Dean - Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

City College of New York (CCNY)
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jul 19

Position description

Reporting to senior executive management, the Dean oversees a school, division, academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and effectiveness. He/she develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. He/she fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College as a strong advocate.

The City College of New York (CCNY) seeks an exceptional individual to serve as the Dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. The Dean oversees the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. The Colin Powell School was founded in 2013, drawing together the academic departments and programs formerly clustered under CCNY's division of social sciences. The School seeks to develop the leadership capacities of students working towards degrees in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis on directing them to careers in public service. We actively develop and integrate experiential and service opportunities into our academic work and, in particular, value close connections with our surrounding Harlem community. The successful candidate for this job must be able to guide and build on our existing portfolio of programs.

The Colin Powell School draws extraordinary support from its Board of Visitors, led by the school's namesake, and an array of philanthropic supporters. The Dean of the School will work closely with the board, the board chair, and supporters of the program to develop scholarship, leadership and service opportunities for students, as well as programs that support the work of the faculty and school more generally. He or she will promote the research of faculty and support their engagement with communities and partnerships outside of the college.

As the Chief Academic Officer for the Colin Powell School, the Dean will lead a diverse and talented faculty, manage curricular and program development, and enhance the school's profile, visibility, and effectiveness. He or she will develop long- and short-range plans for the school, and exercise management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. He/she fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and intellectual achievement. The Dean will set the standard for intellectual engagement and accomplishment and provide strategic and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly programs. In concert with the faculty, the Dean will be responsible for student success and faculty recruitment, retention, and diversity and will also promote a strong research agenda for faculty.

The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership for the undergraduate and graduate programs within the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and participates in the development of college-wide policies. She/he supervises five academic departments (Anthropology, Gender Studies and International Studies, Economics and Business, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) degree granting programs that include Latin American and Latino Studies and International Studies, graduate degrees in psychology, public administration, international relations, economics, and a close relationship with the Dominican Studies Institute. The school also features dynamic programs to support student success, such as the Colin Powell Leadership Fellows program and the Skadden Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies.

Responsibilities of the Dean include:

  • Providing strategic leadership.

  • Stimulating, supporting and managing the assessment of teaching, faculty research, and creative and professional activities.

  • Encouraging and supporting research and grant making activities.

  • Leading the school's effort to recruit philanthropic investment, stewarding donors to the school, and managing relationships between the school and the School's board of visitors, its donors, and its alumni.

  • Ensuring the effective management of financial resources including budget planning and management.

  • Supporting faculty recruitment, review and development, and supporting, in these actions, the college's commitment to diversity.

  • Working to increase retention, success, and progress toward graduation in our students.

  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the President or Provost.

Qualifications

This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Other Qualifications: Earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree with a record of distinguished scholarship, research, and teaching suitable for appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the School's departments. Must also have significant administrative experience and evidence of leadership in developing a newly fashioned academic program into one of recognized achievement and success. Demonstrated ability to lead sophisticated and effective development and fundraising activities highly desirable.

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