Dean of the School of Management

Academic Affairs

[Posted September 16, 2013]

Position Summary

Cambridge College seeks a strong entrepreneurial leader for the School of Management whose primary mission is to transform the SOM as an organization by re-engineering current program offerings and by developing and growing new programs to ensure the current and future viability of all SOM degree programs. Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs of the College the Dean will fulfill the mission, academic vision, and the strategic plan of the College for the School of Management and lead efforts to increase the status and visibility of the School at all levels, ultimately leading to local, national and international prominence ( In addition to effectively managing and ensuring the academic quality and integrity of programs, the Dean will foster energetic entrepreneurial leadership in the development of high quality, interdisciplinary business and management programs which reflect current and future market workforce needs and position our graduates to be leaders in their areas of study. This person will manage the day-to-day activities of the school and provide overarching leadership for all functions essential to meeting the highest standards of operation and effectiveness. These responsibilities will range from staff and fiscal oversight to serving as key liaison and relationship builder with students, faculty, external partners and across internal departments.

General Statement

Cambridge College, one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education for working adults, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Management [SOM]. The College is seeking a dynamic, creative, and accomplished leader with vision, scholarly achievements, and dedication to quality higher education. This individual will direct key activities to enhance current programs and establish distinct characteristics of the School of Management in an increasingly competitive higher education marketplace, to foster local and national growth and prominence.

Cambridge College ( is a private non-profit institution, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and founded in 1971, with regional centers in Massachusetts, Georgia, California, Virginia, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. More than 6,000 students annually are served through academic programs that range from bachelor and master’s degrees for educators, counselors, managers, and human service providers to a doctoral program in educational leadership. The College’s long standing mission, to make an exceptional, higher education experience possible to an underserved but deserving adult-demographic, underscores its driven commitment as an agent for social justice and change.


Essential candidate qualifications include: a terminal degree from an accredited institution in a field related to the School of Management; a minimum of 10 years of progressively relevant professional experience, including meaningful and relevant executive administrative experience with preference to that in higher education arenas; strong entrepreneurial skills; experience in leading organized revenue generating efforts or accessing resources to provide meaningful financial support for organizational growth and expansion; experience managing people in complex organizational settings; ability to work effectively with multiethnic, multicultural staff, student and faculty; well developed connections with local, state, and national businesses and professional business organizations; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; evidence of a commitment to serving socially impactful causes/missions as a leader and change agent; and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals, and adult students.

Ayers & Associates, Inc. is assisting the College with the search. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by May 15, 2013. A nomination should include a cover letter with the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. An application should include a letter describing interest in the position and relevant qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Materials should be submitted electronically via MS Word or PDF attachments to Confidential inquiries and requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. George E. Ayers, 703-418-2815.


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