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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Deans, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
Review of applications will start July 15, 2019. Position is open until filled.
Purpose: The role of the Dean is to provide effective leadership and strategic planning for graduate, online, and adult learning with a focus toward the development of new programs, curriculum, instruction, academic policies, and management of fiscal resources.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supervise Assistant Dean of CGOAL and provide oversight and leadership for the evaluation and improvement of existing programs and development of new undergraduate and graduate programs. Supervise the Academic Support Coordinator.
Give oversight to the strategic planning of new graduate and undergraduate programs in CGOAL and to new courses and endeavors in Dual Enrollment.
In consultation with the Director of Academic Business Operations, oversee and manage the academic budget for CGOAL programs.
Work in partnership with the Director of Academic Technology and Online Learning to ensure strong IDT support for curricular development, revision, and maintenance.
Work with the Director of Quality Improvement and Assessment, along with other appropriate academic personnel, to ensure program compliance with the Higher Learning Commission.
Oversee the assessment of dual enrollment, adult undergraduate, and graduate programs including five-year program reviews and all other program revisions.
Oversee program directors and program managers.
Oversee all professional development and required training of faculty teaching online.
Give oversight to faculty recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and professional development in CGOAL.
Work with appropriate faculty, administration, and oversight committees to develop new graduate and adult undergraduate programs. Prepare, review, and approve proposals submitted to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA).
Work with appropriate faculty, administration, and oversight committees to develop academic policies for adult undergraduate, graduate, and dual enrollment programs. Review and approve program information for the catalog and faculty handbook.
Expand the off-campus sites offering CGOAL programs as needed including obtaining necessary state and accreditation approvals.
Work with the Director of Academic Technology and the Online Learning Office to create and implement innovative learning solutions for students.
Assist in the coordination and collaboration with Admissions and Marketing to ensure effective recruitment and marketing efforts.
Abide by all University policies.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
At the discretion of the SVPAA, provide oversight and assistance to other areas of CGOAL.
Represent the University to external constituents and committees as appropriate or as requested by the SVPAA.
Assist with miscellaneous department duties as requested by the SVPAA.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree in Education or related field required
Five years experience in the administration of graduate adult programs, including online programs, in a college or university required
Minimum five years experience leading a team in administrative roles with progressively increased responsibility required
Successful development and assessment of graduate adult educational programs required
Experience in recruitment and advertising of graduate adult educational programs required
Experience as a professor in a traditional higher education setting strongly preferred
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven track record in strategic planning and academic improvement
Demonstrated ability to apply creative, innovative thinking in problem solving
Evidence of data-driven decision making
Demonstrated commitment to and leadership in education
Highly effective team building and conflict management skills
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner
Ability to prioritize tasks, completing accurately within predetermined deadlines
Ability to work as part of a team or independently without close supervision
Ability to work in an organized and detailed fashion
Demonstrated ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Knowledge and experience with technology, including computer desktop applications
Exemplary interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Understanding of and agreement with Northwestern’s Declaration of Christian Community and Doctrinal Statement is essential
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
About University of Northwestern St Paul
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.