Associate Dean for Student Affairs - (170000L9)
The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Social Work is accepting applications for Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The Office of Student Affairs, under the direction of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, is responsible for the recruitment, admission, retention, and degree certification of all the students in the MSW program. Reporting directly to this position are the Assistant Dean for Admissions, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Associate Director of Records and Registration, and the Academic Advisor. This position serves at the discretion of the Dean.
The School of Social Work is one of seven schools at the University of Maryland Baltimore, an urban health, law, and human services campus located in downtown Baltimore. The School ranks among the top twenty schools of social work in the nation. The School has an enrollment of approximately 950 MSW students who have plans of study which allow them to complete the MSW program in 15 months (advanced standing), or two, three, or four academic years. The MSW curriculum is offered at two locations. The Baltimore campus offers two concentrations and five specializations, while the Universities at Shady Grove campus offers the Clinical/Behavioral Health curriculum only.
In addition to providing general direction, leadership, and evaluating the activities among the essential departments listed in the first paragraph, the Associate Dean:
- Coordinates the Strategic Enrollment Management Team which, in consultation with the Dean, evaluates enrollment trends, sets enrollment goals, and develops recruitment, retention, and progression strategies;
- Serves as the liaison to the UMB Office of Academic Support and Disability Services and, in this role, approves student ADA requests for accommodations in both the classroom and the field education settings in consultation with faculty and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;
- Serves as the liaison to the UMB Office of Student Financial Assistance and Education;
- Represents the School on the campus-wide Student Affairs Committee;
- Serves on key faculty committees in the School, among them, Admissions, Student Review, and Master's Program Committee;
- Serves in matters involving students as the liaison between the School and the University Police Department and the Office of University Counsel;
- Nurtures and maintains effective communication and partnerships with campus-wide offices;
- Works collaboratively with the School's Office of Academic Affairs in the overall delivery of the MSW program;
- Interacts directly with students on issues related to academic progression, academic risk, academic dismissal and associated situations affecting enrollment. Provides any necessary support and guidance involving significant student concerns;
- Identifies data necessary for decision making in the areas of admissions, curriculum offerings, retention and progression of students; and
- Fosters improvements in policies and procedures, and coordination among the offices reporting to the position.
Skills and Knowledge Requirements for the position include:
- Demonstrated leadership, team-building skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and staff.
- Strategic and analytical thinking skills with the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
- Demonstrated skill in the use of student data for decision making; familiarity with student information systems and report generation.
- Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) the following: Council on Social Work Education accreditation standards; FERPA, Title IX and ADA regulations as they pertain to services to and support for students.
- Demonstrated professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting and developing partnerships with key groups and individuals. Demonstrates pleasant and positive interactions with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
- Reaches compromise and consensus. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, resolve problems, and work well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to gather and compile reports for multiple audiences.
The minimum qualifications for the position are:
- Education: Master's Degree in Social Work or related field to the position. A Ph.D. in social work or a related field will be considered.
- Experience: Eight years of experience in an accredited higher education program as an administrator and/or faculty member, with preference for at least 5 years progressively building a background in student affairs areas including admissions, records and registration, academic affairs or student services.
- Leadership: A minimum of five years in leadership positions in higher education with a thorough understanding of management functions.
This position will be required to file financial disclosure to the State of Maryland Ethics Commission.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: SSW Administrative Services
: Mar 20, 2017