Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Campus
About the Opportunity
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Campus
Located on our Seattle campus and reporting to the Dean & CEO,
the Associate Dean serves as a key member of the campus leadership
team, responsible for oversight and guidance of academic program
delivery and innovation, compliance/regulatory matters, faculty
affairs, student services, career advising, and overall program
Working closely with the Dean, the Seattle team, and other leaders
across the Northeastern's Global University System, the Associate
Dean leads the vision and delivery of various initiatives designed
to promote innovation in academic offerings, including
co-curricular experiential learning opportunities. Partnering with
college leadership and other university stakeholders, they also
ensure the successful delivery of academic programs and an
exceptional student experience. Additional responsibilities include
the development and implementation of new programs in collaboration
with the academic colleges and the global network. Working with
Dean/CEO, the Associate Dean also leads the development,
implementation, and assessment of strategic plans and other related
projects that enhance and support the mission of the Campus,
especially initiatives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and
belonging on campus.
We seek an exceptional and experienced servant leader with a high
level of intellectual humility who thrives on bringing people
together to solve shared goals. The ideal candidate will be driven
by the mission and objectives of Northeastern University's Global
University System and the Seattle campus. The Associate Dean will
support and promote an organizational culture of impact, be willing
to experiment, and navigate ambiguity and complexity, while staying
focused on advancing the objectives.
A seasoned leader who knows how to inspire a team and lead
projects, the Associate Dean will also have a strong track record
of mentoring and developing talent. The ideal candidate must be
able to think strategically and “connect the dots” but is also
someone with a high level of personal accountability who is willing
to get into the weeds, when needed, to solve complex and nuanced
problems. Finally, the Associate Dean will be adept at crisis
management and solving problems quickly and thoughtfully with
advanced change management skills.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated
individual who enjoys working in a results-oriented, innovative,
and fast-paced environment, and who has experience connecting with
students, academic administrators, faculty, and external
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Self-starter with high degree of personal accountability and
ability to thrive under pressure with minimal direction
- A proven record of fostering a culture of innovation and
operating in a creative and growing organization
- Experience coaching, inspiring, mobilizing, and managing
high-performing, aspirational, and accountable teams
- Demonstrate ability to lead and create impact with ability to
think both strategically and operationally in a complex
- Ability to successfully lead, motivate and manage multi-skilled
staff groups and to build effective teams and networks.
- Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills,
particularly when it comes to academic administration.
- Highly developed written and oral communication skills with
ability to produce detailed documents and memos.
- Proven track record partnering with local academic institutions
to deliver high-quality partnerships and events.
- Confidence tempered by humility.
- Ability to have difficult conversations when required.
- Ability to function as an organizational ambassador, active
listener, and facilitator.
- Demonstrate experience working effectively to enhance
diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
- Authenticity and engaging communication skills (verbally and in
writing) with people at all levels and from all walks of life
- Knowledge and skills required for this position are typically
acquired through graduate studies at a master's or doctoral level
in education, leadership, or a related field plus at least 10 years
of relevant experience in higher education roles.
- A track record of respected leadership positions in an academic
setting is required.
Serves as a strategist for developing academic programs, including
recommending and implementing innovative new academic curricula.
Acts as the primary liaison with college Deans, Associate Deans,
Program Directors, other academic personnel and regional network
colleagues to ensure programs are aligned with local and regional
workforce needs. Ensures that faculty, staff, and students have the
proper classroom setup, technology available, etc., to deliver the
best learning/teaching experience. Acts as ‘first point of contact'
and problem solver for Academic Advisors and 80+ faculty members on
campus, working closely with counterparts through Northeastern's
Global University System.
Works closely with the Dean and senior leadership across the
university (including the Registrar and Enrollment Management) to
identify strategic opportunities, lead implementation and establish
metrics. Responsible for regular review and updates of the campus
Responsible for overseeing a high performing team in Student
Services and Career Services functions to deliver a best-in-class
student experience. Works collaboratively with the team and network
stakeholders to design and implement strategic plans as they relate
to all aspects of the student experience. This will require
innovative thinking, leadership, advocacy, and experience
navigating complex situations.
Acts as a convenor of faculty (and staff) to provide development
opportunities. Operates with a growth mindset and one that is
focused on continuous improvement to lead all stakeholders higher
and elevate the student experience.
Licensure, Compliance and Accreditation
Works with various stakeholders in Boston and Seattle to manage the
Campus licensing, compliance, and accreditation criteria and
processes in consultation with national accreditors and state
regulators. Prior experience with Veteran's Administration
compliance requirements and state-level regulatory approval
processes is extremely beneficial.
The expected hiring range for this position is USD $123,390 to USD
$197,430, based upon the position's scope and
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more 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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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