The Erickson School's goal is to become the preeminent resource for education, research and policy on aging and aging services in the longevity economy through undergraduate, graduate and executive education, public policy leadership, and applied research.
This high-level position reports directly to the Dean of the Erickson School for Aging Services. The Assistant Dean will serve as Chief of Staff and represent the interests and priorities of the Dean through effective communication, coordination and strategic integration at all levels. The Assistant Dean supports the Dean as a “trusted counsel” with a wide range of confidential, complex, and sensitive executive, advisory, and strategic duties. The position provides leadership and management for projects and initiatives to advance the strategy of the Erickson School of Aging Services (ESAS) while strengthening operational excellence in all facets of the school. The Assistant Dean will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the school and will play an essential role in ensuring that implementation plans are effectively developed, communicated, managed, and executed. This includes providing leadership and mentorship to the Dean's administrative staff to support their needs, set expectations, provide ongoing feedback, and conduct performance evaluations. This also includes overseeing the logistics and production of conferences, meetings and events. In collaboration with the Dean, the incumbent will liaise with various key groups to develop and establish strategy, metrics, drive strategic decision-making, and ensure reporting of outcomes; such groups may consist of Dean’s Advisory Council, leaders across UMBC and the University of Maryland System, and other external constituents. The Assistant Dean will work closely with the Dean in hiring key ESAS staff and non faculty senior administrators, oversee the School's marketing and communication plan, oversee the management of the Dean's calendar, and positively represent the Dean at meetings and public events as well as perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Master's Degree in a related field and eight years of related work experience preferably at a senior executive level. The incumbent will also have strong supervisory skills and full proficiency with standard office software (e.g., Word, Excel) and Customer relationship software.
Experience and knowledge of the field of aging.
Strong leadership and change management skills. Ability to lead organizational structure, implement new initiatives, improve quality outcomes and foster collaboration and a positive work environment.
High level of independent decision making, using judgement, initiative and problem-solving skills to proactively address issues and support ESAS leadership based on independent interpretation of the Dean's objectives.
Strategic planning skills, including the ability to examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
Experience working with and managing multiple internal and external stakeholder groups, including but not limited to public policy/ government affairs staff and public figures.
Flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity. Willingness to handle both complex and mundane matters. Ability to combine strategic thinking with operational follow-through.
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to maintain sensitive information in confidence and interact effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and performance.
Is customer/student- oriented with the capability of discerning the needs and wants of both internal and external customers.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities, skill in budget preparation, and the ability to manage budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
Strong analytical, project management support to a high-level executive, including overseeing commitments and ensuring priorities in an intense, dynamic environment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Ability to inspire and manage multiple staff to live up to their potential and productivity.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by June 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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