Associate Vice President, Student Support & Enrollment Services
Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 29,000 credit students annually. FRCC was one of 30 colleges in the inaugural AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed vision and strategic plan, VISION 2020, focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu.
FRCC has a strong commitment to equity, is committed to diversity and inclusion, and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will be open until filled with a priority deadline of March 24th, 2019.
This position is open to Colorado and surrounding states residents only.
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:
- A letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under "Required Education" and "Required Experience";
- An eForm application;
- A resume.
In order to be considered for this position you will need to submit an application via our online career portal: https://bit.ly/2UqE5D7
All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report. An education verification will also be conducted on selected candidate.
The Associate Vice President, Student Support and Enrollment Services (AVP, SSES) provides leadership, coordination, supervision, analysis and coordination for the Registrar, Financial Aid, Veteran’s Services and Compliance departments and the student communications team. Convenes and organizes the Student Affairs Council in their student success efforts around college-wide advising, student success technologies and orientation. Serves as the college-wide Student Affairs liaison to the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
The AVPS, SSES develops and engages in equity minded practices that reflect FRCC’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity in education.
- Oversees student support and enrollment services teams (Registrar, Financial Aid, Compliance, Student Communications) to ensure staff are trained, prepared, and committed to serving the unique and diverse needs of students and to collaborate effectively with campus student affairs teams and instructional departments.
- Works collaboratively with faculty and staff taking a team approach to problem solving. This applies both to the departments this position supervises and to the role this position plays as a college wide convener of student affairs deans and other student affairs leaders.
- Serves as a key contributor to the college’s student success activities, both as an assigned leader or active participant on specific student success projects and as a leader of integrating student success work into the Registrar’s office, Financial Aid, Student Service Compliance, and student success technologies.
- Serves as the FRCC advocate and chief liaison with CCCS and CDHE on student affairs issues and statewide initiatives. Regularly gathers input from college leadership on key decisions to ensure that communication with state level offices reflects overall college goals and needs. Ensures that Campus VPs and Deans are aware of and adopt required CCCS and CDHE policies and practices as appropriate.
- Builds consensus among the Student Affairs Deans for direction on college-wide strategies for student success initiatives and to meet state and system requirements. Works collaboratively with members of the Student Affairs Council (SAC) and convenes the SAC meetings.
- Through effective project management and team building, ensures that new student success technologies are properly implemented and evaluated. Delivers required project plans, tollgates, data, and outcomes to the executive leadership team as required. Lead efforts on planning, training, and communications strategies as they relate to student success technologies (i.e. Navigate, Degree Check, Recruit, etc.).
- Supports campuses in developing innovative and inclusive recruitment strategies by leveraging technologies such as Ellucian Recruit.
- Reviews and provides guidance to college leadership on enrollment trends based on college-wide data.
- Develop strategies to guide, and train internal stakeholders on system policies, legislative changes, and college guidelines and practices as appropriate.
- Ensure that all student affairs teams and Campus Vice Presidents are aware of federal compliance requirements (Clery, FERPA, Title IV and others) and that the teams this position leads meet all compliance requirements
- Develops, reviews and monitors compliance with CCCS and System President’s Procedures pertaining to student affairs.
- Uses various forms of data to develop team goals and objectives and improve operations.
- Develops, oversees, and manages student support services budget in coordination with CAO.
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university
- Master's degree with an emphasis in Higher Education from an accredited college or university
- At least 7 years progressive responsibility in student services in higher education including experience at a community college with demonstrated commitment to the community college mission.
- Knowledge of compliance and CDHE policies.
- Demonstrated success in environments with distributed and negotiated leadership structures.
- A record of success working collaboratively with faculty.
- Knowledge of advising and student success strategies.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with many types of individuals with diverse -backgrounds.
- Record of successful planning, budget management and goal achievement. -Supervisory experience of large diverse teams.
- Successful candidate must have experience in advising, placement, financial aid, and registration.
- Knowledge of Guided Pathways as a model of student success and support
- Previously worked at a multi campus institution.
- Previous work within the Colorado Community College System.
Fange Community College, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), has compiled a comprehensive Campus Security Report. This report includes information about crime statistics from the previous three years, campus security policies as well as prevention programs. Information pertaining to the Boulder County, Larimer and Westminster campuses as well as the Brighton Center are also made available in this report. Published annually, this report can be found on the Front Range Community College web site under campus locations or by following this link. http://www.frontrange.edu/About-Us/Campus-Locations/Campus-Security-Report.aspx . A paper copy is also available upon request by contacting the Campus Security Office at the Boulder County Campus, the Larimer Campus or the Westminster Campus