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Assistant Dean, Program Assessment and Accreditation

Lindenwood University
Job Location:
St. Charles, 63301
Education Deans

Job Title: Assistant Dean, Program Assessment and Accreditation

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Academic Administrator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To:  Dean, College of Education and Human Services

Positions Supervised: Varies

Job Summary

The assistant dean supports the college dean in overseeing and assisting students in their academic learning, as well as in establishing goals and direction for the college. This position provides leadership and oversight to significant functional areas, such as assessment or accreditation.

The assistant dean will lead and advise the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) leadership on matters of accreditation and assessment. The assistant dean will be responsible for the following key areas:

  • Ensure compliance with external regulatory and accreditation agencies, including annual reporting, accreditation cycles and remaining current with regulations and standards.
  • Lead assessment strategy and implementation at the whole college level. Be the lead for the collection, analysis and dissemination of data to the appropriate stakeholders, including college leadership, university units and external agencies.
  • Supervise and manage a small team of professional staff and any assigned student workers.
  • Serve on the COEHS Leadership Team, attending scheduled meetings and presenting when appropriate.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Academic Leadership

Teaching and Learning

  • Collaborates with dean and other administrators on academic and curriculum initiatives
  • Leads significant college-wide initiatives, such as program assessment and accreditation efforts or other significant academic initiatives, ensuring engagement from appropriate members of the campus community
  • Engages in faculty and student learning
  • Teaches a course load as outlined in the faculty appointment letter

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

  • Oversees program reviews in collaboration with other college administrators and faculty
  • Collaborates with campus community members to develop and meet long- and short-term goals as related to functional area of oversight
  • Collaborates with college administrators, advisory boards, and faculty to develop and meet long- and short-term goals
  • Creates a positive work environment and common understanding of purpose
  • Demonstrates understanding of issues relevant to the entire University


Administrative Duties

  • Collaborates with deans and other academic administrators on course offerings and curriculum initiatives as related to functional area
  • Engages in recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students, ensuring data is properly monitored
  • Leads the collection, analysis, and reporting of data related to outcomes and program efforts
  • Oversees college compliance with policies, processes, standards, and deadlines
  • Develops and improves college policies, procedures, rules, and regulations related to functional area
  • Supports and directs departments or programs in preparation for accreditation visits
  • Oversees preparation of annual updates and progress reports required by governing bodies
  • Provides leadership and oversight in conducting self-study assessments, setting timelines, overseeing steering committee operations, developing reports, and supervising preparation of draft and final submissions of all required documents

Communication and Collaboration

  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to University values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Ensures timely, effective, and professional communications within the college

Subject Matter Expertise and Scholarship

Lifelong Learning

  • Demonstrates command of subject matter and continuous growth in subject field
  • Maintains professional development and activities to upgrade and augment existing skills or develop new ones
  • Maintains affiliation with necessary professional organizations

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Terminal degree appropriate to the subject area

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Effective leadership and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, and students
  • Effective analytical, organizational, and creative skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Strong skills in communication through speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Proficient technological skills, including but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, LMS, SIS, Student 360, and Workday

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting
  • Some evening and weekend work possible

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time daily
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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