Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Fellowship Programs
Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Grad School - 390100
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0002489
Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School is seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to serve as Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Fellowship Programs. The Associate Dean is a member of The Graduate School's senior leadership team and supports the Dean of The Graduate School in providing leadership and management toward achieving its mission and goals. The Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Fellowship Programs establishes the goals and oversees implementation of the fellowship programs administered by The Graduate School, including the Royster Society of Fellows. Reporting directly to the Dean and working with a team within The Graduate School, including the Royster Professor for Graduate Education, the Associate Dean will Provide leadership and oversight of the Royster Society of Fellows Program; initiate new and innovative programs to meet the changing needs of graduate students; actively identify and recruit faculty to serve on the various faculty review committees vested to select graduate students to receive various fellowships, assistantships and awards for both recruitment and continuing student support; chair the Fellowship Committee of the Administrative Board of the Graduate School; provide leadership for policy development, implementation and award of funding; and provide leadership for initiatives supporting graduate students receiving external fellowships and grants from federal agencies and private foundations. The Associate Dean will also oversee interdisciplinary education and professional development activities in The Graduate School. Working with the Executive Director of the PSM programs, the Associate Dean will provide oversight of existing programs and leadership in the creation of new PSM (Professional Science Master's Program) programs. Working with the Director of Academic and Professional Development, the Associate Dean will provide oversight of The Graduate School's professional development program to ensure integration of professional development activities within The Graduate School. The Associate Dean will also provide leadership and oversight for the NSF Fellows professional training initiatives and initiate new and innovative programs to meet the changing needs of graduate students. The Associate Dean will support the Dean and Assistant Dean for Development in providing strategy guidance and leadership for fundraising strategies and activities of The Graduate School. This will include providing support for The Graduate School's major giving program and The Graduate School's stewardship program. In collaboration with the Dean and Assistant Dean for Development, the Associate Dean will provide leadership in the creation of new fellowships and other donor giving opportunities designed to meet the changing needs of our graduate students and that appeal to private donors' interests. The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1903 and encompasses 80-plus programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. The Graduate School is home to the prestigious Royster Society of Fellows supporting outstanding graduate students across the university with generous funding, interdisciplinary learning, networking, professional development and social opportunities. As a pan-university unit, The Graduate School serves approximately 8,500 doctoral and master's degree students from admission to graduation. The school administers over $35M annually to support graduate students throughout their degree programs with tuition, recruitment, dissertation research, travel, professional development and other types of support. Successful applicants for this position should have demonstrably strong experience in higher education administration. Strong communication and teamwork abilities are required.
Education Requirements: Master's degree and related experience required, Doctoral degree preferred.
Qualification and Experience: At least five years of higher education administration experience, ability to work independently and meet high goals and to interact effectively with faculty and administrators in a research university; ability to work effectively with students; integrity, sincerity, enthusiasm, and exceptional written and oral skills. Travel and some weekend work are required.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Alicia Rogers, Human Resources Manager
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]