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Dean of Student Development

Position Deleted on 11/23/2010. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Kankakee, IL
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
  • Executive - Deans - Other
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email
Primary Function:

Develops and provides administrative leadership for programs and activities which support and promote student development and student learning. Has programmatic, budgetary, and personnel responsibility for the areas of advising, financial aid, recruitment, admissions and records, career development services, TRiO Talent Search and Upward Bound, athletics, and Student Life. Is dedicated to the learning college concepts and develops programs and facilitates activities that promote student success and lifelong learning.

Essential Responsibilities:

A. Provides leadership, supervision, and evaluation of all student services staff relating to advisement, athletics, physical education, student life, financial aid, registration, admissions, records, College Center, child care, counseling, recruitment, career development, orientation, and other related programs and services. Maintains oversight over state and federal grants including TRiO Talent Search and Upward Bound.

B. Develops and administers the budget of the Student Services Division.

C. Coordinates the development of statements and procedures related to the student and enrollment services area for the college catalog, brochures, class schedules, and other college publications.

D. Oversees the maintenance of accurate student records and data bases in the Office of Admissions and Registration.

E. Coordinates the college's enrollment management strategies.

F. Has primary responsibility for coordinating and providing state and federal reports, including but not limited to Equity in Athletics, Student-Right-To-Know, etc.

G. Administers the college's Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations.

H. Is responsible for coordinating/administering the college's student judicial process including administering disciplinary sanctions.

I. Assists with the development and implementation of the Board of Trustees policies related to the Student Services Division.

J. In cooperation with other college administrators, determines guidelines for all personnel who direct or supervise students in extracurricular capacities and those who have safety and recreational facilities management responsibilities.

K. Serves as the college's Chief Student Services Officer with state and federal organizations.

L. Maintains a positive relationship with district high schools and community organizations.

M. Provides leadership for a staff development program for student services staff.

N. Serves as chairperson and committee member as assigned and appropriate.

O. Facilitates counseling and short term case management meetings with counseling staff.

P. Provides oversight and leadership for the college's commencement activities.

Q. Coordinates compliance activities and carries out responsibilities under Title IX of the Federal Civil Rights Act.

R. Plays a key role in the College's Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events, and circumstances present through daily operations in the College operation and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor and/or Vice President for Finance and Administration or his/her designee or taking necessary actions to prevent or reduce such occurrences if applicable.

S. Provides leadership and assistance with the college's strategic plans as it relates to student services.

Other Responsibilities:

A. Performs other duties as requested by President.

B. Responds to the functions of the position in an environmental setting which might include cold, heat, odor, dampness, dirt, fumes, dust, oil, grease, noise, or vibration on a frequent basis. Appropriate protective devices are available as requested.

Educational and Experiential Requirements:

A. Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling, or a related field required. Doctorate preferred.

B. Three years of progressively more responsible experience in student development administration at a college or university required, community college experience preferred.

C. Experience in one or more areas of student services required.

D. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators required.

E. Experience and skills in developing and implementing student-centered programs, demonstrable commitment to a collaborative work environment, budgetary skills including grant funds, and policy development and oversight highly desirable.

F. Excellent management, supervisory, and oral and written communication skills required.

G. Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution.
KCC encourages applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of KCC’s student body and community, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.
KCC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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