Assistant Dean of Students

Job description

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 an Assistant Dean of Students position. The Assistant Dean of Students provides overall leadership for developing, planning, and implementing intentionally designed activities geared toward students that enhance the College's mission and promote student development and learning. In addition, the Assistant Dean provides direction and leadership for overall student development experiences, oversees student marketing initiatives for campus life programs and services. The Assistant Dean supervises the budgetary functions of the department, which includes management of the Student Fee budget, to ensure compliance with College policies and procedures. By establishing cooperative relationships with faculty and staff within the institution and appropriate constituents outside the institution, the Assistant Dean assists with the development and implementation of co-curricular activities. The Assistant Dean is responsible for policy and procedure development, assessment and supervision of designated staff.

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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.

• Five (5) years of progressive administrative experience in student life, student affairs or student programming including supervision of personnel and budget oversight required.

• Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty, nurturing student development, and cultivating campus initiatives required.

• Demonstrated experience in creating and promoting learning-centered student activities and innovative student development methodologies that promote and cultivate student engagement required.

• Understanding and demonstrated ability to mentor/provide advocacy and interact with wide range and diverse student population required.

• Demonstrated ability and experience in the student conduct and accountability process required.

• Knowledge of current issues and trends in student affairs programs and services required.

• Knowledge of student development theory and demonstrated practical application required.

• Knowledge of student learning outcomes development and assessment required.

• Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality with all student academic and non-academic records required.

• Demonstrated 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 proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required.

• Demonstrated excellent organizational, time management and oral/written communication skills required.

• Ability to work independently, multi-task and coordinate numerous detailed programs required.

• Ability to work evening and weekend hours required.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in Higher Education/Educational Administration or related field preferred.

• Community college experience preferred.

• Management experience in a collective bargaining environment preferred.

• Experience with the usage and application of social media preferred.

• Demonstrated proficiency an integrated management software such as Banner preferred.





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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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