Celebrating nearly 50 years, Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) is the state's leading independent, non-profit university with a dedicated and accomplished faculty, and a student population recognized as among the most diverse in the nation. HPU offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs for those seeking an educational adventure in the center of the Pacific Rim. Learn more about this exciting opportunity and our University at www.hpu.edu/employment. HPU’s Off Campus Programs (OCP) has the mission to serve adult, military, part-time, the broader community, and summer learners seeking to transform their careers and lives by offering degree programs, certificates, credit and non-credit courses, and special programs in non-traditional contexts. There is unmet demand in Hawaii and the Pacific for distance learning, continuing education, workplace training, destination education, and professional credentialing, and therefore the potential for considerable growth in this area is significant. HPU has received numerous national honors for its service to military students, including the prestigious Institution Award from the Council of College and Military Educators and the “military-friendly university” designation by Military Advanced Education magazine. It is ranked 19th nationally by U.S. News and Word Reports for Best Colleges for Veterans. The new Dean, with strong leadership and an accomplished team in place, will expand OCP to non-military students and build non-degree programs to the quality and reputation of the military serving degree programs. He or she will lead OCP into a new era characterized by educational innovation, experimentation, and globalization while preserving our strength in serving service members and their families. The candidate of choice will join HPU at a critical time when entrepreneurship and the willingness to investigate and to implement transformational approaches to pedagogy will drive the University’s success moving forward. The successful Dean will speak the language of the academic faculty and understand the needs of non-traditional students and the technologies that are pushing changes in traditional higher education. The dean will have the visionary, political and diplomatic capacity needed to lead OCP in change through experimentation with state-of the-art educational approaches, and will build firm bridges between HPU's main campus and OCP, embed OCP in HPU's strategic initiatives, and sustain the strong relationships within the OCP community that provide the foundation for the Programs success and growth.
Job Summary: The Dean is appointed by the President, reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and leads Off-Campus Programs (OCP) in the development, implementation, and assessment of academic programs, student services, and workplace training to support adult, military, part-time, the broader community, and summer learners seeking to transform their careers and lives by offering degree programs, certificates, credit and non-credit courses, and special programs in non-traditional contexts. In addition, the Dean will develop an OCP that is a positive economic bottom line contribution and able to support all activities and functions of OCP and the university-wide resources used by OCP. This includes developing and managing distance learning and summer programs, non-degree certificates and programs, non-credit courses, and reviewing, approving, scheduling, and assessing these courses and programs. The Dean administers the University’s academic degree and contract programs provided to the Department of Defense (DoD) through military campuses on Oahu or via distance learning. The Dean serves all units of HPU in the development of policies and procedures to facilitate distance education initiatives and in the promotion of adherence to pertinent regional accreditation, DoD, and distance learning best practices. The Dean coordinates marketing initiatives and strategies to recruit adult, military, non-traditional, and distance learning students and faculty to HPU. The Dean provides input regarding the integration of Department of Defense programs and distance learning into HPU’s strategic planning process.
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Applicants must apply online, at www.hpu.edu/employment. Also, please submit: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a current resume or CV; and (3) a list of three to five professional references including name, title, address, email, phone, and description of your work relationship and length of time you have worked together. Please e-mail all 3 application materials requested as PDF documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label each PDF with your full name, document type, and date (e.g., Jane Smith CV 5.2014).
• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited University.
• Experience as an Assistant Dean or higher.
• Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, strategic planning, enrollment management, student services, budgeting, and assessment at the University level.
• Five years supervisory experience, including recruitment, development, and supervision of faculty and staff.
• Demonstrated success in the development, implementation, and assessment of academic programs, student services, and workplace training to support adult, military, non-traditional, and distance learning students.
• Knowledge of regional accreditation policies, assessment strategies, and best practices for traditionally and electronically delivered programs.
• Excellent interpersonal communication, written, and presentation skills to effectively collaborate, develop, implement, and communicate data and with a wide range of stakeholders (board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
• Strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituent groups.
• Strong organizational and analytic skills to prioritize, take initiative, follow projects through to completion, and manage multiple task/projects.
• Forward-thinking, innovative, and proactive in identifying problems and implementing evidence-based improvements.
• Excellent collaborative leadership style with a strategic and creative approach to issues, and exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities
• Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited University.
• Demonstrated expertise in academic program review process and regional or Department of Defense accreditation/assessment processes.
• Strong community connections and involvement especially related to the military and academic communities.
• Proven success generating revenue through programs, grants and fundraising.
• Three years successful teaching experience at the University level, preferably in a variety of modalities.
• Strong record in sales and marketing.
• International experience, especially in the Asia Pacific region.
• Revenue through program development.