The Associate Dean for Administration – Fine Arts The Associate Dean serves as the chief administrative officer for the Division of Fine Arts. The Division has ten departments: Ceramics; Film/Animation/Video; Glass; Illustration; Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture; and Textiles. There are 899 students, 61 full-time faculty, 26 academic staff, and 143 part-time faculty. The annual budget is approximately $15.3 million.
The Associate Dean for Administration – Architecture + Design The Associate Dean serves as the chief administrative officer for the Division of Architecture + Design. The Division has seven departments: Apparel Design; Architecture; Furniture Design, Graphic Design; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture; and Landscape Architecture. There are 1107 students, 71 full-time faculty, 26 academic staff, and 194 part-time faculty. The annual budget is approximately $17.2 million.
Specific Areas of Responsibility 1. Administration ? Monitor compliance with contracts, policies and procedures for the Division and its Departments and make recommendations as appropriate. ? Provide executive, and analytical support to the Dean; provide advice and input on strategic planning, priority setting, and resource allocation. ? Working closely with the Director, Institutional Data & Research Services, oversee data collection and analysis for reporting to internal and external constituencies to support accreditation and academic program review, and for long and short-term resource planning and decision making. ? Working with the offices of Enrollment, Admissions, and Registrar, use student data to project resource needs and inform budget planning.
? Supervise and evaluate department staff. Ensure department staffing (coordinators and technicians) levels, skills and resources are available to meet operational needs and college initiatives. Oversee orientation, onboarding and professional development for new hires and existing staff and providing access to necessary materials, resources, systems and trainings. ? Represent the Division and its Departments on college issues related to administration and administrative policies and procedures.
2. Finance ? Synthesize and analyze financial information and trends, develop and maintain multi-year financial planning model for divisional funds (encompassing all funding sources), and provide alternatives to inform effective decision-making and planning. ? Working closely with the Director, Academic Budgets and Resources (ABR), oversee operating budgets, equipment budgets, and other divisional resources. Collaborate with the Director, ABR, during the budget development process, and manage and prioritize requests for changes to departmental resource allocations. ? Manage and oversee expense approvals and student employment for divisional Departments and Programs. ? Oversee funds management to ensure available funds are used as planned, including budget vs. actual reviews, allocation of funds to departments in accordance with the policies of the Dean, and allocation of funds appropriately to meet long-term planning goals. ? Ensure compliance with restrictions on gift, endowed and grant funds.
3. Facilities and IT ? Responsible for the overall planning, programming and policy development for the use of divisional facilities, equipment, and spaces, in close collaboration with RISD Facilities Services as well as department heads, technicians and the Registrar’s Office, ensuring equitable access. ? Oversee and ensure equipment maintenance and replacement schedules/planning, with Academic Budgets and Planning office. Coordinate safety protocols and standards centrally with the office of EH&S. ? Develop and oversee the Division’s IT and shop plans, with input from IT and technicians, and integrate the divisional investments with college-wide strategic projects and priorities.
Qualifications ? Graduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a higher education institution. ? Minimum of five years relevant experience, including a minimum of 3 years management experience ? Demonstrated ability to provide supervisory leadership and project management in an academic environment. ? Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with individuals representing diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and perspectives. ? Strong financial and data analysis skills with the ability to synthesize and analyze data for meaningful action ? Commitment to prioritizing inclusivity, diversity and equity in executing key responsibilities. ? Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills, as well as advanced interpersonal skills.
? Proven experience and ability to work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively with faculty and administrators across the spectrum of a higher education institution. ? Interest in furthering professional development.
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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.