Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 31813)
Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!
The newly formed College of Public Service (formerly School of Public Affairs) is made up of three departments, including Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Social Work. The College currently has 40 full-time staff and faculty whose extensive degree programs serve approximately 1000 students and maintains a wide range of alumni and community partner connections. The Dean of the College of Public Service has the responsibility for providing leadership toward the achievement of excellence in terms of teaching, research, and service activities of the College. Many faculty in the College are grant active and the Dean is expected to facilitate mechanisms to support faculty bringing in external funding while also being active as a leader in seeking gifts or grants beneficial to the College. The Dean will serve as the primary advocate for the College both within UCCS and the CU system and externally. Therefore, the Dean must be able to work with diverse individuals and engage with a variety of College stakeholders, including alumni and community leaders. The Dean is responsible for ethically, effectively, and efficiently administering resources, managing the budget, and overseeing faculty and staff. The Dean will provide leadership for strategic planning in the College and build, enhance, and maintain an inclusive, supportive culture of community within the College.
Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here: https://hr.uccs.edu/work-at-uccs.
The city, which was recently ranked as the number nine Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2023, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page: https://www.visitcos.com/.
- Provides collaborative creative strategic leadership for the College
- Builds, enhances, and maintains a culture of community within the College
- Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, cooperation, and scholarly activities
- Represents the College, and serves as its primary advocate, to the campus, system, discipline-based constituencies and the community
- Promotes the visibility of the College in the region, state and nation
- Leads the faculty in fulfilling the College’s education, scholarly and service missions
- Leads and supports staff, articulates administrative priorities, and encourages professional development
- Enhances a culture of diversity and inclusive community within the College and with constituents beyond the College
- Encourages a climate of support and excellence for students, faculty, and staff within the College
- Obtains resources, support, and funding to sustain the College’s mission by leading efforts to acquire external funding through gifts and grants
- Provides effective management of the college, including careful implementation of all applicable campus, system and state resources and policies
- Works collaboratively with other deans and the provost to advance Academic Affairs at UCCS
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of curriculum, current standards, practices, and trends in public service education
- Ability to foster an environment supportive of academic freedom
- Knowledge and ability to provide leadership in obtaining training, program, and research grants and in program development
- Skilled in the management of budgets, personnel, and other resources
- Ability to facilitate positive relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community members
- Skilled in working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
- Ability to lead through collaborative decision-making processes in a manner supportive of faculty governance
- Ability to effectively engage in fundraising and in positive relationships with community agencies
- Skilled in problem solving and conflict resolution
- Demonstrated commitment to innovative and creative research, teaching, and outreach practices
- Confident and effective in multiple modes of communication
Work Location: On-site
What We Offer:
Salary Range: Generally starting at $180,000 - $214,805
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time)
Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
Off Campus Housing Resources
Tentative Search Timeline:
- Priority will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2024. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
- The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of January 29th, 2024.
- The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority including a visit to the UCCS campus will be the week of February 12th, 2024
- The potential employee start date is August 1, 2024
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
- Earned doctorate in public administration, criminal justice, social work, or an appropriate social sciences discipline (e.g., public policy, urban studies, political science, sociology, economics)
- Qualified to hold the rank of Professor in a department in the College by virtue of an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service
- Previous experience in leadership within higher education and/or senior executive administration
- Evidence of community outreach and engagement in higher education settings
- Demonstrated success in fundraising
- Currently holds the rank of Professor (or have held such rank)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Applications submitted by January 15th, 2024 will receive full consideration.
- Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 31813). Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered.
- Official transcripts will be required upon hire
- Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information
If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.
Application Materials Required:
Application Materials Instructions:
- Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting.
- To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting.
- A current CV. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
- When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.