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Dean - College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
DATE:   1/28/2014
JOB TITLE:   Dean - College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
WORK LOCATION:   St. Vincent Hall
DEPARTMENT:   College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs

Under general supervision provides academic leadership to further the University's and College’s interests in contacts with community and industry, and to assure conditions that will allow students to successfully achieve their goals.


·            Administrates the program.

·            Assures adherence to university statutes.

·            Maintains links with industry to benefit the program.

·            Assures compliance with NULTA agreement directives.

·            Provides leadership for faculty and staff.

·            Provides regular performance review feedback to non-faculty staff on such essential duties including but not limited to evaluating staff adherence to NCAA rules and regulations and affirmative action efforts.

·            Demonstrates a vision for the ongoing development of the program.

·            Review and apply all policies and procedures outlined in the university Affirmative Action Plan

·            Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


20%         Administration of the academic program, including maintenance of ACPHA accreditation.

20%        Managing enrollment and placement processes.

20%        Program development – strategic planning, programming and curriculum development.

20%        Maintaining links with industry.

10%       Assisting faculty, staff, students.

 5%        Performing community service.

 5%        Conducting research. Consistently monitors all employees who report to  this position and writes a minimum of one performance review annually at a time determined by Human Resources.


1)     Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

2)     Strong administrative and managerial skills.

3)     Working knowledge of the travel, hotel and restaurant administration business.

4)     Knowledge of budgetary processes.

5)     Demonstrated competence in working effectively and productively with all constituencies and the community.

5)     Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone.

6)     Basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to be able to verify accuracy of purchase order items and costs and other budget items.


7)     Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, typewriter, calculator, copy machine, and fax.


·            International, national, regional and local professional organizations.

·            National, regional and local trade organizations.

·            Regional and local government bodies and officials.

·            Recruiters, managers and executives of international, national, regional and local hospitality and travel related firms.

·            Administrators and faculty from other institutions – especially existing and potential feeder institutions.

·            Foundations as possible funding sources.

·            Local and regional development and tourism promotion bodies.


The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may involve some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks such as cutting, labeling, and taping and working at a computer keyboard, typewriter, or calculator involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


Terminal degree in related field required; Ph.D. preferred.

Two years experience performing similar tasks.

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