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Assistant Dean, School of Taxation and School of Accounting

Golden Gate University
San Francisco, CA
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Aug 9, 2022

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Job Details Job Location San Francisco - San Francisco, CAPosition Type Full TimeEducation Level 4 Year Degree Description
Job Title: Assistant Dean, School of Taxation and School of Accounting

Department: Braden School of Taxation, School of Accounting

Reports to: Dean of School of Taxation and Accounting

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: Reporting to the Dean of the Braden School of Taxation, this position will support the activities related to the Tax and Accounting programs, and the academic and administrative activities for these degrees. This position involves assisting with program management, adjunct faculty relationships, managing internal academic affairs, and the oversight of student recruitment, advising, and alumni relationships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assists in the recruitment and development of new faculty and in building relationships with potential sources of faculty such as CPA and law firms.

* Assists Dean in hiring and orienting adjunct faculty.
  • Engages with prospective and current students about program details, including leading program related webinars.

* Advises students and conducts internship counseling and placement.
  • Supports graduate advisors.

* Oversees special sessions and events related to the two schools.

* Assists Dean and faculty with assessment work, including planning and collection of measurement evidence.
  • Serves as a liaison between adjunct faculty and the Dean of Tax and Accounting, the Dean of Faculty, elearning, the Academic Director of Teaching Quality, the Director of Academic Success, and Career Services.

* Assists with application and renewal of continuing education licenses: CPE (including IRS PTIN submission); MCLE; NASBA and CTEC.

* Assists with external outreach to the professional community, including firms, corporations and organizations (including Tax-Aid).
  • Assists the Dean in identifying, developing, and managing strategic partnerships.
  • Maintains relationships with campus recruiters, partners and alumni.

* Represents the Dean and the schools at university committee meetings and helps organize Advisory Committees for the tax and accounting programs, attending meetings as appropriate.

* Exercises direct supervision over administrative staff, including those at San Francisco and Seattle teaching sites.

* Content provider and editor for printed and online publications.

* Collaborates with the Dean and faculty to support them in curriculum revisions and approval processes.
  • Works in conjunction with the Dean and advisors to assess and identify student needs and develop appropriate support programs such as tutoring and clubs.
  • Works with relevant student services staff to oversee processes such as academic integrity violations, Code of Conduct violations, and issues around accommodations.

* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

Graduate degree in Tax, Accounting, Law or a related field. Management and administrative experience in an academic or non-profit setting.

Knowledge of:

* Methods and techniques of student recruitment and advising.

* Programs and software used in academia such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and recruiting and student facing software.

* Methods and techniques of student record management.

* Methods and techniques of employee recruitment, performance evaluation and other employee management functions.

* Principles of budget development and administration.

Ability to:

* Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

* Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

* Identify, supervise and evaluation academic and administrative staff.

* Prepare, analyze and implement appropriate recommendations related to university academic and administrative affairs.

* Effectively market university programs and recruit students.

* Interpret and apply university policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with staff, faculty, and other academic leaders.

Experience and Education:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.

* Master's degree preferred; required for the candidate filling the position to hold the title of Assistant Dean (another title will be used for a candidate without a master's degree).

* Four years of experience with responsibility for the development and administration of academic programs in a university or college setting.

Supplemental Information
To apply: Please go to and submit an application, letter of interest, and a resume.

In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Golden Gate University is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

University policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that reinforces these practices. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all especially women, minorities, people of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.

Golden Gate University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Golden Gate University Report, please go to .

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