Under the general direction of the Campus Vice President, the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services is responsible for daily oversight of both the Aspen and Carbondale Campuses and the delivery of services that support and guide students to successfully complete their academic goals.
The best candidate is a systems thinker who can support campus operations, can analyze the current state of activity, is comfortable implementing change, and can create and apply policies that fulfill the current and future mission of the campus. Bravery is a plus.
This position oversees faculty and staff, curricula, assessment outcomes and evaluation of student learning; coordinates degree and certificate programs with Academic Affairs; administers and evaluates faculty workload; develops and manages related budgets. The Associate Dean may serve as Campus Dean in his or her absence.
The Associate Dean is responsible for implementing the student affairs related aspects of the campus strategic initiatives and driving continual innovation in the way the campus serves its students. In particular the campus is focused on diversity goals and the Associate Dean must have the ability to add value to the work of increasing enrollment and retention of a diverse student body through both leadership and followership.
The position also works on projects across the college and must possess the knowledge and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with students, administrators, faculty, facilities professionals and partnering agencies. The campus provides wraparound services for students with varying levels of academic preparedness, and finding ways to continually improve those services using researched models is a key competency of the position.
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Pre-Requisites for the Position (Qualifications Standards)
Experience sufficient to meet the rigors of the position, such as a Master’s degree from an accredited institution that meet Graduate level qualifications. Four years of combined experience in academic and student services. Including, but not limited to, combinations of experience in teaching in a higher education setting, supervision of academic programs and instruction, supervision of counselors/advisors, student adjudication, course scheduling. Experience with a concentration in academic, student services administration, accounting, finance, personnel, or general administration; and four years of combined experience with a community college preferred. Academic and Student Services preferred.
Master’s degree and two years teaching experience in a higher education setting and two years of experience in academic administration or in a similar leadership position that includes curriculum design and implementation, faculty and program supervision, departmental management or other similar experience. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity are essential.
Knowledge of: current principles, practices, and trends in higher education and business administration; state and federal laws, regulations and codes governing same; and trends and developments in technology that support areas of responsibility. The ideal candidate is someone who can help position the campus for increased programming, community engagement and positive impact on students. Also someone who can partner with campus leadership in the transformation of the campus.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities are preferred.
To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.
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Internal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page of Basecamp for instructions on applying for a full time position as an internal applicant.
Review of application material has begun and will continue until the position is filled.