary, and higher education communities.
- Participates in the strategic planning and implementation of enrollment management policy, actively contributing to the recruitment and retention efforts of the College and School.
- Exercises budgetary oversight, dispersing funds efficiently and appropriately.
- 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.
- 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
- Prior higher education leadership experience at the departmental level or above
- Ability to lead faculty and staff in the development and implementation of a vision for the School’s future
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education
- Demonstrated scholarly or creative work in higher education
- Has practical experience in a field related to one of the School’s programs
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting faculty development, collaboration and advocacy
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning
- Experience in the recruitment and retention of domestic, veteran, and international students for undergraduate and graduate programs
- Demonstrated support of diversity in relation to: recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff; development of curriculum, pedagogy, and programming; partnerships and collaborations on and off campus
- Experience in assessment of undergraduate and graduate academic programs
- Knowledge of and experience with national accrediting agencies such as CAEP, ASHA, NASP, CACREP, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain accreditation for all undergraduate and graduate programs
- Demonstrated knowledge of the role of emerging technologies in instruction and the delivery of graduate and undergraduate academic programs and clinical programs
- Experience in financial management and budgeting
- Demonstrated experience in fundraising and securing funds for the purposes of achieving short and long term goals consistent with vision for the School
- Record of successful outreach into the community including outreach to schools, foundations, business organizations and/or agencies
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders in the community that will further the goals and mission of the college
- Knowledge of current education policy and trends affecting higher education
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.