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Position: Assistant Dean - External Relations

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
45 2JA – Department not found Full-time A98087

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Dean - College of Tech/Computing, the Assistant Dean - External Relations will: plan and implement a comprehensive development program for the School of Technology & Computing; direct external relations programs and activities such as - Advisory Boards, Center for Digital Design and Development etc. to support academic excellence in the School of T&C; maintain relationships with external boards; initiate, integrate, and maintain relationships with volunteers who serve on both internal and external executive committees, councils, and boards; supervise administrative support staff, hourly personnel, and faculty members directing each of various external relations programs to foster an environment supportive of external relations programs.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Analyze the funding needs of the school and identify potential funding sources.
  • Coordinate all development plans and activities with the Dean.
  • Collaborate with Dean and Institutional Advancement office on most appropriate approaches for accessing funds
  • Develop innovative ideas, concepts, and approaches for seeking funds from non-appropriation sources. Determine the approaches most likely to succeed in accessing funds for the school
  • Initiate specific strategies, complete w/specific goals/objectives for cultivating and securing identified funds.
  • Assign tasks and responsibility to individuals participating in the fund development process. Monitor progress and suggest modifications as specific strategies are implemented.
  • Evaluate each fund raising effort, seeking ways to improve performance and increase productivity.
  • Direct external relations programs and activities such as: Advisory Boards, Center for Digital Design and Development, and others to support academic excellence in the School of T&C.
  • Coordinate the design of operating guidelines, processes, and policies governing external relations.
  • Develop strategic and long-range external relations plans.
  • Initiate annual meetings of councils and boards.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited college or university with an earned doctorate plus two years of experience related to the summary of duties; or a master degree in a Technical Field related plus four years of experience related to the summary of duties.

  • Knowledge of teaching methodologies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of course and  curriculum development skills.
  • Ability to recruit and advise students.
  • Knowledge of financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods/ techniques.
  • Interpersonal, public relation, problem solving, decision making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


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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