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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Deans, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
The Associate Dean of Education at Bushnell University oversees the Teacher Education programs and is a member of a dynamic group of Teacher Education faculty team. The Associate Dean must possess effective interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong leadership and administration skills. The Associate Dean of Education must be knowledgeable about Oregon State and Federal Education laws, accreditation standards, policies, and best practices. The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The Associate Dean leads faculty and staff in community partnership cultivation and new program development for the department. As a member of faculty the Associate Dean routinely teaches up to a half-time load (6 credits per fall/spring semester & 3 credits in the summer). The Associate Dean supervises full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and departmental staff, and is responsible for program delivery and program assessment. The Associate Dean serves in an entrepreneurial role in assisting the VPAA to identify, research, and develop opportunities for program development, both for new and existing programs. The Associate Dean is a member of the VPAA’s Dean’s Cabinet.
Successful performance in this position will be evaluated in terms of 1) innovative leadership for the department; 2) significant and sustainable enrollment growth in departmental programs; 3) enhanced departmental and university standing within the local and global Christian community.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
Carry up to a .5 FTE teaching load (6 credits per semester) during the 9-month academic year plus one additional course (3 credits) within the fiscal year.
Ensure academic quality and student-centered delivery of all courses and program information delivery.
Collaborate with program faculty to ensure program quality and effectiveness and to promote student learning, student satisfaction, and student retention in all student populations.
Collaborate with the Bushnell Instructional Technology Specialist to ensure effective use of BeaconLearning and online resources for all departmental programs and courses.
Assist the VPAA to identify, research, and develop opportunities for program development, both for new and existing programs.
Identify strategic full-time faculty positions and recruit qualified candidates.
Recruit, screen, and provide orientation and on-boarding for adjunct faculty.
Supervise all full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty and staff in the department; monitor faculty & staff performance and conduct routine performance reviews.
Develop and administer departmental program budget(s).
Oversee assessment procedures and program review for courses and programs in the School of Education and ensure compliance with institutional assessment standards.
Ensure compliance with state (TSPC) and national (AAQEP) accreditation standards and be responsible for accreditation-related activities and reporting for the school.
Coordinate EdTPA instruction.
Coordinate data collection in TaskStream.
Attend and participate in state-wide meetings of teacher education groups, including TSPC, OAICU, and OACTE.
Collaborate with advising staff to ensure effective advising and mentoring for all students in the department.
Oversee program assessment and new program development within the school.
Serve on at least one major faculty committee, as assigned by the VPAA.
Collaborate with enrollment, admission, and advancement staff, to develop and cultivate community partnerships (e.g., internships, practicums) and to maximize recruitment activities that would benefit the institution and department.
Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor
Experience and Qualification Requirements
Minimum Masters degree in appropriate field of teacher education. A solid record of accomplishment in higher education administration and teaching experience (3-5 years’ experience preferred). Knowledge of the Oregon Comprehensive Guidance Counseling Framework, and TSPC/AAQEP Standards for teacher educators is essential, along with familiarity with curriculum standards and new program development protocols.
Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications. Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to the position. Individual must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Candidate must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement.
Working Conditions/Special Requirements
Bushnell University employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
The employee must have knowledge of strong office management techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the office; research methods and report writing techniques; record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software; principles of training and providing work direction.
Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
This position description is subject to change at any time
About Bushnell University
Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage the University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.