Lamar State College - Dean, Student Services

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Posting Information

Position Title Dean, Student Services
Position Number 799000
Posting Number 201500092P
Start Date 03/02/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions To Applicants

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position. Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

The following documents are requested: resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts, and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409)984-6237.

Lamar State College Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.
EEO/AA

Job Summary


The Dean of Student Services is the chief student services officer and reports to the President. The Dean of Student Services has overall responsibility of providing leadership, management, and supervision for student services programs, student services personnel, student financial aid, recruiting and retention strategies, and enrollment management practices. The Dean also works to respond to student needs, provides public information to the community, plans for limited advertising, coordinates security for the campus, and fosters institutional development.


Minimum Qualifications


A Master’s degree in education, counseling/student services, a teaching discipline aligned with the college’s instructional program, or a closely related field; and increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in one or more areas of student services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated understanding of, a commitment to: community college mission and purpose; teaching and learning; high academic standard; and student success. Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and programs; knowledge of student due process policies/procedures; knowledge and understanding of the current issues and trends in student affairs and student development. Knowledge and understanding of evaluation techniques and methods; skill in supervisory practices and techniques. Strong computer skills; skills in technological support and delivery of student programs and services; knowledge and skill in the use of integrated software systems; and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows, Argos, Banner and/or PeopleAdmin software. Knowledge of mediation and/or conflict resolution strategies and methods; skill in mediating disputes between students, staff and student, staff and student/parents and community representatives. Skill in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all segments of the college; ability to develop collaboration among diverse groups; ability to think ‘outside of the box’ and to lead and manage change. This position is a 40 hour per week position. Ability to communicate effectively; skilled in presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse student populations.

1. Knowledge of policies and procedures and laws related to higher education.
2. Good verbal written communication skills.
3. Good time management skills.
4. Ethical and professional behavior.
5. Awareness of national issues and trends.
6. Computer literate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel is required. Work primarily, but not exclusively, in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential or work hazards; however, there are sometimes stressful conditions.

1. Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy materials weighing up to approximately 25 to 30 pounds.

2. Work may require sitting, near vision use for reading and computer use, lifting, stooping, bending, stretching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, and other physical exertion.

3. Ability to meet a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends.

4. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in higher education/educational administration/higher education leadership, counseling/student services, a teaching discipline aligned with the college’s instructional program, or a closely related field with a minimum of seven years increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in one or more areas of student services and equivalent combination of education and experience with at least three years of experience at the Dean’s level (or equivalent) or higher. Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the assessment of student learning outcomes. Experience with strategic planning and implementation, resource development and allocation, personnel and faculty development, management, and initiation of change. Knowledge and experience with SACSCOC accreditation requirements and processes; knowledge and experience with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and guidelines.

SALARY Commensurate with experience.
Work Hours Full-time 40 hours per week. May include day, evening, and weekends. Overnight travel is required on occassion.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Provide leadership for ensuring that the College provides a comprehensive array of student services, student development programs focused on student success, and enrollment management programs, including, but not limited to, admissions, counseling, advising, career planning and placement, recruiting and retention, registration and records, student discipline, student activities, intramural programs, student advocacy, services for students with special needs, cultural activities, grants management, and other student support services and programs.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Plan, design, develop and deliver student programs and services; provides leadership for evaluating and ensuring quality in all aspects of student services, student development and enrollment management programs and staff.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Recommend, develop and implement student services policies, procedures and practices which foster and promote student learning and student success, supports educational programs; recommends organizational structures, personnel and resources to ensure an efficient and effective environment; represents the College to various external entities and with outside agencies in matters relating to student services.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Develop, foster and promote new opportunities for partnerships with public and private sector entities; provide leadership for establishing multi-year tactical and annual operational goals designed to implement the strategic goals.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Provide leadership and guidance for the recruitment and retention of students; actively recruit for the College and work to promote retention and student success.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Provide leadership directing activities related to student due process/judicial proceedings, including, but not limited to, writing appropriate policies and procedures and conducting investigations and hearings on student judicial matters.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Prepare appropriate reports; analyze and evaluate enrollment and retention data; project student enrollment and retention data to be used in strategic decision making.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Provide leadership in maintaining a focus for student services initiatives with a clear focus on successful student outcomes including: enrollment, program selection, retention, graduation, placement and transfer success.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Provide leadership and oversee the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure all students have equal access to services.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Maintain continuous evaluation of the economic feasibility of student services to insure that only those programs with appropriate priority in terms of need and demand are continued. Participate in and supervise the preparation and recommendation of detailed budgets, with cost estimates, for functions supervised. Establishe and maintain budgetary control of functions supervised.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Support activities and special events through attendance and/or participation.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Communicate an accurate professional image to the community. Is a positive and active representative and is available to address impromptu situations during non-traditional work hours.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students, supervisors or other employees.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Manage grants as assigned to student services and as appropriate.

Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions

Perform all other duties necessary to accomplish the educational objectives of the College and/or as assigned by the President.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have working in Banner (Student Information System)?
    • 0-1 year
    • 2-4 years
    • 5-7 years
    • 8-10 years
    • 11 or more years

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. Selective Service
  2. Transcripts 2

Qualified Candidates my aply:

https://lamarpa.peopleadmin.com/postings/2010

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