Dean, Student Services
Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean will provide leadership, direction and administrative responsibility to a diverse and comprehensive Student Services Division charged with promoting and delivering programs and services that enhance student success.
Areas of responsibility, divided between two deans, may include:
- Admissions & Records
- Articulation & Assessment
- Access and Ability
- Financial Aid
- Foster Youth
- Hanford Student Services Coordination
- Student Activities and Affairs/Student Senate
- Student Discipline/Grievances
- Student Success Program
- TRIO Programs: UBMS ISSS
- Transfer & Career Center
- Tulare Student Services Coordination
- Welcome Center
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success. Job Duties
Job duties of the Dean, Student Services include:
- Provide leadership, supervision and administrative direction to all functional areas of responsibility.
- Manage, direct and evaluate the work of assigned managers, academic and classified support staff; recommend for employment, direct the assignment of, and direct the evaluation of all assigned Student Services staff.
- Prepare, monitor, and recommend an annual budget for assigned Student Services components of the District and approve and monitor fiscal expenditures for all programs within the areas of responsibility.
- Review and evaluate assigned programs and services; recommend and implement approved plans and policies to facilitate and improve the operations and programs of Student Services.
- Work cooperatively with District staff, coordinators, managers and administrators to achieve established goals and objectives for all programs within the Division.
- Develop and generate statistical data and reports related to Student Services programs.
- Develop, coordinate, and dual supervise student services programs at all three campuses.
- Represent the division concerns and needs to the Vice President.
- Interpret District policy and administrative decisions to those employees under your supervision.
- Provide leadership and direction for a staff development program for management, classified and certificated personnel in the Student Service area.
- Work in collaboration with other Dean of Student Services, and Program Directors.
- Direct and participate in the preparation of grant proposals for external funding.
- Prepare and present governing board matters, reports, and action items related to areas of responsibility.
- Coordinate program review and program planning for areas of responsibility; participate in and support the accreditation process.
- Represent the District in District and State-level activities related to Student Service Operations.
- Administer the Student Code of Conduct due process and student discipline; adjudicate a student appeals and grievances.
- Interpret and perform assignments in compliance with pertinent federal, state and local laws, and contractual eligibility regulations for each Student Services program.
- Chair or serve on various District committees and participate in professional organizations as appropriate; act as Evening Administrator as assigned.
- Assume other duties normally associated with management.
Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Any combination equivalent to:
- Master's degree from an accredited institution.
- Two years of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Experience managing a student service program is highly desirable.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
- Valid California's driver license.
- An incumbent must be insurable at the "standard rate" by the employer's insurance carrier at all times while employed in this classification by the College of the Sequoias Community College District.
- Indoor work environment.
- Travel from site to site.
- Multi–project, fast–paced office environment; able to meet concurrent deadlines.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time.
- Ability to communicate to provide information over the phone and in person.
- Ability to remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.
- Ability to operate a computer keyboard.
Knowledge and Abilities
The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:
- Principles and practices of leadership, management and supervision.
- Purpose, mission and goals of the COS Community College District.
- District organization, operations and budget.
- Laws, regulations, restrictions and requirements related to college admissions, records, financial aid programs and other assigned programs.
- Budget preparation, implementation and administration.
- Curriculum development at both the course and program level.
- Student services theory and practice.
- Needs, interests and concerns of various groups of community college students.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Provide leadership, direction and support to staff involved in assigned programs and services.
- Communicate clearly in both oral and written form.
- Develop and implement policies, procedures and programs related to enhanced use of computer technology in the delivery of services to students.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and disability backgrounds of community college students and staff
- Prepare and administer budgets.
- Work on multi-projects; meet deadlines.
- Stay current with trends and technological advancements in assigned areas of responsibility.
- Work cooperatively in an environment of shared governance by maintaining effective working relationships with students, staff and community organizations.
- Interpret, apply and explain district policies and legal regulations and requirements
- Select, assign, orient, train, supervise, counsel, discipline and evaluate performance of direct subordinates.
- Work cooperatively with other educational institutions and agencies (i.e., universities, Chancellor's Office, other community colleges, county office of education and K-12 schools.)
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
- An online job application.
- Diversity statement (included within the online application).
- Letter of interest which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
- Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. Official transcripts required upon employment.
- Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.