Founding Dean of the School of Allied Health

St. Bonaventure University
Saint Bonaventure, New York
Mar 08, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

St. Bonaventure University ( a private, Franciscan Catholic institution located in Western NY is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Founding Dean of the School of Allied Health. Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Founding Dean will be responsible for envisioning the direction of the School and be responsible for developing and implementing new academic programs in allied health. The successful candidate will provide the administrative leadership necessary to pursue accreditations, recruit and hire faculty, advise on student recruitment, provide interprofessional education opportunities and partnerships with healthcare providers, cultivate donors, and identify opportunities for public funding. (

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Identify and implement short and long terms goals that will assure the success of the new School.
  • Recruit the founding faculty, including those who will serve as the academic programs directors.
  • Make appropriate recommendations with respect to ongoing hiring, annual reviews, assignments, compensation, tenure and promotion.
  • Pursue requisite accreditations and collaborate in the development of program-level assessment plans.
  • Oversee curriculum development and ensure the academic quality of all offerings.
  • Collaborate with the Provost, fellow deans and senior leadership in considering the academic needs and challenges of and opportunities for the University at large.
  • Develop business plans and oversee the School’s operational budget.
  • Participate in fundraising and grant seeking by cultivating relationships with partners, donors, foundations, institutions, and other external constituents.
  • Represent the School within the larger community.
  • Engage in student recruitment and retention at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


  • Possess a Doctoral degree in an allied health field or related discipline.
  • Evidence of teaching and scholarship.
  • A thorough knowledge of allied health programs and practices.
  • Demonstrated administrative success at the program director level or higher.
  • Significant experience in accreditation and assessment.
  • A commitment to collegial governance and consensus building with the School’s internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
  • A commitment to recruiting a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
  • Respect for the University’s Catholic, Franciscan mission.

St. Bonaventure, founded in 1858 is a private, Franciscan Catholic university in Olean (, Cattaraugus County, New York, within the Diocese of Buffalo.  The University has more than 50 academic programs. These include combined degree health care programs guarantee admission to medical school for more than 30 students annually, preparing students for careers in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy or pharmacy.  The University is accredited by the Middle States Association, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

St. Bonaventure University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt - Fennell.  Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references and should be submitted in separate documents. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to March 31, 2017 to receive full consideration.  All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

For more information contact:
Cheryl Hyatt  -  724-242-0476

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.

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