Final Filing Date: 04-12-2019, thereafter Open Until Filled
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs is a critical management position responsible for providing broad leadership and management of student recruitment, admissions, student records, student advising and co- and extra-curricular programs for students. The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs has a central role in student program planning, policy setting, strategic planning, organizational development, and risk management. Significant duties include innovative business development and implementation of new opportunities in support of the School's mission and programs. The incumbent is responsible for leading the Student Affairs Unit comprised of Recruitment and Admissions and Student Services and Records. The Unit provides support and programming for students in four MBA programs (in 3 geographic locations and one in an online modality), the Master of Professional Accountancy program (MPAc), the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and undergraduate offerings. The Assistant Dean works collaboratively as part of the Senior Management Team with staff and faculty as appropriate.
Master's degree or equivalent level of education and experience.
A minimum of five years of high-level student affairs experience within a large, complex higher educational institution.
Proven track record to be an effective leader in the area of student affairs including recruitment, admissions, co- and extracurricular activities and student services.
Knowledge of the business school curriculum and the competitive environment for a diverse pool of qualified admits.
Ability to explain information clearly and communicate decisions through excellent presentation and communication skills.
Experience in financial planning and analysis to manage programs with significant budgets.
Experience in innovative program development and project management skills with the ability to take complex, high impact projects from conception to fruition in a timely and effective manner.
Proven ability to apply interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with diverse groups and individuals at all levels of the organization, establish formal and informal relationships with others to provide feedback, information, and support, secure and/or provide information to clarify situations and decisions, resolve problems in a collaborative manner and communicate policy decisions.
Experience and team building skills to effectively recruit, train, evaluate, motivate, resolve problems/conflicts, conduct performance management and build an effective service-oriented, team environment. Success in supervision of staff with the ability to create the structure and practices that allow for staff and self to continuously upgrade capabilities.
Strong strategic thinking and planning skills. High degree of analytical skills and problem solving ability to effectively provide sound recommendations and continually examine systems and develop or revise to accommodate change requirements.
Ability to identify and utilize employee strengths, while supporting the development of new competencies in an exciting and dynamic environment.
Ability to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and teambuilding and working cooperatively with peers, employees and faculty.
Background in international partnerships or program development.
Background in marketing and communications.
Background in University of California student affairs and academic program management.
Demonstrated success in recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students.
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