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Dean of Students

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Interested persons should complete an online application. *Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED. *Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Review of applications will commence on August 21, 2107 and will continue until the position is filled. Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Dean of Students
Requisition Number SCA00240
General Description

Serving as a member of the Academic and Student Success Leadership Team, the Dean of Students reports to the Vice President for Academic and Student Success. This position is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, assessment and management of programs and services that enhance the overall quality of student life and student success, including development and retention. The Dean of Students is directly responsible for Athletics, Counseling, Discipline and Student Judicial Affairs, grant-funded initiatives, Student Activities, the Student Life Center, Student Success Initiatives, the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center, Office of Collegiate Recovery as well as student leadership development, orientation and retention programs. The Dean also provides oversight and supervision for direct reports.

Specific Responsibilities

• Manage and provide strategic direction for all areas of assigned responsibility at the Main Campus and Regional Centers, including development and assessment of measurable goals and objectives.

• Administer all aspects of personnel management (hiring, evaluating and professional development) and performance reporting for areas of assigned responsibility.

• Create an inclusive, interconnected vision of student services within the Dean’s area supporting the overall educational experience of students at the College and its mission and commitment to students, and advance this vision in a resource-constrained environment.

• Develop, administer and review policies and procedures that govern student life; oversee the student judicial and disciplinary process.

• Serve as the principal investigator for sensitive and complex student complaints, including those under the purview of Title IX and related laws pertaining to campus safety and sexual misconduct in collaboration with the Director of Diversity and Equity; facilitate related education, training and outreach programming for students.

• Develop and implement systematic ways to assess, improve and renew programs, benchmarking them against best practices and compiling data necessary for informed decision making.

• Cultivate student relationship-building efforts to aid in first-year experience programs, student mentoring efforts, student ambassador program and faculty-student engagement initiatives, as well as other initiatives.

• Increase visibility and student awareness of all available College resources, assisting students in taking proactive responsibility for their own educational experiences.

• Work effectively with enrollment management in coordinating student-centered events and services, e.g. orientation, international student services, veterans services, etc., that promote student success and smooth transition through the College’s enrollment, graduation, career and transfer processes.

• Collaborate with campus constituencies to develop, integrate and improve policies, programs and services aimed at supporting student learning, satisfaction and success, including integrating student life with academic programs.

• Maximize the use of technology in delivering and assessing programs, services and activities.

• Prepare, administer and monitor division/departmental budgets.

• Oversee expenditures of student fee funds.

• Ensure compliance with State, Federal and other reporting requirements.

• Serve on a variety of campus committees.

• Represent Academic and Student Success to college and non-college groups.

• Foster and model an atmosphere of mutual respect, caring, collective engagement, accountability and personal growth in a community of exceptional talent and diversity.

• Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.

• Maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

• Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with the mission, goals, and core values of the College.

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

• Senior level administrative experience in a higher education setting required.

• Demonstrated experience with direct supervision of staff, including performance management and employee development, as well as management of office functions including budget and policy development, required.

• Strong leadership and management skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate purposefully and effectively with faculty, staff, students and other constituencies in positive and inclusive ways required.

• Demonstrated successful record of administration including assessment, strategic planning, goal setting and the ability to manage systemic change required.

• Experience in integrating and using technology in the delivery and assessment of programs, services and activities, as well as using technology as a tool for collecting, analyzing and reporting data required.

• Demonstrated experience in the planning, implementation and assessment of comprehensive programs and services to students leading to improved student engagement and persistence required.

• Demonstrated sensitivity, creativity and effectiveness in responding to challenging student and college community issues.

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations and policies governing student conduct and discipline, student privacy, student health, and plagiarism as well as working knowledge of Title IX, required.

• Extensive knowledge of current issues, trends and research in the areas of student development and persistence as well as leadership development, and experience in the application of conflict resolution and crisis management techniques required.

• Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community along with high standards of integrity, credibility, reliability and confidentiality required.

• Demonstrated excellent organizational, time management, presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal, required.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, both as team leader and participant required.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet required.

• Knowledge and appreciation of community college mission, commitment to a student success agenda required.

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms, including a track record of individual action and institutional leadership required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree preferably in higher education administration, counseling or psychology.

• Doctorate degree preferred.

• Senior level administrative experience in a community college setting preferred.

• Experience in student life, counseling, college teaching or other comparable non-campus-based experience preferred.

• Familiarity with enterprise-wide software preferred.

• Banner preferred.

• Experience in, and appreciation for, a collective bargaining environment preferred.

Work Location Main Campus
Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Interested persons should complete an online application.

*Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED.

*Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Review of applications will commence on August 21, 2107 and will continue until the position is filled.

Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Salary Grade or Rank VII
Salary Range Salary commensurate with relevant work experience
Job Posting Open Date 07/31/2017
Job Posting Close Date
Type of Position Administrator
Job Category
Employment Status Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about Community College of Philadelphia?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • LinkedIn
    • The Chronicle
    • Veterans Job Fair
    • Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
    • AL DIA - Diversity Career Fair
    • Community College of Philadelphia Website
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
  2. * If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • No Response
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
    • Other
  4. * Is your degree in higher education administration, counseling or psychology?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in student life, counseling, college teaching or other comparable non-campus based experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have previous experience utilizing an enterprise-wide system, such as Banner?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience in a collective bargaining environment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. References