Within a vibrant College of Education and Human Services with nationally ranked, accredited, and innovative programs, the Assistant Dean for Administrative, External, and StudentAffairs collaborates with other senior leaders to provide innovative and visionary leadership as well as operations and project management; and supports the University and the College of Education and Human Services in achieving key institutional objectives. The Assistant Dean’s major responsibilities are as follows.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administration • Foster a collaborative and collegial community among College personnel, taking into account diversity within the community. • Ensure efficient, appropriate, and equitable policies and processes regarding all actions for managerial, professional, and classified staff. • Coordinate the Staff Advisory Committee. • Plan and coordinate professional development for staff and, as appropriate, for faculty, working with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. • Manage administrative and resource support for faculty, staff, and students, with attention to issues of equity. • Serve as consultant to department chairs, managers, and faculty regarding administrative and personnel issues and processes. • Oversee administration of adjunct hiring and support. • Oversee the hiring process, including developing position announcements, managing the search process, and hiring and onboarding new managerial, professional and classified staff. • Serve as liaison to the Human Resources Office with regard to managerial, professional and classified staff issues and processes. • Manage performance evaluations and reappointments for staff. • Mentor and supervise the Director of the College Office of Off-Site and Special Programs. • Mentor and supervise the Director of the ADP Center for Learning Technologies. • Mentor and supervise the CEHS Director of Technology Services. • Mentor and supervise the Program Associate who supports the Assistant Dean and the Director of Budget and Facilities.
External affairs • Serve as liaison from the Dean’s Office to all College internship coordinators. • Engage in outreach to community and corporate partners. • Serve as Dean’s Office liaison for all events and activities involving external entities. • Serve as liaison to the College Advisory Board. • Oversee affiliation agreements for internships and other purposes in consultation with the University Counsel. • Oversee alumni affairs o Serve as liaison to the Alumni Office. o Create and manage processes to identify and regularly contact alumni. o Work with the Alumni Office, CEHS Development Officer, and CEHS Advisory Board to engage alumni in the College in multiple ways.
International initiatives o Serve as liaison to and collaborator with the Office of International Engagement. o Coordinate, support, and encourage international activities in the College, including student study abroad, visiting scholars, and international collaborations. o Develop and coordinate support for international students in the College. o Work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to promote and support international academic programs and research collaborations.
Student Affairs • Oversee student affairs for the College in collaboration with the academic departments. • Serve as a liaison to Student Development and Campus Life. • Ensure the quality and availability of equitable services and support for the academic, personal, and professional growth and achievement of students of all backgrounds. • Ensure the availability of appropriate support for students from marginalized groups. • Serve as consultant to department chairs and faculty regarding student issues and processes. • Represent the College on University committees regarding student services and concerns, including representing the College at University admitted student days, and orientation and transfer student events for new and transfer students. • Manage the College’s student events, including scholarships, Awards Night, and Convocation. • Oversee all student procedures, including student conduct, grievances, and appeals. • Work with the Dean of Students and, as necessary, University Counsel regarding student grievances and other student matters.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Dean. • The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
REQUIRED: • Master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline. • Minimum of four years of experience or equivalent in educational administration at the college or university level. • A substantial amount of experience supervising professional staff. • Superior communication and administrative skills. • Strong interpersonal skills and confidentiality. • Commitment to equity, diversity, and social justice, and to the College’s mission to work toward developing a healthier, better educated, more justice society. • Ability to demonstrate initiative and leadership, to follow through on suggestions, and to report results in a timely manner. • Ability to handle and generate statistical data. PREFERRED: • Doctoral degree
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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
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