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Position: Dean - School of Education

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
C 2HA – Department not found Full-time A99262

Position Summary:

Under administrative direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of School of Education directs the overall operations of the School of Education, including academic curriculum development and instruction

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Plans, coordinates, organizes & manages a major academic school of the university and serves as an official member of the Vice President's Academic Affairs Council.
  • Cultivates external relations and fundraising opportunities with public and private sectors in support of the University’s programs as well as writes grant proposals. Fosters teaching excellence, curriculum development, engaged learning, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Participates in faculty hiring, retention, tenure, and promotion processes. Advocates for the faculty and staff of the school while meeting responsibilities as an administrator within the university.    
  • Oversees and maintains the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards and Priorities.
  • Ensures the allocation of human and fiscal resources in accordance with needs and within authorized limits. Provides an environment supportive of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Provides for the discipline of faculty and staff and recommends to the Vice President of Academic Affairs the termination of faculty and staff in accordance with university policy and procedures. Authorizes the employment of, and recommends the appointment of, faculty and professional/administrative staff to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.     
  • Prepares final work programs and budgets for submission to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Approves expenditures by departments in the areas of personnel, travel, current expenses, and capital.   
  • Prepares and reviews reports, evaluations, and other related materials for accrediting bodies and actively seeks accreditation when appropriate.  Approves class schedules in coordination with other deans.  
  • Develops programs of continuing education in coordination with other administrators. Promotes an environment that establishes strong collaboration and communication between faculty, staff, and students.  Provides an environment supportive of the student internship program.  
  • Recommends to the Vice President of Academic Affairs the assignment of faculty and staff to university wide committees.  Provides for a regular program of faculty and staff performance evaluation in accordance with university standards and policy.  Facilitates the certification of faculty as appropriate.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Financial ManagerA
  • Associate Dean
  • Department Chairs


Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate in education or closely related field, two years of full time, post-secondary teaching experience preferred, and the equivalent of at least five years of full time administrative or supervisory experience.  

  • Ability to exercise effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.    
  • Ability to effectively apply general principles to specific conditions.   
  • Comprehensive knowledge of administering a major academic division of the school.   
  • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum planning and development.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of organizational staffing.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of program and staff evaluation.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of budget development and expenditure control.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of strategic and long-range planning in an academic setting.  
  • Extensive knowledge of curricula and equipment needs specific to a changing work environment.  
  • Extensive knowledge of advisory committees.
  • Extensive knowledge of current social, economic, and employment conditions.
  • Extensive knowledge of public relations and public speaking.  
  • Extensive knowledge of report writing and grant writing.

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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