Dean of Student Development - Rock Creek Campus

Jun 30, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of Student Development - Rock Creek Campus

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09101

Location: Rock Creek Campus

Address: 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Management; Level O; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range:
Starting Salary Range is a minimum $96,659 to the mid-point of $118,408. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point of the range, and is determined based on qualifications, experience an

Job Close Date: Apply by August 10, 2017 for best consideration

Job Summary:
Portland Community College is seeking a Dean of Student Development for the Rock Creek Campus. We are looking for a leader who brings a holistic approach, and demonstrates the ability to build and sustain a culture of collaboration and inclusion, in support of equitable student success. In this role, it will be critical for you to establish a shared vision among the on-campus programs and individual centers serving Rock Creek students, and to bring strategic and thoughtful advocacy at the district-level.

The official responsibilities of the Dean of Student Development are to provide campus, district and state leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating student service programs, as well as overseeing the student support programs, such as counseling, career planning and placement, tutoring, and cooperative education, at Rock Creek. An extremely important part of this role at PCC is to bring a student-centered priority and advocacy, a passion for inspiring learning, and an understanding of the unique aspects of the needs of community college students, to the administration of these critical programs.> You will utilize your knowledge of the teaching and learning process, including assessment of learning outcomes and program evaluation, on a daily basis, coupled with a deep understanding of the value of diversity and intercultural competency, and a strong social justice lens, to impact the lives and equitable success of our students.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play, please review the qualifications below and apply today!

PCC Rock Creek is about 12 miles west of downtown Portland, in the growing Beaverton-Hillsboro area. Our classes frequently use the neighboring farm and wetland areas as outdoor learning labs. Rock Creek served 22,280 students in the 2015-16 academic year. Find out more at

Here is our Intended Recruitment Timeline

- June 29, 2017: Job Announcement Published
- August 10, 2017: Deadline for Preferred Applications
- Week of September 7, 2017: Semi-finalist Video Interviews
- Week of October 4, 2017: Finalist On-Campus Interviews & Tours

PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities

- Providing District and state leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating student service programs.
- Overseeing operating units on campus that provide student support such as counseling, career planning and placement, tutoring and cooperative education.
- Advocating for students and student service programs that promote retention and student success.
- Administering student disciplinary procedures.
- Assisting in securing grant and foundation funding for new and existing student service programs.
- Supervises managers, division faculty, academic professionals, classified staff, technical/support, and/or student staff. Evaluates and oversees the development of professional development plans and goals for assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with good management practices, District policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.
- Provides primary leadership in guiding, planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying programs, processes, and operations related to assigned areas of responsibility; interprets and applies federal and state mandated guidelines. Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates related programs, projects, and services impacting the college.
- Establishes, monitors, evaluates, and modifies processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the College's mission, values, goals, and objectives, as well as all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Monitors programs to ensure compliance with applicable accrediting bodies.
- Serves as a liaison to applicable external agencies and industries, community partners, the general public, internal departments, and applicable educational institutions representing the College with respect to academic and/or student service programs, processes, and procedures.
- Participates on various committees, including a variety of leadership groups and teams.
- Provides leadership in problem-solving and promoting operational systems improvement.
- Develops, implements, and directs the expansion of programs in support of District goals and objectives.
- Leads the development and management of budgets in assigned areas of responsibility; strategizes, anticipates, and secures resources for programs and operational improvements.
- Advises and responds to questions from College departments and external agencies regarding complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs and services. Investigates, addresses and resolves problems, grievances, and complaints related to conduct issues of faculty and/or students.
- Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:

- Master's Degree

- Eight (8) years progressively responsible college administration experience in student services, enrollment, or instruction

Important Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
- Leadership and managerial principles;
- Budgeting principles and practices;
- Contract management principles and practices;
- Accreditation standards;
- Conflict mediation principles and practices;
- Public relations principles;
- Strategic management principles and practices;
- Program management and development principles;
- Higher education principles and practices.

Skill in:
- Directing and providing leadership to subordinate staff;
- Providing strategic leadership;
- Planning, implementing, improving, and evaluating broad-based programs, policies, and procedures;
- Directing the development and management of budgets;
- Assisting in the administration of campus operations;
- Evaluating assigned programmatic area for compliance with applicable regulations and accreditation requirements;
- Speaking in public;
- Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, or provide information;
- Mediating conflict;
- Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
- Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities;
- Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths:

- Demonstrated knowledge and successful application of student development theory to holistically support equitable student success, care and retention (working knowledge of Title IX, FERPA, confidentiality, ADA, trauma-informed approach)

- Understands the value of diversity and intercultural competency, and able to demonstrate the positive and effective impact of strong interpersonal, intercultural, and communication skills (written and verbal) in a multicultural environment.

- Demonstrated advocacy for the needs of marginalized students; including success identifying and interrupting system/systemic barriers.

- Demonstrated capacity for flexibility, adaptability, and success in issue and conflict resolution.

- Demonstrated facility with, and understanding value of, using data for decision-making and planning

- Demonstrated success building internal and external partnerships and grant funding to leverage in order to increase capacity, opening pipelines, etc.

- Bi-lingual in Spanish and English

Additional Posting Information:
To apply for this position, please submit:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
3. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

Notes to Applicant:

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:
Cover Letter

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.