The New School seeks a senior administrative leader with demonstrated strategic, organizational, and administrative skills to lead change in the next phase of the development of the Schools of Public Engagement, a set of applied graduate and adult undergraduate schools and programs.
The Vice Dean of Strategy and Administration provides strategic leadership, fiscal planning, curricular development leadership, systems implementation, and outcomes assessment of the college. The Vice Dean reports to the Executive Dean and, along with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Planning, is a member of the Schools of Public Engagement senior leadership team and School’s Council. The Vice Dean acts as the Executive Dean’s representative as needed.
Serves as chief administrative officer of the college, designing and carrying out strategic planning, fiscal planning and forecasting, public programs and visibility activities, and shared leadership across college, and across colleges of The New School in collaboration with other counterparts.
Leads the design, implementation, and strategic assessment activities in the following areas:
Enrollment and student retention, including liaising with the offices of admission and marketing on recruitment strategies.
Development of data and predictive models for fiscal planning and resource utilization.
Planning and fiscal analysis of new academic programs and new initiatives development, including developing new program budgets.
Design of overall college and school financial and administrative systems.
Shared fiscal and administrative university systems leadership, in collaboration with counterparts from other colleges.
Forms and leads college wide teams on new academic program development, including collaborating with Provost’s office on developing and submitting new academic program submissions for accreditation.
Supervises Assistant Dean of Budget and Finance, budget and operations staff, and related schools staff, in areas of budget development and financial administration.
Develops strategy for college visibility through public programming, communications, and web development, supervising the Sr. Director for Communications and Strategic Initiatives.
Collaborates with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Planning on academic affairs, curricular planning, compliance with collective bargaining agreements, academic operations, and academic assessment.
Shapes materials and communications for Board of Governors and other leadership meetings, particularly in areas related to fiscal and enrollment projection.
Designs work roles, hires, supervises and motivates performance for all SPE staff.
Conducts space and facilities planning, overseeing new and revised space plans where appropriate.
Acts as liaison with university offices of Finance & Budget, Human Resources, Provost’s Office, General Counsel, Design and Construction.
Serve on committees including University Administrative Associate Deans, Workday Core Group, SPE Dean’s Council.
Bachelor’s degree in finance or administration related field, or equivalent professional experience.
5+ years of experience in higher education (or the equivalent in non-profit or other organizations) including planning, financial management, and staff leadership.
Experience relevant to guiding academic program development and working collaboratively with senior academic leadership and faculty.
Ability to present complex financial information to a wide-range of stakeholders, i.e., Executive Dean, School Deans and Program Directors, Provost’s Office, SPE faculty, EDO staff, and Board of Governors.
Experience in the collaborative assessment and resolution of complex problems in organizations.
Evidence of excellent fiscal, analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral presentation abilities.
Demonstrated success working as part of a senior leadership team.
Masters or terminal degree.
Superior organizational and strategic planning skills.
Thrives in dynamic environment; able to lead projects to meet tight and emergent timelines with high quality results.
Passion for leadership development of others; mentors staff and builds relationships.
Passion for collaborative problem solving and resolution of complex problems in organizations.
The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.