Location: Academic Administration
Job Summary: The Associate Vice President for Academic Administration and Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies assumes a leadership role in all aspects of graduate education and provides academic, administrative, and strategic direction to Graduate Studies, Online Campus, and the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversees graduate programs, the Online Campus, and the Adult Degree Completion Program to ensure academic rigor and quality
- Manages and supervises the Graduate Studies Office and staff
- Supervises the overall graduate admissions and registration process
- Maintains the budget for the Office of Graduate Studies
- Chairs Graduate Curriculum Committee and provides leadership in the development of University Graduate Studies policy and approval of graduate curricula
- Supports the implementation of newly approved graduate programs
- Works with the development office to support fund raising efforts for graduate studies as necessary
- Serves an ex officio member or chairs the following University-level committees and working groups: President’s Committee, Academic Administration Council, Financial Statement Review, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
- Oversees development and implementation of Graduate Assistant (GA) policies and provides leadership for GA development and graduate teaching programs
- Develops graduate student enrollment plans consistent with the university’s strategic plan
- Oversees the graduate student grievance process and discipline processes
- Provides oversight for recruitment of graduate students, including promotion of the campus and its graduate programs
- Provides administrative oversight of Online Campus and provides leadership for implementation of strategic initiatives of the Online Campus
- Provides administrative oversight of the ADC and provides leadership for implementation of strategic initiatives of the program.
- Other duties as assigned
Doctoral degree. Minimum five years of successful full-time graduate teaching experience at the higher education level. Prior higher education academic administration experience, or experience leading a higher education school or department. Ability to effectively chair meetings and lead groups.
Special Requirements: An expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and an Adventist church member in good and regular standing.
Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, and telephone. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.