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Dean of Athletics And Student Support Services

Compton Community College District

Job Description

Job Description:


Under direction of the Vice President of Student Services, exercise overall leadership of the Athletics and Student Support Services Department providing supervision over assigned positions and oversight of area programs assigned, including Athletics, Student Activities, Basic Needs and Student Success, Black and Males of Color Success, Formally Incarcerated Students in Transition (FIST) and other assigned areas



The duties of the Dean of Athletics and Student Support Services may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Lead, direct, and manage the planning, development, organization, scheduling, direction, performance, and evaluation of the Athletics and Student Support Services Department. Articulate a clear vision of assigned areas, including services, applications, and benefits provided.

Assure the provision of a student-centered, customer-service oriented environment for the delivery of all functions and promote such an environment across the College.

Provide leadership in the evaluation and improvement of processes to assure that all services provided to students are prompt, efficient and lead to a seamless enrollment experience for the student.

Ensure that all programs, activities, events, and experiences demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, disability, racial, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Serve as a key advisor to the Vice President of Student Services on strategic matters related to Student Life Services and other administrative concerns. Provide administrative guidance and support to the Vice President in developing and implementing strategic plans, goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.

Advance an effective process of collaboration and collegial consultation conducted with integrity and respect to inform and strengthen decision-making. Organize and attend a variety of administrative and staff meetings related to strategic planning, budget, advisory committees, and other assigned activities; participate in consultation, shared governance, and appropriate advisory committee meetings. Chair committees as proscribed or assigned.

Provide timely operational, technical, and financial information to the Vice President of Student Services and other College administrators, as directed. Interpret routine policies and regulations and recommend appropriate courses of action in unusual and complex circumstances. Demonstrate effective stewardship through continuous monitoring and reporting of resource needs, deployment, and utilization.

Provide leadership in the use of technology for Student Life Services to assure the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Work with Information Technology personnel on a continual basis to enhance and improve relevant computer systems. Learn and apply emerging technologies to perform duties and provide services in an efficient, organized, and timely manner. Work to modernize infrastructure and technological resources to facilitate a positive learning and working environment and promote student success.

Train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate the performance of personnel as assigned; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions as needed; delegate and review assignments and projects; evaluate work products and results, develop appropriate procedures to accommodate need for information and assistance; establish and monitor timelines and prioritize work. Monitor employee performance in all assigned areas on a regular basis and provide coaching for performance improvement and/or development as needed. Anticipate, prevent, and resolve conflicts under areas of supervision.

Demonstrate full accountability for effective and efficient utilization of resources. Control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines. Measure and assess outcomes. Identify opportunities for improvement and implement actions to strengthen services to students and the campus community.

Be responsible for accurate and timely State and federal reports. Monitor changes in laws that may affect College or departmental operations; implement policy and procedural changes as required.

Participate in outreach activities and maintain effective communication with feeder school districts, community-based organizations, and public agencies; develop and participate in college- community partnerships and make public presentations on behalf of the College.

Perform other duties as assigned.




Student athletic programs and requirements of community colleges.

Student success strategies and requirements of community colleges.

Specific needs and interests of community college students from diverse backgrounds.

Principles of communicating and collaborating effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and administration.

California Education Code, Title 5, Chancellor's Office administrative procedures, Federal laws and regulations and other legal parameters that affect the policies and practices of the Enrollment Services Department.

Effective organizational and management practices pertaining to the analysis and evaluation of programs, services, policies, procedures, department performance metrics, and operational needs.

Effective fiscal management strategies, including comprehensive understanding of budget concepts, principles, and practices, and effective budget administration and control.

Effective marketing, promotion, and public relations techniques.

Performance indicators for areas managed, goals and measurable objectives and how to implement them.

Comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of effective supervision, training, motivation, and performance evaluation.

Computer systems and software applications related to areas of assignment, including capabilities and limitations.



Represent the College in a manner that reflects a positive image of student services provided.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others to build consensus and gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion to achieve common goals.

Provide effective customer service and end-user satisfaction for students.

Work independently with limited administrative oversight and direction.

Demonstrate flexibility and creativity in accomplishing work and resolving problems.

Effectively manage the stress of working under tight timelines to meet organizational schedules.

Travel to meetings and events on and off campus as required.

Effectively explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in a variety of situations for areas assigned.

Encourage professional excellence among employees and promote an organizational culture of student service, teamwork, and innovation.

Effectively train, direct, supervise, motivate, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.


Required Qualifications:


Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a student focused discipline or equivalent such as counseling, psychology, educational or career counseling, or related fields.

One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective programs and services m a collegial atmosphere. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, disability, racial, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.



Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited institution.

Direct experience in grant-funded project/program management at the federal and/or state level in a similar community college setting.

Experience managing complex projects/programs and/or sponsored funding (including budgets and reporting) in a higher education setting.

Effective principles, practices and techniques involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of student services programs, plans, goals, and objectives.



Valid California driver's license.



SALARY RANGE: $123,735- $165,817 per year (depending upon education and experience)

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available, toward which the College and the employee may contribute.

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick-leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick-leave days. Long-term disability income-protection insurance is also available.

Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.



Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account

$50,000 Life Insurance Benefit

Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/403 (b) Roth/457 plans)

Retirement Pension Plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)

Abundant Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

Cumulative sick leave

Receive Longevity Pay for years of continuous service.

Employee Assistance Program

Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion

Progressive and innovative culture



Work Environment:

Duties are performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation. Incumbents are subject to extensive contact with students, faculty, and staff with frequent interruptions, noise, and demanding timelines. Frequently involves working non-standard, evening, and weekend hours.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly sit or stand for long periods, travel short distances on campus on a regular basis, travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work, use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines, reach with hands and arms, speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; and lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.



Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and Social Security card.


To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:

Online application:

Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications

Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments

Request for Equivalency form (if applicable)

Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple- page transcripts must be loaded as ONE PDF document.


Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript-evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:


Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position for which you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.


Closing Date: September 5, 2023






To be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3 p.m. on the closing date.



Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.



Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Department.




Compton College - Human Resources

1111 East Artesia Boulevard

Compton, CA 90221-5393

310-900-1600, ext. 2142


The Compton Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

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