Dean of Student Services - Marina Ed Center

Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of Student Services - Marina Ed Center

SALARY: $9,662.00 - $11,008.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 03/21/17
CLOSING DATE: 04/22/1711:59 PM

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking an outstanding and diverse pool of applicants interested in working in a dynamic and collaborative environment changing to meet the needs of the students, the community and the state.

The Dean of Student Services will work with the Vice President of Student Services as a college disciplinary officer; develop and enhance educational programs, investigate disruptive student behavior reports, process appeals, initiate warnings, suspension, and disciplinary action. Promote and educate students on acceptable conduct and keep the campus community informed of student codes of conduct; Board Policies and Administrative Procedures, and behavioral issues; collaborate with the College Behavioral Resource Assessment Team to evaluate and assist students in crisis.

Additionally, the Dean of Student Services will provide leadership for the Fort Ord Higher Education Center (Marina Education Center and Public Safety Training Center in Seaside).

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Student Services will provide leadership for a variety of student services areas and functions within the District, including all education centers and campus locations. The Dean is an Educational Administrator responsible for administering college policies and procedures related to Student Services, working collaboratively with administration, faculty, and staff to achieve student access, retention and success. The Dean is responsible for planning, supervising, and evaluating services and personnel.
• Plan, develop, coordinate, and oversee student support programs, services, faculty, and staff in collaboration with the Vice President of Student Services to enhance access, retention, and overall student success.
• Lead, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide information to staff to enhance their ability to accomplish student service objectives, vision, and mission.
• Monitor the assigned Student Services area to ensure effective enrollment management. Work collaboratively with administration, faculty and staff to evaluate student needs and program requirements; evaluate and recommend the need for new programs and support new program development for currency and relevance.
• Coordinate program elements and services with regulatory and other external agencies. Interpret local, county, state, and federal policy and legislation governing the administration and regulations of student services. Ensure programs are administered in compliance with District, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Receive and mediate student grievances and complaints. Meet with students to explain laws, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures. Investigate disruptive student behavior. Recommend course of action including disciplinary procedures. Refer students to the appropriate District offices or services. Work collaboratively with counsel, administration, faculty, and staff to resolve conflicts.
• Collaborate with campus security, administration, faculty, and staff to administer and oversee the student code of conduct and related student discipline and due process procedures.
• Lead, participate, and represent the District in local, regional, and statewide committees, initiatives, teams, or ad hoc groups as assigned.
• Supervise the preparation and submission of timely and accurate reports to meet local, regional, state, and federal requirements.
• Provide leadership in the new and emerging technologies in student services.
• Plan, monitor, and reconcile budgets to maximize financial resources. Develop, implement, and evaluate assigned student support programs and planning strategies, integrating planning with budgeting.
• Compile and report information related to the assigned programs to include program review, progress indicators, student learning outcomes and service learning outcomes, and special report. Ensure that reporting requirements are met as stipulated in program regulations. Recommend staffing and equipment needs for assigned program areas, anticipate future needs, assist with grant preparation and program fund applications.
• Participate in the hiring, scheduling, evaluation, performance intervention, and retention of faculty and staff members in areas of supervision, and make appropriate recommendations to the Vice President of Student Services.
• Engage in participatory governance process. Chair and serve on committees as assigned.
• Maintain an understanding of current ideas, trends, laws, regulations, guidelines and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility through continued study and participation in professional organizations; Seek and participate in professional development activities.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; theories, principles, and best practices associated with student services in higher education; strategic planning in organization and management practices, assessment, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies, and administrative needs; computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for support services; the goals of participatory governance; supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local ,and District laws, regulations policies and procedures; collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; applicable computer software programs; report and presentation writing.

Ability To:
Collaboratively work with administration, faculty, and staff to respond to local, state, and federal student success initiatives, founded upon enrollment management principles; learn, interpret, and ensure compliance with local, regional state, and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the responsibilities of the position; continuously engage in learning and self-improvement; effectively represent the District and campus at community events and present clear, concise, comprehensive reports and presentations to all in attendance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with District and campus administrators, management, staff, students, diverse community, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant and trainers, and the public; appropriately supervise, evaluate, guide, and direct others to promote and meet the college mission; analyze a variety of administrative problems to make sound policy and procedural recommendations for their solutions; research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations; prepare and monitor a budget; demonstrate possession of strong organizational and leadership skills; plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules; Exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and records. Utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry/retrieval from database programs; demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to and appreciation of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.
• Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university; and
• One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment; and
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications
• Three years of experience in student services programs
• Experience in Community College or institution of higher education
• Previous experience with administering student conduct
• Bilingual Spanish/English

Environment: Busy office environment. Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Indoor work environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary. Requires evening and weekend responsibility. Required travel to other District locations and occasionally to other locations in the county or state.

Possess or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.


Salary $9,662­$11,008 per month. Placement will be commensurate with background and experience. In addition, a qualified incumbent can earn a doctoral stipend of $242 per month. The District provides an excellent fringe benefit package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and their dependents. Vision plan, life insurance and income protection plan provided for the employee only.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long­term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers' Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.


Applicants must submit the following materials online:
1. A completed District application, including the required diversity statement.
2. A cover letter that describes why you are interested in the position and how your background applies to the major duties of the position (3 pages maximum). Please include your experience in student conduct.
3. A current resume including educational background, professional experience, professional activities, and any other experience pertinent to the position.
4. Copies of transcripts from accredited colleges. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations of Foreign Transcripts
5. If you are a finalist, you will be asked to provide references to include at least two previous supervisors, one faculty member, and one classified staff member. Include names, titles, email addresses and current phone numbers. Interviewees will be asked permission to contact these references via a signed release prior to interviews.

Please Note: Candidates advanced for interviews must agree to a full background and reference check and may be required to submit further materials.

Please submit only materials requested. All documents included in your application file become the property of the College.

Applicants with disabilities who require an accommodation should notify Human Resources at least ten working days before the accommodation is required.

The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be completed online byApril 24, 2017 to be given priority consideration.

For additional information, please contact:

Kayla Garcia
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831-­646-3038

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2 to 4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the month of May 2017. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all preemployment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world­class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department ofEducation. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at Monterey Peninsula College's comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills, and continuing education offerings.

In 2015-16 MPC served approximately 14,000 students which included:
African American 3.68%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.39%
Asian 5.37%
Filipino 2.77%
Hispanic 33.75%
Multi Ethnicity 4.27%
Pacific Islander 0.86%
Unknown 5.48%
White Non Hispanic 43.43%

A number of other institutions cooperate with Monterey Peninsula College in serving the post secondary education demands of the Monterey Peninsula. Among those are California State University, Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, the Defense Language Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey College of Law, and the Naval Postgraduate School. The College also enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Monterey County Business Council and the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board.

Position #2016-00116


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