Director of Academic Affairs Operations - Oxford College of Emory University

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Oxford College
Academic Affairs-Personnel
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Oxford College

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Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus, Oxford College of Emory University is accepting applications for a Director of Academic Affairs Operations.



  • This high-profile, high-exposure position provides ongoing and direct critical support to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Oxford College (OXF).
  • Serves as a confidant and key advisor to the Dean.
  • Develops and cultivates internal and external strategic relationships on behalf of Oxford Academic Affairs and ensures timely and accurate completion of key projects and proposals.
  • Maintains a wide view and makes connections between themes, activities, and initiatives related to the University's and Oxford's academic plans.
  • Provides strategic input/ oversight for creating and executing academic initiatives.
  • Diligently monitors the progress of issues and projects.
  • Maintains easily accessible and organized portfolios of each project and timetable of current and emerging academic priorities.
  • Works collaboratively with the Academic Affairs staff and faculty to ensure the timely execution of priorities and projects for the school, and to identify and resolve obstacles to the prompt resolution of major issues.
  • Manages processes and timetables for making key decisions, ensuring that necessary materials are prepared and reviewed by relevant stakeholders before a decision is to be made.
  • Alerts the Sr. Associate Dean when important deadlines for key decisions and correspondence are due.
  • May coordinate the writing, editing, and preparation of drafts and final versions of presentations, speeches, reports, articles, and correspondence needed to support the Sr. Associate Dean based on a direct understanding of the goals of Academic Affairs.
  • Attends meetings with divisional leadership and ensures appropriate follow-up.
  • Participates in financial planning, trending, and budgeting.
  • Prepares and assists in budget analyses.
  • Supports and collaborates with the Sr. Associate Dean in setting agendas and preparing topics for Faculty Meetings, Oxford's Academic Retreat, and other meetings.
  • Supervises the Sr. Associate Dean's Administrative Assistant as well as the divisional Administrative Assistants.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education or other complex organizations, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Excellent project management and analytical and research skills.
  • Strong oral, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate and manage complex projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and re-prioritize as necessary. Knowledge of and established relationships within Emory/ Oxford


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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