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Assistant Dean, Counseling

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Department Name Counseling

Campus or Location Eastern Campus

Vacancy Number 062-18

Reports To Dean

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Administrator

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary


Plans, directs and oversees the objectives of the Counseling and Access/Disabled Student Services departments at the Eastern campus. Provides leadership in the development and oversight of Counseling priorities, budget management and participates in college-wide academic strategic planning initiatives.

Job Responsibilities


• Directs all aspects and operations of the Counseling and Access departments and serves as the budget unit leader
• Provides leadership in the development and implementation of Counseling departmental initiatives
• Fosters collaboration among disciplines, works with faculty, staff and administrators college-wide to achieve a shared vision for the College's counseling offices
• Supervises, develops and manages the performance of a large team of faculty and staff
• Provides leadership for faculty and staff development
• Provides support to the campus Transfer Center and collaborates with four year partners
• Analyzes and responds to related faculty and staff needs
• Provides leadership and guidance for faculty, staff, program managers, deans, and campus presidents pertaining to Counseling business matters
• Serves as a liaison between the department and the Dean's Council
• Researches and works with leadership in identifying and cultivating prospective related initiatives
• Maintains and continuously develops internal and external partnerships in support and advancement of Counseling department
• Monitors and assures quality in the compliance of College policies with the associated governing bodies
• Oversees the development, maintenance, and administration of the College's partnership agreements with various agencies and university partners
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree in counseling, higher education administration or a related field
• Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in student personnel services or higher education administration
• Demonstrated related general experience including:
o Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others
o Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a large business area's budget
o Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)
o Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations
o Demonstrated experience with accommodations provided under the American with Disabilities Act

• Possess comprehensive knowledge of student support theories, concepts, and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult, and/or unprecedented unexpected situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
• Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently
• Demonstrated advanced project management skills
• Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to facilitate work teams comprised of internal and external stakeholders
• Works accurately with a strong attention to detail
• Strong time management skills and ability to work effectively under the stress of timelines
• Ability to support crisis management at the campus and/or division level
• Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues
• Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
• Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to collaborate with both internal and external regulatory agencies
• Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population


• Collaboration
• Communication
• Quality of Work

• Service Focus
• Continuous Improvement

• Adaptability
• Time Utilization

Preferred Qualifications


• Master's Degree in Counseling, Guidance, Higher Education Administration, or closely related field
• Demonstrated Counseling or academic program advising experience
• Demonstrated budget management experience

• Possess knowledge/familiarity with the use of student information and/or scheduling systems

(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
• The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;
• The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
• Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
• Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Work Schedule

Standard college hours 8:30 - 5:00. Hours may vary depending on business units needs

Posting Open Date 07/31/2017

Posting Close Date 10/20/2017

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Master's degree in counseling, higher education administration or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in student personnel services or higher education administration?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 10/14/2017
    Application Due: 10/26/2017
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