Position Classification Title: Dean,Graduate School
Position Classification Code: A300F
Job Family: Chief Academic Officers and Deans
Pay Level: 29
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
The Dean of the Graduate School is responsible for the development, administration, and promotion of the School and its programs ensuring high quality instruction in a safe and engaging learning environment. The Dean of the School provides academic and educational leadership to the faculty members, students and campus colleagues and is responsible for developing an active teaching/learning community among students and faculty on campus.
Standard Duties:
Serve as leader, administrator, and evaluator of an academic School and the programs it encompasses. Promote academic achievement and student satisfaction consistent with established education objectives, quality standards and fiscal responsibility. Supervise and evaluate assigned personnel. Responsible for development and/or administration of budgets in areas of supervision. Seeks and pursues/motivates others to pursue potential sources of funding for the School. Provide leadership for the School in fund-raising to support the School’s goals. Works collaboratively with the Provost, the Academic Deans of the other Colleges, and with the NMSU Graduate Council as an advisory body of faculty. Serve as liaison between the School and the university community, community agencies, businesses and other groups, advisory committees, state and national groups. Ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate and Department of Education regulations. Seek/maintain degree program approval from licensing agencies, regional and national accreditation councils. Reports directly to the Executive Vice President/Provost.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University's mission, vision and goals. Knowledge of interdisciplinary programs and how they are integrated within a graduate school.
Excellent communication skills, ability to listen to new ideas and to respond in a timely manner to faculty, students and staff. A record of working with graduate students in an academic environment. Demonstrated skill in working effectively with personnel conflicts and concerns. Demonstrated ability to administer in a fair, thorough and thoughtful way.
Ability to solve problems and deliver difficult messages in a sensible way. Experience working collaboratively with a variety of departments and on programs within the university. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to establish and maintain a high degree of personal and departmental integrity and openness with students, faculty and staff.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Earned terminal degree in a directly related discipline and tenured or tenurable at the rank of professor.
   Experience- None
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-