Voyage: 2015 Spring
General Responsibilities: The Executive Dean is the Institute for Shipboard Education's official representative and chief administrator during a Semester at Sea voyage.
The position's primary responsibility is to lead the voyage consistent with the Institute's mission and consistent with the expectations of the program's academic sponsor--resulting in a successful and safe voyage.
In addition, the position:
Collaborates with faculty to provide a living-learning environment that is supportive of the academic mission of the program and ensures student success
Works closely with the Student Life Team and Medical Team to manage the adjudication of student conduct and the resolution of student crises
Responds to health, safety and security issues involving program participants
Serves as the leader of the six-person administrative leadership team
Directly supervises the Assistant Executive Dean, Dean of Student Life, Physician, Lifelong Learning program, and Dependent Children program.
Reports to the Institute's Vice President for Program Administration and Student Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia
Serves as editor-in-chief for the Dean's Memo, the Program's daily newsletter at sea
Serves on-call in port for consultation and crisis management
Engages in a variety of pre-departure meetings and training sessions
Minimum Qualifications: 20+ years of progressively responsible and successful administrative experience in higher education
An earned terminal degree
Previous service as Semester at Sea senior staff member
Forward-thinking, inspirational and authentic leadership
Superior communication and interpersonal skills
A deep understanding of and commitment to international comparative study abroad
The capacity to relate effectively with all program constituents and ship's management
The ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex and dynamic environment
Flexibility and a mindset of getting things done essential
Competence in selecting, supervising, and coaching staff
Demonstrated effectiveness in leading a team in collaborative operational planning and in achieving results
Fluency with common business applications such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Excellent writing and editing skills
Ability to exercise good judgment on a range of issues, many of which are confidential in nature
Ability to handle emergencies
Position Type: Staff Position
Please visit the voyage section of our homepage at http://www.semesteratsea.org/voyages/overview/upcoming-voyages.php to get detailed information on Voyage Dates and Port Itineraries.