Assistant Dean for Projects and Programs

Greensboro, NC
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 013527

Functional Title Assistant Dean for Projects and Programs

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

The Office of the Dean in the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) provides overall leadership for the school which has ten departments and programs. HHS values diversity, creativity and balance in the life-long development of the total person. HHS, through teaching, scholarship, community engagement and service, prepares new generations of professionals, leaders, scholars, and entrepreneurs to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

The Assistant Dean functions in a confidential and direct support relationship to the HHS Dean and provides leadership, program planning, and strategic direction in resource development and management of HHS. This position participates as a key member of the HHS senior leadership team in collaboration with the Dean and other Assistant and Associate Deans and assists the HHS Dean in formulating, interpreting, and implementing policy within HHS. The position operates as the Dean's representative to an array of internal and external business vendors, administrators, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Department Chairs, Center Directors, Development Office, other deans, prospective donors, Alumni Association, the HHS Board of Visitors, departmental advisory board members, faculty, staff, the general public, representatives from other agencies and universities, current and prospective students, and parents.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections. UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 19,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Minimum Qualifications

An advanced degree (Master's degree or higher) is required; a Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of five years of alternative or equivalent professional management experience and training may be substituted for the advanced degree. Possess high-level organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; strong ability to exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in conducting the necessary operations within the school; ability to clearly document, report, and communicate complex issues and actions to all stakeholders, internal and external to HHS and the university; strong ability to anticipate needs of the school/organization and plan for and monitor deadlines; experience with strategic planning and with project management; ability to plan, design, and implement multiple initiatives and projects on time and within budget; exceptional oral and written communication, as well as presentation skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines, and solve problems, all while exhibiting good judgment and tact; ability to work with diverse groups and individuals at various sites throughout the school, university, and community; experience working in a fast-paced administrative environment; proficiency with word processing and with spreadsheet design, construction and management. Possess the capacity and willingness to undertake new projects, tasks, and skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with processes and policies of the University of North Carolina System; familiarity with Banner Finance and Banner HR reporting systems and experience working with Qualtrics.

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

Committee prefers to review any letters of recommendation the applicant can upload. These letters can be uploaded under the document titles Reference Letter 1,2,3.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Org #-Department Dean - School of HHS - 13401

Job Open Date 04/12/2017

For Best Consideration Date 05/03/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Link to Professional Portfolio

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC school system job board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn

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