Dean, Master's in Organizational Leadership Program

Claremont, California
Up to $125,000 per year plus benefits
Jan 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions


VISION: The vision of Claremont Lincoln University is a world that lives by the golden rule; a world in which disputes between those that have conflicting views are addressed peacefully without violence.

MISSION: The mission of Claremont Lincoln University is to be a place where students learn how to treat others as they would like to be treated. Students learn the skills necessary to understand differences among religions, governments, other organizations, and individuals; how to respect those differences; and how to cooperate and collaborate with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems between them peacefully without violence. Our students will integrate self-knowledge with critical perspectives and contemporary skills to create sustainable social change-how to implement the golden rule. Claremont Lincoln University embeds the golden rule in the Claremont Core® which teaches the skills of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change.


COMPASSION – Follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

INTEGRITY - Be consistent and transparent in our values, actions and outcomes.

RESPECT – Value and be mindful of others’ views and traditions.

DILIGENCE – Have a commitment to continually improve and the strength to make a difference.

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY – Hold ourselves accountable; deliver on our promises.

INNOVATION – Strive to define new ways to make education better.

LOYALTY – Support and allegiance to CLU and its mission.

SOCIAL IMPACT – make the world a better place.

SERVICE - provide a quality educational experience to all that encounter CLU.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:  The Dean of Organizational Leadership program is both a faculty and administrative position responsible for managing the graduate degree and its concentrations.  The M.A. in Organizational Leadership is designed for those with a desire to lead diverse organizations towards positive social change.  The degree program offers concentrations in Ethics, Healthcare Leadership, Human Resources, and Civic Engagement.  Leaders in these fields face the challenges to navigate diverse teams, think critically, manage social complexity and meet strategic goals within a high ethical context.

Administrative duties include management of the program to ensure that offerings are accessible, relevant, challenging and well designed; managing four faculty chairs (Ethics, Healthcare Leadership, Human Resources, and Civic Engagement); working with the other Deans and the Director of the Claremont Core® to establish common administrative policies and processes; faculty/student recruitment, external engagement, evaluation and development of the teaching faculty;  and, developing external facing components of the degree program including certificates, partner opportunities, and scholarly exchanges in a digital environment.  The faculty responsibilities include teaching one class per year online and being an active and positive contributor to the Academic Leadership Team and Office of Academic Affairs which addresses all academic issues for the university.

This is a leadership role at Claremont Lincoln University and Deans are expected to participate in University activities, address external audiences, model the values of the organization and set a positive example for innovation, cooperation and accomplishment.


All responsibilities are presumed to reflect the effective implementation of best practices. Technology will be leveraged as an enabler whenever practical.  Internal controls will be installed to ensure that all activities comply with acknowledged standards of fiduciary due care, non-conflicts of interest and confidentiality.

  • Recruit and identify a pool of potential faculty to teach Organizational Leadership course at CLU;
  • Provide faculty training, development and evaluation;
  • Actively manage division budget that includes four concentrations;
  • Lead monthly faculty engagement;
  • Demonstrate timely and supportive response to student issues;
  • Design and implement faculty meetings;
  • Design and participate in the periodic CLU Weekend Gathering events, especially the Saturday Educational Exchange;
  • Keep program courses and material current by using the University’s Curriculum Lab process;
  • Meet deadlines and follow organizational policies;
  • Contribute to the process improvement of all aspects of the program;
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the Deans’ program teams to assure consistent, effective and innovative policies and practices for all programs;
  • Maintain professional and scholarly expertise and associations;
  • Actively and positively engage in Office of Academic Affairs and Academic Leadership Team meetings;
  • Organize and facilitate two faculty meetings per month. Report findings to OAA;
  • Establish Business-to-Business professional relationships within the program on behalf of CLU;
  • Provide Capstone Action Project support as identified by the Dean of Capstone Studies;
  • Address faculty and student grievances as put forth through the University’s grievance policy;
  • Model positive leadership; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • An earned doctorate in Higher Education, Cultural Studies, Organizational Leadership or related field of study from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • At least three years’ experience in a higher education leadership position or as a departmental chair; 
  • Experience in academic program development and curriculum design;
  • Experience in fundraising and establishing Business-to-Business relationships;
  • Evidence of scholarship or practice in Organizational Leadership or closely related field of study;
  • Experience in design and delivery of online education;
  • Experience in teaching graduate level material and students;
  • Readiness to embrace learning technologies; and
  • Managerial experience in motivating diverse teams, managing systems and team-building.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • Understanding of Claremont Lincoln University’s philosophy and mission;
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.  Able to demonstrate skill in written communication;
  • Demonstrate high level of effectiveness in different situations with varying people, tasks and responsibilities in culturally and religiously diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow-through, attention to details and well organized;
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and to teach others;
  • Collaborate well with University and other colleagues;
  • Achieve goals within deadlines and adapt to changing priorities;
  • Strong customer service orientation and positive, helpful attitude;
  • Good decision-making skills; and
  • High ethical standards and sound judgment.

Notice:  The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Claremont Lincoln University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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