Concordia University - Irvine Ca
  • School of Business
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Disability and Life Insurance, Tuition discounts, paid Vacation & Sick Time and generous paid Holidays


The School of Business and Economics has responsibility over the supervision of students in undergraduate business, economics and MBA degree programs. These diverse programs enroll students who may be full-time, part-time, or participating in international programs.


The Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs:

  • is responsible for all aspects of the undergraduate business and economics programs and ensures the programs meet or exceed high academic standards
  • ensures the faculty provides an excellent academic experience and students are provided with an excellent academic program
  • facilitates an outstanding student experience by addressing student questions, petitions, issues and academic dishonesty
  • administers and integrates the university and School mission and vision into all operational aspects of program and co-curricular management
  • works closely with the Dean, School of Business and Economics as well as many others across the university and throughout the local, regional and international communities
  • must be both forward looking, seeking to improve existing programs and introduce new academic and co- curricular programs to meet the business needs of the community and aspirations of students
  • all activities of this position are to contribute to the fulfillment of the mission of the university.


  • Recommended by the Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • Approved by the Senior Vice President/Provost


  • Reports to the Dean, School of Business and Economics
  • Interact and function cooperatively, collaboratively and proactively with other campus personnel including but not limited to: Admissions, Marketing, Registrar, Student Success Center, Moon International Center and faculty and staff in all six schools.


  • Actively participates and supports the Dean in the establishment and maintenance of outside partnerships with the business community, alumni, recruiters, government agencies and other partners in an effort to:
    • recruit highly qualified faculty applicants,
    • recruit potential students to academic programs
    • interest community members to participate in and support CUI events
    • foster employment, internship, mentorship and partnership opportunities for students and alumni
    • promote undergraduate academic and co-curricular programs and activities
    • serve the greater community as a resource


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each of the below duties satisfactorily:

  1. Assists in the development, implementation and subsequent management of strategic and operational plans including supporting revenue, cost and staffing budgets.
  2. Exercises leadership and responsibility for all aspects of program design, implementation, budgeting, cost management and quality control.
  3. Provides leadership in the ongoing ideation, development, refinement and oversight of business and economics programs curriculum and co-curricular activities including participation in strategic planning.
  4. Oversees the management of academic and co-curricular programs by ensuring adjunct contracts are produced and courses scheduled to meet university deadlines and standards.
  5. Conducts preliminary interviews and recommends faculty and staff candidates to the Dean for consideration.
  6. Regularly monitors all faculty and staff in regard to program goals and course delivery including development of faculty and staff goals, performance appraisals and corrective actions in coordination with the Dean and Human Resources.
  7. Ensures all faculty are fully aware and assists them in the achievement of program goals, policies and work practices including fulfillment of timely posting of course syllabi, curriculum maps and book/materials orders.
  8. Nurture the interaction of faith, learning, and service in the school in accordance with the university's Belief and Application statement.
  9. Actively assists in the seeking, development and management of existing, emerging and recommended partner relations and programs:
    1. academic institutions: dual degree or continuing degree programs (domestically and internationally).
    2. co-curricular programs and opportunities: Business Competition Plan, Teen Entrepreneur Academy, etc.
    3. certificate and continuing education programs for non-matriculating students.
  10. Meets with students, prospective students and alumni as needed to address program questions or concerns.
  11. Assures student registration, grades, communication and recordkeeping are accurate, complete and timely.
  12. Ensures all assessment and accreditation processes are in place, executed and prepares the necessary analysis, reports and corrective/enhancement action plans.
  13. Works closely with Admissions and Marketing to develop, deploy and attain the marketing and recruitment goals through all channels to all constituencies for all business and economics programs
  14. Active leader in external accreditation efforts and annual internal APLO reporting and improvement implementation.
  15. Course and administrative loads: To be determined by supervisor.
  16. Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Is sensitive to the diverse needs of faculty, staff, students, prospective students as well as alumni and develops an inclusive atmosphere in the program.


Operational supervision of program faculty.


Master's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Past experience with undergraduate, graduate or online business programs required. Earned doctorate preferred.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be adept at leading large groups and building consensus
  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills
  • Capacity to work independently, as well as collaborate with colleagues, and university staff and faculty
  • Proficient with commonly-used office computer applications and the internet
  • The ideal candidate must have a passion for education and working with students
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing, and be able to speak publicly
  • Should possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize effectively
  • Demonstrate creativity and initiative in working with potential customers (students, business contacts,)
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary
  • Sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic groups
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to be flexible to changing conditions and needs
  • Ability to work effectively with and through other people
  • Working knowledge of computer software used in this office
  • Willingness to learn new or additional job-related tasks
  • Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret university procedures, general information, educational and professional publications, synodical procedures, and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Abilitytoeffectivelypresentinformationandrespondtoquestionsfromgroupsofstaff,faculty,administration, students, families and/or the general public.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to use and understand computer software programs to efficiently carry out responsibilities.


  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized or unique situations.


Attitude and Demeanor:

  • Exemplify Christian philosophy of the Concordia University mission statement in all aspects of day-to-day duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
  • Communicate warmth, understanding and helpfulness when interacting with students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all who come into contact with this department
  • Exhibit a cheerful, positive, loyal, team-member attitude toward the purposes, programs, policies and goals of Concordia University
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to the Human Resources Office and the campus as a whole
  • Respect lines of communication
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Constantly strive to improve performance


Employees are responsible for complete cooperation with all aspects of the safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations and for continuously practicing safety while performing tasks.

Supervisors are responsible for developing proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves and in those they supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Repetitive motions using a computer keyboard
  • May require rising and sitting repeatedly
  • Ability to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach to utilize 5-drawer file cabinets
  • May require climbing stairs and walking indoors or outdoors to various offices on campus

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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