The University of Maryland, School of
Nursing invites applications for the position
of Associate Dean, Student and Academic
Services. The School of Nursing offers an upper division
baccalaureate degree and graduate degrees including masters, doctor
of nursing practice, and doctor of philosophy which is in
collaboration with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate
School. The Associate Dean, Student and Academic Services provides
strategic direction and innovation solutions to challenges,
monitors trends in higher education and healthcare, and recommends
future decisions for the Office of Student and Academic
The School of Nursing Associate Dean, Student and Academic
Services is a member of the Dean's executive team, reports to the
Dean and works closely with the management of academic programs, on
strategic planning, coordination, and implementation for academic
issues and programming initiatives. The Associate Dean serves
as a strategic partner to leadership for matters concerning
students, and serves as the school's representative in campus-wide
student affairs initiatives, related academic programming, and
policy deliberations. The Associate Dean of Students and
Academic Services is responsible for ensuring the effective
delivery of a range of services including admissions, student
success support, career development, financial
planning, registrar services, and enrollment
management. The Associate Dean provides strategic evaluation,
planning, development and academic program coordination with the
commitment to the University's core values of respect and
integrity, well-being and sustainability, equity and justice, and
innovation and discovery.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation
days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health
insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for
employees and their dependents at any of the University System of
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be
vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious
reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
- Supervises five (5) direct reports and oversees a staff of 34
employees, located at two locations – the University of Maryland,
Baltimore and the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville,
Maryland. Serves as support and advocate for Student and
Academic Services team. Contributes to continuous professional
development of direct and indirect reports.
- Oversee all of the School's Student and Academic Services
operations, which include admissions, student success support,
career development, enrollment management, financial planning,
counseling and advisement, registrar and student placements
functions, student information systems, and student affairs
divisions. Ensure compliance with all policies and practices, state
and federal laws and regulations and provides quality services to
all current students, prospective students, and alumni.
- Provides leadership, guidance, and oversight of student life
activities, school and university policies, and oversees and
manages resources to provide assistance to students for academic
and individual counseling matters for students enrolled in
university programs. Monitor student placement processes to
ensure sufficient and relevant placement opportunities are
available for undergraduate, graduate, and terminal degree
- Provide leadership to support the School of Nursing's mission
and strategic initiatives for student and academic
services. Contribute to the advancement of the school’s agenda
and strategic and outreach plans.
- Ensure the provision of adequate, accurate, and timely data for
immediate and long-term strategic decision-making and operational
leadership. Formulate and implement plans for student development,
retention, and success.
- Develop and execute enrollment management plans for both
prospective and current students with leadership team. Ensure
success of school recruitment and outreach plans.
- Serve as advocate for students and liaison between the student
body, faculty and administration, and the University, on matters
affecting students, including professional and diversity matters in
consultation with Diversity and Inclusion leadership. Work
with students, faculty, and administrators to develop
student-friendly initiatives. Monitors student registration,
performance, retention, and academic progress.
- Facilitate liaisons and partnerships with internal units and
external institutions to advocate for the advancement of the
school’s mission and strategic goals.
- Serve as the liaison to the Dean in supporting senior
management in addressing unanticipated challenges and
- Participate on and provide input to multiple University
committees and advisory boards serving as the Dean's designee with
regard to student disciplinary matters, and oversees judicial
- Oversee the administrative liaison and support the governance
of student organizations to assist students with the planning,
implementation and approval process for student organization
formation, budgets, projects, events and travel, when
- Enhance the quality of life of students through the timely
provision of academic and personal counseling. Make appropriate
referrals to nursing/University student services resources or other
community resources as appropriate.
- Oversee the School’s Student Emergency Fund and
make recommendations to the Dean on individual student
- Recommend to the school’s leadership improvements to the
student experience and executes new improvement
- Provide research and advice to the Dean regarding sensitive
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications - External
Education: Master’s degree related field
to the position. Nursing degree preferred.
Experience: Twelve (12) years spent
progressively building a background in student services and
activities, strategic and tactical planning functions. Prior
experience in nursing or healthcare profession education
Supervisory Experience/Leadership: Five
(5) years leadership position in higher education with a thorough
understanding of student services.
Other: This position will be exempt from
notice, as per policy VII-1.22 – Policy on Separation for Regular
Exempt Employees. This position will be required to file
financial disclosure to the State of Maryland Ethics
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Possess a thorough knowledge of student and academic
requirements to develop and communicate student service &
activity models and able to perform position in compliance with all
requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high
standards in establishing goals, structures, and processes
necessary to implement a mission and strategic
vision. Maintain awareness with trends and influences
and continuously seeks improvement in quality of services and
processes. Assume personal responsibility for all
outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; applies knowledge
to solve problems requiring identification and analysis of complex
variables pertaining to services and compliance.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written
thoughts, ideas, and facts. Write and present
information in a clear and concise way to present complex
information to various constituents. Interpret and
understand written information and is able to listen attentively to
verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates
professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when
interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and
positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and
provide follow up with customers. Reach compromise and
consensus to influence and negotiate. Remain calm and is able to
manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce.
Collaborative and approachable style allows others to be open in
sharing thoughts and ideas.
Exhibits a comfortability with new and existing technological
solutions to support the optimization of student
services. Ability to serve as a manager, mentor, and advocate
for team. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and
adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being
and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and
Hiring Range: Approximately $120,000 to
mid-$130,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or
policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the
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