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Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
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Georgetown University | Washington, DC
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Job Description

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs will lead the successful operation of both JD and LLM academic programs. As an integral part of senior leadership, this posit ion provides strategic vision and direction in the administration of academic policy along with departmental planning and management. With a major focus on the organization and delivery of academic services the incumbent will complete mission relevant projects and initiatives in support of Faculty, Staff, and Student academic success. This position will work in close partnership and coordination with the Assistant Dean for Curriculum Design, a peer who works with full-time faculty and sets the over-arching strategy for the curriculum.

This position is responsible for managing the integration, standardization , and administration of academic policy, academic advising, course evaluations , class scheduling, the production of handbooks and teaching tools, compliance with ABA and bar requirement s, academic appointments, learning outcomes, outcomes assessment, and various academic events. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as an important leader in the University community by participating on executive committees to develop and negotiate academic programming and technology. Duties include but are not limited to:

Strategic Leadership

* Establish and implement an academic strategic plan for all JD and LLM operations and services.
* Serve as head of Office of Academic Affairs. Design and maintain an organizational structure to effectively accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
* Recruit, supervise, and develop staff. Consistently assess workload and revaluate processes for best practice and time management. Foster professional development.
* Coordinate direct reports and indirect reports across multiple offices at the Law Center to ensure consistent practice and procedures are administered.
* Set milestones and measurements to best understand and evaluate academic units.
* Serve as point of contact and accountability for activities of the office with all relevant constituencies, including adjunct faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni, and the public. Serve as secondary point of contact (to Assistant Dean for Curriculum Desi n) for full-time and visiting faculty.

Academic Services and Operations

* Oversee all operations of the Academic Affairs Office, including advising, course evaluation and class schedule, adjunct faculty appointments (including on-boarding and off-boarding), and events, but not including high-level curriculum design and full-time and visiting faculty course scheduling, which are handled by the Assistant Dean for Curriculum Design.
* Develop and facilitate Law Center academic policy and procedures. Ensure optimal communication and distribution. Track compliance.
* Develop and administer plan for the assessment of Law Center learning outcomes and assessment, in compliance with ABA requirements.
* Understand and deploy a complex Graduate Program curriculum for 23 degree and 10 certificate programs. Develop standards and procedures for disparate group of graduate program managers, and ensure compliance.
* Understand complexity and differences between JD and LLM populations. Seek to build systems to best align the services and standardize the operations while meeting the needs of Law Students, Faculty, and Staff.
* Manage course selection and scheduling process. Monitor implementation plans and direct staff on policies and practices.
* Enhance reporting and tracking tools for Faculty and course information. Ensure that the needs of both JD and LLM programs are represented in designs of future technology advancements and curriculum guides.
* Lead review of the substance and procedures for student advising. Consider strategies for ensuring all students receive timely, tailored, highly supportive, and useful advice about academic and career planning.
* Create pathways that guide students through course requirements and towards academic success.
* Develop teaching resources to provide to academic managers, academic support, and instructors.
* Build and deploy operational plan for orientations and other information sessions.
* Track and participate in development of national standards for legal education, including from the ABA and AALS. Ensure compliance and manage reporting for academic requirements.
* Communicate with counterparts at peer institutions to keep abreast of differences and similarities in policies and practices and to track trends in legal education.
* Finance and budgeting to include developing and managing departmental budget and periodic cost and productivity analysis.
* Other duties as assigned.


* JD required with at least 8 years of progressively responsible experience leading and managing complex legal functions and teams
* Previous experience leading, developing, or administering academic programs
* Must have proven ability to assemble, lead, and inspire a diverse staff with a strong sense of integrity, respect for differing points of view and plan to deliver large-scale projects involving a large staff and best use of technology
* Experience with organizational development, streamlining of historical process, strategic planning and outstanding written and oral communication skills are all necessary
* Ability to say no with grace, deliver difficult news and manage difficult conversations with faculty, staff and students is particularly important
* Must be able to work independently, effectively, and collegially with faculty, deans, staff, and administrators
* Strong commitment to outstanding service required.
* Strong technological sophistication with working knowledge and/or prior use of Banner, Cognos, SQL, Microsoft Access, and other Microsoft suite of products, Gsuite apps, and other databases is strongly preferred
* Capacity to use leading edge technology to improve processes and deliverables
* Proven track record of integrating disparate technology solutions is strongly desired

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