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American International College

Location: SpringfieldMA 01109 Document ID: AC412-0PLN Posted on: 2019-05-0205/02/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Business

Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Business

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.


The Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Business Programs reports directly to the Dean of the School of Business, Arts, and Sciences. The successful candidate should hold an earned doctorate in business or related field, have two to five years of administrative experience, and have a record of academic accomplishments to qualify for faculty rank of associate professor in business or a related field.

  • Recruit, develop, support, and evaluate, in collaboration with department chairs, adjunct faculty in the School of BAS.
  • Provide academic oversight to graduate business programs, including completion of program assessments, annual reports, and program reviews; schedules; student advising; program compliance with policies, academic standards, and accreditation requirements; and curriculum revision.
  • Work collaboratively with graduate Admissions to coordinate and oversee recruitment of students in graduate business programs, including development of marketing materials, participation at open houses and other events, outreach to potential students, review of candidate applications, development of enrollment projections, and other activities as requested or assigned.
  • Monitor program compliance with IACBE accreditation standards, to include coordination with undergraduate business program chair, generation of the annual report, lead the re-accreditation process, and serve as the AIC liaison to IACBE.
  • In collaboration with CETLS, provide assistance to faculty with setting goals, establishing scholarship plans, and serving the institution.
  • Manage student concerns and requests such as transfer credit permission, general academic petitions, study away requests, and registration or schedule conflicts.
  • Provide oversight of assessment plans, annual reports, and program reviews for School of BAS programs.
  • Work with the dean to develop external relations and community partnerships in support of School of BAS programs; represent the dean, internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Provide academic support to institutional joint articulation agreements with other institutions, including the development and maintenance of course equivalency guides and program plans.
  • Carry out other responsibilities as assigned by the dean.

  • Required Degree(s): Doctorate in business or related field


  • Strong technical knowledge in the subject areas of management, finance and accounting. Additionally, must be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong presentation, oral, and written communication skills. Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills. Must be able to deal with issues in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Strong management skill sets including experience leading and working with cross-functional teams. Should feel comfortable promoting, leading and implementing continuous improvement initiatives within functional areas of responsibility.
  • Strong project management skills including all facets of project planning, implementation and review. Must be well organized with strong time management skills.
  • Must have proven successful experience as an instructor of graduate and undergraduate courses.


This is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt-level position. While normal Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., hours are flexible to the needs of the department and require occasional evening and weekend work. This is a benefits eligible position.


Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

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