Manager in Faculty Governance and Dean’s Office
York University
Canada

Purpose:
The Manager, Faculty Governance & Dean’s Office provides a high level of confidential executive support to the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School. This includes playing a leadership role in planning, implementing and managing initiatives and activities that support the Dean’s role both inside and outside the School and University. This position provides administrative, operational and logistical assistance to the Dean to facilititate and further the Dean's work, agenda and objectives in a broad range of academic and administrative areas. This includes advising the Dean on appropriate course of action by interpreting policies and procedures and writing new policies and procedures and/or revising existing policies and procedures. Under the general direction of the Executive Officer, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Office of the Dean. In addition this position acts as Secretary of Faculty Council and selected committees of council and manages and administers designated projects undertaken by of the Office of the Dean, ensuring the effective and efficient utilization of staff and financial resources.
 
Education:
A University Degree. LLB or JD qualification and solid awareness of legal concepts and curriculum is an asset.
 
Experience:
Minimum three years combined experience in the academic administration or similar environment. Experience in governance would be an asset. Experience in staff management is required, staff management in an unionized environment would be an asset.
 
Skills:
Ability to identify horizontal and vertical linkages and partnerships. Excellent project management skills. Knowledge of University and Faculty governance and structures. Ability to become highly conversant in past and present Osgoode initiatives, achievements and rankings. Superior communication skills, both written and oral communication, and specific skill in drafting sensitive correspondence and complex reports, planning and policy documents and legislation; skill in synthesizing, analyzing, and interpreting complex information and policy documents. Regularly deals with issues which have political or personal sensitivity and significant impact on academic careers. Expertise in preparation of formal committee minutes. Broad knowledge of parliamentary procedure. Excellent advising, planning and negotiating skills. Proven ability to; exercise initiative, sound judgment, tact and diplomacy; facilitate consensus in decision- making, and; maintain confidentially. Ability to exercise sound professional judgment. Intermediate to Advanced computer skills (MS Word; Excel; Lotus Notes; Moodle; Spaces or similar file sharing management system; PowerPoint; database).
 
Recruitment Checks:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes


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