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Non-Classified Opening

Dean, College of Education (3322)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: October 31, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS069518
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req566
12 Month Full-Time

Non-classified Staff
College of Education Admin
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

The Dean of the College of Education is an experienced educator and leader who is primarily responsible for providing quality leadership for the College. The Dean represents the College and the University at local, regional, national, and global levels and provides outreach to rural and urban communities and underrepresented populations. Consistent with the mission and core themes of the University and the College’s mission and vision, the Dean fosters a diverse, vibrant, and collaborative educational community.

The Idaho State Board of Education has initiated the search for a new president for Idaho State University. The Board projects a final selection for president to be made in March, 2018. The Faculty of the College of Education views this as an exciting opportunity for the Dean to be instrumental in shaping the future of the University in a new era.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide strategic leadership that enhances the College's impact on the local, regional, and national education landscape;

• Represent the College at university, community, and state functions (such as legislative sessions or meetings of the Idaho State Board of Education or Department of Education);

• Establish and maintain strong relationships with partners across campus, community agencies, the PK-12 communities, and other stakeholders in Southeast Idaho and beyond;

• Foster a collaborative, innovative, inclusive, and supportive culture in the College with students, staff, faculty, and administrators;

• Create an educational environment that supports student success;

• Manage and grow the financial resources of the College, including cultivation of long-term relationships with alumni, employers, donors, and other stakeholders;

• Provide leadership to ensure that CAEP, CAATE, NAEYC, NASM, and NASP  accreditations and affiliations with appropriate professional and academic organizations are maintained and

• Gain and maintain an understanding of: the Idaho State Board of Education, Department of Education, and state legislature; and undergraduate and graduate programs within the College (PK-12 Teacher & Administrator Certifications; Career & Technical Education, Human Resource Development, Instructional Technology; Sports Science & PE; School Psychology; and Higher Education Administration);

• Provide leadership for development, evaluation, and assessment of academic programs;

• Communicate transparently and regularly with faculty and staff in the College, across the University, and with community partners;

• Support faculty scholarship, grants, and professional development;

• Foster relationships with rural and urban communities and underrepresented groups; and

• Honor and support shared governance philosophy and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

• Earned Doctorate from a regionally-accredited institution in a field appropriate for an appointment as a tenured professor within the College, plus the record in teaching, scholarly activity, and service for such an appointment;

• Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a College of Education or equivalent setting as a department chair, assistant dean, associate dean, dean, or similar administrator;

• Record of successful management and administrative experience including managing personnel, a strong knowledge of budgets, and the ability to prioritize College resources accordingly;

• Experience with program assessment and accreditation;

• Experience with student recruitment and retention; • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytic, and decision-making skills;

• Demonstrated success in fostering collaboration within an academic environment and among external partners;

•Demonstrated success in working with various stakeholders, urban and rural communities, and underrepresented groups.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated success in fund-raising;

• Experience with CAEP (formerly NCATE) accreditation;

• Experience in strategic planning.

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Please submit the following documents with your application:
1) Cover letter 2) CV 3) Statement on your leadership philosophy/style 4) List of 5 professional references with contact information (email & telephone).

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. However, position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report

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