Associate Dean and Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean

Posting Number 2022-10067
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/28/2022 3:43 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Office of the Dean
School of Professional Studies (CP1108)
Compensation Grade
Band 55
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at NYU is seeking an Associate Dean and Chief of Staff to serve as a member of the School's leadership team. This position will report directly to the Dean, and will work collaboratively with and serve as the Dean's designate to other Deans, NYU's President, Provost, as well as trustees, faculty, students, and other constituents.  This professional will implement the School's strategic planning process, oversee the SPS Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications; contribute to the development of the School's growth and branding strategies; direct a broad range of high-level, inter-department projects and develop and manage strategic initiatives around fundraising and alumni affairs. 


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Graduate or professional degree preferred.

Required Experience:
10+ years Increasing responsibility in academic administration, government or comparable setting and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have prior experience with operational and staff supervision.

Preferred Experience:
15+ years Experience in or knowledge of the nature and operation of research universities highly desired.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to exercise sound judgment and excellent discretion; able to maintain confidentiality. Ability to develop, implement and interpret policies and procedures. Excellent organizational, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. Strong research, writing and presentation skills and the ability to communicate sensitive information diplomatically both verbally and in writing to individuals at all levels. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders in a multi-constituency environment. Ability to lead diverse, inter-departmental initiatives and manage and prioritize complex projects. Ability to forge partnerships, build relationships, and garner support from community and external constituencies to ensure that people and departments work together smoothly.

Additional Information

For 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.


NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.


NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.


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