Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
Develop, coordinate, deliver, and assess academic advising and course enrollment process for undergraduate students; train, supervise, and mentor academic advisors; oversee student circulation in the Global Network; develop and implement plans for students who are in academic jeopardy, serve as the office's liaison to the Student Health & Wellness Office; develop and lead program development where necessary and participate as a member of strategic task forces. Collaborate with the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs on development and distribution of academic standards, policies, and requirements; Working with the Assistant Provost, develop curriculum, including reviewing academic proposals (e.g., for courses, new majors/minors, revised major/minor requirements) for adherence to relevant policies and procedures, and to confirm that they are appropriate and useful additions to current program work; work on academic planning and practices, policy development, assessment strategies and learning outcomes, and relevant strategic planning initiatives; Lead, implement, and maintain technology initiatives for Academic Affairs including updates to the website, weekly newsletter, and online platforms; respond to evolving needs within the Office of Academic Affairs.
- Coordinate course enrollment process and planning in conjunction with the Registrar's Office and other relevant offices and academic programs.
- Oversee academic orientation for new students.
- Oversee the development and maintenance of academic advising records and systems.
- Develop, coordinate, deliver, and assess academic advising of students.
- Hire, train, supervise, and mentor academic advisors in working with students.
- Assist and advise faculty in handling cases of students in academic jeopardy and other difficult student cases.
- Track, develop, and implement plans for students who are in academic jeopardy
- Serve as the liaison to the Student Health & Wellness Office.
- Lead program development to support student academic needs and participate as a member of strategic task forces upon request.
- Collaborate with Assistant Provost to uphold the student academic integrity policy; serve on the Academic Standards Committee and chair the committee in absence of Assistant Provost.
- Work with the Assistant Provost to receive feedback and respond to academic concerns from the student body.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Provost on academic planning and practices; policy development; assessment strategies and learning outcomes; and relevant strategic planning initiatives.
- Work with the Assistant Provost to develop curriculum, including reviewing academic proposals (e.g., for courses, new majors/minors, revised major/minor requirements) for adherence to relevant policies and procedures and to confirm that they are appropriate and useful additions to current programs that conform to NYU standards.
- Collaborate with the Registrar to maintain up-to-date student enrollment records; approve student enrollment petitions for processing.
- Track and analyze student leave of absences and withdrawals.
- Lead and manage the processes and protocols involved in the circulation of NYU Shanghai students out into the NYU Global Network.
- Prepare NYU Shanghai students for applications to study away from Shanghai.
- Develop and implement programs to support students returning to Shanghai after studying away.
- Oversee outgoing students' pre-departure orientation, academic advising, faculty mentoring, and integration.
- Collaborate with the Assistant Provost to develop and supervise print and electronic materials on academic standards, policies and requirements.
- Lead, implement, and maintain technology initiatives for the Office of Academic Affairs some of which include maintaining accuracy and providing updates to the website, weekly office newsletter, and other online platforms.
- Respond to evolving needs within the Office of Academic Affairs, leading program development where necessary, participating as a member of strategic task forces upon request, additional duties as required.
- Hire, train, and supervise academic advisors and associates who support the Assistant Dean's role.
- Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, or related academic field
- 5-8 years progressively responsible professional level experience in higher education; experience working in an ESL setting
- Exceptional strategic planning, management, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to implement and evaluate programs and counsel students. Ability to articulate policy to members of internal and external community.
- PhD or equivalent
- 10+ years of experience working with college students and identifying needs of various populations of students.
- Superior administrative and strategic planning skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills. Comfort with handling sensitive situations and/or people. Ability to professionally interact with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators, and solve complex interdepartmental issues. Ability to promote NYU Shanghai and to work independently and as part of a team. Broad understanding of academic and international programs, ability to form relationships with key colleagues across campus. Familiarity with the use of technology in day to day operations (word-processing, databases, desktop publishing and design, and web applications).
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