Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL

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The University of Illinois seeks an Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies who can provide leadership and guidance while focusing particularly on issues related to student learning, curriculum, student-faculty engagement, assessment, and graduation and retention efforts. The Assistant Dean will work collaboratively with the Dean, the Associate Dean, and the program directors within the department to increase the effectiveness of programs. The Assistant Dean plays an essential role in fostering a vibrant and academically-focused student community and in implementing an effective curriculum and supportive student services. In building and sustaining a healthy student community he/she will engage prospective students and their parents as we seek a highly talented, diverse and global student body; lead student conversion efforts; collaborate with student leadership, support offices, and faculty; sustain existing and develop new student services; and maintain a high level of student satisfaction. The Assistant Dean will also work closely with the Associate Dean of the College of Business to implement and enhance our innovative undergraduate curriculum, develop opportunities for student experiential learning around the world, evaluate curricular performance, engage faculty in teaching and program support, and create new approaches to teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will be a leader with a deep understanding of the needs of undergraduate students, and the ability to develop and support a strong and diverse student community, and create a positive and engaging environment for staff. He/she will possess excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with multiple constituencies, including faculty, students, parents, alumni, and external stakeholders.

This position provides executive leadership, oversight, and professional expertise to develop,coordinate, implement and administer comprehensive programs for the UIC Undergraduate Programs at the College of Business Administration. Maintains AACSB standards for admissions, program requirements and graduation qualifications. Develops, coordinates and implements short term and long-term program goals in line with the College’s strategic plan. Works with the College leadership team to support and further the strategic goals of the College of Business Administration. Administratively responsible for fulfilling the policies regarding student admissions, petitions, monitoring of student progress and advising within the Undergraduate Programs office. Provide executive administrative leadership for the UIC Undergraduate Programs at the College of Business Administration including admissions, enrollment management, academic advisement, and student services. Formulate, establish and implement administrative policies applicable to all Undergraduate Programs in accordance with AACSB accreditation and standards set by UIC and CBA. Ensure compliance with stated policies in regards to waivers, probation, audits, requirement of business school prerequisites and honor code. Oversee the financial aspects of unit management and provide management analysis and reports to the Dean of the College of Business Administration. Represent the College of Business Administration at relevant campus committees Facilitate scholarship programs for undergraduate students and potential College of Business Administration applicants. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives

A minimum of a Master’s degree required. A minimum of six years of progressively greater responsibility in academic administration; Knowledge of administrative and management principles and procedures and demonstration of organizational skills and efficiencies Ability to lead teams and prioritize multiple projects Ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues and to exercise the highest discretion, diplomacy, and sound judgment Extensive analytical, evaluative, objective, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills; Ability to respond to emergencies and problems with promptness and good judgment.

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