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Associate Dean

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Dean & Campus Administrator

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Under the direction of the Regional CEO & Dean of Northeastern University Vancouver, the Associate Dean serves as a member of the leadership team, responsible for the planning and coordination of academic delivery, effective delivery of student services, academic planning, licensure, compliance, accreditation processes and protocols. The Associate Dean plays a key role in fulfilling the vision of Northeastern University Vancouver and all the activities that position the Campus as a strong asset in the region. This position's scope will expand along with the growth of the Campus. This person will often serve as the Campus lead in absence of the Dean.

The Associate Dean will work with the Boston based College Deans, Associate Deans, Program Directors and other academic personnel to ensure the delivery of programs that are the highest quality and aligned with local and regional workforce needs. The Associate Dean will serve as a lead for innovating new academic programs in collaboration with the academic colleges and the regional network. This position ensures that the Northeastern brand presence is projected both externally and internally through the delivery of high-quality academic programs and student services. In addition, the position oversees the Vancouver Campus student services and administrative staff. The Associate Dean will manage and serve as the primary contact for the Vancouver campus licensure, compliance, accreditation criteria and processes for the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training (AEST) and New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Alongside the Regional CEO & Dean, the Associate Dean will contribute to and monitor strategic plans, progress toward Campus goals, budgeting and reports, and other academic related projects that enhance and support the mission of the Campus. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who enjoys and has experience connecting with students, colleagues, regulators, and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to thrive in an innovative and creative culture in a growing organization

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex operations

  • Master's degree in business, education, leadership or a related field

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience

  • Experience in an academic setting highly desirable but not required

  • Strong interpersonal & organizational skills

  • Experience with event management, project management, policies, and facility/campus operations

  • Ability to partner with local institutions and businesses to deliver high quality programs and events

  • Manage multiple projects and coordinate multiple tasks while delivering highest level of service

  • Strong management skills, including prior supervisory experience

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

    To apply, visit

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