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Associate Dean

Northeastern University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Dean

About the Opportunity


Under the direction of the Regional CEO & Dean, 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 the Campus and all the activities that position the Campus as a strong asset in the region. The Associate Dean will serve as the onsite lead for the campus construction and design teams, oversee the installation of all campus systems and furniture, and will ensure that all systems and processes are in place for the formal campus opening in early 2023. 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. The Associate Dean will manage and serve as the primary contact for campus licensure, compliance, accreditation criteria and processes for the governing authority. 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. The Associate Dean oversees the Campus Operations Manager and other administrative and student services staff. 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
  • Strong interpersonal & organizational skills
  • Ability to partner with local institutions and businesses to deliver high quality programs and events
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate multiple tasks while delivering highest level of service
  • Strong management skills, including prior supervisory experience

  • Knowledge and skills required for this position are typically acquired through a master's degree in business, education, leadership or a related field plus at least five years of relevant experience that includes event management, project management, policies, and facility/campus operations

  • Experience in an academic setting highly desirable but not required


    1) Faculty/Academic Coordination

    Serves as a strategist for determining academic programs, including recommending innovative new academic curricula, and implementation. Serves as primary liaison with Boston-based College Deans, Associate Deans, Program Directors, other academic personnel and regional network colleagues to ensure programs are of the highest academic quality and aligned with local and regional workforce needs. Ensures that faculty and students have the proper classroom setup, technology available, etc., to deliver the best learning/teaching experience.

    2) Budget Planning/Fiscal Management

    Responsible for strategic budget planning and oversight of campus budgets to ensure efficient and effective use of fiscal resources to achieve financial and enrollment goals. Works collaboratively with Boston-based staff to set budget goals for each fiscal year to include revenue/expense projections, enrollment targets, and effective pro forma management.

    3) Facilities and Events Management

    Onsite lead for the Arlington campus buildout to include construction, design, systems and furniture installation, security, and vendor partnerships. Co-ordinates and schedules Northeastern University - Arlington activities and events to include recruitment activities, student and community events, and other activities to serve both internal and external stakeholders. Supervises support staff to ensure quality customer and student experience.

    4) Licensure, Compliance and Accreditation

    Manages the Campus licensure, compliance, and accreditation criteria and processes in consultation with the governing authority.

    Position Type

    General Administration

    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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