The School of Education prepares future undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teachers for entry level service in public, parochial and private schools and provides advanced degrees and certification for those already serving as teachers, administrators, or counselors in schools.
The Dean represents the School of Education within the University, the community, and at the state level including academic planning, curriculum, instruction, faculty and staff supervision, and state/community partnerships. All activities of this position are to make a contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of the University and to support the Strategic Framework of the School of Education.
Appointed by the Senior Vice President/Provost.
Approved by the President.
Reports to the Provost.
Supervises faculty and staff of the School of Education.
Serves as a member of Academic Council, Leadership Council, and an ex-officio member of designated faculty committees.
Collaborates with all faculty and staff in the program, school, and university.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each of the below duties satisfactorily:
Section A: Administration
Supervise the administration of all programs within the school.
Work with program directors and other colleagues in the school to create, review, revise, and implement the vision/mission of the school.
Empower, encourage and supervise the activity of faculty and staff, assisting in the evaluation of their performance at least once annually based on the goals of the Individualized Development Plan and updated position descriptions.
Supervise the design, implementation, and academic planning of the school in compliance with the University's Strategic Plan.
Supervise the preparation of the school's catalog information for inclusion in the General Catalog of the University.
Work with Admissions, Marketing, and any outside partners to set, recruit for, and reach enrollment goals.
Meet with local public, parochial, and private school administrators to partner, gain feedback, and expand connections.
Prepare all regular reports for the Board of Regents.
Section B: Curriculum
Supervise and administer all programs of study offered by the school in compliance with state standards, regulatory bodies, the vision of the school, and mission of the University.
Monitor program modality, marketability, and cost effectiveness.
Work with the Special Assistant to the President and other colleagues on developing, approving, and implementing new academic programs.
Coordinate with the Dean of the School of Education on the undergraduate Liberal Studies major and the Dean of Christ College on the Lutheran Teacher Certificate.
Section C: Instruction
Monitor teaching loads and make appropriate adjustments.
Implement the university's program of curriculum instruction assessment and hold faculty accountable to make appropriate changes in curriculum and/or instruction.
Monitor student evaluation of academic courses and review individual results with faculty as appropriate.
Maintain instructional standards and monitor faculty instructional activities.
Conduct classroom visits and provide feedback for faculty concerning classroom instruction.
Encourage continuing faculty professional development.
Assist the Educational Effectiveness Committee with the supervision the assessment of student achievement.
Section D: Faculty and Staffing
Arrange for faculty and staff hiring, training, supervision, and encouragement.
Section E: Budget
Manage the annual budget planning process and recommend annual line-item budget for the school.
Manage the budget.
Work with Advancement to identify and secure donors for the school.
Other duties may be assigned from time to time.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree and experience is required; earned doctoral degree preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience at the college level.
Clear and compelling vision of excellence in Christian liberal arts education.
Demonstrated skill in communication, collaboration, and academic administration.
Support of Concordia University's doctrinal statement and identity, mission, vision statements.
Be an individual of prayer and Christian maturity
Demonstrate the skill and desire to provide spiritual counsel to colleagues and students
Assist Concordia in translating Christian principles into day-by-day practice and procedures
Possess knowledge of state and federal laws regarding the fields of education
Organize existing academic resources to strengthen the quality of Concordia
Communicate with others with warmth and understanding
Demonstrate a future-oriented and innovative outlook
Manifest loyalty to other personnel of Concordia
Work as a team member
Respect lines of communication
Function as a person of high energy
Manifest a positive spirit toward self, colleagues, students and Concordia
Inspire and motivate the faculty
Constantly strive to improve performance
Formulate goals and objectives and expect to be evaluated by them
Assist others in the formation of goals and hold them accountable
Be committed to the Mission and initiatives of Concordia
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be adept at leading large groups and building consensus.
Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills.
Capacity to work independently as well as collaborate with colleagues, and university staff and faculty.
Proficient with commonly-used office computer applications and the internet.
The ideal candidate must have a passion for education and working with students.
Ability to effectively communication in person and in writing and be able to speak publicly.
Should possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize effectively.
Demonstrate creativity and initiative in working with potential customers (students, business contacts, ).
Sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic groups.
Ability to work with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff/
Ability to be flexible to changing conditions and needs.
Ability to work effectively with and through other people.
Working knowledge of computer software used in this office.
Willingness to learn new or additional job-related tasks.
Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret university procedures, general information, educational and professional publications, synodical procedures, and/or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, faculty, administration, students, families, and/or the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to use and understand computer software programs to efficiently carry out responsibilities.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Attitude and Demeanor:
Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.
Communicate warmth, understanding and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty and the general public.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with all who come into contact with this department.
Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies and goals of the Concordia University.
Maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to the School of Education and the campus as a whole.
Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations and for continuously practicing safety while performing tasks.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
May require rising and sitting repeatedly
Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.