Assistant Dean & Chief of Staff, Brown School- Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University St Louis in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 1, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

As a member of the senior management team for the Brown School of Social Work, the Chief of Staff serves as the principal deputy to the Dean with responsibilities for overseeing the planning, operations, and management of the Deans Office. The Chief of Staff makes decisions on behalf of the Dean on matters including personnel, finances, and communications. The Chief of Staff is one of the most important influencers of the strategic, operational, and external success of the School. The Chief of Staff will counsel, support and advise the Dean.  This position works closely with Assistant and Associate Deans to implement the Deans decisions and directives.  This position manages the Deans office staff and assures that all administrative responsibilities of the Deans office are met. The Chief of Staff promotes collaboration across the administrative and academic units of the School, facilitates communication, and assures timely and appropriate responsiveness to internal and external requests. The Chief of Staff assures that the strategic goals of the School are being advanced and projects are being implemented. The Chief of Staff represents the Dean in University, School, and external meetings. 


Required Qualifications

MSW, MPH, MBA, MPP, J.D. or other appropriate graduate professional degree. Five years experience in a university or executive environment with responsibilities for academic administration, board support, faculty management, operations management, external relations, and/or communications. 

Exceptional writing skills. Ability to quickly and professionally produce analyses and written communications. Substantive knowledge of social work, public health, and public policy.

 Ability to oversee and be accountable for all Deans office analyses and communications.

 Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.

 Ability to work independently in a high-paced, rapid turnaround, challenging environment. Impeccable professional judgment and discretion.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. preferred. Direct experience with academic programs, faculty, university administration, development, and external relations.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position will be commensurate with qualifications.

EOE Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.


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