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Assistant Dean

Company: Alfred University
Location: Alfred
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Alfred University is seeking candidates to apply for the Assistant Dean of School of Art and Design and Performing Arts Division position. The Assistant Dean of the School of Art and Design and Performing Arts Division reports to the Dean and works closely with the Dean, coordinating and managing a broad range of administrative tasks including the development and implementation of academic and administrative policies and programs for undergraduate and graduate programs.Responsibilities:Supports co-curricular programming retention initiatives.Represents SOAD and PAD on various university-wide committees and at university events.Oversees and coordinates all course schedules (fall, spring, summer, Allen Term), academic advising, regular processes with the registrar (ex: clearing for graduation, leaves, etc..)Chair the SOAD and PAD Curriculum and Teaching Committee; and may serve as liaison to various student support offices (Admissions, the Executive Director of H/EOP & the Center for Advising, the Bursar, the Executive Director of Student Financial Services, Athletics, the Wellness Center, the Career Development Center and the Center for Academic Success).Reviews Beacon reports regarding SOAD and PAD students and ensures a timely follow-up.Member of the support team for students on probation.Oversees the general academic and the adherence to academic standards and policies.Makes sure that all communication, forms, catalog, web pages and graduation requirements are clear and consistent.In coordination with all Assistant Deans coordinates minor declaration processSends email reminders of academic and administrative deadlines to students.Tracks the retention of students in and interacts with students planning to take a leave withdraw, or petitioning to study elsewhere.Trains faculty advisors on the use of Degree Works and best practices to ensure that students are meeting degree completion requirements.Serves as Chair of the Scholastic Standards Committee.Coordinates the integration and advising of transfer studentsWorks to optimize enrollment in course sections.Reviews personal Leave of Absence requests and manages the return from those leaves for students.Develops articulation agreements as needed in collaboration with AUNY.Leads Scholastic Art Awards and SUNY portfolio days when Alfred is sponsoring.Organizes AU for SUNY wide student awards and exhibition participation.Serves as a representative at Admissions recruitment events as necessary.Works closely with Dean's Office administrative staff; may supervise staff.Requirements:Formal Education: Minimum of master's degree required.Experience:At least four years of experience in higher education relevant to academic policies, administrative processes, student advisement and program development and assessment.Knowledge of and strong commitment to arts education; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; good problem-solving and leadership skills; strong collaborative skills; respect for and openness toward those whose social and cultural background is different from one's own; and familiarity with MSOffice Suite (especially Excel and Word).Experience with Canvas, Banner, Degree Works and Slate desired.To Apply, Please Submit:Cover LetterCVContact (email and phone) for 3 referencesStatement of diversity, inclusion & equity philosophy as it relates to leadershipOther Application review will begin May 1. Position is open until filled.Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Alfred University, Buffalo , Assistant Dean, Other , Alfred, New York

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