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Assistant Dean for Operations and Strategy

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration, this role is a position of delegated responsibility for providing leadership to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical activities of the nursing programs. This position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversees the administrative and faculty activities of the School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
• Serves as the college's business and operational liaison; handle financial affairs including budgetary management and planning, disbursement of funds, maintain payroll and other financial records
• Oversees the School’s procurement and supply chain programs
• Facilitates new and renewal contracts required for all business operations of the school; monitor invoicing and payments on contracts
• Manages all personnel matters as they relate to administrative staff such as timekeeping, personnel files, employee relation issues, faculty appointments and onboarding, etc.
• Provides leadership in maintaining and administering School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies’ academic standards, national NP and PA education requirements and regulatory policies
• Plans and coordinates new student orientations and white coat ceremonies
• Leads the curriculum support team, providing aid to faculty and administration in executing courses
• Plans for curriculum development and content integration across all courses within the program with the Dean, Associate Deans, the faculty, and the appropriate faculty committees
• Prepares various project reports for program and college leadership, and external parties by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
• Facilitates the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for students of the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
• Maintains NP and PA program compliance with the NYS Department of Education accreditation standards
• Coordinates activities with the Dean to achieve the education and community service missions of the school, as well as developing, establishing, and evaluating the Nursing and Physician Assistant programs
• Assists the Dean in preparing and monitoring the budget and responding to fiscal inquiries. Oversee all business operations of the School


• Master’s Degree in Education, Business, Hospital/Healthcare Administration or related field, required.
• Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible management experience in a related field, required
• Excellent communication, organizational, teaching, leadership and time management skills
• Outstanding computer skills are a must and include proficiency in Blackboard, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Application Instructions:

Hofstra University offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits including tuition remission and retirement plan. For consideration, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
Attention: Kathleen Gallo, Dean
160 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: (516) 463-7489
Email: [email protected]


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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