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Job Detail: Eden Hall Campus Dean


Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability and health, the arts and sciences and business and communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News and World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Take the lead in setting and implementing strategic goals for the School and
  • Provide support and advocacy for Falk School faculty
  • In collaboration with Falk School faculty, ensure quality in all aspects of teaching, learning, and applied research (curriculum, delivery models, student learning outcomes, living-learning engagement)
  • Continue to grow student enrollment
  • Oversee and deliver desired financial results, ensuring the campus grows revenues and covers costs according to approved budgets and long-range plans
  • Assess needs and allocate resources effectively to meet academic and financial goals in accordance with the Campus's guiding principles for Sustainable development
  • Support the overall strategic operational processes for the campus by working with vice presidents, chairs, faculty, and major committees to assure the delivery of high-quality academic services at the campus level
  • Build and maintain a climate of operational excellence, continuous improvement, professional integrity, and, in doing so, support a climate of academic excellence
  • Encourage and reward the development of innovative new programs, initiatives and policies
  • Provide leadership to fulfill campus and institutional advancement and sponsored program goals
  • Provide leadership and support for the recruitment and retention of diverse employees and students
  • Maintain and build connectivity with employers, non-profits, professional organizations, and other colleges and universities regionally, nationally, and internationally that share our commitment to sustainability to further the goals of the School and Campus and provide good internship and employment opportunities for all Falk graduates

Position Qualifications: 

  • Senior-level leadership experience in the field of sustainability and/or food studies with a proven record of academic innovation
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to sustainability principles and practice, particularly interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration 
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Higher education experience and understanding of academic culture
  • Proven ability to develop and execute new initiatives
  • Very strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills
  • Evidence of successful decision-making in a collaborative environment
  • Experience with new technology and online learning desirable
  • A commitment to assessment, metrics, and continuous improvement
  • A commitment to furthering the mission and values of Chatham University through growth with quality
  • Strong managerial skills and experience with budget management

To Apply: 

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

and Actively Seeks Diverse Candidates

About the job

Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 20 February 2020

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