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Director - Deans Office CON

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

  • Full/Part: - -Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)
    • Specialty: - -Education
      • Job Number: - -2022-4764Job Description: General Summary: The Director for Administrative Services, in consultation with the Dean, Associate and Assistant Deans, and Department Chairs, will assemble, organize, and oversee the operational framework and human resources required to support the academic mission of the College of Nursing (CON). The Director will develop informed and collaborative relationships with faculty and staff in the College and across the University and external partners/stakeholders to ensure a structured and highly efficient academic enterprise. This position is a key leader in creating effective academic operational procedures, promoting a culture of continuous process improvement, and maintaining a systematized academic infrastructure by engaging the entire University community in meeting the mission, vision, values, and strategic goals of the College and University. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: * Oversees the management of administrative services including the development, implementation, and evaluation of CON systems that support the operations of CON administrative services. * Serves as a resource to the Dean, Associate and Assistant Deans, and Department Chairs on issues related to operational and fiscal aspects of all college programs. * Participates in the strategic short-term and long-range planning and implementation for college programs. * Leads a team of academic administrative staff providing oversight in hiring, evaluation, discipline, and termination. * Serves as a principal resource of established policies and procedures to the faculty, staff, and students and communicates such policies/procedures with all stakeholders while optimizing efficiency and ensuring smooth administrative operations. * Monitors and enforces established policies and procedures for compliance with university, federal, and state regulations and accrediting agencies. * Develops and implements best practice initiatives in support of CON strategic plan. * Researches/evaluates data, procedures, policies, technology and systems to ensure effective, efficient operation and timely services to all CON stakeholders. Directs and analyzes data for both internal and external stakeholders; knowledgeably recommends financial and/or operational changes to create streamlined automated processes, revenue enhancement, and cost-savings. * Participates in CON committees; represents the CON on a university-wide level at the discretion of the Dean. * Develops, implements, and evaluates administrative work procedures of direct reports to ensure the efficiency of department functions and operations. * Oversight and accountability of class schedules, faculty workload, and operations that impact students - - ability to access, receive, and complete education (orientation, student registration, course access, and graduation). * Oversees the management of administrative staff and program coordinators; hires, coordinates, directs, coaches, develops/promotes, disciplines, and supervises. Oversees academic administrative processes that include certified background, syllabi organization, student LOAs and withdrawals, agendas and minutes, database design and maintenance, and other job related duties. * Oversees and monitors the review, approval, and reporting of all expenditures on academic contracts and vendor services. Make decisions regarding contract negotiation and authorization. * Provides for smooth day-to-day flow of administrative and academic operations, financial operations, systems, and procedures. * Serves as first point of contact to resolve employee relations issues and will work with Human Resources to address further when necessary. * Serves as the liaison between the CON and MC support services such as environmental services or maintenance when issues arise or improvement of services is required. * Other administrative duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * A Master's degree in a relevant field required, for example, Business, Organizational Development. * At least five years of work experience in complex organizational systems required, preferably within an academic setting. * At least five years relevant work experience as a professional administrator in a large complex organization, to include three years of direct budget management experience and three years supervisory experience. * Must have proven leadership skills, leadership experience, experience in implementing leadership change, and organizational design. * Proficiency in multiple database systems and applicable software packages including (but not limited to) MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and academic database systems, or an equivalent. * Professional management and strategic planning acumen; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrated excellent history of building strong working relationships with diverse population both within and outside the organization; outstanding critical thinking and analytical abilities; an orientation toward data-driven decision making, and a strong commitment to the mission of the College of Nursing. * Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Company Highlights : Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care. The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation. As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge. RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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