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Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri
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Date Posted 05/15/2019
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Dean. This is a 12-month appointment that includes responsibilities to coordinate all aspects of the Advanced College Credit Program (ACCP), a high school dual enrollment program in the Kansas City region, and to collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and manage undergraduate and graduate course scheduling and registration. 

The ideal candidate will have a student-centered approach to higher education administration, a strong interest, and background in enrollment services and advising, and the ability to collaborate with faculty and staff within the University. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with diverse constituents, including ACCP high school instructors, administrators, students, and their parents or guardians. The successful applicant will be a key member of an innovative and responsive team in the Dean's office that is committed to supporting student learning and formation, enhancing inclusivity and diversity on campus, and living our mission and core values. 

Grounded in the Jesuit and Catholic traditions of liberal arts education, the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University engages students in building a foundation of values, integrated knowledge, critical analysis, and personal reflection that prepares graduates to become compassionate, just and globally aware leaders in our diverse, changing world. The College offers undergraduate, post bachelors, and graduate programs in disciplines that include humanities and fine arts, philosophy, theology and religious studies, behavioral and social sciences, education, and natural sciences. 

The position will begin on June 1, 2019, or earlier, depending on the selected candidate's availability. Candidates should indicate in their application letters whether they prefer a start date on June 1, 2019, or whether they are available to start the position between February 1 through May 31, 2019. 


  • Doctorate in higher education administration or a discipline represented within the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative or related experience

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

  • Capable of being detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy with documents and records

  • Proficiency in working with technology and student information systems

  • Demonstrated commitment to personal and professional integrity

  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and organizational skills


  • Minimum of 5 years of administrative or related experience

  • Experience with Banner software

  • Experience with program supervision and program assessment

  • Supervisory experience

  • Teaching experience at the university level

  • Understanding and appreciation for the Jesuit tradition and for Catholic higher education

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with department chairs and the dean to create and maintain a schedule of courses each semester based on enrollment projections and data from Admissions and Institutional Effectiveness

  • Coordinate the data entry of the schedule in BANNER with the Registrar's Office and serve on the Banner Steering Committee

  • Provide advising as needed; Monitor and grant closed class petitions

  • Serve as coordinator to pre-build student schedules and manage student advising flow for freshman registration events

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Advanced College Credit Program (ACCP), including:

    • Establish partnerships and conduct on-site presentations and student registrations at regional high schools

    • Communicate with high school administrators and Rockhurst University (RU) department chairs to identify and approve high school instructors

    • Coordinate RU faculty liaison assignments, contracts, and stipends

    • Collect high school course syllabi and review

    • Determine admission decisions based on Missouri dual credit policy criteria

    • Coordinate billing and tracking of payments and communication with students and schools about account balances/ registration cancellations

    • Manage submission of grades and course surveys of the high school faculty

    • Chair the ACCP Advisory Board

  • Coordinate all aspects of the "Advanced" high school students taking classes on the Rockhurst University Campus

Applicants who would enhance the diversity of the College, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply. The position offers a full benefits package. 

The application process requires a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references. 

Rockhurst cannot accept any application materials (resumes, cover letters, etc.) by email, mail, or walk-in. All applications and application materials must be submitted through our online application system. 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

Interested candidates should submit their application through the link provided below. 

Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify. 

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