We are seeking an Associate Dean of Student Affairs who will be a strategic partner to the Associate VP/Dean of Student Affairs. This person will serve as a member of the leadership team who will work across the Division and the College with a focus on improving the student experience and increasing student success and engagement. The Associate Dean will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the Assistant Dean of Student Engagement (Athletics and the Office of Student Engagement) and the Office of Accessibility Services. The Associate Dean is also responsible for the development and administration of diversity, equity, inclusivity services and programs for students at PCCC and communication to students regarding all matters related to graduation. This position will also serve as primary liaison to students on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs serves as the lead for Student Affairs in the absence of the AVP/Dean of Student Affairs and represents the Division of Student Affairs by collaborating with colleagues in Academic Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment Services and other key areas of the College.
This is a full-time, administrative position.
Examples of Duties:
Assist the Associate VP/Dean of Student Affairs to foster principles that encourage integrity, student wellbeing, diversity and inclusiveness while promoting an environment of excellence and success.
Supervise the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement, Student Affairs Specialists and the Director of Accessibility Services.
Ensure that the College understands, evaluates and responds to student access needs and resource demands, patterns of student access request/usage and concerns about access, and compliance with the policies and procedures related to academic accommodations and services.
Collaborate with the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Teaching and Learning to develop robust student programming emphasizing cultural awareness, social activities, and special programs celebrating diversity and promoting belonging broadly - inclusive of race, ethnicity, LGBTQA+, gender, ability, age, class, religious affiliation and culture.
Provide strategic leadership in shaping the goals and framework to advance PCCC's values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility and create initiatives that advance those values for all members of out student community.
Serve as a campus resource by developing, conducting and assessing cultural competency and diversity related educational workshops.
Co-advise the Student Affairs cultural advisory boards (Theme months) and represent the division on college-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives and committees, assess and evaluate best practices of new and existing initiatives, and track progress toward these goals.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement policies and strategies to better support students from diverse backgrounds.
In collaboration with the Office of the President and the Registrar's office, serve as a member of the Graduation Committee and oversee all communication regarding Graduation.
Serve as the Title IX representative for diversity and inclusion concerns.
Serve as Co-chair of the College Behavioral Intervention Committee.
Responsible for the preparation of annual operation and assessment plans and annual reports.
Actively participate on College and/or Divisional Committees.
Contributes to the overall success of the Division of Student Affairs by performing all other duties assigned by the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs.
Master's Degree required. PhD, PsyD, or EdD preferred
Seven or more years' experience in Student Affairs administration or equivalent experiences in other appropriate student program administration required
Demonstrated ability sound judgement; decision making skills
Strong theoretical and philosophical foundation in student development and student support
Strong understanding of contemporary diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and issues, especially as the apply to recruitment and retention, the educational impact of diversity and the policy and legal dynamics of inclusion and equity work required
Demonstrated understanding of intercultural knowledge, historically underrepresented student populations and competence and commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education
Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) preferred
Advanced interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
The completion of a background check will be required for the selected candidate. A cover letter included the Resume file is preferred for this position.
PCCC offers high-quality, flexible, educational and cultural programs that meet the needs of Passaic County residents. The College provides its students with a strong general education foundation for further study and opportunities for career preparation and lifelong learning. Impassioned by our commitment to student progress and program completion, the College strives to address a wide variety of student learning needs through excellence in teaching, innovative and effective use of technology, multiple instructional methods and developmental and ESL programs that provide access to college-level programs. The College's supportive learning environment fosters student success and faculty excellence. Through a culture of evidence and inquiry, the College is an effective steward of its physical, financial, and intellectual resources.