Associate Dean for Operations and Chief of Staff

USA, Colorado, Denver
Oct 11, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Associate Dean for Operations and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Social Work is the chief officer for administration of the school, serving on the Deans senior leadership team. The Associate Dean will ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the school's non-academic related functions. This position directs all core operations of the school in support of the school's academic, research, and community outreach mission. Key responsibilities focus on the school's financial management, service to internal stakeholders, engagement of external stakeholders, and larger market positioning.

The Associate Dean will work closely with all of the school's associate and assistant deans. A key requirement of this position is to promote teamwork and collaboration across all offices and departments within the school. As such, exceptional communication skills, a positive approach to program-solving, data-driven decision-making, and exacting customer service standards are essential. The Associate Dean will also be the Dean's partner on implementation of the school's strategic plan, managing the overall implementation and annual dashboard of plan accomplishments.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business or social work
  • 10+ years in management
  • Supervisory experience
  • Budget and finance experience
  • Exceptional communicator and collaborator
  • Strategic thinker
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in related field
  • 5+ years in higher education administration
  • Fundraising experience
  • Capital project management
  • Change management experience

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8:00 - 4:30. Some night and weekend hours may be required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter, GSSW is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
  3. Three professional references with contact information.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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