Dean of Students

Job description

Coastline Community College


Dean of Students

Job# 13-C-18

Salary: $127,619.00 - $169,607.00 Annually

Deadline: 04/17/18


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Coastline Community College seeks an exemplary and experienced leader who embraces the community college mission and is committed to student success. This is a contract, twelve months per year, educational administrator position reporting to the Vice President of Student Services. Under general direction, the Dean of Students will provide leadership for student development programs and a variety of student services areas and functions.


Representative Duties

• 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 Assessment Team to evaluate and assist students in crisis.

• Serve as the college disciplinary officer; develop and enhance educational programs, investigate  student behavior reports, process appeals, initiate warnings, suspension, and disciplinary actions.

• Provide administrative direction for Student Life, Associated Student Government, EOPS, CARE, NextUp, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, • Mental Health Counseling, Outreach & Recruitment, Student Equity, and Title IX. Manage other programs and projects, as assigned.

• Serve as a student services liaison with District personnel and with other colleges related to student support, leadership development, and services.

• Lead or participate in district-wide or College committees, initiatives, teams, or ad hoc groups as assigned.

• Supervise the preparation and submission of timely and accurate reports to meet college, state, and federal requirements.

• Coordinate various campus programs, cultural awareness, and social activities on campus; support faculty and staff in their efforts to offer special programs on campus.

• Support community building programs for students including service learning projects and community service activities.

• Coordinate the development of student services publications and promotions.

• Develop, implement and evaluate assigned student support programs and planning strategies, integrating planning with budgeting.

• Participate in the hiring, 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.

• Coordinate the preparation, submission and administration of assigned student support services operating budgets and grants.

• Ensure program compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and requirements; analyze, interpret and apply laws and District policies and procedures.

• Assist with distribution of the reports identifying concerns over student behavior, i.e., review of reports in the Maxient system to determine appropriate action and serve as a member of the student conduct team and Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT).

• Serve as the lead on Program Review, Student Learning, and Service Area Outcomes for Student Services Programs.

• Work cooperatively and provide leadership as a member of the college management team consistent with the mission and function of the College and District.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires specialized professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education related to student services.  Requires in-depth knowledge of student success and support processes that enhance student success and outcomes.  Requires knowledge of and skills in strategic planning in organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and administrative needs.  Requires a working knowledge of the budget preparation and administration process.  Requires knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and objectives of the community college.  Requires in-depth knowledge of the principles of functional leadership, training, standards, and performance management.  Requires knowledge of and skill as a motivational and innovative leader in the teaching, learning and student success processes, assessment, student learning outcomes, learning communities and application of technology.  Requires a working knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations. Requires skill in organizing work and building, leading and managing an effective team to respond to a high volume of service requests. Requires well-developed oral and written English language skills to prepare reports and professional correspondence.  Requires well-developed human relations skills to conduct performance reviews, deliver presentations, inspire participation, and convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences. 


Requires the ability to develop and implement a plan of accountability for student success services.  Requires the ability to learn, interpret, and apply State Education Code, Government Code, Title 5, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.  Requires the willingness to meet change with innovation and new best practices for student engagement and success.  Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports.  Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward achievement of service goals. Requires the ability to direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, and develop and deliver training programs.  Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets that maximize available financial resources.  Requires understanding, sensitivity, and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse composition of the student, community, and employee population.  Requires the ability to work collaboratively and productively with internal and external constituencies all the while supporting core values of the College.


Education and Experience:

The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:

1. Must meet both of the following qualifications (a) and (b):

a) A Master's degree.

b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desirable Qualifications:

1. Two years' experience with student conduct  cases and procedures.

2. Two years of administrative experience at the Community College level including supervision and evaluation of full-time faculty and/or classified staff in a student service area.

3.  Two years of full-time administrative experience as a program and/or instructor coordinator, Assistant or Associate Dean or higher.

4.  Two years full-time (or equivalent ) employment experience in a student services area.

5. Budget development and oversight experience.

6.  Evidence of ability to communicate effectively with college faculty, staff, students and members of the community.

7.  Evidence of successful experience working with diverse student populations.

8.  Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to provide leadership to Student Services programs.



Licenses and Certificates:

May require a valid driver license.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 4/17/2018
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Salary: $127,619.00 - $169,607.00 Annually