Associate Dean, Student Services

Durham, NC
Mar 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) seeks an Associate Dean of Student Services committed to training global leaders across a diverse student body consisting of undergrads, professional students and doctoral students located at both the main campus in Durham, NC and at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC.

The Associate Dean will provide leadership and supervision for all programmatic, training and student service related functions to recruit and enroll the most qualified students and to optimize the student experience at Duke University Nicholas School. The primary focal areas include: team development, leadership and maintenance of enrollment management and recruitment, development and implementation of services and programs to support student engagement, financial aid, registrar, career services, executive education, assessment and program evaluation. 

The Associate Dean is expected to value the School’s mission of striving for a new paradigm, one that views and attempts to understand the earth and the environment including humans as an integrated whole. At NSOE we are committed toward advancing a more sustainable future by strategically focusing resources on addressing the major environmental issues of our times and by training a new and environmentally-informed generation of global leaders.  The Associate Dean should demonstrate a commitment to seeking, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students varied perspectives, ways of knowing, and approaches to learning

Qualified candidates will have at least six years of experience with demonstrated success as a leader, administrator and manager in higher education.  The Associate Dean must possess strong analytical and technological skills to effectively assess trends and put forth recommendations to position the school to successfully grow and compete in a dynamic and changing field.   A Masters degree in higher education, business, management or a related field is strongly preferred.

Duke has been named as a best place to work by several publications and organizations, including Carolina Parent, Computerworld, The Scientist, and the American Association of Retired Persons, among others.

Surrounded by thousands of acres of undeveloped woodlands and gardens, Duke University boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is one of three municipalities, along with Raleigh and Chapel Hill, that form the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.

To view the full job description and/or to apply, visit .   The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 27.  The position will remain open until filled.    

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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