Assistant Dean

Hoboken, NJ
Jul 19, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Schaefer School of Engineering and Science seeks an Assistant Dean to provide high-level support to enable the efficient performance of the official duties of the Dean, and to manage the administrative and financial operations of the Office of the Dean.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Dean will provide support to the Dean to oversee operations and special projects and priorities including, but not limited to resource allocation/budgeting, human resources, administration and management, communications, and monitoring progress on strategic goals of the school. The Assistant Dean will provide leadership and manage the Office of the Dean to ensure high standards of excellence and responsiveness, operating with a high level of professionalism, accuracy, attention to detail, and integrity. He/she will coordinate responsibilities of the Dean's Office with other offices across the University and will act as a liaison with academic and administrative leaders and faculty groups including governance bodies. He/she will research and analyze policy and operational issues, develop recommendations, draft routine and special communications and reports, and coordinate and implement policy decisions. He/she will work with the Dean and other department entities to oversee faculty HR matters and searches, ensure quality faculty and student support services, represent the Dean on internal administrative matters, and will function as a point of contact with external constituencies. He/she will lead budget planning and management; recommend to the Dean annual and long-range spending plans for the school that support the mission of the university; work with the Dean and Director of Finance on planning school expenditures; work closely with the office of the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance in budget planning.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, public policy, science, engineering, education or related field
  • Master's degree or PhD in a related field (preferred but not required)
  • Minimum of 7 years of academic and/or administrative (preferably, a combination) experience;
  • excellent project management and organizational skills;
  • exemplary communications skills and writing ability;
  • ability to work effectively with varied constituencies;
  • demonstrated successes in programmatic, budgetary, and personnel management; experience and skill managing staff to perform at a high level
  • understanding of the university's academic enterprise and administrative operations
  • strong organizational acumen
  • strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • confidence to act independently, as a team member, or as a team leader as circumstances dictate
  • accuracy and attention to detail;
  • sound judgment and discretion

School of Engineering and Science

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EEO Statement:

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