We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. Massasoit currently offers 41 associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences and 24 certificates. The College also offers non-credit workforce development certificates; corporate training courses; adult basic education; personal enrichment classes; and Early College programs for high school students.
Students of color make up roughly half of all students enrolled and more than half of all Massasoit students are first generation to attend college. More than 900 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year.
Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Massasoit's largest campus, prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 95,000 residents. In addition, the college has a campus in Canton, a satellite location in Middleborough, and annually serves students from more than 35 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Massasoit is one of the largest community colleges in the state.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
Under the direction of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Dean of Students is responsible for administering college policies and procedures regarding students' rights and responsibilities and working collaboratively with key stakeholders to provide extensive wrap around support services that promote student access and retention.
As a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT), the Dean is expected to partner with faculty, staff and students to create an inclusive campus climate that champions inclusion, support development and accountability; provide consultation regarding student conflict resolution; establish meaningful connections between the curricular and co-curricular offerings of the College; and assist in the development and implementation of services designed to enhance student success.
The Dean of Students, working collaboratively with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator; stays current on best practices, compliance, and legal precedents at all regulatory levels; develops and assesses education programs for students related to conduct; assists with divisional assessment activities; serves as a liaison to partner institutions; and responds to College emergencies.
The Dean serves as the Chief Student Conduct Officer and provides high-level leadership and direction to the College for the integration and enhancement of health and well-being initiatives across campus. Supervises the Senior Special Programs Coordinator for Health & Wellness Education, and serves as the site supervisor/liaison for the BAMSI mental health counselor, WIC and other community partnerships.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Serves as Chief Student Conduct Officer, including overseeing the adjudication of potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct and the development of systems and procedures in the adjudication process; Manage Maxient; recruit, train, and advise the College Judicial Board; organize the Code of Conduct review process; The Dean also serves as liaison in response to conduct and/or conflict matters; provides consultations and training for faculty, staff, and students and makes appropriate referrals.
Serves as Chief Student Grievance Officer for the College; assists students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as members of the College community.
Oversees the administration of emergency/medical appeals and tuition appeals; work with appropriate offices to streamline processes.
Provides leadership for issues involving student emergencies and crises; co-chairs the Campus Assessment Responses and Evaluation (CARE) Team; works closely with the College Police regarding student safety issues and concerns; serves on the day-time Student Affairs on-call rotation.
Responsible for the training and supervision of Senior Special Programs Coordinator for Health & Wellness Education, and oversight of on-campus partnerships with BAMSI and WIC.
Serves as a catalyst for the development of initiatives and programs that are directed toward enhancing student development and the celebration of their successes and achievements.
Administers the emergency funds within the United Student Fund.
Serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for students).
Assists the Title IX Coordinator in overseeing the collection of and response to Title IX reports of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct received by or about students.
Assists in other aspects of implementing Title IX, including ensuring compliance with required training.
Develops and implements policies and procedures relating to student issues/grievances and ensures their publication in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Assists the VPSA and community partners in developing, promoting, evaluating, and implementing initiatives.
Assists with division assessment activities and in ensuring Student Affairs programs and services are in compliance with state and federal laws and College policies.
Works with Early College to implement Youth Learner Policy and Procedures.
Assists with New Student Orientation and commencement.
Serves as co-advisor for the Student Senate.
Represents the VPSA in their absence.
Focuses on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
Attends internal and external meetings when appropriate.
Serves on committees as appropriate.
Additional duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
7 or more years of experience in student affairs.
A minimum of 4 years of experience adjudicating student conduct cases in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated experience in supervising professional staff.
Demonstrated competency dealing with diverse and complex student issues.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and parents, as well as a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Experience with and ability in crisis intervention and management and conflict resolution.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population.
Knowledge of relevant law and legal issues (FERPA, Clery, Title IX, ADA, ongoing legislation and case law); and experience with an educational philosophy of student conduct.
Demonstrated understanding of under-represented groups and initiatives that enhance inclusive efforts.
Ability to plan, organize and facilitate existing and new programs for students.
Ability to apply student development theory with the philosophy of educational discipline.
Experience with Maxient Conduct Management Software.
Experience in a Community College.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
Position Status: Non-unit Professional, full-time state funded with benefits.
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: $97,547 - $126,810 (annually), commensurate with education and experience.
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites
Deadline to Apply: You will need to apply in order to be considered for the position. Please note, applications may be considered until the position is filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply by 1/14/2022.
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online. Resumes will NOT be considered without an accompanying cover letter.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Ruben Barato, 508-588-9100, x1415, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208, [email protected], the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.