Under the general direction of the Campus Vice President, the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services is responsible for the daily operations of the campus including quality of academic offerings, quality of support functions for students and direction and oversight of staff. General oversight of the delivery of the range of services that provide support and guidance to students in completing their academic goals and that further the mission of the college.
This position oversees faculty and staff, curricula, assessment outcomes and evaluation of student learning; ensures the delivery of all student affairs functions; coordinates degree and certificate programs with Academic Affairs; supervises related budgets. The Associate Dean will serve as the Campus Vice President in their absence.
The position provides focused leadership of a team of student services professionals in financial aid, academic advising, counseling, disabilities services, tutoring and registration and enrolment. In addition provides academic leadership to Assistant Deans of instruction and instructional support staff.
The Associate Dean is responsible for ensuring implementation of all aspects of the Vail Valley at Edwards’ 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. Colorado Mountain College and its campuses provide wraparound services for students with varying levels of academic preparedness, and finding ways to continually improve those services using researched models are a key competencies of the position.
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Pre-Requisites for the Position (Qualifications Standards)
Education and experience sufficient to meet the rigors of the position, such as a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Four years of combined experience in academic and student services required. 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.
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.
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.
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.
This position has an anticipated start date of May/June 2020.
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.
External Applicants: Apply Online
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 will begin February 28, 2020.