The Dean of SGPS’ responsibilities include curricular, administrative, and program development activities. The Dean is responsible for ensuring academic quality of all graduate programs at the College and for the development and implementation of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies annual plan; she/he also is responsible for overseeing student success as well as enhancing academic creative activity and the diversity of the institution. The Dean jointly leads SGPS with the Executive Director of Recruitment and Enrollment.
• Provides leadership for the academic planning process within the context of the College’s strategic plan, including, program review, assessment and articulation of academic policies for the SGPS; • Oversees faculty recruitment, evaluation, and retention, working closely with Associate Deans and Program Directors of each academic program and the Dean of Online Education and Learning Science; • Remains current in trends of online and hybrid course delivery formats; • Seeks new opportunities, to include international activities, which fit within the College’s mission and vision and articulates them in the SGPS annual plan; • Chairs the Graduate Council with the authority to convene subcommittees of the council, and serves in ex-officio status on traditionally undergraduate faculty committees that impact SGPS programs; • Oversees ongoing academic assessment and program review of SGPSprograms, in keeping with institution-wide assessment systems, to meet College standards and accreditation requirements; • Collaborates with International Students Office to ensure students meet residency and internship requirements; • Represents the College to appropriate external groups and individuals, especially those with whom opportunities for developing and maintaining relationships including recruiting of faculty; • Provides leadership for administrative functions of School of Graduate and Professional Studies, including strategic management of budgets, monitoring of teaching loads, review of print and web publications for content accuracy, and monitoring of student academic progress; • Provides detailed analysis of assessment data, enrollment trends, and degree opportunities for the Graduate School; • Facilitates shared governance with the faculty and other administrators; • Other duties as assigned.
An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum 10-12 years progressive experience in higher education administration
Evidence of successful academic planning and implementation, program development and evaluation, and personnel and budget management
Experience developing and assessing academic programs
Evidence of teaching and scholarly or professional attainment
Experience with online and hybrid delivery formats
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated leadership and vision
Ability to travel occasionally to off-campus instructional locations and for international recruitment
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and administration
Prior experience in academic leadership preferred
About New England College
New England College is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.