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Associate Dean of External Relations, SC Johnson College of Business
SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York
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Date Posted 04/09/2019
Graduate Business School -Executive-Dean
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business invites applications for a full-time position as the Associate Dean of External Relations with a start date of July 1, 2019.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business includes three schools: the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). The college delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs and initiatives creating collaborative, comprehensive business management practices with roughly 240 faculty, 900 staff and more than 3,200 students.  

The Associate Dean for External Relations will continue to advance the SC Johnson College of Business as a top-tier workplace for faculty and staff through the oversight and management of corporate relationships, global strategy and partnerships, non-degree external and executive education and collaboration with Centers and Institutes. In addition to leading and coordinating these functions, this role will liaison with the College's career services and placement efforts as well as alumni affairs and development. He/she will lead the strategy for all external associations and partnerships for the College that enhance the reputation and revenue profile.

The role requires a bold, methodical and innovative leader, with the highest level of integrity, who brings proven management experience, as well as a progressive approach to developing deep industry connections and relationships in support the college's mission. The position will be a skilled relationship builder, both internally to the college, across key stakeholders within the University and externally with corporate engagement. It will be critical for this role to understand a complex, multi-stakeholder, matrix structured organization that has centralized and decentralized multi-campus operations. The Associate Dean will oversee several non-academic areas within the College enhancing the collaboration between the three schools.

Reporting to the Dean of the SC Johnson College of Business, this role will also serve on the Dean's senior leadership team. Critical success factors for this position include strategic thinking, international relations, contract management and negotiations, effective communication skills, strong technology competencies, integrity, innovative practices and the ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment.  

Responsibilities of this role include: 

Administration of Corporate Engagement 

Serve as lead contact in helping faculty to develop relationships with external organizations in support of their research. 

International Strategic Planning, Development & Execution 

Strategy Development and Execution of Non Degree Executive Education: 

Centers & Institutes Support: 

Grants and Contracts: 


Required qualifications for this position include a master's degree in business administration, international relations, law or a related discipline or 10-15 years of equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven success with corporate relations and distance learning techniques is a must. The position requires proven leadership in managing large, complex contracts and dealing with senior executives. The successful candidate should have a proven ability to work effectively with a broad and diverse population, including students, staff and faculty. Proven clear and effective written and verbal communication skills are required. S/he should have demonstrated effective leadership skills and teamwork philosophy. Effective supervisory and financial management skills are a must. 

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. degree with experience in higher education management or 10-15 years of equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven success leading complex and diverse organizations is a plus. The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting and managing staff including those who work in other countries. S/he would ideally have experience in collaboration with academic and industry-engaged centers & institutes and track record in administering and managing grants and contracts. A record of academic publication would be ideal. 

To be considered for this position, apply at Review of applications will beginimmediately and continue until the position has been filled.  

The following materials will be required:

1)    Letter of interest, with clear indication of position being applied for, 

2)    Curriculum vita, 

3)    Names of three references; please note references will only be contacted for finalist candidates

Employment Assistance: 

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. 

Notice to Applicants: 

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. 

EEO Statement: 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 

About Us 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. 

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

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