Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Dean III for Rutgers Global. With supervision from the Director, the Assistant Dean III builds and maintains an extensive familiarity with the Rutgers University curricula and RGSA partners' curricula through research and communications with departments, colleges, and partner institutions. The Assistant Dean III develops and maintains a comprehensive database of RGSA partner program/course offerings and discipline-specific learning options available to Rutgers departments, administrators and students. In conjunction with the schools, the Assistant Dean III identifies opportunities and/or gaps in curricula and areas for enhancement and recommends solutions for building intentional study abroad programming into the curriculum. The Assistant Dean creates and maintains a repository of best practices and system of sharing those best practices across the university.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Responsible for acting as a RGSA liaison to the academic departments and schools, helps develop advising tools integrating global experiences into degree progression, and ensures that RGSA materials and advising practices accurately reflect curricular requirements and college policies.
Conducts workshops around curriculum integration and course mapping with Rutgers schools and departments and creates program and curriculum integration guides for students, faculty members, advisers and administrators.
Responsible for providing training to ensure that faculty and advisers are knowledgeable about undergraduate academic policies and practices and the overall study abroad curriculum offered by Rutgers.
Ensures that the academic advising to the undergraduate and graduate students who want to study abroad are accurate, consistent and beneficial to students' overall learning experience at Rutgers.
Interacts extensively with departmental chairs and other faculty, as well as professional colleagues and support staff from university academic affairs offices, with the goal to resolve students' academic issues and career exploratory issues related to study abroad.
In conjunction with the Director and Associate Director, the Assistant Dean collaborates on strategic initiatives designed to expand curriculum-aligned course offerings for students across the Rutgers campuses and academic units.
Contributes to the overall success of RGSA programming by collaborating with program coordinators to expand and improve the quality of programming and services for RGSA's key audiences by keeping staff up-to-date on the latest developments and needs in curricular integration across the university.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Doctoral degree required.
A minimum of 1 year of administrative experiences in an academic affairs setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the U.S. Higher Education administration and familiarity with international higher education systems, degree structures and progressions, pedagogies and methodologies, and approaches to credits and grades.
Working knowledge of higher education system outside of the United States.
Previous experience of studying abroad or time living abroad.
Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
Understanding of NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad professional ethics and competencies and standards for education abroad.
Excellent problem-solving and strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills, sufficient to work effectively and collaboratively with a number of different constituencies. Professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgement, discretion and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including intercultural and interpersonal communication.
Ability to effectively represent the University to outside institutions and universities.
Ability to interact with global program representatives, faculty and students in a highly professional manner with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality.
Strong organizational, project management and administrative, and computer skills
Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office software required. Familiarity with Terra Dotta and student record systems preferred.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Experience in global and international education a plus
IMS, Microsoft Office Suite, Sakai, Canvas, MyAdvisor, and Degree Navigator are used in a daily capacity in desktop, laptop, and mobile platforms.
Posting Number: 20ST0325
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 110659
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.