Group Dean, Academic Excellence

New York, NY
Jan 02, 2019
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Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.

We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.

We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.

If you want to be a part of an organization focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to apply for a position today.


•The Group Dean of Academic Excellence provides academic leadership for assigned locations and is the essential link between students, faculty, and University administration. Provides strategic direction and guidance in keeping with University academic quality goals and standards, and ensures that accreditation standards and continuous improvements are met.
•This leader is charged with being a role model for our University TEACH values and fosters a culture of CARE consistent with our University mission, vision, and purpose.


•Develops common direction, sets priorities and ensures implementation of the University?s academic vision and strategic plans.
•Communicates and drives the implementation of the Home Office technology, service and product related initiatives.
•Develops Academic plans to improve student success and satisfaction levels with emphasis placed on academic quality, teaching/learning and outcomes assessment.
•Ensures students are provided support services to maintain the highest level of student achievement and retention without compromising the integrity of the educational process.
•Leads onsite and remote colleagues and faculty within group, including attracting, retaining, managing performance and developing all colleagues.
•Ensures and leads active academic participation in self-evaluations, annual reports, accreditation/state visits, re-accreditation reports, licensing reports and audits, as required.
•Develops an accurate and timely annual budget and session forecast that complies with University policies to achieve the department's objectives stated in the operating plan.
•Manages multiple sites ensuring seamless, student-centric processes to deliver exceptional academic service to students.
•Drives innovation and student engagement with faculty in successful meeting of learning outcomes through a personalized approach to ensuring a highly interactive and exciting classroom environment.

Key Success Factors:
Strategic Skills: - Comfortably handles risk and uncertainty. - Effectively copes with change and shifts gears comfortably - Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the business and organization.

Operating Skills: - Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions and is aware of each person?s career goals. - Sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress and results. - Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done through multiple channels and informal networks; understands cultures of organizations.

Courage: - Good at focused listening and reads situations quickly. - Provides current, direct, complete and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others.

Energy & Drive: - Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging. - Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning. Interpersonal Skills: - Builds constructive and effective relationships. - Defuses high-tension situations comfortably. - Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; optimistic talking about possibilities and beyond today


•Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in higher education administration, business, management or related field.
•Minimum of 8 years professional experience at management level (academic management experience preferred).
•Familiar with accreditation standards and acceptable higher education practices.
•Highly knowledgeable and networked with higher education through academic and professional organizations and other professional venues.
•Multi-site operations required; experience in a regulated environment preferred.

•Dealing with Ambiguity
•Managerial Courage
•Organizational Agility
•Interpersonal Savvy
•Managing and Measuring Work
•Developing Direct Reports & Others
•Business Acumen
•Action Oriented
•Managing Vision and Purpose

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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