1) As a member of the senior leadership team, the Associate Dean represents the Dean and the Division across the university, advancing the unit's interests, and cultivating and leveraging strategic partnerships across campus.
2) Creates strategic frameworks and policies to meet the Physical Sciences Divisionâ™s objectives.
3) Oversees the Offices of Human Resources, Communications, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and helps develop strategic plans for other units, including the divisionâ™s departments and institutes.
4) In coordination with the HR Director, develops, communicates and implements clear expectations for administrative staff performance in order to achieve highly professional support at all levels and encourages staff engagement.Â
5) Oversees the development of human resources operational policies to ensure that strategic goals are met and oversees their implementation.Â
6) Ensures that the review and evaluation of the unitâ™s compensation program remains internally consistent and externally competitive.
7) Identifies short- and long-term human resources goals with unit leadership and oversees allocation of resources to meet priorities.
8) In coordination with the Director of Communications, participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy to reach various internal and external audiences.
9) Helps to ensure the consistency of the Divisionâ™s brand across all units and maximize positive exposure to the PSD and its departments, faculty, and students through external communications.
Works to build communication infrastructure and improve communication capabilities throughout the PSD units.
10) Along with the Deputy Dean for Masterâ™s Programs and the Associate Dean for Finance and Strategy, works with existing Masterâ™s programs and new professional education initiatives to recruit students (including women and underrepresented minorities) through marketing, communications, and other efforts.
11) Works collaboratively with the University of Chicago Professional Education (UCPE) to understand and monitor local and national trends on professional education, and identify opportunities for creating new programs and expanding existing programs.
12) In coordination with the EDI Director, PSD units, campus partners, and national labs, develops and assesses effectiveness of activities to meet the diversity and inclusion needs for students, postdocs, staff, and faculty.
13) In coordination with the Dean, Dean of Students, and the EDI Director, develops a strategy for recruiting students, postdocs, and faculty to meet divisional goals for diversity.
14) Manages the academic appointees merit compensation process.
15) As part of a team, consults on ways to support divisional units regarding academic appointments.
16) Advises as needed on academic appointment concerns.
17) With the Executive Assistant and Manager of Academic Appointments, works to implement Interfolio in the Division.
18) Provides back-up support to the Divisional Administrator and Executive Assistant and Manager of Academic Appointments in managing the academic appointment process.
1) Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of higher education governance, organizational structure, instructional and research programs, and academic and research policies and procedures; preferably specific to the University of Chicago.
2) Demonstrated background to function at an executive level within higher education and ability to think strategically and serve as a sounding board for executive leadership.
3) Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, identify and analyze complex situations, present options, and recommend effective courses of action.
4) Ability to execute the Deanâ™s directives successfully.
5) Ability to handle highly sensitive issues that require strict discretion and confidentiality.
6) Demonstrated clear, effective and successful verbal and written communication skills.
7) Proven ability to prepare executive level documents, reports, and summaries.
8) Knowledge and analytical skills to develop and interpret policies and procedures.
9) Demonstrated advanced administrative and organizational skills.
10) Exceptional management skills to oversee staff in a collegial manner while ensuring staff goals are in line with leadership.
11) Ability to understand and interpret needs in the areas of: communications, human resources, equity, diversity and inclusion, budget planning, IT, and administrative support.
12) Ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment with ever changing deadlines.
1) A minimum seven years of management experience.
2) Progressively responsible administrative, managerial, financial, and human resources expertise at a research university.
EducationÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
1) Bachelors or advanced degree.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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