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Position: Associate Dean - School of the Arts

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
53 2NA – Department not found Full-time A97796

Position Summary:

Assist the Dean in all aspects of the administration of the School of Arts with specific duties related to operational aspects of the policy administration, faculty development, hiring, accreditation, and strategic planning. Acts on behalf of the Dean in the Dean's absence on matters related to the School of the Arts and its programs.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Act on the behalf of the Dean in the Dean's absence on matters related to the school and its programs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing internal policies and procedures.
  • Oversee student academic issues including student appeals, academic misconduct, grade changes, graduation clearance, etc,.
  • Serve as a member of the School of the Arts (SOA) Leadership Council and the administrative Staff. 
  • Oversee faculty development efforts within the school.     
  • Supervise the SOA Advisement Center.
  • Oversee student support office with regards to advising, access, diversity, enrollment, planning, recruitment and retention, and data analysis.
  • Assist with faculty hiring within the school by training and assisting search committee chairs.
  • Assist the Dean in dealing with disciplinary issues with in the school for faculty and students.
  • Oversee training of the Retention, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) committees and completion of tenure and promotion documents and processes for the Dean.
  • Chair the SOA Curriculum Committee and assist department chairs in planning and development of new courses and completion of R401 proposals for new degree programs.
  • Assist with the development of planing, budgeting and accounting (PBA) requests and reports.
  • Provide administrative support and counsel to the Dean.
  • Assist the Dean in development and implementation of school strategic plans.  
  • Provide administrative support and counsel to the Dean.
  • Answer inquires, provide detailed information and interpret policies regarding academic programs. 
  • Chair the SOA Assessment Committee and oversee assessment in the school.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Academic Advisors, Grade 35

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned terminal degree plus progressive administrative experience and a record of continuous scholarship.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of administration, supervision and personal practices.
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, scheduling work assignments, and yearly performance evaluations.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. 
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.

This position 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 list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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