The Senior Associate Dean of Administration serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences and undertakes all duties as assigned by the Dean. The primary focus of
this position is on internal operations of the College. Due to the complexity of the Dean’s position, the
Senior Associate Dean of Administration represents the Dean when necessary at significant university
meetings (i.e. Dean’s Council) and university events, and engages in the budget planning process for the
College. The Senior Associate Dean of Administration, in collaboration with the CALS leadership team,
plays a key role in the execution of the CALS Strategic Plan: Growing Our Future 2023-2030.
The College seeks an individual who is exceptionally well organized and able to manage many complex
administrative duties in parallel. The incumbent must work well under pressure and maintain composure.
The person in this role must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and, in particular, the
ability to articulate CALS’ and the Deans’ point of view regarding policy and decisions without ambiguity.
The incumbent must be motivated by life-long learning, solving challenging issues and improving the
operations of the organization to effectively execute duties in pursuit of interdisciplinary and operational
excellence. This person is expected to be an essential resource on all operational activities for College
administration, the department heads and unit leaders.
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