Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Colorado Mountain College, Leadville

Job description

Under the general direction of the Campus Vice President, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for the delivery of services that provide support and guidance to students in accessing and successfully completing their academic goals.

The Associate Dean of Student Affairs provides focused leadership of a team of student services professionals in student life, financial aid, academic advising, counseling, disabilities services and registration and enrolment. The Associate Dean is responsible for implementing the student affairs related aspects of the Leadville strategic initiatives and driving continual innovation in the way the campus serves its students. In particular the campus is focused on diversity goals and the Associate Dean must have the ability to add value to the work of increasing enrollment and retention of a diverse student body through both leadership and followership. The position also works on projects across the college and must possess the knowledge and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with students, administrators, faculty, facilities professionals and partnering agencies. The Leadville campus provides wraparound services for students with varying levels of academic preparedness, and finding ways to continually improve those services using researched models is a key competency of the position.

The Leadville Campus is a student-centered, unfailingly positive working environment that thrives on innovation and change. The Leadville Campus strives for excellent internal and external customer service where everyone who interacts with the campus feels included and valued. Only energetic candidates with a passion for amazing student experiences and an entrepreneurial spirit need apply.

Pre-requisites for Position (Qualifications Standards)

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position, such as a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and 4 years of experience in a field within higher education student services that provide the education, training, and experience necessary to obtain the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; or a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience, or equivalent education and experience necessary for the position responsibilities.

Special Skills or abilities related to position:  Knowledge of current principles, practices, and trends in higher education student affairs programming, state and federal laws, regulations and codes governing same.  Proven and demonstrated ability to facilitate cooperation through discussion and consensus-building, analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, effectively lead a large team of professionals, knowledge and experience in student adjudication, experience with residential campus facilities, demonstrated ability to problem solve and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, vendors, and community members having diverse backgrounds. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

To apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce. 

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Review of application material will begin September 20, 2019.




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Job No:
Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 10/21/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $69,994.08 – $77,771.20