Dean - School of Education

Academic Leadership
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The successful candidate will have a doctorate in an education-related discipline from a regionally-accredited university; significant and progressively-increasing responsibility in academic administration in PK-12 and/or college/university settings, including direct supervisory experience; previous experience serving as a faculty member, preferably in a college or university setting at multiple levels; a distinguished record in supporting, developing and promoting academic programs, including regional and specialized accreditation; and the ability to travel as needed (up to 20%). H/she will also be able provide strategic and tactical direction to the conduct of school-wide academic endeavors to assure: 1) an evidence-based approach to decision-making; 2) compliance with applicable regulatory and accreditation standards; 3) alignment with best and emerging practices in higher education; 4) mission congruence; 5) attention to continuous improvement and innovation; and 6) cost and resource effectiveness.
Strongly-Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous management work experience in a corporate enterprise and/or PK-12 district setting related to education.
  • Previous experience in online education or with a for-profit university.
  • A track record of demonstrated success in meeting operational and financial targets in an educational environment, including:
    • Articulating a compelling vision of academic excellence and executing toward that vision.
    • Developing and assessing high-quality academic programs to meet the needs of adult learners.
    • Effectively representing an institution to external academic and business constituencies, with a continuous eye to the academic profile of the institution.
    • Effectively building, managing and working collaboratively with a diverse faculty to meet the goals of an institution.
    • Effectively partnering with other functional areas across the organization and with the professional community to achieve desired results.
    • Thrives in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes collaboration and personal accountability and drives results despite ambiguity
    • Developing creative, innovative strategies.
A doctoral degree in a related discipline is required.
An attractive compensation package will be offered based upon background and experience.



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About Capella

Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 36,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


On October 30, 2017, Capella Education Company and Strayer Education, Inc., (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer University, announced their intention to conduct a merger of equals transaction, creating a new corporate entity, Strategic Education, Inc., which will operate both Capella University and Strayer University as independent, accredited institutions of higher education. The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2018.

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