Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
POSITION: Moore College of Art & Design is seeking an experienced and innovative administrative, marketing and recruitment professional for the position of Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. This position reports to the Academic Dean and will provide leadership on all matters related to graduate enrollment with an emphasis on marketing, recruitment and retention. The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies directly supervises the graduate program managers, graduate admissions processes and production of print and online marketing materials, recruitment and program specific promotional pieces. The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for budget planning and fiscal management of the graduate programs; the evaluation and documentation related to accreditation reporting; tracking annual outcomes assessment activities; graduate course scheduling and faculty hiring processes; and the planning, marketing and coordination of recruitment and annual program events.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have strong skills in management and the ability to coordinate and lead the work of multiple projects in coordination with appropriate faculty, staff and areas of the College in support of institutional enrollment goals. A clear understanding of, and experience with how the strategic role of marketing and communication plans, customer cultivation and targeted outreach are necessary for effective recruitment and retention is expected. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision-making. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written; will have a strong design aesthetic and demonstrable administrative skills necessary to effectively manage projects, timelines and people. The ideal candidate will have a passion for art/design graduate education and for recruitment. S/he will have knowledge of and experience with online marketing; the strategic use of social media and the production oversight of printed recruitment and marketing materials. Flexible hours in support of the graduate programs are a must. The ideal candidate must have strong people skills and demonstrate innovative leadership and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment including proven success in effectively managing people and events.
A master’s degree or terminal degree in a discipline in art or design or arts management; a minimum of 2-5 years enrollment management, academic leadership experience or other highly comparable administrative position within an educational institution are required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.
COLLEGE & COMMUNITY: Moore College of Art & Design celebrates more than 165 years of educating women for careers in the visual arts as the nation’s first and only women’s visual arts college. Moore’s student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. With an enrollment of approximately 500 BFA students, Moore offers 10 BFA majors – Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive & Motion Arts, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts. All BFA majors have a required paid internship. Moore currently offers 3 graduate programs leading to an MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art and is launching two new Graduate programs, an MA in Art & Social Engagement and MFA in Community Practice in summer 2015. The Galleries at Moore provide a forum of exploring contemporary art and ideas, enriching the artistic and intellectual climate of the college, the Greater Philadelphia community, and beyond. This is accomplished through diverse innovative exhibitions, free education programs and events for all ages that not only highlight the College as a place to meet, learn, challenge and create but also support Moore’s mission of educating students in careers in art and design; and publications offering insights into the work of established and emerging regional, national, and international artists and designers. Further information about the position is available at http://moore.edu/about-moore/employment-opportunities
The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Applications must be submitted as a PDF:
1) Candidates should send a letter of application describing how their qualifications, experience and higher education background relate to this position
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Names and contact information (including email addresses) of three professional references to:
Dona Lantz, Academic Dean
Attention: Rachel Phillips, Director of Human Resources
Moore College of Art and Design
20th Street & the Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179