Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies - Clark University
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 151993
Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Tue Aug 16 2022 Job Description:
Clark University's Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic, highly skilled and creative individual to serve as the Assistant Dean of the Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences.
Additionally, the Assistant Dean will conduct strategic planning for the GSAS in its direction, process and procedures and execute these plans and ensure the smooth day to day operations of the GSAS; provide oversight for academic and operational efforts within the GSAS including, but not limited to, graduate student onboarding and orientation, commencement, record keeping, billing, graduate student associations and programs, data collection, and communications with the Board of Trustees.
The Assistant Dean will manage budgets and provide budget analysis for the GSAS; manage relationships with academic departments, service departments, external vendors, etc., and ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Office of the GSAS.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Provide assistance to the Dean of Research & Graduate Studies as needed, in the Dean's role in research center activities.
Develop and coordinate professional development programs for GSAS students (including College Teaching courses).
Conduct strategic planning for GSAS in collaboration with the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in goals, directions, process and procedures in conjunction with the Dean and the program chairs; coordinate and execute the strategic initiatives
Take part in the broader team in programming, development and, with support of other campus resources, the logistics of graduate student onboarding, orientation, and commencement
Overseeing progress toward graduate degrees with department assistants
Monitor graduate student billing with the Student Accounts Office
Oversee all budgets under GSAS and the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, including course assistant assignments and budgets
Student Services- maintain record on hearings, sanctions, and responses to charges of student violations of academic integrity; maintain the graduate student handbook.
Assist in developing and maintaining academic policies for GSAS
Manage the process of submitting master's thesis and Ph.D. dissertations for GSAS
Support the Graduate Student Council and its annual Multidisciplinary Conference
Compile the annual report with graduate data for the Board of Trustees
Provide support for the Graduate Board; provide background and historical information as needed, taking minutes, overseeing the fileshare, ensuring graduate student representation, participating in discussions as needed.
Maintaining and updating the GSAS website
Other duties and Responsibilities:
Serve on University-wide committees as appropriate including: GS Enrollment Team, Compliance Committee, Search Committees, Commencement Committees, and Orientation Committee.
Other duties as assigned.
5-7 years of experience in an academic setting working with students, faculty and staff in a fast-paced environment.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, or related field from an accredited institution, in addition to a minimum of five years relevant experience in higher education administration (or combination of education and relevant experience).
Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as management and communication skills, required.
Knowledge of Banner, BI Query, Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and Handshake are essential.
Ability to work within a team, strong organizational skills, ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality, and capability to interact effectively with all relevant constituencies (students, faculty, staff, administrators, organizational colleagues, and alumni)
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.