Framingham State University Advertising For Dean of Graduate & Continuing Education

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University is advertising for a chief academic and administrative officer of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

The Dean articulates the goals of the Division both within the university and to the outside community and demonstrates strong support and advocacy for graduate and continuing education.

The Dean reports to the University’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

The Dean oversees a $9 million budget.

The salary range is $145,000-160,000.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide innovative and creative leadership and work collaboratively with our university community to support student-centered programs (current and new) that respond to university-wide enrollment and retention goals and a diverse community of students, especially adult learners.
  • Encourage and support quality teaching and scholarship (e.g., oversee course and program evaluation), as well as graduate and continuing education faculty and staff member professional development.
  • Provide leadership and support for program coordinators who oversee the development, coordination, organization, scheduling, and supervision of their respective programs in the Division.
  • Communicate regularly with all Graduate and Continuing Education stakeholders, including students.
  • Promote appropriate interdisciplinary collaboration with programs in the Division and other academic colleges of the University.
  • Effectively manage and oversee the $9 million budget for the Division.
  • Work to acquire new resources and appropriately allocate resources for graduate and continuing education, including space.
  • Champion the University’s anti racist commitment in a manner consistent with the policies of the University.
  • Support student success including graduate assistantships and showcasing student work.

  • Coordinate planning at the strategic and operational levels in a manner that maintains and advances the overall effectiveness of the Division, including the implementation of strategic market analysis and the use of data to foster improvements in all areas of the division (including, student learning and success, and program growth and development). Initiate and oversee graduate and continuing education program reviews and ensure that individual programs within the Division achieve and maintain appropriate quality in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Assessment.
  • Serve on committees including Dean’s Council, Provost’s Council and Graduate Education Council.
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, advisors, program coordinators, department chairs, academic deans, and other administrators (including, Executive Staff) to achieve the mission of the University.
  • Formulate and implement policies and practices which provide support for graduate and continuing education and maintain compliance with university, state, and federal regulations.
  • Engage in outreach and establish and foster external partnerships in the MetroWest, including with relevant advisory boards.
  • Closely collaborate with the Director of the College Planning Collaborative.
  • Collaborate on the development of programming to serve the needs of local, regional, and for- and not-for-profit businesses and organizations.
  • Grow national and international recruitment strategies and enhance the reputation of the Division in collaboration with the Enrollment and Marketing Offices.
  • Assure that reports, course schedules, and other written materials are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Supervise office staff.
  • Adhere to the spirit of collective bargaining and participate in system-wide negotiations of contracts.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Accountable for ensuring that equal opportunity, affirmative action, and equity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.


  • An earned terminal degree from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines of the University. Demonstrated record of distinguished teaching, research/scholarship, and service (including significant contributions to appropriate professional organizations) consistent with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Professor in one of the University’s academic departments.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in an administrative leadership position/s, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge of higher education practices and trends, including but not limited to curriculum and instruction for graduate and continuing education programs which serve adult learners.
  • Ability to work within a unionized environment with shared governance.
  • Experience in establishing pathways for students interested in earning micro-credentials, badges, etc. to advance their careers and professions.
  • Experience in securing grants and external funding in graduate and continuing education.
  • Knowledge of effective practices and programs in support of continuing education and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in program development, review and revision, and data- informed decision making.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success, equity, anti-racism, and institutional diversity and the ability to promote inclusive environments for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience developing and working with industry advisory boards.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with diverse constituencies. An ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students, other administrators, parents, K-12 personnel, and other external constituencies.
  • Personal qualities to include integrity, good judgment, creativity, and collegiality

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 31, 2023.



email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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