Associate Dean, Continuing and Professional Education
Description Another Source's client, University of California Davis, is recruiting an Associate Dean, Continuing and Professional Education.
Here's a little about UC Davis and the position they are recruiting for:
The academic campus is uniquely located in in Northern California in the city of Davis, and UC Davis Health is headquartered in Sacramento, along with the state capital. Together, they make up the largest campus within the University of California system. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique, interdisciplinary community that embraces the challenge of addressing the greatest issues of our time while growing personally and professionally.
Within UC Davis, the Division of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) is a $40M self-supporting academic division reporting to the Provost. The CPE team includes 200 academic and professional staff who collectively register 70,000 enrollments from all 50 states and more than 100 countries each year. As the lifelong learning arm of the campus, CPE has one of the university's most extensive educational portfolios, offering academic and non-credit professional certificates, on-campus programs for international students, contract programs for government and corporate clients, conferences and boot camps in a wide array of topical areas. CPE plays a critical role in advancing the university's outreach mission in service of non-traditional adult learners, and serves as an innovation hub to pioneer new models that may be scaled across the campus.
About the Role The Associate Dean plays a key role in the senior leadership of the Division, with core responsibilities in leading academic strategic planning, program growth and innovation, strategic portfolio management, and academic policy and governance. Works to advance the Division's professional education portfolio to expand access, enhance student success, and meet the needs of a changing workforce. Collaborates with program leaders across the division to surface and prioritize new program opportunities, and mobilize resources to accelerate new development. Partners with the Dean to support major institutional and campus initiatives in online education and regional workforce development, and to execute the Division's academic strategic plan. Engages with other academic units on the campus to develop, negotiate and manage academic partnerships. Liaises with regional business leaders and groups to represent CPE's professional education capacities, and contribute to regional economic and workforce development planning. Directly oversees two large academic departments comprising ~100 FTE and generating $30M in revenue from fee-based open enrollment and contract-funded programs delivered regionally, nationally and online. Serves as strategic advisor to the Dean on academic matters, and oversees academic approval of courses and instructors. Engages in system-wide partnerships, policy reforms, and other collaborative initiatives. Promotes an innovative, performance culture that is strategically aligned and goal oriented. Oversees training and mentoring of program staff to ensure strong capacity for delivering high quality, impactful and sustainable programs. Represents the Dean on campus committees and meetings (as needed). The Associate Dean is a visionary leader, strategic thinker, academic entrepreneur, relationship builder and collaborator.
The Associate Dean will join the organization at a time of considerable opportunity for expansion of CPE's reach and impact. CPE is set to become an anchor tenant in a new lifetime education building at UC Davis Aggie Square. CPE will also serve as the campus hub for online graduate education and is currently working to develop a robust service ecosystem to support campus academic partnerships.
About You Minimum Qualifications: (must be attained at time of application)
Terminal degree (e.g., MBA, MFA, MPH) or academic doctorate
8 or more years of progressive leadership experience in continuing and professional education, including experience in a senior-level role
Experience in professional and online education
Demonstrated understanding of the mission of university-based continuing education
Track record leading program growth and innovation
Track record of collaboration with diverse constituencies
Exceptional people leadership capacities, experience managing academic personnel
Experience that demonstrates a strategic, forward thinking orientation
Ability to lead/embrace change in a dynamic higher education setting
Thorough understanding of the needs of post-traditional learners, and evidence of innovative and effective practices in adult and online education
Exceptional communication and presentation abilities to effectively represent the Division on campus and in the community
Ability to collaborate with a diverse, multi-cultural college community, including faculty, students, staff, other colleagues and constituents
UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse academic community.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Additional information and specifics regarding the policy are available at http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/index.html
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.