Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, Global Programs and University Life, this Dean will be part of a leadership team responsible for the overall planning, management, and evaluation of the Student Affairs division. The Dean’s primary focus will be the diverse student population located in New York City that hails from nearly every state in the U.S. along with 133 other countries. Working closely with the Chief Strategy Officer, Global Programs and University Life, and the Vice Chancellor for Global Programs and University Life, as well as other senior leaders, the Dean will bring strategic insights to the redesign of critical division-wide cross-functional programs and structures. As a thought partner and key problem solver, the Dean will seek proactive, creative, and cutting-edge solutions to emerging student concerns and needs, in close coordination with university stakeholders. The Dean will work at both a systems and individual level, identifying trends within student communities and aligning programs and services to fulfill the mission and goals of the Division and the University. This position also builds partnerships both internally and externally across the entire University. The Dean will be highly visible and accessible to students, formally through their role in liaising with student governance organizations but also informally, seeking out those students who may not be engaged in formal university structures. The Dean will serve as a key deputy of the chief strategy officer, particularly in relation to high-Profile student events and critical incidents.
Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field
Doctoral Degree Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Higher Education or related field.
10+ years progressively responsible managerial or professional-level experience in higher education administration, student affairs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 5+ years people management, crisis management, and conflict negotiation experience.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to develop and interpret policies and procedures and to interact effectively with individuals at all levels. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, negotiating, written, and verbal communication skills. Exceptional judgment and conflict resolution skills. Must include experience developing and administering programs, seminars, events and training materials, managing staff and budgets, and developing policies. Knowledge of student development theory, career planning, assessment, job search expertise. Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and demonstrated practices to use in complex, difficult, and/or unprecedented situations. Excellent communication, presentation, writing skills. Leadership, hiring, and training experience. Ability to deal with a diverse population at all levels. Ability to understand long-term goals and broader planning frameworks and to frame the results of the analysis in a clear, cogent, concise, and compelling fashion.
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