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Assistant Dean for Brite Academic Affairs

Brite Divinity School

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Assistant Dean for Brite Academic Affairs

  • 499685
  • Managerial / Administration
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jun 26 2024 at 16:00 CDT
  • Brite Divinity School

Job Summary:

Brite Divinity School seeks a qualified person to serve in the role of Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. This person would administer the policies related to the school’s degree programs. The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs also oversees academic advising, academic scheduling, ensures that student registration takes place in a timely manner and students’ permanent records are up-to-date, supports Brite’s point-person for financial aid, and advises the Dean on issues and concerns with students, the curriculum, and institutional effectiveness. In addition, the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs amasses and analyses academic data and oversees the completion of reports for internal and external purposes, especially in compliance with state and federal laws and the requirements of accreditation agencies. While this person is primarily an administer, they are eligible to offer courses in their academic field if needed. The person in this role serves on a number of standing committees and is an administrative liaison to others.

Brite Divinity School is an ecumenical seminary related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with a commitment to diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. The school’s faculty and administration support scholarly research to further the mission of both church and academy. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should complete the application via TCU HR at jobs.tcu.edu.

Applications received by June 30, 2024 will be given priority consideration, though the process of review will continue until the position is filled.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Administers the policies related to the school’s degree programs and supports program leaders in their duties.
2. Oversees academic scheduling, ensures that student registration takes place in a timely manner and students’ permanent records are up-to-date.
3. Provides support on matters related to financial aid, and advises the Dean on issues related to the curriculum and student performance.
4. Amasses and analyses academic data and oversees the completion of reports for internal and external purposes, including compliance with state and federal laws and the requirements of accreditation agencies.
5. Collaborates with the Dean in administering the Divinity School’s program of institutional effectiveness, and assessing and improving the quality of teaching, learning, and educational programs.
6. Serves on a number of committees and is an administrative liaison to others.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Master’s Degree.
• Prior experience as a Divinity School Dean, other College Academic Dean, or Registrar OR a minimum of five years of experience with significant leadership responsibility in a Divinity School or other higher education academic unit.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• PhD in a Theological Discipline.
• Provision of support for doctoral programs and educational leadership in a hybrid setting.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of Microsoft Windows navigation techniques.
• Knowledge of student information systems, word processing and desktop publishing (e.g., Blackbaud Student Information System, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Excel).
• Knowledge to teach study skills and time management techniques.
• Knowledge of curriculum and degree requirements.
• Knowledge of university programs.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of communications and interpersonal techniques.
• Knowledge of multimodal delivery.
• Knowledge of religious terminology and ecclesiastical systems.
• Skill of PeopleSoft or equivalent data records system.
• Skill in both spoken and written communication.
• Skill interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
• Ability to navigate learning platforms.
• Ability to clearly communicate information.
• Ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.
• Ability to interact with students.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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