The Bryan School of Business & Economics at UNC Greensboro is seeking an experienced, dynamic, creative, and hard-working leader to head its Office of External Affairs. The full-time Assistant Dean of External Affairs position is employed twelve-months per year, accrues paid leave, and carries a dual faculty designation (non-tenure track lecturer). This position, resulting from the retirement of the founding Assistant Dean, would ideally begin on July 1, 2020, yet the start date may be open to negotiation.
The primary function of this position is to lead the School’s Office of External Affairs with the goals of strengthening synergies and collaboration across and within our various external efforts, increasing the measurable impact those efforts have, and forging new external relationships. The Assistant Dean is responsible for knowing, understanding and conveying the organizational priorities set by the Dean. Within those priorities, this position is expected to work independently in administering and managing projects.
Responsibilities of the Assistant Dean position include, but are not limited to:
Supervising and inspiring an energetic team of professionals. For the positions reporting directly to the Assistant Dean, this person is responsible for hiring, training, creating work plans, and assessing employee performance. The Assistant Dean shall also mentor and provide guidance for the supervisors within his/her chain of command.
Managing and building external relations in the NC business community across all areas of responsibility, and building a collaborative relationship across all internal personnel who are engaged in external interactions.
Requesting and allocating resources for the effective operation and oversight of OEA in a manner congruent with the School’s mission, strategic objectives, and priorities.
Supporting the academic, research, and philanthropic goals of the Bryan School by working closely with the Dean, Associate Dean, Executive Director of Development, department heads, directors, and faculty.
Providing business development leadership and support to departments/programs.
Through personal efforts, leadership, and direct supervision, the following OEA outcomes are expected:
Managing the strategic communications and marketing plan for the School, including developing metrics for measuring success. This includes oversight of marketing campaigns, the School’s website, social media engagement, and production of school-wide and department/program marketing materials.
Strategically targeting, assessing, and adapting graduate recruitment efforts to build enrollment for the Bryan School.
Building strong relationships with employers to cultivate work opportunities for students (internships and post-graduation jobs), provide meaningful hands-on experiences, and elevate community engagement for the School. Efforts also include assisting faculty with industry projects and speakers for their courses, as well as pursuing other engagement opportunities.
Expanding the reach and impact of Bryan School graduate career services throughout the Triad and to other markets such as Charlotte and the Triangle.
Producing high-quality Bryan School events, with special attention to maximizing impact and meaningful outcomes for participants.
Energizing and engaging Bryan School alumni
Growing enrollment and revenue (both gross and net) for executive education, ensuring that all elements of education (e.g. program design, recruiting organizations and participants, marketing programs, engaging with faculty) are executed in a high quality manner.
Growing the partnership base for, and the engagement activities of, the North Carolina Sales Institute
Qualities of a successful candidate include:
Excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage employees.
Innovative and entrepreneurial in approach.
Demonstrated ability to participate in a team environment and to make a positive contribution toward the mission and vision of the organization.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with others in a professional and collaborative manner.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
For consideration, candidates must possess either:
Master’s degree in a business discipline (e.g., Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Economics, Human Resources Management, etc.) 7 years of professional work experience relevant to the portfolio.
Bachelor’s degree in Business a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., social or digital media, advertising, public relations, etc.) 10 years of professional work experience relevant to the portfolio.
Beyond the minimum qualifications, favorable consideration will be given to any of the following:
Demonstrated success in leading a team to achieve multiple common goals.
Progressive, successful leadership experience in Higher Education.
Proven success in business consulting, sales and/or business development, particularly through demonstrating an ability to build relationships for mutual benefit.
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About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.