The Dean of Academic Affairs for Berklee Valencia (Dean) is responsible for inspiring, energizing, and guiding Berklee Valencia's academic programs into the future, building upon the transformational vitality and creativity of Berklee's students and faculty, and embracing Berklee Valencia's unique presence in Europe and the Mediterranean. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the dean provides direction on the development, implementation and oversight of the academic strategy and operations of the Valencia campus as well as leadership to an academic team composed of seasoned educators and industry professionals.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director for Berklee Valencia, the Dean of Academic Affairs is a key campus and institutional leader, supporting the mission of Berklee Valencia, as well as Berklee College of Music.
The Dean also works collaboratively with the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost (in a functional, dotted-line reporting capacity), academic vice presidents, division deans, and other Berklee Boston personnel to ensure consistency between Valencia and Boston in curriculum offerings (including courses for Berklee Boston undergraduate or graduate students who choose to study abroad at Berklee Valencia). Likewise, the individual works closely with other leaders of the Valencia campus to align strategy, goals, processes and be coordinated at all levels.
A passion for creativity, music and the performing arts, (particularly contemporary music), commitment to education and diversity as well as fluency in English and Spanish is essential.
About Berklee Valencia:
Berklee's campus in Valencia is the first international campus established by the renowned Berklee College of Music - and its first campus outside of Boston. Located in the iconic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, Berklee's Valencia campus aims to become a pioneering global laboratory to catalyze innovation and ignite social change in the creative industries by fostering interdisciplinary and career-oriented academic offerings, accelerating the creative and personal growth of the students, and nurturing a culturally diverse mindset as we leverage the campus' unique presence in Europe and the Mediterranean. Offering a unique curriculum, as well as an International Career Center to assist students in their transition from student to music professional, the campus offered Berklee College of Music's first graduate master's degree programs in contemporary music (Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games; Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); and Global Entertainment and Music Business) in September 2012, and launched a fourth new graduate program: Music Production, Technology, and Innovation in September 2013.
In addition, Berklee's campus in Valencia offers a study abroad program for Berklee undergraduate students from Boston to study for a term at Valencia; a first year abroad program for Berklee undergraduates who will complete their bachelor's degree in Boston; and summer programs for Berklee and non-Berklee students. All of these programs together provide opportunities for musicians from around the world to join the global music community - as performers, as practitioners, and as leaders.
Description of Responsibilities:
Lead, inspire and manage the academic affairs staff team formed by the program directors, academic operations, academic technology, and library teams.
Lead, inspire and manage the Valencia faculty team, including:
Leading and overseeing together with the Program Directors, the hiring, onboarding and assessment process of faculty in coordination with the Office of the Provost, the Valencia Executive Director, and Human Resources.
Developing and maintaining initiatives for faculty development in Valencia
Developing, implementing and maintaining faculty-ranking and promotion processes.
Academic Leadership and Innovation
Lead curriculum innovation, development and supervision of the programs offered in Valencia:
Ensure that program offerings are aligned with Berklee Valencia's mission and vision.
Ensure that curriculum design is relevant and consistent with the established learning outcomes of each program.
Assess and monitor the sustainability and contributions of each program to the campus mission and vision.
Serve as a member of Berklee academic committees as needed.
Evaluate in consultation with the Valencia executive team all campus proposals for new or changed programs.
Collaborate with program directors and academic curriculum committees on any new and revised courses for Valencia.
Supervise the proposals and creation of new summer initiatives and programs with the Undergraduate Program Director.
Collaborate with the Library team on the integration and coordination of the academic curriculum needs with the development of the library and information services.
Academic Operations - supervise Valencia academic affairs operations and registrar:
Ensure academic policies are being followed.
Monitor effectiveness of Valencia registration and scheduling processes to optimize student experience and space usage.
Coordinate guest speakers program with program directors.
Administer faculty visitor and guest musician policies.
Supervise fellowship program.
Monitor student academic progress in coordination with program directors and Director of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion.
Create and maintain the academic calendar, overseeing semestral planning in terms of holidays and academic events, such as exams, auditions, culminating experience activities, etc. in coordination with the operations department.
With the Director of Student Affairs, co-lead the planning and organization of the orientation sessions for each semester as well as the academic graduation ceremony for the master's students.
Work in alignment with the Director of Enrollment and team to help advance the enrollment goals of the campus.
Work in alignment with the International Career Center Director and team to coordinate programming and strategies that will help advance the professional development of our students.
Work in alignment with the Director of Technology and team to ensure the academic programs are served with the adequate infrastructure and services.
Develop and maintain relationships with other academic entities and networks representing the institution.
Ensure the financial sustainability of the program academic offerings.
Oversee budgets for academic affairs departments (supervised by program directors), including the Valencia graduate programs, the undergraduate and summer programs, the academic technology department, the library and information services department, and academic affairs operations.
Work closely with the Senior Director of Operations on the budget planning, legal and human resources aspects related to the academic affairs area.
Accreditation and Program Assessments:
Lead the academic assessment of the Valencia Campus programs:
Develop and maintain ongoing program assessment and implement improvements.
Lead program reviews in coordination with the office of institutional research and assessment.
Collaborate with the institutional research and assessment office in Boston on the accreditation of the Valencia Campus programs by NECHE.
Lead Spanish accreditation process for the Valencia Campus programs:
Complete annual reports to be submitted to the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).
Complete program modification reports, as needed.
Manage the relationship with the quality assurance office at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the regional and national accreditation agencies.
Collaborate with the institutional assessment office in Boston on data, information, and assessment needs, as appropriate.
Equity and Title IX Responsibilities:
Serve as Deputy Chief Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator for the Valencia Campus, working closely with Berklee's Chief Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator to ensure that all possible equity policy violations are managed through the appropriate process. The Campus Deputy will ensure that professional staff in Valencia with designated equity related roles are appropriately managing, and supporting those parties that are involved in equity related incidents.
The Dean of Academic Affairs at the Valencia campus will be an individual able to embrace, uphold and model the core values of respect for, openness to, and awareness of the spectrum of values and backgrounds that enrich our environment at Berklee, and be passionate about music and education. This person will be an accomplished educator and expert in higher education who will lead the academic affairs strategy and operations of the campus.The Dean must have the emotional, managerial, administrative, and organizational skills and experience that demonstrate the capacity to navigate a complex international academic setting, and build relationships. This individual should have demonstrated capacity to develop and foster enriching working relationships with individuals and reflect a broad range of identities, perspectives and experiences.
Strong candidates will have an advanced degree(s), masters or doctorate preferred, in education management, music and/or a discipline related to those of the institution. The ideal candidate will have documented experience in leadership, management, evaluation, and planning in higher education, as well as understanding of the culture and uniqueness of the Spanish and European music, entertainment and performing arts industries. This individual will have excellent listening and inspirational leadership skills needed to engage teams, capacity to drive transformational learning environments, outstanding communication, interpersonal, and consensus-building skills, and capability to work collaboratively and collegially with a wide variety of constituents across all Berklee learning environments. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English and Spanish is essential. Additional languages are a plus.
Actively strives to foster and maintain a workplace climate that is supportive of all employees regardless of their identity, respectful of differences and genuinely open to multiple perspectives.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.
For full consideration material should be received by January 6, 2020.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0002658
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.