Job Opportunities at Atlantic Cape
|This position is exempt from collective bargaining.|
This position is exempt from the "New Jersey First Act"
The Dean of Students position serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for the college, providing strategic and operational leadership as well as oversight for all student affairs functions supporting institutional student success initiatives. These functions include career, transfer and academic counseling, advisement, disability services, student development, judicial affairs, veterans’ services, student athletics, cooperative education and registration services. Strategically manages the college’s student success initiatives and retention goals by collaborating with the leadership team, in particular partnering with Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management. Works with the college community at-large in the creation, implementation and assessment of best-practice student success initiatives and retention strategies and plans. Serves as chief officer in efforts related to institutional accreditation and accreditation/program reviews of specific student development programs within Student Affairs.
Dean of Students
|Posted:||February 27, 2013|
|Duties:||Reports directly to the President with primary operations responsibility for all Student Affairs aspects of the college’s student success initiatives; provides leadership in the development of policy, procedure, programs and systems in support of student success initiatives including program selection, retention/persistence, academic progress, program completion, graduation, job placement and transfer success; in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer, responsible for the integration of student services in support of instruction to advance student success; in partnership with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, develops an active faculty and student affairs staff working relationship which supports the career, academic, and developmental goals of students with particular emphasis to service students at risk; works collaboratively with academic support services (tutoring, learning assistance center, assistive technology, skills labs, library services); provides institutional leadership across all organizational units in support of student success including active support and promotion of emerging student success initiatives such as the early alert academic intervention system and the behavioral assessment team; co-chairs of the Student Success/Enrollment Management Cross Functional Committee with the Chief Advancement and Enrollment Management Officer; assists in the identification of grant and other external resources to further student success goals; provides oversight in the management of student conduct and student complaint policies and procedures; provide active involvement in partnership programs between the college, local high schools, select community-based organizations, area social service agencies, and other institutions of higher learning, both two-year and four-year public/private; provides oversight to the coordination with academic affairs regarding articulation agreements with four-year colleges; collaborates in the development of initiatives that foster readiness for future college students at the middle and high school levels; models and implements effective management strategies with student affairs employees in such areas as on-going professional development, mentoring and customer service awareness; develops, implements and monitors a complex division budgets in concert with strategic plan and with other members of the president’s senior staff; develops and sustains outcomes assessment processes targeting all Student Affairs services and the division as a whole (e.g. CAS Standards); reliance on the analysis of data and report writing to guide future action; provides leadership in the identification and recommendation of new and emerging technologies as well as relevant applications of present MIS system in support of student success (e.g., “Retention Alert” software, degree audit applications, career assessment software, etc.); leads in the development of a climate that promotes and supports innovation and improved services to students and the community; ensures all departments act in compliance with FERPA, Title IX, Title IV, Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state regulations; serves as an internal resource to members of the college on matters related to student affairs.|
|Minimum Requirements:||Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education Leadership or related field. Doctorate or |
doctoral-prepared individual preferred. Five years of progressively responsible leadership in Student Affairs in
higher education, preferably in a community college setting, with three years of supervisory experience. Proven
leadership experience in advancing student success initiatives such as Achieving the Dream. Demonstrated
ability to engage staff to build on past successes while fostering change. Demonstrated commitment to
continuous and synergistic improvement of instructional support, student support and student development. Knowledge of theories of student development as they relate to the adult learner and understanding organizational systems and their contribution to student success. Demonstrated ability to develop measurable outcomes and assessments strategies to formulate data-driven decisions. Knowledge of public sector/higher education federal and state regulations and compliance. Demonstrated experience in planning and monitoring budgets. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external populations. Strong
organization and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to build consensus in a service-oriented environment.
|Note: This position may require flexible scheduling to include evenings and weekends and duties at any Atlantic Cape location.|