Assistant Dean for Administration (SOM Stratford/Sewell)

Job Title: Assistant Dean for Administration

Department: Office of the Dean

Facility: School of Osteopathic Medicine

Reports To: Dean, School of Osteopathic Medicine


Directs, administers, and coordinates the administrative and operational activities of all mission areas (academic, research and clinical) of the School of Osteopathic Medicine for both the Stratford and Sewell campus locations in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the Dean and the University by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.


  • Directs the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans based on the SOM’s broad goals, objectives and strategies.
  • Work closely with the Dean’s senior leadership and the University’s senior leadership to ensure effective decision making and execution of organizational strategy and alignment of resources, operations and priorities.
  • Implements programs that meet the University’s and SOM’s goals and objectives.
  • Directs the functional areas of Campus Operations for Stratford and Sewell, Faculty Affairs, Strategic Planning and External Affairs and serves as the Chief of Staff for the Rowan SOM.
  • Creates the structure and processes necessary to manage the SOM’s current activities and its projected growth.
  • Guides and directs management in the development, production, and promotion of the SOM’s programs and services.
  • Works directly with and supports the Dean on a broad range of complex projects and activities of SOM and the University. Represents him/her on SOM, University and External Committees, as assigned.
  • Works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that plans are developed and operations conducted in consideration of resource requirements and financial viability.
  • Works with University administrators and with other members of the SOM’s administrative team to ensure efficient, cohesive operations.
  • Oversees administrative staff responsible for directing department activities in all mission areas (academic, research and clinical) at both the Stratford and Sewell campus locations.
  • Maintains a sound plan of organization, establishing policies to ensure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession.
  • Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
  • Serves as liaison with University departments including but not limited to human resources, facilities, Office of General Counsel, compliance, public safety, IRT, web services and emergency preparedness.
  • Serves as SOM representative in collaboration with the University negotiation team. Liaison with union representatives and appropriate University departments on all union-related matters, including contract negotiation as directed by University labor counsel.
  • Establishes operating policies consistent with the Dean’s broad policies and objectives and ensures their execution.
  • Develops and installs procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow within the SOM and with the University.
  • Evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the Dean.
  • Ensures that all of the SOM’s activities and operations are carried out in compliance with University, local, state, and federal policies, regulations and laws.
  • Acts as a role model for customer service.
  • Understands and adheres to Rowan’s compliance standards as they appear in Rowan's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rowan regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration or Public Administration and at least ten (10) years of senior-level management experience in an academic health center environment.
  • Experience in administrative and operational oversight of physician practices highly preferred.
  • Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment are required. Demonstrated knowledge of how to accomplish superior performance in a unionized environment is preferred.
  • Ability to manage differing opinions and conflict in a system environment required.
  • Must be able to represent the Dean with authority when required.
  • Demonstrated change agent with a history of process improvement. Lean or Six Sigma preferred.
  • Dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong understanding of distributive decision making.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

Advertised: May 24 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 18 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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