Asst Dean, Counseling

Job description

Asst Dean, Counseling

Department: Counseling

Location: Western Campus

Reports To: Dean of Access and Completion

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req470

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals


Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: 8:30AM-5:00PM

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


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


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




Master's degree in counseling, higher education administration or a related field

Significant related experience may substitute for education

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in student personnel services or higher education administration

Demonstrated related general experience including:

Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others

Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a large business area’s budget

Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)

Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations

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

Ability to work accurately with a strong attention to detail

Possess 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




Quality of Work


Service Focus

Continuous Improvement



Time Utilization



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

Special Note:

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.




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2019
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