Clark University’s Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic, highly skilled and creative individual to serve as the Assistant Dean of the Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences.
The Assistant Dean will conduct strategic planning for the GSAS in its direction, process and procedures and execute these plans and ensure the smooth day to day operations of the GSAS; provide oversight for academic and operational efforts within the GSAS including, but not limited to, graduate student onboarding and orientation, commencement, record keeping, billing, health record compliance, graduate student associations and programs, data collection, and communications with the Board of Trustees.
The Assistant Dean will manage budgets and provide budget analysis for the GSAS; manage relationships with academic departments, service departments, external vendors, etc., and ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Office of the GSAS.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Provide assistance to the Dean of Research & Graduate Studies as needed, in the Dean’s role in research center activities, and coordinating professional development programs for faculty and graduate students (including College Teaching courses).
Conduct strategic planning for GSAS in collaboration with the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in goals, directions, process and procedures in conjunction with the Dean and the program chairs; coordinate and execute the strategic initiatives
Responsible for driving the programming, development and, with support of other campus resources, the logistics of graduate student onboarding, orientation, and commencement
Overseeing progress toward graduate degrees with department assistants
Monitor graduate student billing with the Student Accounts Office
Facilitate compliance with state health regulations with Heath Services; hold health immunization record for all graduate students;
Oversee all budgets under the Graduate School and the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, including course assistant assignments and budgets
Student Services- maintain record on hearings, sanctions, and responses to charges of student violations of academic integrity; maintain the graduate student handbook.
Support the Graduate Student Council and its annual Multidisciplinary Conference
Provide support for the Graduate Board; ensure graduate student support and fileshare – provide background and historical information as needed, taking minutes, participating in discussions as needed.
Other duties and Responsibilities:
Serve on University-side committees as appropriate including: GS Enrollment Team, Compliance Committee, Search Committees, Commencement Committees, and Orientation Committee.
Other duties as assigned.
5-7 years of experience in an academic setting working with students, faculty and staff in a fast-paced environment.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, or related field from an accredited institution, in addition to a minimum of five years relevant experience in higher education administration (or combination of education and relevant experience).
Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as management and communication skills, required.
Knowledge of Banner, BI Query, Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and Handshake are essential.
Ability to work within a team, strong organizational skills, ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality, and capability to interact effectively with all relevant constituencies (students, faculty, staff, administrators, organizational colleagues, and alumni)
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Please email résumé and cover letter to email@example.com . Applicants must reference Job code 199730 in the subject line to be considered for this position.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Internal Number: 199730
About Clark University
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed to
scholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day.
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change.
Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.