Exec Director of Summer Session & Assoc Dean

Jun 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: The University of Chicago, one of the world's leading centers for intellectual inquiry, research, and education, seeks an experienced, inventive and ambitious program builder to serve as the Executive Director of Summer Session and Associate Dean of the College (EDAD). The University is renowned for its eminent faculty, academic programs that rank at or near the top of their respective fields, a consistently strong and increasingly diverse student body, and impressive, constantly improved fundraising and endowment growth. In the last decade in particular, the University has fostered a dynamic and innovative environment that has supported many large scale and transformative initiatives. The major international university rankings consistently place the University of Chicago among the top 10 universities in the world. The University seeks to build a dynamic Summer Session program which is distinctive, strategic and fully harnesses the resources of the University as well as one of the great cities of the world. Located within the College, the University of Chicago's Summer Session offers a wide range of for-credit and enrichment oriented programs, both on and off-campus, for approximately 1,400 undergraduate and advanced high school students each year. The EDAD will have a broad mandate to innovate, build and strategically grow the summer session programs, including responsibilities for curricular development together with academic departments; publicity and marketing; hiring and training; oversight of the admissions process; and development of new co- and extracurricular programs. As an academic administrator, the EDAD will have competencies in multiple areas of higher education management, including student affairs, budget oversight, teaching, and program development at a research university. To fill these roles, the EDAD will work closely with department chairs and administrators; directors of Housing, Dining and Residential Services; Campus and Student Life; College Administration; The Office of Civic Engagement; the Student Health Center; and many others. Reporting to the Dean of the College, the EDAD will supervise a full-time staff of 6 and manage a budget of approximately $5 million. Additional information on the Summer Session can be found at https://summer.uchicago.edu. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATIONS, NOMINATIONS & INQUIRIES Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including CVs, resumes, and letters of interest responding to the position challenges outlined above) should be sent electronically and in confidence to: Sean Farrell & Kahn Lee Isaacson, Miller 1300 19th Street, NW Suite 700. Washington, DC 20036 To apply, nominate or inquire visit: www.imsearch.com/6286. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. Those in need of reasonable accommodations to complete the application process should email Rosemary Karr (rkarr@imsearch.com) with their request.

Unit Education: Master's degree required, with strong preference for Ph.D. in a discipline with an academic department at the University of Chicago.

Unit Experience: At least 7 years experience with progressive responsibility in academic administration, budgeting, and program development at the university level required. Teaching experience in the liberal arts classroom is desirable. Experience working with international students is desirable.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Acquainted with the habits of a university scholarly community. Experienced with faculty and student relations, university administrative procedures, and financial planning and budget management. Ability to evaluate overall impact and performance of the Summer Session and to propose new programs that express the academic and cultural values of the University of Chicago and are financially viable. Superior communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build partnerships with faculty and representatives from other University of Chicago programs. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills.

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