Dean of Students
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Dean will play a major role in the development and execution of the student affairs strategic plan.
- The Dean will play a major role in the learning and development of students outside the classroom.
- The Dean will ensure compliance with Community College System policies, CCA procedures, and state and federal requirements.
- The Dean will supervise and provide leadership to staff in accessibility services; counseling; student conduct, intervention, and retention; and student life.
- The Dean will work with other administrators, faculty and student leaders to provide support and training for conflict resolution, student behavior management, and the accommodation process.
- The Dean will work with student life in developing extracurricular programming assuring integration with the academic life of the institution, and encouraging student personal growth and development.
- The Dean will help establish a student culture where diversity is valued, and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership.
- The Dean will provide leadership for the implementation, administration, and evaluation of policies pertaining to student conduct, including internal college judicial and disciplinary procedures.
- The Dean will ensure ADA/Section 504 requirements are met for all students with identified disabilities, and will monitor the accommodation process.
- The Dean serves as ambassador for College with alumni, parents, students, neighbors, community leaders, and professional colleagues.
- The Dean will report to the Vice President of Student Affairs and serve on the student affairs leadership team.
- The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who understands the responsibilities and functions of a modern urban community college, who relates well to faculty, and a very diverse student population, and clearly communicates the values and mission of the community college.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, student affairs, higher education or a closely related field
- 5-7 years experience in higher education student conduct, student life, disability services, or related student affairs offices
- 3-5 years supervisory and budgetary experience in higher education or a closely related field
- Experience working with diverse, non-traditional and traditionally underserved students
- Working knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) rules
- Experience with Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 requirements
- Knowledge of Banner student information management system
- Knowledge of Maxient Student Conduct, or related conduct management software
- Proven skills in conflict resolution and student behavior management
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
- Experience with strategic student retention strategies and data analysis
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships.
Deadline to Submit Application Material: This position will remain posted until March 26, 2014. Resumes received by the application deadline will receive priority consideration. Please note that any resumes received after this date will be held on file, and will only be forwarded if the committee requests additional resumes for review.
If you have questions regarding this position, we do request that you send an email to HR@CCAurora.edu.
Notice to all Applicants
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment
- Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts
- CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit www.copera.org.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A201, Aurora, CO 80011-9036
The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.
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