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Dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences job in San Marcos

Laureate Education jobs
San Marcos, California
Company Name:
Laureate Education
Impact Area:
Education & Training
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Certified B Corporation
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State / Province:
San Marcos


The Dean of the College of Rehabilitative Sciences is responsible for leadership and general oversight of all rehabilitative sciences programs including occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology in all USAHS campuses. Reporting to the President and Chief Academic Officer, the Dean works closely with program leadership in rehabilitative sciences and administrative staff in student affairs, enrollment, budget, accreditation, and other operational areas to ensure the development and delivery of quality programs and successful management of faculty and student related issues. The Dean plays a key role in achieving academic quality, interdisciplinary coordination, appropriate clinical experiences, and a focus on quality teaching and learning effectiveness.

This position can be performed on any of our campuses located in San Marcos, California, Austin, Texas, St. Augustine, Florida or Miami Florida.

Responsibilities include:

Strategic Direction and Growth

  • Work closely with program leadership to effectively allocate resources, hire and develop faculty, meet regulatory and accreditation requirements, and recruit students.

  • Further academic excellence, successful student outcomes, and national prominence by establishing clear strategic initiatives and performance metrics. Set direction for academic programs to align with strategic plan, meet expansion effort, address employment needs, and advance operational imperatives.

  • Identify and implement expansion opportunities that advance the University’s vision, mission, and core values while addressing the increasing demand for health care in the U.S.

  • Coordinate the development and launch of new programs throughout a network of campuses in collaboration with marketing, recruitment and operational teams.

  • Set the research agenda for rehabilitation appropriate for the institution that advances the profession and engages faculty and students.

Interdisciplinary Coordination

  • Coordinate with the other CAO, College Dean(s), and program leaders to ensure the University’s resources are maximized to attain productive interdisciplinary collaborations among faculties, curricula, and campuses resulting in dual and interdisciplinary degrees, credentialing, and other innovations.

  • Embrace new technology and innovative approaches in teaching and learning that ensures the university continues to lead in rehabilitation and produces exceptional, practice-ready professionals.

Academic Excellence and Quality Assurance

  • Create and sustain a culture of academic excellence, cross-functional collaboration, and regulatory compliance.

  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Vice President for Accreditation and program leaders to manage programmatic and institutional accreditation; maintain positive relationships with regional, national, programmatic accrediting bodies; assist with collection and analysis of outcome data and relevant information about performance of degree programs as required by the University or outside agencies; and to assess institutional learning outcomes in all rehabilitative sciences programs.

  • Clarify academic policies and oversee any student complaints or appeals.

  • With data from annual reports, program reviews, and student learning outcomes, assist program leaderships to formulate strategic initiatives for program improvement. Review curriculum and make necessary changes to maintain excellence and market relevance.

External Relations & Partnerships

  • Advance the reputation and visibility of the institution with key constituencies including industry associations, clinical partners, feeder schools, professional organizations, regulatory bodies and alumni.

  • Strengthen industry partnerships and affiliations to provide students with practical experience, innovative learning, and employment opportunities.

Financial and Performance Management Responsibility

  • Obtain, cultivate, and effectively mobilize resources to meet strategic plan and objectives and establish contingency plans to address any enrollment shortfalls or unforeseen operating expenditures.

  • Establish consistent operating procedures across the College that fulfill accreditation requirements in an efficient manner.

  • Plan and administer the College of Rehabilitative Sciences annual budget and manage profit and loss statements to ensure fiscal stability in a for-profit environment. Oversee and deliver desired financial results, ensuring the College grows revenues and operating surplus according to approved budgets and long-range plans.

  • Establish workload and assignment models that effectively allocate faculty resources and leverage capabilities.


May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the CEO and President/CAO.

  • Will require 30-40% travel to other campuses in the United States.


REPORTS TO: President and Chief Academic Officer

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: The Dean provides daily academic and operational management and is fiscally accountable for the College of Rehabilitative Sciences for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. The Dean’s direct reports will include the Chair of Physical Therapy, Chair of Occupational Therapy, Program Director for Speech Language Pathology and the Director of the University Library.

To undertake this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The Dean will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The successful candidate will be an energetic and results-oriented leader with at least seven years of experience in college administration providing oversight of rehabilitative sciences programs.

  • Professional and teaching experience in a health field

  • Demonstrated senior-level administrative ability, specifically working in a complex operating environment

  • Extensive people management skills; ability to recruit and build a knowledgeable, professional and collaborative faculty

  • Strong leadership presence and excellent communications skills to mobilize the organization and create a positive culture

  • Strong work ethic and ability to engage directly in proactively pursuing opportunities and solving issues

  • Personal and professional values in concert with the University’s. Foster a campus climate that values diversity and community responsibility.

  • Operate effectively in a changing, fast-paced environment


  • The candidate must have an academic/terminal degree doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., DHSc., etc.) in a rehabilitative field.

ref: (SB_25787)
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