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Assistant to the Dean

Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Vacancy Number 300363

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 10/11/13     Closes: 11/11/13

Salary: $48,000 - $53,000

At the University of Baltimore’s Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, our students learn, work and study at the intersection of the arts, humanities, sciences and technologies.  The college is a vibrant, lively place to live and learn, and it's the center of cultural and intellectual excellence for the University of Baltimore. We view ourselves as the heart of higher education at UB.

Now is your chance to partner with and support the leadership of this dynamic College as its next Assistant to the Dean.  If you pride yourself in being a highly skilled and experienced administrative professional who applies critical thinking skills to solve complex problems, while making strategically sound decisions that result in successful outcomes within the Dean’s office, then consider this career opportunity.  A short list of responsibilities includes:

• Ensuring the smooth and professional operation of the Dean’s office; making decisions of an administrative nature and executing those decisions and functions to completion, informing the Dean of potential problems concerning faculty, staff, and students.
• Anticipating the Dean’s work-related needs to make sure she is best prepared for daily operations and decision-making.
• Anticipating the Dean’s course of action when absent and facilitating problem resolution.
• Interpreting administrative decisions and policies while communicating directions and instructions based on authority delegated by the Dean.
• Assisting in the resolution of complaints and issues brought to the attention of the Dean by serving as the first point of contact, gathering appropriate information and assisting with the proper resolution.
• Ensuring the Dean is fully briefed before meetings on matters under consideration.  Confirming her schedule and providing necessary materials and other preparation.
• Reviewing/Editing outgoing correspondence for procedural, typographical, and grammatical accuracy with general policy and factual correctness.
• Triaging incoming correspondence and information, summarizing, prioritizing, and screening items to be handled personally and forwarding remainder with necessary background materials.
• Creating and maintaining an administrative calendar listing of deadlines for administrative responsibilities in the Dean’s office; distributing to division chairs, and ensuring notification to faculty and staff of relevant dates.
• Assisting the Dean in fostering and encouraging cooperation between and among faculty, staff, and units to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the College and the University as a whole.

We are looking for the quintessential professional whose inventive nature and interpersonal style are more proactive than reactive.  Abundant opportunities exist where your perceptive organizational understanding and ‘read’ will result in inspired approaches to meeting the needs of a dynamic, energetic Dean.

Working effectively with academic leadership and administrative colleagues provides the successful candidate an appreciation of the challenges and rewards of working in a higher education culture.  Your demonstrated ability to interact, support and collaborate with diverse individuals and groups will test the excellence of your collaborative diplomacy and communication skills.

If you are in the market for that next great career opportunity, and are committed to challenging the status quo and creating innovative processes, cost-savings and increased efficiency and effectiveness, this is your opportunity.  We have great dreams and a future of exciting possibilities.  Join us in the journey.

Interested professionals will provide a cover letter and resume showing a successful background in providing administrative support and the potential to succeed as the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

A bachelor’s degree is required in addition to at least 6 years of related and progressively challenging administrative experience with demonstrated skills in maintaining the highest level of diplomacy, confidentiality and trust.  Developed strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions is essential in proactively planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing complicated and continuing assignments without instruction.  Knowledge of and skill in using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Access to produce documents and maintain information is also required.  Success working in higher education is preferred.

In order to be considered, the Office of Human Resources must receive your documents on or before the submission deadline.  Please review and follow the application instructions. 

We appreciate your interest in the Assistant to the Dean vacancy.  Please review and print the information below before you visit to apply.

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