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Dean, Campuses

Devry University

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Careers Center | Dean, Campuses
  • Dean, Campuses

    Location US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    DeVry University
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Dean’s responsibilities focus on three key areas:  Business development, Student Care and Campus operations.  This leader is charged with being a role model for our University TEACH values and fosters a culture of CARE consistent with our University mission, vision and purpose.  The Dean contributes to overall financial performance of the group by generating new student inquiries and facilitating effective operations of a Campus within the Group. The Dean, who reports to the Group President, has dotted line oversight for colleagues located at the campus, direct leadership of Operations support, and will have direct leadership for one or more Center Deans. As part of the group’s leadership team, the Campus Dean contributes to driving business and student enrollment results through building and maintaining partnerships within the community and creating a robust calendar of business development activities that generate inquiries.  


    Campus Operations and Student Care:

    • Facilities and ensures that quality student CARE is provided inside and outside of the classroom.
    • Facilitates student success by executing the short and long-term group plans.
    • Serves as the main point of contact for students, ensuring a positive student experience with the ultimate goal of high student engagement.
    • Directly responsible for the attraction, retention, performance, and development of the Center Dean(s), while ensuring Campus success and alignment to the Group strategic
    • Leads the Campus Operations Support team comprised of 3 direct reports on average and manages the attraction, retention, performance, and development of these colleagues. As the local Operations facilitator, is indirectly responsible for the retention, engagement performance and alignment of colleagues at the Campus and centers with their Group Functional Leaders.
    • Provides local oversight of processes, internal controls, and performance management to ensure organizational policy adherence and regulatory compliance.
    • Communicates and facilitates the implementation of the Home Office technology, service and product related initiatives.
    • Maintains high-quality facilities and infrastructure serving as Campus Incident Commander.
    • Develops a high performing matrix-structured team that unites around the common goal of Students, Campus, Group and University success.

    Business Development and Community Relations:

    • Builds and fosters strong relationships with the Campus local community including local and state regulators, community organizations, colleges and universities, and DVG partner institutions
    • Assures Center Deans build and foster strong relationships with the Center(s) local community including local and state regulators, community organizations, colleges and universities, and DVG partner institutions
    • Utilizes a database of local organizations to conduct outreach with a goal of engaging in quality Inquiry generating events.
    • Builds relationships with local Community Colleges and Career Schools to build articulation plans and drive quality student Inquiries.
    • Facilitate presentations to potential students on the benefits of pursuing higher education that concludes with the collection of Inquiries.
    • Compliantly enter received inquiries into SalesForce and route to the Admissions team
    • Remain current on all DeVry University programs and with business trends and initiatives within the surrounding metropolitan area
    • Identify opportunities, in partnership with the Managers of Partner Engagement, to present all Workforce Solution programs to local businesses
    • Completes other duties as assigned.


    Strategic Skills:

    • Learning Agility; can quickly understand a client’s business, relate to gatekeepers and devise a plan to create productive partnerships.
    • Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the organization and external partners.
    • Is a critical thinker who looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers; Applies logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
    • Communications; Strong Presentation and verbal skills.

     Operating Skills:

    • Is a people builder, providing challenging and stretching tasks and assignments.
    • Conducts frequent development discussions, creating compelling development plans and executing on them.
    • Sets clear objectives and measures; Monitors process, progress and results



    • Deals with problem direct reports firmly and in a timely manner; Does not allow problems to fester
    • Hires the best people available internally or externally; Assembles talented staff

    Energy & Drive:

    • A consistent top performer; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
    • Creates a climate where people want to do their best—inspiring; share ownership; makes team feel their work is important; is someone people like working for and with
    • Resiliency in the face of short-term business and development setbacks.

    Personal/Interpersonal Skills:

    • Builds rapport well; A good listener; Is easy to approach and talk with
    • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers;
    • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
    • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; Can motivate many kinds of direct reports, team or project members.

    Role Competencies:


    • Drive for results
    • Learning on the fly
    • Business Acumen
    • Decision Quality
    • Managing and Measuring Work
    • Presentation Skills
    • Approachability
    • Customer Focus
    • Motivating Others
    • Building effective Teams
    • Completes other duties as assigned






    • Bachelors required, master’s degree pred.
    • Relevant Business Development experience pred.
    • Relevant Management experience pred
    • Multi-site or remote management required; experience in a regulated environment pred.
    • Demonstrated experience in post-secondary education administration and colleague management. 

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for ing for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.


    We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.


    We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.


    If you want to be a part of an institution focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to for a position today.


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