Southern New Hampshire University is currently seeking a Senior Associate Dean. Reporting to the (Senior) Executive Director, the Senior Associate Dean provides strategic and operational leadership for all aspects of academic programs at Southern New Hampshire University. The Senior Associate Dean possesses broad knowledge of the assigned academic unit and specific knowledge of the needs, strengths, challenges and solutions that support the health and success of programs and students within an academic unit.
The Senior Associate Dean is absolutely committed to maximizing the likelihood of student success in high quality academic programs. The Senior Associate Dean is responsible for ensuring alignment with the mission and goals of the University. The person working in this role is well-versed in, and connected to the national conversation regarding higher education, particularly around student outcomes, general education, workforce needs and different learning modalities such as competency-based education. In addition to being well-informed about higher education administration and learning models, s/he will engage with SNHU leadership as to how best to move towards the next evolution of higher education learning environments. To be successful s/he must “know how to build the box and when to think outside of it”.
The Senior Associate Dean ensures that programs and courses are of high quality and are aligned with the programmatic vision as established by the Chief Academic Officer, and as enabled through the activities of the academic programs and other stakeholders within SNHU. The Senior Associate Dean works in close collaboration with the associate deans and faculty (full time and adjunct), and the (Senior) Executive Director on the respective team. The Senior Associate Dean collaborates with Marketing, Workforce Partnerships, University Campus, Advising, Course Design and Development, Learning Resources, Center for Online Learning and Teaching, Outcomes and Assessment, and other SNHU departments to ensure that programs are healthy, growing, vibrant and present students with an interoperable environment that maximizes the opportunity for student success.
The Senior Associate Dean will lead a team of academic staff which includes Associate Deans (of Programs and Faculty), as assigned, as well as full- and part- time faculty. As part of this team, the Senior Associate Dean is responsible for implementing and overseeing activities that drive student engagement, student experience and student learning.
The Senior Associate Dean embraces a culture that is fully committed to two things—student success and team support, which is embodied in the tenets, described in the SNHU culture statements.
Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
Master’s degree in discipline or related discipline
2-3 years of related experience working in a similar role
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in online program curriculum and development
Demonstrated experience making data driven decisions
Demonstrated leadership over large, complex projects and change management
Demonstrated experience leading a team
Demonstrated experience in implementing systems and processes for improvement
Understanding of the higher education environment, the basics of learning science, key business drivers in higher education and strategic planning
Demonstrated skill at anticipating long term impacts of actions
Ability to apply knowledge and experience to the broader environment
Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed. Attendance at special events, such as graduation required.
A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.
Why Join SNHU?
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), founded in 1932, is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution located in Manchester, New Hampshire. We value teamwork, openness and diversity, and believe every employee has a voice in driving our success. We’re proud to have been recognized for 11 consecutive years as a Great College to Work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Our competitive benefits package includes tuition reimbursement, employer contribution to Retirement Plan, affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, and generous paid-time off. We’re constantly seeking creative, collaborative, and hard-working talent to join our team! Come be a part of innovation and education!