Associate Dean for Administration, Operations & Planning

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


The CAS Associate Dean for Administration, Operations & Planning (AOP) leads administration, operations and planning functions for the College working closely with CAS and university partners to effectively, efficiently and strategically manage curriculum delivery, enrollment, planning and reporting functions in CAS for undergraduate and graduate programs with a forward-looking and student-centered focus.  Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to stewardship of:    


  •        Enrollment management 
  •      Course Scheduling 
  •      Admissions Liaison 
  •      Workday Student
  •        New Student Orientation 
  •        Academic Facilities 
  •        Assessment, Accreditation 
  •        Catalog/Curriculum Review Process 
  •        Program Review 
  •        CAS data analysis, reports, planning 
  •        Policy and process development 
  •        Administration of summer program initiative
  •        Facilitation of New Academic Program Development collaboratively with faculty
  •        Facilitation of Faculty Development program(s) for CAS collaboratively with others
  •        Other responsibilities as assigned


Reporting directly to the CAS Dean, the AOP Associate Dean is a key member of the CAS leadership team and will work collaboratively with other Associate and Assistant Deans and staff members, as well as Department Chairs, to collectively advance the work of the dean’s office.  This is a full-time job focused on administrative responsibilities with a 12-month, 4-day per week in-person, 1 day per week remote schedule for a 3-year renewable appointment commencing July 1, 2024.  Vacation and sick day benefits are earned with this position.  Some continuing engagement in faculty responsibilities is expected with specifics to be determined upon appointment.  To facilitate onboarding and leadership transition, there will be an opportunity to shadow the outgoing Associate Dean AOP in May/June.      




5+ years teaching experience in CAS at Suffolk University    

Tenured or non-tenure track status    

Ph.D. or terminal degree appropriate in discipline    

Leadership experience (not limited to department chair experience)    

Learning orientation, with a keen interest in advancing the efficiency and efficacy of CAS    

Track record of problem solving using outside-the-box thinking    

Consultative, collaborative leadership style and a student-centered lens    

Willingness and ability to champion new ideas and garner support from diverse stakeholders    

Excellent attention to detail and follow through with strong sense of project ownership   

Ability to use data to inform decisions and recommendations   


For full consideration, interested faculty should submit letters of application and updated CVs through this Jobvite posting by March 31st.  Internal Candidates only.  Interviews will begin in April.  

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.