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Dean of Student Affairs

$94,000 – $96,000 yearly

Front Range Community College

Last Updated: 6/09/22

Job Description

Who We Are

We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually in a diverse service area with broad cultural and recreational activities. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. Our online learning program has twice been listed recently as one of the top 10 community college online programs in the country.

We have strong commitments to student success and to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community. We are an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution and expect to reach HSI status by 2024 or 2025.

We have worked hard to create a culture of collaboration, innovation, and pride and seek people who share those values and our commitments to student success and equity.

Who You Are

Provide vision and leadership to the campus student affairs division to create and sustain a culture of inclusive excellence that promotes student success, recruitment, retention, and completion using the college’s advising model. Serve as a key member of the campus leadership team and the college-wide student affairs council. As part of the college-wide student affairs team, work to develop and advance college-wide student success initiatives and to ensure that the college has generally consistent student services and practices across all campuses, including online learning.

Please note: This is an on-campus position. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.

SALARY: mid $90's annually

BENEFITS: Please click here to find more information about APT & Faculty Benefits

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of July 4, 2022. This posting may be used to fill more than one or similar positions.

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. In your application please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Dean of Student Affairs.

At FRCC, masks are optional, but we allow individual staff and faculty to request students and colleagues wear masks in offices or in class.

Primary Duties:

  • Directs planning, development and management of services and programs in the Student Affairs Division in alignment with the College’s strategic plan and priority objectives. Champions the advising framework and ensures that services and initiatives are designed to support students through recruitment, connection, and completion.

  • Leads the planning and operations for departments within the division, including but not limited to Admissions and Outreach, Pathways Advising, Testing, Disability Support Services, Gateway to College, Student Life, Student CARE/Conduct, TRIO Student Support Services, and TRIO Upward Bound.

  • Serves as a member of the Campus Leadership Team and participates in campus and college-wide leadership initiatives. Works closely with campus Instructional Deans to coordinate scheduling, recruitment, retention, and student support programs and activities.

  • Serves as a member of the college-wide Student Affairs Council, developing and following a consistent college-wide vision and approach to student services. Participates in college wide Student Affairs initiatives, including chairing or serving on assigned college-wide committees and task forces.

  • Works closely with the leadership in Student Support and Enrollment Services and college-wide departments, including the Registrar’s office, Student Communications, and Financial Aid.

  • Develops budgets, monitors expenditures, and reallocates resources as necessary.

  • Demonstrates and promotes inclusion, equity, and diversity to create and sustain an environment where students and employees are welcomed, valued, and affirmed.

  • Promotes a culture of assessment and conducts ongoing service and program evaluations. Utilizes data to make informed decisions about services and initiatives to promote student success, recruitment, persistence, retention, and completion.

  • Serves as the campus Chief Student Affairs Officer (CSAO) including administering the college's Student Code of Conduct. Oversees all allegations and investigations of student misconduct, including supervising the campus Director of Student Success that serves as the CSAO designee regarding student conduct cases.

  • Collaborates with Human Resources regarding complaints and investigations involving discrimination and/or harassment based on the Civil Rights Grievance and Investigation Process.

  • Represents Front Range Community College with community organizations, business and industry, governmental agencies and K -12/post-secondary institutions to meet the needs of the College's services areas.

Required Competencies:

  • Community College Mission: Articulate a thorough understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the comprehensive community college.

  • People Leadership and Team Building: Demonstrate the dedication to recruitment, retention, and success of staff and students. Hire appropriate staff, support and mentor directors, build a campus team that innovates and collaborates, directly address conflicts and poor performance. Enhance a campus culture that promotes staff and student success through actively seeking feedback, recognizing employee successes, and communicating frequently.

  • Communication: Demonstrate clear and persuasive written and oral communication skills; commit to transparency and dialog with campus constituents. Provide regular updates to areas supervised; present at campus in-service meetings and community events, make presentations to college wide project teams and to Cabinet. Ensure timely sharing of key information to campus constituents.

  • Collaboration: FRCC functions as one college. Deans work collaboratively with other student and academic affairs colleagues on campus and college-wide to support students across the college. Collectively, deans develop college wide plans, policies and practices that support academic excellence and student success.

  • Equity, inclusion, and Diversity: Champion equity on campus through programming; support directors in engaging staff in developing inclusive pedagogy; work with Human Resources to develop increased diversity in staff.

  • Innovation and Initiative: Promote the viability of programs within areas of responsibility. Develop new programs and partnerships with a strong focus on student success, recruitment, retention, persistence, and completion.

  • Planning and Budgeting: Collaborate to develop college annual and strategic plan and campus implementation plans, including student success plans; create and monitor yearly campus budget.

  • Project Management: Lead campus and college wide project teams for program development and other strategic initiatives.

  • Integrity: Demonstrate professional and personal integrity in advocating for students, faculty and staff.

Required Education/Training & Work Experience:
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Educational Leadership or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution or Master’s degree in another field from a regionally accredited institution with five years of experience in Student Affairs.
  • Five years of professional experience in higher education administration including staff supervision and project management.
  • Extensive knowledge of the areas of student services, student development or student affairs, including Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Advising, Assessment, Student Life, Recruiting and Disability Services.
  • Knowledge of higher education federal and state compliance requirements.
Preferred Education/Training & Work Experience:
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

Company Details

Longmont, Colorado, United States