Opening at our New Orleans Campus for an Academic Dean
at Herzing University

Date Posted: 9/9/2017

Job Description

Herzing University’s New Orleans campus is currently looking for a new Academic Dean. Reporting directly to the Campus President, the Academic Dean is a campus leader who acts as an extension of the Office of the Provost to oversee all academics at the campus. 

Herzing University offers students state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs and an engaged, motivated staff ready to inspire students! New Orleans offers both Associates and Bachelor degrees, across various programs including: Health Care, Legal Studies, Public Safety and Technology. 
Learn more about Herzing University at, and learn more about New Orleans Campus by clicking this link. What will this position focus on? This means that you will have the opportunity to take ownership and deliver results to impact our engaged student population. This will require a systems approach to intersect faculty leadership and development, administration, and strategic projects. As an Academic Dean at Herzing, you can expect to spend your time focused on three general areas:
  • Student Retention
    Your primary role, for the foreseeable future, will surround student retention. New Orleans has a solid retention rate, but “good” is never good enough; we want to be great. We want someone to dive deep into the analytics; see the big picture; and learn why students are leaving and find actions to increase retention at New Orleans.
  • Project and Strategic Implementation
    We are looking for someone who can fluidly implement strategy and direction from the System (Home Office) and Campus President levels. As a team-player, you will have the opportunity to create a dynamic culture that people want to be a part of; driving their ideas and create buy-in to complete initiatives from the Strategic Plan, Academic Council calls and local planning meetings to completion.
  • Administration
    While you will be expected to successfully implement projects, you also need to be able to balance their administrative responsibilities. You will need to prove your ability to stay task oriented, yet at the same time juggle multiple tasks. 
The ideal candidate is someone who is outgoing enough to drive strategy while at the same time enjoy getting the behind the scenes administrative work done.
Supervisory Responsibilities At the New Orleans Campus, there are four Chairs who supervise dozens of full and part-time faculty, the local Registrar, and the Student Services team report into the position. For this reason you will need to be competent in leading teams and delegating, and still be ready to roll up your sleeves and jump in the trenches.
WHAT we are looking for… To be qualified for this position, you must have at least:
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • One year of educational management experience supervising others
The list above outlines the minimum requirements for this position, but our ideal candidate will likely have at least a few of these of the following as well.
  • Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience in serving adult-learners 
  • Experience in student services, career services, and/or teaching in a college or university environment
  • Experience with student retention programs or initiatives
  • Experience working with accreditation agencies  

WHO we are looking for… As someone who will be responsible for shaping the academic culture at the campus, it is important that we find the right fit for this role. Just as important as your experience and background, we are looking for someone who has the following personal characteristics.
  • Has leadership, managerial, and supervisory skill, and understands the difference and when it is appropriate to use each
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Be an active listener, but also understand when it is appropriate to be assertive
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in simple, easy to interpret ways
  • Must have the ability to apply strategy to regular tasks and routines
  • Ability to effectively coach and mentor staff and students
  • Have an understanding of how to use data to drive decisions
  • Ability to build relationships with community-based employers to help align student outcomes with employers’ needs
  • Has the self-awareness to understand personal weaknesses and how to compensate for them in a healthy way
  • Model behaviors consistent with Herzing's P.R.I.C.E. of Success Model at all times

WHY Herzing? This position is waiting for the right academic leader to apply their new and innovative ideas to an existing culture of excellence. For the right person, this is an opportunity to take their career in an exciting direction and demonstrate her or his true potential. 
Herzing’s Benefits Herzing offers our full-time employees a competitive benefits package, many of which are available on your first day. This also includes a generous Tuition Waiver Program for (and eligible dependents) after one year of employment. 
    NATIONWIDE SEARCH This position is a critical part of our New Orleans Leadership Team. For this reason, it is imperative that we find the right person for this role and we are looking nationwide. Some moving and travel expenses may be provided for the right applicant. ________________________

ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position.  However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation.  All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. #CB #NW

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Kenner, LA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/9/2017

About Us

About Us
Herzing University, a private nonprofit institution, encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, and an online division. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety.

Contact Us
Herzing University
(414) 271-8103
W140N8917 Lilly Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

P.R.I.C.E. of Success = Professionalism. Respect. Integrity. Caring. Engagement.
Herzing has developed a framework of behaviors and attributes that support a successful and meaningful career. This framework is called the “P.R.I.C.E. of Success.” Herzing believes students who apply themselves and embody the P.R.I.C.E. of Success characteristics will more likely reach their full human potential.
Furthermore, we believe that these behaviors and attributes are the right foundation for our employees. Employees are encouraged to exhibit these behaviors and attributes in all their interactions. In doing so, we are building a culture that nurtures personal growth and potential.

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