Dean, School of Business & Information Technology
Chicago, IL, USA
Dean, School of Business & Information Technology
The Kaplan University Dean for the School of Business and Information Technology, reporting to the KU President, provides academic leadership, vision and financial management.
Key Responsibilities for the Dean, School of Business and Information Technology
· Managing the academic functions of the school, overseeing all programs and assuring their quality and relevance.
· Working with business partners to identify and implement new business opportunities that leverage the courses, programs and expertise that exist in the school.
· Providing strategic vision to capitalize on and increase the strengths of the school and university to create new opportunities.
· Partnering with marketing and operations leadership to identify, evaluate and develop programs and certifications that enhance the Kaplan’s value proposition and market competitiveness.
· Maintaining and finding new opportunities to expand programmatic accreditations and other ways to build academic stature and reputation.
To accomplish these overarching goals, the Dean will need to:
Provide visionary leadership:
· Provide a strategic vision for the school that builds its reputation both within the university and beyond and maintains the teaching mission of the school, building faculty engagement and enthusiasm for teaching.
· Engage in strategic planning and decision making that enhances the reputation of programs nationally and internationally, inclusive of understanding and/or mitigating legal, regulatory and compliance issues related to the success of all programs.
· Improve the graduation rates for all programs by improving student support, strengthening curriculum, and by working with marketing and admissions to attract the right students to programs.
· Use success metrics, graduation rate, school and university reputation, school and university growth, and budget performance to facilitate decision making that meets school and university goals.
· Support the admissions function. Create and sustain close working relationships with admissions leadership and advisors and work closely with them, and with the training organization, to assure that admissions advisors are having the most productive possible conversations with prospective students.
· Apply analytic ability to interpret metrics and develop management actions based on multiple data sources.
· Apply past experience with programmatic accreditation to maintain the accreditations/alignments currently held by the school.
Hire and retain outstanding Faculty:
· Oversee the faculty hiring function to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students. It is key that s/he attract those who understand how the world of education is changing, embrace technology and new methodologies and have a keen desire to shape 21st century education.
· Demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence and to ensure this excellence is promoted and sustained through the faculty recruitment, training and management processes.
· Lead and be a visionary for curriculum innovation, both in terms of what the school teaches and how it is taught.
· Promote meaningful interdisciplinary collaborations within the school and
· university system.
· Serve as the guide and leader to motivate and develop strong faculty research and applied scholarship consistent with the school’s mission.
The successful candidate will have ten or more years’ experience in higher education and three or more years’ experience in leadership. In addition, the successful candidate will have:
· Experience with online learning.
· A proven track record in developing cooperative programs between businesses and universities.
· A Doctoral Degree (Ph.D./DBA) in Business, IT or related field. Experience in both not-for-profit and proprietary education is preferred as is previous experience working as a Dean or Associate Dean
Kaplan has retained the services of Worldbridge Partners to conduct this search. For immediate consideration, please contact John Assunto, Managing Partner at email@example.com
Kaplan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
General Manager – The Brunswick School
The Brunswick School (TBS) is a top tier daycare and preschool in downtown Jersey City, NJ. The initial location reached capacity in just one year of operations. As a result, the Board of Directors approved a 10,000 square foot expansion in an adjacent facility to accommodate additional growth at the current location; renovations of this facility are nearing completion and the facility should open by early summer. Furthermore, TBS has just committed to a new 10,000 sq ft location in a nearby community. There are plans to open up additional facilities in Jersey City and surrounding communities once these two new locations are up and running smoothly. The Board also wishes to leverage the model to other businesses that cater to the needs of their clients, such as a bus programs, after school programs and extracurricular Saturday programming.
The Board is looking for a take-charge individual with an entrepreneurial flare who can build upon the current platform. The General Manager (GM) will report to the Board of Directors comprised of three individuals, each bringing his or her own years of experience and expertise that well complement each other. The owner, one of the Board members, is dedicated solely to the operations and will work closely with the GM on a daily basis. The other two Board members are involved in more strategic and financial matters but not in day to day operations. All three are passionate about what the aspirations for the business are and require the same passion in their future GM.
A convenient transition would be for the candidate to replace the working owner as General Manager of the current facility, allowing her to focus on the expansion facilities. If all goes well, the candidate would replace themselves in 12 to 18 months and have each of the 3 facility Directors reporting to him or her. At that time, the candidate is expected to focus on additional growth and related businesses.
The description below therefore on the General Manager position of the existing base facility which would be a transitory role for the successful candidate to become GM of the expanded operations.
The Business: The Brunswick School of Jersey City is located in a state of the art facility with over 15,000 sq. feet and is licensed for about 250 children. It cultivates learning for children from 6 months to 6 years old (through Kindergarten); opened in September 2015, TBS currently has 210 children. The preschool current staff is about 60 projected; the staff is expected to grow to about 100 staff when the adjacent location opens up and is at capacity.
The General Manager will run the entire operations. A Director of the Center is already employed and fully engaged in managing our faculty and curriculum. The hands-on owner will assimilate the successful candidate to quickly come up to speed. This is a unique opportunity for a self-starter to grow and run a business with support from its Board of Directors.
· Strong business acumen, leadership, drive for results, time management, communication and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
· Possess strong interpersonal skills, attributes and characteristics conducive to and suitable for dealing with children, parents, coworkers, clients and management
· Previous experience operating and overseeing a service related business
· Marketing experience especially in the service industry
· Extremely detail oriented
· Knowledge of general bookkeeping and Quickbooks in particular
· Capacity to understand and manage center financial duties
· Computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Office
· A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business Management or related subject
· Preferred but not required: 4+ years of management/leadership experience in a childcare program with experience supervising in business administration or childcare, and / or previous experience opening up a child care center.
· Ability to work a flexible schedule. This is not a 9 to 5 job. The right person will understand he or she needs to put in the time required to do the job right. Flexibility with opening/closing center responsibilities with the Director.
The Position: The Board is looking for a self-starter to drive enrollment through creative marketing, hire and motivate staff, control costs and maximize profitability. The right person will have tremendous autonomy to grow and operate a large business. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Maintain enrollment to capacity by implementing creative marketing events and maintaining an operationally excellent preschool
· Maintain operating expenses within budget
· Collaborate with Board of Directors to establish center budgets and manage to the budgets
· Create incentive programs to attract and maintain a high rate of retention and referrals
· Achieve center enrollment goals, by implementing strategies to generate potential leads, building community relationships and promote enrollment through participation in local organizations, events and marketing.
· Conduct tours for prospective parents while adhering to policies and procedures
· Hire and train new staff
· Oversee supply inventory and ordering process
· Manage general operations of the school including, but not limited to, facilities, vendors, and meal program
· Perform and manage other duties as needed to support day-to-day administrative operations such as front desk/reception and occasional classroom assistance when short staffed, but main component of position is to ensure operation runs smoothly which includes having adequate staff at all times and within budget
Compensation and Benefits for being part of our team include:
· The compensation for the GM role is negotiable, including a sizeable bonus tied to individual and operational performance. As the company grows, the GM will share in the financial rewards of the business through a significant bonus program tied to financial results and individual performance. The Board’s intent is for the GM to become their financial partner with no bounds to what he or she can earn as long as the business grows profitably.
· Comprehensive Benefits
· Community Outreach
· Professional Development as a direct report to a savvy Board of Directors Team and the opportunity to be part of a growing, financially strong enterprise
Worldbridge Partners has been retained on this search. All interested applicants are encouraged to forward their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
JOB TITLE: Early Childhood Education (ECE) Director
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A valid Washington State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe.
POSITION REPORTS TO: Tribal Education Officer JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Tribal Education Officer (TEO) is accountable for the operations of Muckleshoot Child Development Center, the (MELA) Muckleshoot Head Start Program, the MECE Special Services Program and the Childcare Development Fund to provide instruction and care for children.
MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work which may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.
1. Responsible for the operation of the Muckleshoot Early Childhood Education Division by ensuring the quality of all activities and instruction. Establishes and/or implements all policies and procedures and industry best practices related to early childhood education services for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
2. Exercises and is accountable for multiple budgets, scope of work and related development, approval and implementation responsibilities according to the Tribe’s Administrative Policies and Procedures. Responsibility includes delegation of budget spending authority to subordinate staff for which this position retains accountability.
3. Prepares and submits division budgets to the Education Budget and Purchasing Officer. Monitors and controls expenditures and presents budget modifications as necessary.
4. Responsible for the implementation of age appropriate curriculum, subject matter and developmental activities for all children served by the programs of the Early Childhood Education Division. Understands and can articulate and instruct others in the use of a variety of successful early childhood education pedagogies, and current ECE industry best practices.
5. Responsible to provide leadership, planning and coordination of Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Head Start program in compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and tribal regulatory compliance.
6. Supervises, trains, coaches, evaluates and disciplines assigned employees; ensures prompt, courteous and high quality of services or product delivery to internal and external customers. MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN TRIBE CLASS SPECIFICATION The Muckleshoot Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer but does practice Indian Preference hiring in accordance with Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self Determination and Education Act. Per MIT Policies, employees must pass a pre-employment Alcohol and Drug test and be free of drugs and alcohol. Early Childhood Education Director 2 Updated: 9/27/17 - KN
7. Confers with parents regarding facility activities, policies, and enrollment procedures.
8. In collaboration with the respective program manager may confer with teaching staff regarding child's behavioral or learning problems, and recommends methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences.
9. Prepares complex reports, statistics, correspondence, lesson plans and other documents relating to the early childhood education issues.
10. Reviews and evaluates division activities to ensure conformance to Tribal, federal, state and local regulations.
11. Confers with program managers in order to ensure nutrition and quality of meals served in all tribal early childhood education programs.
12. Prepares, writes and administers grant applications related to Head Start/early childhood education; coordinates and manages professional service contracts.
13. Ensures that protocols are in place and followed in all tribal early childhood programs that ensure the safety and protection for children in accordance with industry best practices.
14. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.
EXTENT OF JOB AUTHORITY:
NUMBER OF INITIAL DIRECT REPORTS: 8
SCOPE OF MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY: Director: Directs and maintains budget control for an organizational unit; reports to Executive level
HIRING DECISIONS: Yes
DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS: Yes
TERMINATION DECISIONS: Yes
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR POSITION (required and preferred):
Required: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in education, childhood growth and development, business or public administration or a closely related field (eight (8) years of management experience in an early childhood education program may be considered in lieu of a degree), and seven (7) years of government or school administration experience which includes three (3) years of midmanagement or supervisory experience over an early childhood education function or program. Master’s Degree may substitute for two (2) years of administrative experience. Early Childhood Education Director 3 Updated: 9/27/17 - KN SPECIFIC SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES
REQUIRED FOR POSITION: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of the care and education of young children; Understanding of developmental and special education issues and needs of young children; Resources and services available to meet developmental and special education needs; State and Federal child care regulations; Administration of a child development center, Federal reporting and grant management; Head Start regulations; Early childhood curriculum design. Skill in: Working with community resources; Preparing and monitoring annual budgets; Working with young children; Computer and software use including word processing and spreadsheet software; Establishing effective working relationships with diverse groups and individuals; Communicating effectively orally and in writing with Tribal officials and managers, children, parents and employees; managing, scheduling, assigning, coordinating and monitoring the work of professional, teaching, and support staff.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The working conditions described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to walk, drive a motor vehicle and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
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