Associate Dean for Student Services
Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York. It has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders' revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service. Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, at the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region. Ithaca has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the "foodiest" towns in America.
As one of fourteen colleges and schools at Cornell University, in the 2017 US News & World Report’s Best National Universities rankings, the College of Engineering was ranked No. 9 for undergraduate engineering programs in PhD-granting institutions and in the engineering specialties. Established in 1870, the College of Engineering enrolls 3150 undergraduate students in 14 majors and 2115 graduate students in 16 MS and PhD fields as well as 15 Master of Engineering fields.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Engineering, the Associate Dean for Student Services will provide leadership and management of the programs and services that support the needs, goals, and administrative requirements of undergraduate education in the College of Engineering. The Associate Dean will manage the Directors of Undergraduate Admissions, Advising, Career Center, Engineering Learning Initiatives, and Registrar and will be expected to collaborate with the Dean, Associate Deans, and faculty to identify and prioritize the undergraduate goals, programs and initiatives. Additionally, the Associate Dean will be expected to:
- oversee the administrative functions of central college undergraduate programs and services, including personnel, finance, facilities, administrative support, computer services, fund-raising, marketing, and alumni and corporate relations;
- oversee the strategies, planning, processes, and communications required to implement programs and services for students;
- facilitate collaborations of student services, with related functional areas in the college such as graduate student services, diversity programs, professional development, and department undergraduate program support; and
- serve as the college representative to other colleges and the university on issues related to student services.
A master’s degree will be required in addition to documented substantive experience in higher education leading student services functions or an equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, the following attributes will be expected of the Associate Dean:
- ability to motivate employees, build functional teams and effective working relationships and lead individuals and groups successfully toward goal completion;
- demonstrated knowledge in student development and engagement, higher education and trends;
- proven success in program management/delivery, human resource management, strategic planning, information systems management, marketing, and academic program/student service development;
- highly developed skills in leadership, management, strategy, marketing and communication;
- exemplary interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively collaborate, network and develop relationships;
- commitment to diversity and inclusion and ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce, including faculty, staff and students;
- effective financial management, budget preparation, and fiscal operations management in higher education or the public sector is preferred; gift management and stewardship experience desirable;
- ability to analyze issues, develop solutions and implement actions independently and in a timely manner;
- effective verbal and written communication skills and public relations skills; and
- demonstrated experience using statistics and metrics for informing success in student services.
Review of applications will begin July 7, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Cornell University | College of Engineering - Associate Dean for Student Services
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