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Associate Dean, Education

Gonzaga University
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Duties

Reports/Documents Responsibilities - 15%

  • Oversees SOE assessment activities including but not limited to:
  •  Works with the Assessment Coordinator on the generation of reports as deemed necessary for various accreditation agencies
  • Serves as the liaison between the SOE assessment coordinator and SOE faculty and staff regarding assessment issues
  • Assists the Dean in reviewing of faculty evaluation, reappointment, promotion and tenure
  • Assists the Dean and departments in the preparation of the annual report
  • Assists the Assistant to the Dean in monitoring the SOE’s electronic data storing system
  • Assists in the updating and preparation of the SOE Faculty Resource handbook
Academic Responsibilities - 35%

  • Oversees and ensures continuity of the SOE and University academic policies and procedures
  • Assists SOE personnel with course scheduling, curriculum issues, program changes and course/faculty load
  • Serves as the primary contact and liaison to the Registrar’s Office 
  • Serves as the primary contact and liaison to the Admissions Office 
  • Assists in the scheduling of the Rosauer building for academic and non-academic activities
  • Initiates, assists and participates (as appropriate) with special projects related to academic policies and curriculum
  • Assists the Dean in reviewing/approving various SOE initiatives such as workshops, grants, professional development activities, etc.
  • Assists the Dean and Accreditation Specialist with accreditation and approval efforts for: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and Ministry approvals and consents in Canada, etc. 
Student Responsibilities - 15%

  • Serves as the primary contact and maintains files for student related issues including grade changes, student complaints, etc.
  • Coordinates and serves as the primary contact for SOE Student Leadership groups such as Kappa Delta Pi, Student Advisory Board, Graduate Student representative, etc.
Committee/Collaboration Responsibilities - 25%

  • Provides guidance on policy compliance of SOE Committees
  • The position serves on the Dean’s leadership committee, the Council of Department Chairs (CDC), and participates in strategic planning for the SOE.
  • Collaborates with the Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM) office on SOE business, as necessary 
  • Assists the Dean in school-wide activities such as SOE general assembly meetings, strategic planning, report writing, data analysis, Council of Department Chairs (CDC) meetings (e.g., preparing the agenda), grievance issues, annual departmental and SOE reports, new faculty orientation
  • Maintains ongoing communication with SOE students and faculty regarding issues of academic interest to the University internal community
  • Attends professional meetings as a representative of the SOE, as appropriate
  • Oversees the new SOE faculty orientation
Other Functions - 10%

  • Incumbent may serve on School or University-wide committees or projects as assigned and approved by the Dean
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean and/in support of the SOE & University mission


University Work Values

Promoting Excellence in Academic Endeavors and Professional Practice

• Fostering intellectual depth, competence, reflection, and creativity in pursuing exemplary, rather than satisfactory, outcomes

Sharing Responsibility for Mission Identity and Leadership

• Making a personal commitment to learn about Gonzaga’s mission, discovering ways to contribute individually and collaboratively to our distinctive learning and research community

Affirming a Commitment to Human Dignity

• Engaging one another with profound respect, professionalism, and cura personalis while supporting one another’s continued learning, development, and maximizing of potential

Advancing a Culture of Inclusiveness

• Developing cultural fluencies and global awarenesses, and practicing habits that enable us to value, recruit, and support community members from historically underrepresented backgrounds

Caring for Our Common Home and Integral Ecology

• Growing ecological awareness of and respect for the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, and the need to develop and practice habits that are mutually beneficial to all life

Cultivating Individual and Community Accountability

• Demonstrating mutual commitment to our shared project by holding ourselves and others responsible for actions, expecting appropriate behavior, and aligning activities with ethical and professional standards


Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in education (Ph.D./Ed.D.)
  • Three years experience with administrative work at the level of chair or program director, or equivalent.
  • Evidence of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in one’s work.
  • Evidence in preparing administrative reports, with proficiency in basic budget preparation.
  • Three years progressive experience in a higher education administration.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrate flexibility in day to day operations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse audiences pleasantly and professionally in person and via other mediums of communication
  • Proficiency with software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases

Physical Qualifications   

  • Remain in a stationary position 75% of the time
  • Frequently standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting, walking, carrying, climbing stairs and reaching
  • Constant wrist and hand movements related to computer keyboard work.
  • May occasionally travel by air and car.
  • Passport required.

To apply, please visit our website at Applicants must complete an online application. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Yolanda Gallardo, Dean, School of Education, Please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996 with any technical or application questions.  The position closes December 10, 2021, at midnight, PST.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A copy of the report can be found online at A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.


Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe why you believe it is important to embrace diversity and support inclusion efforts in this role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have three years experience with administrative work at the level of chair or program director, or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a terminal degree in education (Ph.D./Ed.D.)?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter


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