Center Dean

Job ID
DeVry University
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

The Center Dean contributes to overall financial performance of the group by facilitating effective operations of a Center within the Group. The Center Dean, who may report to the Campus Dean, has dotted line oversight for colleagues located at the Center and direct leadership of Operations support. The Center Dean contributes to driving business and student results through building and maintaining partnerships within the community. 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.




Location Facilitation

  • Facilitates student success by executing the short and long-term group strategic plans.
  • Serves as the Identified highest ranking official for students at a center, ensuring a positive student experience with the ultimate goal of high student engagement.
  • Leads the Center Operations Support team comprised of 2 direct reports on average and manages the attraction, retention, performance, and development of all Operations Support colleagues at the Center. Indirectly responsible for the attraction, retention, engagement, performance, and development of all colleagues at the Center.
  • Provides 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 whiling serving as Center Incident Commander.
  • Builds and fosters strong relationships with the local community
  • Fosters environment of collaboration, teamwork and engagement to ensure student success.

 Community and Workforce Solutions

  • Builds and fosters strong relationships with the local community including community organizations and partner institutions
  • Acts as an extension of the Workforce Solutions team, interacting with and fostering relationships with employer partners in the vicinity of the center. Accountable for a local Inquiry budget, as well as, maintaining a calendar of partner facing activities aimed at strengthening relationships with Employers.




Strategic Skills:

  • Is good at learning new industry, company, product or technical knowledge.
  • Makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.

 Operating Skills:

  • Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal.
  • Sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress and results.
  • Uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results.
  • Can simplify complex processes.

 Energy & Drive:

  • Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging.
  • Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.


  • Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease.
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
  • Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility.




  • Technical Learning
  • Decision Quality
  • Organizing
  • Directing Others
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Process Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Motivating Others


Completes other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors required, master’s degree preferred.
  • At least four years of relevant experience required.
  • Multi-site or remote management required; experience in a regulated environment preferred.
  • 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 applying 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 apply for a position today.


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