Pros: many responsibilites serving many people.
Cons: dean's job changed and i began another job at the institution.
Working as assistant to the academic dean became a turning point in my professional life. A typical day was spent checking in with him regarding pressing matters that he was made aware of directly. He respected my input and would always clearly, concisely and efficiently explain the goal. However, he was often open to my method of handling the responsibility given to me. I learned to trust myself, to value a supervisor who believes in the people who work with him/her (not for) and to take time to plan well. My co-workers were great and very competent in their various positions. We worked well together. The hardest part of the job was being the go between for the dean and the faculty, dean and the students along with dean and other department supervisors. This was necessary, as he made me understand over a lengthy period of time, due to the college's inability to hire an associate dean. Basically, I served in that position with the title or MA/PhD. The most enjoyable part of the job was problem solving with students, faculty and staff. Working with others as a colleague, not as manager, is my passion and skill.