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Senior Executive Director and Dean of the College of Professional Stud
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Carlow University | Pittsburgh, PA
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Job Description

Carlow University, a private, Catholic, liberal arts,
comprehensive University in Pittsburgh, PA. Carlow University was
founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community
of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick,
and the uneducated. Carlow, an institution grounded in the liberal
arts while also offering strong professional programs, is committed
to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long
learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered
at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow is
recognized as a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of
Distinction, and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for 2016-17.
Carlow has also been selected by Abound as a provider of Top
Degrees for Adult Undergraduates for 2017 and is regionally ranked
by US News & World Report. The University was recently named one of
Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money."

Carlow University seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to
develop and launch a new College for Professional Studies (CPS)
focused on meeting the needs of adult and graduate students, and
developing a pipeline to the regional workforce. The new college is
a major strategic initiative for the university and will combine
Carlow's strengths as an educational innovator with its ability to
rapidly respond to the changing skills needed by the job market.
Carlow's reputation for academic excellence, high retention rates,
and exceptional career outcomes position the university to be the
go-to resource for degree completion, upskilling, and graduate work
that is accessible, affordable, and flexible. The leader of the new
college will function as a business development officer to promote
CPS to the regional business community. Building productive
relationships and partnerships is a critical responsibility.

The Sr. Executive Director/Dean will develop and implement an
aggressive business plan and will have the skills needed to build a
shared vision within the university structure. The Sr. Executive
Director/Dean will establish clear outcomes and deliverables that
move CPS forward. She/he will be experienced in building new
enterprises and managing operations and staff to align strategies
and resources. He/she will focus strategies on enrollment growth,
fostering new programs, diversifying offerings, and generating
revenues. She/he will work closely with the Vice President for
Enrollment Management and Marketing, and the Director of Adult and
Graduate Admissions to develop and deploy effective strategies for
adult and graduate education, based on understanding and
appreciating the strategies and tactics needed to enroll and retain
students in these critical programs.

She/he must understand the changing landscape of educational models
and preferred learning formats, and have the agility and capacity
to build a thriving College of Professional Studies. The ability to
build strong, collaborative relationships with fellow deans,
university administrators, faculty, and alumni is essential. She/he
will be student-focused and committed to developing and delivering
the services needed to support adult learners in achieving their
educational and career objectives.
She/he must have the highest integrity, be an active listener, and
have strong emotional intelligence. She/he will employ innovative
best practices for enrolling and serving the needs of today's adult
students and understand the changing landscape of adult and
graduate education. She/he must have the agility to collaborate
across university departments to achieve goals, adapt well to
change, and thrive in a fast-paced, goal oriented

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as the internal and external champion for the newly
established College of Professional Studies.
Develop a well-conceived business plan for CPS with actionable
strategic imperatives.
Collaborate with the Vice President for Enrollment Management
and Marketing, the Director of Adult and Graduate Admissions, and
marketing staff to establish and document a progressive strategic
and tactical recruitment plan for adult and graduate students that
ensures prospective students receive timely responses to inquiries
and accurate information in a manner that builds trust. Support,
guide and assist in all marketing and admissions functions.
Build and develop networks with high-level thought leaders and
strategic partners in the greater Pittsburgh area. Establish
education partnerships and develop customized learning solutions to
meet the expectations of partner organizations.
Collaborate with appropriate colleagues to collect and analyze
market research to ensure that current and future educational
offerings of the university meet the needs of prospective students
and the requirements of corporate workforce development. Assist in
the development and implementation of go-to-market strategies for
these programs.
In collaboration with the faculty, deans, administration, and
staff, assist in developing new program offerings from ideation
through implementation. Assist with the recruitment and hiring of
adjunct faculty, as needed.
Establish critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assess
existing efforts and direct future efforts toward success. Ensure
the achievement of student performance objectives using robust
assessment techniques. Ensure compliance with institutional
policies and procedures, ethics practices, and accreditation
Supervise administrative and support staff and manage the CPS

Education and/or Experience:

Five or more years of successful experience in management of
adult and/or graduate education, or transferable skills in the
corporate sector, including development and execution of strategic
Master's degree. Doctoral degree preferred, but not
Demonstrable success in building innovative programs and


Demonstrated leadership, including the highest integrity, and
the ability to provide vision and focus for the College of
Professional Studies.
Entrepreneurial know-how with proven business acumen.
Proven record of revenue generation.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively, critically, and
Demonstrated management, planning, and organizational
Results-oriented, data-driven decision maker.
Superior analytical and quantitative skills.
Familiarity with the application of organizational
change/transition management principles.
Ability to meet or exceed targets and timelines
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
Collaborative integrator with excellent teamwork skills.
High level of emotional intelligence.

Other Qualifications:

Knowledge of emerging trends in adult and professional
Familiarity with online and digital delivery systems.
Candidates not from higher education must demonstrate an
appreciation for the values, culture, structure, and measures of
excellence and success that characterize higher education.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest
standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity,
treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the
University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment,
maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional

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Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting
and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our
University community.


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