Dean of Student Services

Salem Community College
Carneys Point, New Jersey

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


Salem Community College (SCC) is an accredited, co-educational, public two-year institution of higher education. SCC was established by the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1972. It is authorized by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to grant associate degrees (Associate in Art, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science) and certificates – both credit certificates (30-36 credits) and career certificates (less than 30 credits) in over 40 liberal arts, practical nursing and technology programs of study. Many of these programs transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

SCC is one of nineteen community Colleges in the state of New Jersey and is located in a small town in Salem County, which is in the southwestern corner of the state, bordering southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. The College is 10 miles from Wilmington, Delaware, 35 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and 71 miles from Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Serves an integral role as member of Senior Staff and Leadership Cabinet. Provides overall leadership and direction for Salem Community College (SCC) student recruitment/enrollment, admissions, retention, advising, student services (to include financial aid, EOF, testing, ADA, Title IX, Registrar) and institutional communication and marketing. Responsible for developing a comprehensive enrollment management program built upon qualitative data analysis, strategic decision making and an ethos of continuous improvement while fostering a culture that emphasizes professional personal relationships, transparency, communication, flexibility, collaboration and administrative coordination of all areas of responsibility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide creative and energetic leadership in the development, execution, documentation and ongoing renewal/revision of strategic planning, as well as oversight, monitoring and reporting with respect to student recruitment/enrollment, admissions, financial aid and student support programs.
  • Administrative leadership responsibility for continually advancing enrollment and retention/advising efforts in cooperation with the entire college community, to include faculty, student services and relevant administrative areas.
  • Participate directly in student recruitment/enrollment by engaging with influencers (parents, church leaders, county school leaders, etc.) to advance student attraction and attendance (or assuring appropriate SCC representation) at relevant events (college fairs, local conferences, county school leadership sessions, county business/civic events.
  • Administers all recruitment activities. Oversees all aspects of communications with K – 12 partners, particularly all Salem County high schools.
  • Provide the College President a current data driven Enrollment Management Plan working closely with IR and P, the CFO, and all necessary staff. This plan is subject to annual approval by the President, and where appropriate, the Board. Take the primary leadership role with respect to the plan’s development, consistency, timeliness, relevancy, and, most of all, implementation.
  • Develops and manages the Divisional budget(s).  
  • Reviews and evaluates direct report staff and coordinates/oversees same for indirect reports and staff supporting direct reports
  • Develops and administers policies and processes pertaining to the overall admissions and student record keeping function of the College including, with requisite confidentiality, class rosters, student applications, permanent records, transcripts, credits, grading, and withdrawal.
  • Responsible for assuring that divisional staff provide high levels of customer service and adhere to the College’s Customer Service Pledge. Assures timely responses to and resolution of student inquiries and complaints.
  • Oversees and reports on appropriate special groups such as International Students, NJ Stars, Foundation Scholars formerly School Counts, School to Careers, Dual Credit and Academy Programs.
  • Serves as the College’s chief FERPA officer.
  • Serves as Title IX administrator and Affirmative Action Officer
  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures
  • Maintains correspondence, articulation agreements, transfer guides and other transfer-related publications. Implements the daily functions of transfer and articulation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Remains up to date and knowledgeable with relevant state and federal legislation, regulation, guidance
  • Active participant in relevant NJCCC Affinity Groups

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Education Master’s degree in a student services related area, education, business or other related field.
  • Experience Five years of college administrative experience required primarily in the areas of student records, registration, admissions or other support areas.
  • Three years of supervisory experience. Experience in budget and student services planning at the college level is required.
  • Interpersonal Skills Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, staff and external constituencies.

Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge of current and emerging computer hardware and software, including relevant ERP systems and all Microsoft Office products.
  • Other Skills Familiarity with NJ Transfer and other transfer initiatives.
  • Knowledge of Salem Community College dual admissions’ agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  • Competency in the utilization of computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements

The work is mostly sedentary; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Travel is required. Work Environment Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office. Occasional evening and weekends required. Travel necessary.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

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