Regional Dean and Chief Executive Officer
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Northeastern University
Reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Global Network, the Dean and CEO of the University campus provides strategic direction and vision for the programs, services, and operation of the campus. Working closely with the University's leadership, this Regional Dean identifies and develops opportunities to leverage the University's offerings in response to the needs of the community with innovative degrees, professional development programs, and research projects.
Focusing on the needs and opportunities created through the healthcare industry, the Regional Dean and CEO will work with business and civic leaders, peer educational organizations, healthcare providers, and government and regulatory entities in developing programming and degree offerings.
The Regional Dean and CEO will develop responsive, dynamic, inclusive, and innovative educational opportunities with indicators of success that are ambitious and measurable in terms of enrollment, budget, and programmatic differentiation. They will be able to communicate their vision and plan confidently and through various mediums, while being responsive to diverse audiences.
The Regional Dean and CEO will provide exceptional leadership for staff i directing both direct reports and highly matrixed staff resources. They will provide strategic direction in building a high-impact and diverse team with an emphasis on leveraging the strengths, resources, and relationships of the entire University. They will enjoy a natural cohort of peers in the leaders of the other regional campuses and will work collaboratively in building the strengths of the network and of each campus within it.
The Regional CEO and Dean will have a strong leadership profile with experience managing and building diverse and inclusive teams and developing innovative, equitable, and dynamic programs. They will demonstrate an ability to be decisive, move quickly, and take risks while building collaborative relationships in a highly matrixed organization.
The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to educational mission, to innovation, and to facilitating the growth of their team. They will have exceptional communication and presentation skills, facility directing complex projects, and extensive experience managing budgets, establishing and meeting goals and deliverables, and growing a dynamic program or business.
Building on the campus' focus on healthcare, the successful candidate will understand the needs of the rapidly expanding healthcare industry and will be visionary in framing the opportunities presented by the campus. It is preferred that the successful candidate has direct working experience in the healthcare industry and/or related educational programming. The successful candidate will appreciate both the need to innovate and the need to attend to administrative considerations such as program licensing, and will have the breadth of experience and skill to be able to manage these priorities.