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Assistant Dean II
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
 
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Date Posted 10/18/2022
Category
Executive-Dean-Other
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details


Position Information


Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Dean II
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department SEBS-Acad Programs & Research
Overview
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, located on the George H. Cook Campus, is one of the largest schools of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We pursue excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in areas of study that address the biological spectrum from molecules to ecosystems. Our emphasis is on both the fundamental sciences and the social and human dimensions. We offer 21 undergraduate majors, including plant and animal sciences, microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture and food systems, landscape architecture, food and nutritional sciences, ecology and evolution, marine science and oceanography, environmental sciences and meteorology, human ecology, entomology, and environmental economics.
In addition to instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, our students have opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus, including a growing emphasis on international experiences through short- and long-term study abroad. Students also have access to a robust program of applied research and outreach hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station laboratories, farms, business incubators, and marine stations throughout the state.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Dean II for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) – Academic Programs & Research. The Assistant Dean position is critical to assisting students through a detailed and understandable process to effectively plan for degree completion and post-graduate opportunities, and educates students about their progress to timely degree completion and the institutional policies, opportunities, and resources that are key to a successful transition. This position is influential to both external and internal processes in the University, developing collaborative efforts and strategic alliances with internal constituents, such as the Registrar’s Office, academic departments at SEBS and other NB schools with programs completed by SEBS students, and other Rutgers units tasked with graduation/commencement planning, and external agencies including alumni, graduate and professional programs, and the professional community. The Assistant Dean is the institutional expert for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences on all issues related to degree completion and graduation, and as such, anticipates complex functional needs and develops recommendations and solutions for problems, policies and services that meet the needs of advanced undergraduate students while coordinating with the priorities of SEBS and the University.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Responsible for all degree completion and certification activities for undergraduate students at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
  • Creates, implements, and provides leadership for all review and certification processes, including advising, registration activities, coordination of faculty and departmental advisors, and decision-making about institutional policies for seniors.
  • Organizes the review and communication of graduation requirements to SEBS students, works with students and faculty to construct degree completion plans, and informs students of the process to graduation.
  • Collaborates with the Office of the Registrar to enact degree certification, and with the Degree Navigator manager to enable accurate programming and maintenance of SEBS degree programs.
  • Support experience-based education and post-grad planning, the Assistant Dean works with the Career Management Specialist to develop and enhance opportunities for SEBS students in internships and other career-development opportunities.
  • Remains current on national and international trends and bench-marking of retention, graduation, and completion rates, particularly for diverse student populations, and provides assessment and data-gathering for review and analysis of SEBS graduation rates.
  • Assists the Dean, Associate Dean, Office of Academic Programs teams, and faculty advisors in supporting SEBS undergraduates and fulfilling the SEBS and NJAES mission.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 77430.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 96515.500
Annual Maximum Salary 115601.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years overall professional experience in Higher Education.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Administrative experience, possess outstanding organizational and communication skills, political astuteness, excellent decision making skills, public speaking abilities and the ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents.
  • Must work well individually as well as on a team and represent the School and University professionally and enthusiastically.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Acquaintance with Rutgers academic policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with academic advising, particularly post-graduate and graduate school planning.
Equipment Utilized
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Specialized academic software/systems (Degree Navigator, IMS, Perceptive Content/ImageNow).
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Ability and available to travel on a periodic basis, particularly within NJ and surrounding states.
Special Conditions

Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST3397
Posting Open Date 10/18/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Pre-employment Screenings


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.



Infection Control and Safety


This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.



Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement



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