*NOTE: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018
This is a full-time, managerial position, and days of work and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and individuals in this role have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Compensatory time will not be granted for work done as an extension of the regular work day. It is the policy of the College to grant hour for hour compensatory time off, with advance approval, only when employees are required to work on a holiday. Time earned must be used within one fiscal year from the time it is earned.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
The Assistant Dean works closely with the Teacher Education and Certification Program faculty and staff, and provides leadership for all aspects of undergraduate and graduate programs in education at the College. The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Social Science & Human Services.
1. Provides leadership for the Teacher Education Unit through collaborative, innovative, and strategic long-term planning. 2. Enhances all aspects of educational programs including, but not limited to, curricula, assessments, clinical internships and partnerships, and professional development and training for students, faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, alumni, and P-12 partners. 3. Coordinates and supports all efforts toward transitioning to, maintaining, and improving the CAEP accreditation and data collection/analysis processes for the unit. 4. Ensures all state and accreditation standards are met. 5. Coordinates the development and implementation of new educational programs and assessments in collaboration with faculty and other responsible offices. 6. Provides student, faculty, and staff support, guidance, and development. 7. Manages program staff and the Teacher Education office. 8. Conducts annual evaluations and the reappointments of staff. 9. Oversees the recruitment of new faculty and staff as necessary. 10. Provides for resolution of student issues. 11. Develops and administers the program budget. 12. Maintains strong working relations with the dean and college administrators, faculty, and staff. 13. Publicizes educational programs to appropriate audiences. Participates in enrollment, admissions, and marketing initiatives and events. 14. Represents the College’s educational programs at college, community, state, regional, national, and international meetings. 15. Seeks, secures, and manages external grants that support and align with the goals and mission of the unit.
• Ph.D or Ed.D., in education or a related field from an accredited institution.
• Experience in P-12 schools. • At least three years of higher education administrative experience. • Knowledge of and experience with CAEP accreditation and assessment, NJ Administrative Code (Title 6, Chapter 9), and NJ Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders. • Knowledge of and experience with grant writing desired.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Outstanding organizational, leadership, interpersonal and collaborative skills. • Superior communication skills, including report writing and appropriate representations of data for continued program improvement. • Successful record of teaching experience and scholarship. • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external constituents including, but not limited to, prospective students, alumni, parents, colleagues, school partners, and state and federal officials.
EEO Statement: Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.