Dean of Campus and Community Relations (OHIO University Lancaster)
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 47167
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Dean of Campus and Community Relations at Ohio University's Lancaster Campus. Ohio University's regional campus system consists of five campuses; in addition to Lancaster, there are locations at Chillicothe, Eastern (St. Clairsville), Southern (Ironton), and Zanesville. Each campus offers unique opportunities for a student-centered environment and to build campus/community relationships.
The Lancaster Campus lies just southeast of the Columbus metropolitan area and at the edge of the Hocking Hills. The Lancaster Campus serves traditional, first generation, College Credit Plus, and non-traditional students; employs full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff members; and offers stand-alone certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees, and non-credit/workforce development training.
As Dean of Campus and Community Relations, this position reports to the Vice Provost of Regional Higher Education and Partnerships and is responsible for the administration and vibrancy of a regional campus and for cultivating and maintain community relationships within the respective community.
Leads community engagement, outreach, and advancement efforts for the campus:
Engages in the economic, cultural, and social activities of the campus and community to enhance the visibility, enrollment, and resources of the campus—both on and off campus.
Leads advancement activities and fundraising priorities for the campus, in partnership with University Advancement.
Builds strong relationships with employers, local government officials, school districts, economic development officers, and community agencies to create local and regional partnerships for infrastructure, educational opportunities, co-curricular activities, regional development, community-based research, and professional development/training. Pursues grant opportunities as appropriate.
Working with RHE leadership and Athens deans, identifies and develops opportunities for workforce development initiatives, new degree programs, credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing credentials, lifelong learning, and professional development training.
Serves as the chief administrator responsible for the administrative and operational oversight of a regional campus in direct coordination with appropriate university colleges, divisions, and departments:
Contributes to the development of a Regional Higher Education strategic plan and implements campus-level actions as appropriate.
Fosters cooperative, collegial work climates, which engage the campus community and enhance communication, trust, and productivity of and among faculty, staff, and students.
Collaborates with the Associate Vice Provost for Regional Higher Education and Partnerships to ensure effective and efficient student and academic services on the campus.
Supports the academic mission of the campus and the scholarly interests and efforts of the campus faculty. Promotes innovative teaching methods by supporting the infusion of technology and best practices into the teaching and learning process. As solicited by faculty and/or the academic units, contributes to faculty promotion and tenure processes and/or annual evaluations.
Consults with campus staff and Regional Higher Education leadership to address facility use, maintenance, security, and specific safety issues.
In coordination with the RHE planning unit, responsible for managing and monitoring the campus budget.
Responds appropriately to the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Serves as a mediator in resolving problems arising among faculty and staff, in coordination with appropriate departments and/or units.
Collaborates regularly with the Vice Provost, Regional Higher Education leadership, and regional campus leadership to identify, develop, and implement strategic initiatives; actively participates in Regional Higher Education and university leadership meetings, discussions, and planning.
The successful candidate will combine visionary leadership with an open and collegial managerial style to position the campus for continued success. This position offers an opportunity for an incoming Dean to make an imprint on the campus and to build upon their current success. There is an opportunity to emphasize innovative academic programs, including online learning, and student affairs programs that support a wide range of students, as well as to create and maintain community outreach initiatives, including outreach to business and industry. Additionally, the Dean plays an important leadership role in the economic, cultural, and social activities of the community.
At least an earned Master's Degree or equivalent degree.
This position requires university administrative/leadership experience, which may include service as an Associate Dean, Faculty Chair, Division Coordinator, Program Coordinator/Liaison, or other comparable leadership role.
The successful candidate must have experience as a college-level instructor; budgetary knowledge; ability to promote a collaborative workplace that emphasizes innovative education, teaching experience, scholarship, and diversity; knowledge of economic development and fundraising; and be able to demonstrate skill in creating, initiating and implementing strategic planning activities in addition to excellent problem-solving, communication (verbal and written), and human relations skills.
The candidate must have a student-centered philosophy and a commitment to teaching excellence and the mission of the regional campus. The candidate must have demonstrated experience managing facilities and staff.
An earned doctorate or other terminal degree.
It is preferred that the candidate have knowledge of technical associate degrees, four-year baccalaureate degrees, academic and student support services, student affairs, distance learning, and continuing education with business and industry.
Direct experience developing and managing workforce development initiatives is preferred.
Planning Unit: Regional Higher Education
Department: LNCSTR Dean's Office
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Shanna Adkins, email@example.com
Employment Type: full-time regular
Commensurate with experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which include health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.