Dean of Student Services

Modesto, California
$9,368 to $11,904 per month
Jul 28, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Modesto Junior College


Dean of Student Services

Salary: $9,368 to $11,904 per month – Range 45 (Management Salary Schedule) $2.374 per year Doctoral Stipend for an earned doctorate. Salary placement is determined per the YCCD Leadership Team Handbook procedure.

Deadline: August 28, 2017


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Student Services will provide vision and leadership across all service areas. Specific areas of assignment may include overseeing Enrollment Services, Counseling, DSPS, EOPS, CalWORKS, TRIO, Student Equity, SSSP, Basic Skills Initiative, Campus Life, Student Government, Financial Aid, Health and Wellness Services, Mental Health, Outreach, Veterans Services, and other student services and/or programs. The Dean will supervise selected classified, faculty, clerical and secretarial staff and will supervise the activities of other coordinators as assigned. This position is also responsible for the production of various documents relating to student success and services, including state and federal reports, handbooks, forms, and other documents. As part of the Leadership Team, the Dean will provide evening duty and weekend administrative coverage as needed or assigned.



Receives general administrative direction from the Vice President of Student Services.


A dean assumes leadership responsibility for multiple Student Services areas. Provides leadership and direct supervision to faculty and technical staff as well as other administrative support staff, as assigned. This classification is distinguished from an associate dean or director by a high level of responsibility and/or number of service areas assigned.



Expected Professional Characteristics:

• Understanding of effective instructional, student development and instructional support practices at the community college.

• Understanding of current issues related to student services, instruction and articulation for the success of all students.

• Sensitivity to and interest in the critical role of student support service to the success of community college students, faculty, and staff.

• Understanding of and commitment to shared governance.

• Effective written and oral communication skills.

• High degree of professionalism and integrity.

• Ability to work in a collaborative manner as a team member in division, college and district-wide activities and projects.

• Supportive of the comprehensive community college mission.

• Demonstrated commitment to community and campus activities.


Demonstrated Skills & Abilities:

• Ability to develop effective educational, student support services and student development programs to meet the needs of the College.

• Ability to manipulate relevant technology to access, analyze and report relevant data and other programmatic information.

• Effective budget management practices, with special emphasis on categorically funded programs.

• Understanding of good pedagogical practices for adult learners.

• Efficient administrative practices through an integrated approach to planning, budgeting, and scheduling.

• Ability to collaborate with others to strengthen intra-College, community, and District-wide staff relations.

• Ability to support staff development, achieve hiring success, enhance evaluation, recognize and mitigate personnel issues, and resolves conflicts.

• Ability to develop and nurture an effective student/learner center environment.

• Demonstrated experience working with student services programs at the college or university level.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree AND one year of successful experience in field related to the administrative assignment OR a California Community College Supervisor Credential OR other appropriate valid California administrative credential.

Experience: Administrative experience preferred at the community college level. Two years of community college teaching experience. Three years of experience as an instructional administrator.


Example of Duties    


• Provide leadership to a variety of programs in Student Services, which may include Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Counseling, Student Equity, SSSP, BSI, DSPS, EOPS, CalWORKS, TRIO programs, Campus Life, Student Government, Student Conduct, Title IX, Health and Student Wellness, Mental Health, BIT, Outreach, Student Equity, SSSP, Basic Skills Initiative, Veterans Services, and/or other selected student programs and services.

• Provide leadership in MIS data submission and accountability.

• Develop and monitor departmental plans and budgets.

• Maintain compliance with local, state and federal guidelines related to Student Services programs.

• Coordinate and administer support services for new and continuing students for each term.

• Oversee hiring, evaluation, scheduling processes for Student Services faculty and staff. 

• Maintain records and submit reports to the college and appropriate external agencies.

• Assist in the preparation of district applications for outside funding for Student Services programs.

• Administer board approved policies and regulations as they relate to the unit.

• Oversee/conduct program reviews and make appropriate recommendations to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

• Assist with the coordination of the college’s matriculation plan and provide supervision of components of the plan.

• Coordinate K-12 partnerships and oversee access and outreach services.

• Oversee and coordinate various student success and student equity initiatives and projects.

• Plan, coordinate, and evaluate co-curricular student activities, events and programs; oversee student government association budgets; serve as a liaison between student government and administration, faculty, and staff; attend student senate meetings; and mentor students in leadership roles associated with ASMJC.

• Coordinate service learning opportunities and student volunteerism opportunities.

• Oversee student conduct and discipline processes, and educate students, faculty, and staff on the College’s Standards of Student Conduct and expectations for behavior.

• Other duties as assigned within the scope of this assignment.



• Work is generally performed in a standard office environment.

• Work may require occasional evening and weekend hours.


Licenses and Certificates    

Possession of valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License may be required.


YCCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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