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Company Name:
Alliant International University
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
San Francisco, California
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
3 - 5 Years
Education level:
Juris Doctor

Dean of the San Francisco Law School (SFLS) - San Francisco Campus

Dean of the San Francisco Law School (SFLS)


Job Description:


PRINCIPAL ROLE AND PURPOSE: The role of the Dean of the San Francisco Law School that of academic leader and business management. The Dean of the San Francisco Law School will oversee San Diego Law School, which is a branch campus of SFLS. The role of the Dean is to provide inspirational, innovative and enterprising academic and business management leadership and to lead the strategic management of the School to ensure that the School achieves its plans and objectives as well as the highest academic standards and supports the achievement of the Universitys mission, vision and overall objectives. The principal measures that will be assessed in determining the success of the Deans efforts will be student outcomes, recruitment and retention of qualified students and instructors, the reputation of the School and its economic strength. In particular, the Dean shall pursue the achievement of the following benchmarks of superior accomplishment:


• Gain and maintain national recognition and standing as an innovative leader in its disciplines and areas of thematic orientation.

• Establish and maintain key accreditations and approvals as required to meet the goal in 1), above.

• Identify and develop a distinctive theme and brand identity for the School that allows for the development of a distinctive and scalable market position within a robust and accessible target market.

• Build and operate in pursuit of a financial model that materially contributes to the sustained growth and profitability of the university.

• In coordination with the enrollment management and marketing teams develop and maintain an effective marketing and student enrollment program that supports the achievement of the Schools enrollment goals and that enhances the image of the School and attracts capable students.

• Lead faculty in building and applying curricular structures that allow for innovation of the learning model to support a variety of delivery modalities and extension into new market segments.

• Build and maintain faculty resources that enhance the thematic orientation and brand position of the School and that ensure the achievement of the qualitative and quantitative goals of the School.

• Develop and maintain key relationships with leaders in the industries and professions that are the primary source of employment for graduates.

• Develop an educational model and culture of support that produce superior student outcomes and educational experiences, ultimately resulting in competent practice ready professionals.

• Generate and maintain exceptional student and employee satisfaction ratings.

• Operate the School in a manner that is synergistically related to and supportive of the strategic operating goals and objectives of the University and its mission.

• Continue to develop personally and professionally as a thought leader and key influencer in the thematic and distinctive positioning areas of focus of the School. Operate within the principles of best practice application and continuous improvement while maintaining a culture of innovation and creativity.

• Contribute positively to the Universitys implementation of diversity, multicultural, intercultural and equality initiatives and practices.

• In coordination with the University enrollment management, public relations and marketing teams the Dean shall prepare and maintain an active program of internal and external public relations, School promotion, and brand building and management.

• Development of online curricula and delivery modalities for the University law school to effectuate the business plan.




KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS: The Dean must have knowledge, experience and achievements 1hat prepare her/him to be an inspirational leader and effective manager who by established reputation and standing enhances the brand and perception of the School and the University.


Essential qualifications:


• A Juris Doctorate degree

• Prior proven leadership in an organization of significant scale.

• A record of effective communications and thought leadership.

• Personal reputation that is beyond reproach.

• Consistent with the benchmarks of exceptional performance identified above, demonstrated ability to create a compelling vision, formulate a plan of action in pursuit of that vision, mobilize others in support of the vision and the plan, and timely achieve the plan goals and objectives, all in alignment with professional trends and academic standards.

• A clear understanding of and respect for the traditions, values and distinctive attributes of institutions of higher education as reflected by the American postsecondary tradition and practices.


Specific Experience:


• Financial management experience.

• Evidence of effective strategic planning and implementation together with experience in a leadership and management role.

• Evidence of successful academic leadership and attainment of accreditation.


Other Desired Attributes:


• Understanding of the principles and practice of policy and strategy development, implementation and evaluation.

• An understanding of the higher education context in the political and regulatory environments at the national and local levels.

• Successful publication of communications evidencing thought leadership in relevant academic and business areas.

• Ability to plan, manage and implement change effectively.

• Ability to lead and manage projects to agreed deadlines.

• Ability to analyze complex problems and generate effective solutions.


ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATIONS: The Dean shall serve as a member of the Presidents Steering Committee and Cabinet, participating in the formulation of academic and business strategy and policy and shall provide sound, strategic advice to the Provost, the Presidents Steering Committee on national policies and initiatives and all matters relating to the maintenance and enhancement of quality and standards in respect of the Schools programs. The Dean shall ensure that the Provost and the Presidents Steering Committee are kept up to date about developments at international, national and regional level relating to the Schools program areas.


The Dean shall model and maintain a mutually supportive and collegial relationship with other academic administrators, staff, faculty and the Senior Management Team.


LIAISON AND NETWORKING: The Dean shall facilitate the dissemination and understanding of accreditation, regulatory and other disciplinary policies and initiatives in respect of the Schools programs, and shall seek the opportunity to represent the School and the University, as appropriate, on and within the policy and decision-making units of international, national, and local bodies, forums and networks. The Dean shall maintain effective links with international, national, regional and local bodies involved in the management of research, the student experience, and thought leadership with respect to the Schools programs and providing strategic advice to such bodies on such matters in the interest of the School, the University. The Dean shall seek to participate in, lead and develop as appropriate, internal and external networks and collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or organizations to foster collaboration, share ideas and promote and implement best practice and to develop links with external contacts such as other educational bodies, employers, professional bodies and other providers of external funding and opportunities for student internships, employment and other relevant experiences.


Additional Information:


Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits discrimination in employment and in its educational programs and activities, including admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associational preference.


Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.


This policy is governed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.


Employment contingent upon a successful background check.


Application Instructions:


Please submit your curriculum vitae and statement of interest, together with names and contact information for three references.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and accepted until the positions are filled.



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