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Campus Dean of Students & Faculty

Capital Community College

Job Description

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2022

Position Summary:

The Campus Dean of Students and Faculty is responsible for managing day-to-day operation of the academic and student services functions of the campus, in close collaboration with all of the CT State Community College Associate Vice-Presidents for each academic and student services functional area. The Campus Dean of Students and Faculty, through collaborative work with CT state Community College administration, ensures that all classes and campus services are operating effectively and develops strong collaborative relationships with all faculty and staff at the campus. By working closely with the Associate Dean for Campus Operations, they shall jointly ensure that students are able to access all academic buildings and services necessary to support student success at the campus.

The Campus Dean will also oversee and manage the following campus functions:

  • All student conduct matters, supervising the campus conduct officer.
  • Campus Title IX matters involving students, supervising the Title IX Deputy Officer for the campus
  • Convene and coordinate the campus Behavioral Interventions and facilitate all initial investigations in conjunction with the college central administrative designee.
  • Convene and coordinate the campus Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Campus Response Team (CRT) and facilitate all initial investigations in conjunction with the college central administrative designee.
  • Lead the process for individuals on the SOR (Sex Offender Registry) seeking to attend classes at their campus (or virtually) for the first time and compliance of existing students seeking to continue their academic studies on campus (or virtually).
  • Student Activities, supervising the Director of Student Activities.
  • Student Government.

The Campus Dean will collaborate with central administrative staff to ensure that the needs of the students on the campus are met for the following functions:

  • Interface with the CT State academic Associate Deans and Areas of Study Deans relating to classes that fall within that academic unit, ensuring that classes are taught within the parameters outlined by the approved course syllabus.
  • Responding to student issues with instructors, including but not limited to course/college policies, conduct, grade appeals etc., in collaboration with the relevant academic unit leadership.
  • Access to admissions, onboarding registration and financial aid.
  • Student Success programs including academic advising, career services and Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Student Support programs including but not limited to activities to address food and housing insecurity, mental health and childcare.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an appropriately related academic discipline, with four (4) or more years of administrative and managerial experience in higher education including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Evidence of knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of student conduct matters.
  • Classroom and/or laboratory teaching effectiveness.
  • Planning, developing and evaluating academic and student services and programs.
  • Relevant experience in associate degree education and demonstrated understanding of a comprehensive community college.
  • Experience and working knowledge of regional and specialized accreditation standards relevant to campus programming.
  • Leading, directing and evaluating student support staff in a higher education environment.
  • Management of operating budgets and plans.
  • Research, information and computer literacy skills, including but limited to:
    • Development of databases in support of outcomes assessment
    • Data analysis and interpretation
    • Evidence based decision making
  • Proven leadership ability and demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the College community, including those with disabilities.
  • Effective at operating in a matrixed environment with teams from other areas within the college
  • Proven success at problem solving.

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Campus Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Campus Dean of Students and Faculty is responsible for managing day-to-day operation of the academic and student services functions of the campus, through these essential functions:

  • Academic Administration
  • Hiring, evaluation and professional development
  • Student Support Services
  • Fiscal Responsibilities
  • Student Relationships
  • Community Relationships
  • Public Relations

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$109,196 to $136,495 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Ndagostino@commnet.edu

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