Dean of Students

Philadelphia, PA
Aug 01, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Dean of Students position. 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.

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Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • 100% College-paid medical, dental and prescription drug for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.


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