Dean of Academic Affairs & Operations

South University Columbia, SC, 9 Science Court, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Feb 20, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Dean of Academic Affairs & OperationsSouth University Columbia, SC, 9 Science Court, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of AmericaReq #850 Wednesday, June 16, 2021 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program


Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage


The Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations is responsible for the overall development, maintenance, and management of academic operations, student support services and facility utilization at the assigned campus. This position is responsible for creating and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a collaborative working environment with educational team members.


  • Assure availability of properly credentialed faculty to meet curriculum delivery requirements, including development of the annual faculty staffing plan.
  • Responsible for faculty on-boarding including new hire orientation.
  • Institute processes to assure that all Faculty are being appropriately supervised, developed and evaluated. Monitor systems, policies, and procedures in order to ensure consistent delivery of programs. Effectively and efficiently implement approved course schedule.
  • Manage the scheduling process, maximizing efficiencies while maintaining educational outcomes.
  • Develop/recommend/implement assigned elements of the South University Strategic Plan.
  • Supervise and provide training, guidance, and support to the campus Registrar.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Director of Admissions to set and maintain Admission standards and the process for assuring compliance.
  • In coordination with the Vice Chancellor- Academic Affairs, oversee academic and student services policy and procedure, including institutional policies, students’ rights and responsibilities, and academic policies and procedures.
  • As approved by the Board of Trustees, implement and monitor admission policies including admissions requirements and transfer policies.
  • Oversee the dissemination of Academic Calendar, Academic Catalogs, Student
  • Handbooks and Campus Registration Bulletins.
  • Oversee, develop and lead persistence initiatives including the Student Success Committee and the Continuing Student Review Committee.
  • Interface with the Dean – Student Affairs and the Director – Career Services and network with local industry leaders to assess the competitiveness of our graduates.
  • Comply with South University policies and State Regulations.
  • Serve as the lead person on the campus for CampusVue and provide management of the ongoing system. Ensure all participants at the campus level are trained and certified in areas of expertise.
  • Actively participate in Institutional Effectiveness Planning.
  • Assist the campus president in the preparation and implementation of the budget.
  • In partnership with the Campus President, coordinate general compliance of the campus’s educational practices with national, state and regional regulations, ensure the appropriate accrediting criteria and requirements are maintained,
  • Serve as a member of the campus Executive Committee.

  • Meet data needs and reporting responsibilities with the Director of Institutional
  • Research.
  • Manage, prepare, and submit the Integrated Post-secondary Education (IPEDS) Survey reports.
  • Coordinate reporting of SSCR data to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.
  • Collect and publish Census reports for Academic Session starts and fiscal quarters.
  • Coordinate administration of Faculty and Student Surveys.
  • Provide CampusVue training for appropriate staff at the campuses and central office.
  • Provide ad hoc reports to campus, central office, and executive staff as requested.


  • A minimum of 10 years of academic operations leadership experience in a university setting (registrar and/or admissions experience a plus).
  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in either higher education leadership or an area related to the University’s curriculum.
  • Significant teaching experience in a university.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline.
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.


The individual must be able to travel out of the local area occasionally on an overnight basis as required to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings.


The duties and characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South 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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