Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Impact

Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Impact
Department: CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500
Vacancy Number: E180
Position Number: 1494
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Impact within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) serves as a member of a collaborative college leadership team and provides leadership, management, and advocacy for (1) community partnerships, (2) professional education, and, (3) the two emerging centers within the CHHS. The CHHS is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities within southeastern North Carolina and beyond through innovation and excellence in workforce development, scholarship, research, professional service and community engagement. The Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Impact is charged with translating this mission into mutually beneficial partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; international partners; not-for-profit organizations; businesses; and, other community stakeholders where appropriate. Moreover, the Assistant Dean leverages the expertise of our three professional schools – the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, and the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences – to develop and champion a robust professional continuing education program that serves to further develop the workforce within southeastern North Carolina and beyond. Next, by leveraging the expertise of the center coordinators, the Assistant Dean provides leadership for the two emerging centers within the CHHS: the Center for Healthy Communities and the Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development. The Assistant Dean must be dedicated to working with faculty, staff and administrators to ensure that the community engagement and impact efforts are appropriately positioned and represented in the ongoing dialogue of our learning organization – the CHHS.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Impact, in collaboration with other members of the CHHS Leadership Team, provides strategic direction and leadership for community engagement and impact services, programs, and initiatives through the development, enhancement, and guidance of its various functions and staff members. The Assistant Dean embraces the mission of the College and University and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to continue the development of the community engagement and impact model and programs to align with the strategic direction of the College. Collaboration across the College and University is paramount to the ability of this individual to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality service and programs that meet the needs of our evolving College. As a member of the CHHS Leadership Team, this position has the authority, responsibility and expectation to formulate, affect, interpret, and/or implement management policies or operating practices that ensure the long term success and sustainability of the College.

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must (1) hold a master’s degree with at least 5 years of related work experience within a university or college setting; (2) have demonstrated leadership, management, communication, customer-oriented skills, staff building and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization; (3) have the ability to build relationships and collaborate with academic and non-academic leaders and administrators, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals; (4) have the ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision; (5) have the ability to develop and implement a comprehensive assessment and continuous improvement plans; (6) possess strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to analyze data, solve problems, make decisions, and prioritize; (7) have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service; (8) have experience with and a passion for developing mutually beneficial relationships with community partnerships and agencies; (9) be knowledgeable of best practices in the development of a professional continuing education model, as well as, all relevant federal, state, and local laws, university regulations, and programs/policies required for compliance; and (10) be knowledgeable of best practices in the development of a marketing and communication model that serves both internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who (1) have experience with the development, implementation and assessment of a continuing education model for a College/School within a University; (2) have experience with change leadership/management and/or building a new office/center/service structure to deliver the services and programs outline above; (3) have demonstrated experience of effectively working in a matrix organization; (4) have experience working with students and faculty in health and human services, and, (5) embrace new technologies and software that enhance the delivery of services and program and/or experience implementing such technology in a similar environment.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) opened its doors in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional education, and health and human services knowledge dissemination and application. The CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. Moreover, the CHHS houses two emerging centers: the Center for Healthy Communities and the Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development. The overarching goal of the CHHS is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives. CHHS strives to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship/research, and service. To achieve this excellence, the faculty and staff are committed to responsible stewardship of the resources allocated to the CHHS. The CHHS has a permanent operating budget of $17M, over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 145 permanent employees. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

College/School Information:
The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) opened its doors in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional education, and health and human services knowledge dissemination and application. The CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. Moreover, the CHHS houses two emerging centers: the Center for Healthy Communities and the Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development. The overarching goal of the CHHS is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives. CHHS strives to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship/research, and service. To achieve this excellence, the faculty and staff are committed to responsible stewardship of the resources allocated to the CHHS. The CHHS has a permanent operating budget of $17M, over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 145 permanent employees. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with almost 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 06/19/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 07/24/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.