POSITION: Dean of Students; Dean, Academic and Student Affairs; Lawrence and Haverhill Campus, 37.5 hours/week, Non-Unit Professional Position
SUMMARY: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is seeking a Dean of Students to provide leadership for co-curricular activities and a variety of student support services. The Dean of Students will have management responsibility for the areas of Counseling and Psychological Services; Compliance, Veterans and Military Services; Student Life, Center for Accessibility Resources and Services, Community Standards, Student Government Association and the Care and Concern Team, including student conduct and student wellness initiatives. In addition, the Dean will be responsible for oversight and development of extracurricular and student retention activities at the college.
The Dean of Students will be responsible for collaborating with a variety of offices in Academic & Student Affairs that supports priorities related to an Integrated Student Experience initiative.
The Dean of Students will be a creative, energetic, and strengths-based leader who advocates for student needs and builds a dynamic team out of a diverse collection of units and staff working to establish an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment for the student body. The Dean of Students will actively collaborate with other parts of the college in reaching its goals of a welcoming and safe environment for all students and employees while also encouraging vigorous debate of ideas and perspectives.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
RESPONSIBILITES: Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Students will possess a working knowledge of student development, relevant legal issues, student affairs best practices, learning outcomes and program assessment, challenges and opportunities associated with student leadership theory, campus programming, equity, inclusion, and student retention. The successful applicant will be able to apply strong interpersonal and administrative skills to creating collaborative partnerships with colleagues, show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as being dedicated to meeting students where they are on the learning continuum. The Dean of Students will make major contributions to the development of a welcoming, structured, straightforward, and supportive student experience that allows students to further their academic and professional goals.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (not intended to be an exhaustive list):
Oversee annual development and implementation of operational goals and budget for the following units and organizations: Care and Concern Team; Counseling and Psychological Services; Student Engagement, Student Government Association; Community Standards; Veterans and Military Services; International Students Office; Center for Accessibility Resources and Services, Compliance and a variety of student success programs;
Oversee development and implementation of policy and co-curricular programming for students on both campuses. Develop and implement coordinated co-curricular programmatic initiatives designed to enhance student development and academic success, to engage a diverse student body, and improve the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of NECC students;
Actively support of the work of recruitment and admissions functions of Academic & Student Affairs;
Provide vision and oversight to the Student Conduct and Grievance Officer. Provide back-up coverage when that officer is unavailable;
Work with Human Resources in serving as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator;
Help create and implement a strategic plan to support our Veterans & Military Services student recruitment, engagement and retention efforts;
Help develop, review and implement policies and procedures for reporting areas. Be the point of contact for the Student Suicide Prevention Protocol as outlined for the Community Colleges of Massachusetts;
Chair and assign cases for the College's Care and Concern Team, which meets regularly;
Work closely with the Director of Public Safety on plans for campus security and keeping students safe. Be part of the leadership team that provides direction and guidance when a student or campus crisis occurs;
Work directly with the Student Government Association to develop and implement the Student Activities Budget;
Coordinate closely with faculty, academic administrators, Human Resources, Professional Development and other parts of the college to develop and implement programming and activities aimed at increasing cultural competency, appreciation for the strengths each unique individual brings to campus, creating productive space for difficult conversations about differences, and an expanding an inclusive and welcoming environment;
Responsible for coordinating the on-call phone rotation and process to support our faculty, staff and students during emergencies;
Advise the community in developing and interpreting data related to student services to ensure programs correlate with community needs;
Keep current on state and federal legislation regarding student services, and advise the Provost on how to assure college policies and procedures are congruent with the legislation. Maintain awareness of new developments and review current literature in Student Learning and Development, Student Behavior, Title IX, ADA, Wellness and Prevention Education, and federal, state, and local laws and policies affecting higher education;
Work with the other leaders of Academic & Student Affairs to advance the goals of the Integrated Student Experience initiative, particularly increasing the student sense of belonging at the college;
Foster a campus climate of inclusiveness and support for the college's diverse student body, ensuring that equity, diversity and civil discourse are an integral part of the student experience;
Designate resources to support efforts that incorporate leadership education into student organization advising and student positions where leadership is essential to group success;
Apply advocacy skills to strengthen and build community around principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice into decision processes;
Remain current on best practices in student involvement, theories of student development, and student- centered administration. Associate with national organizations such as NASPA, HACU, NCORE and ACPA;
Participate in planning and implementation of Commencement each year.
Master's degree in education, educational administration, or related field;
Five (5) years of experience in college student services or similar educational setting working with students and supervising professional staff members;
Experience in/support of student recruitment and admissions;
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, governing boards, and external agencies;
Proven skills in conflict resolution and student crisis response;
Demonstrated leadership in educational or student services operations, including budget development and implementation;
Multicultural competence and demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms;
Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, in written and oral format, to students, staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and the general public in large or small group settings.
Experience in operational planning, policy development, and outcome/needs assessment;
Experience using educational administrative or related software, such as EAB Navigate, Advocate, and Banner;
Community College experience, including student programming and event planning;
Experience working with and supporting a culturally diverse population
BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $95,000 - $110,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: June, 2023
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position click on the 'Apply Now' button, you will be prompted to setup a new account or login to an existing account. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:
Cover Letter, describing your qualifications and experience
Review of applications will begin 5 business days from the posting date and will continue until the position is filled.
**Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.
Northern Essex 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 or military 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 statues 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 College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Elizabete Trelegan (Assistant Director of Human Resources, B-219,978-556-3928/ firstname.lastname@example.org), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Northern Essex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.