Tidewater Community College invites applications for Dean of Student Life and Conduct / Campus Dean. POSITION SUMMARY: The Dean of Student Life and Conduct will be responsible for fostering and implementing a vision which contributes to a supportive campus community that promotes the well-being of students; ensuring diversity and inclusion are advanced across all Student Life areas; overseeing all aspects of Student Life and Conduct college-wide; setting and carrying out disciplinary policy as outlined in the Student Handbook, VCCS policy and state and federal regulations; promoting student events and activities; and communicating with the student body. This position ensures that all student programming aligns with the mission and vision of the college; establishes and implements policies and procedures as they relate to student events and activities; works closely with staff and students to develop and implement a wide array of opportunities to support student learning; promotes the development of student leaders; and creates an environment which enhances student engagement. Responsible for the direction, management and supervision of the campus's administration. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Engage a diverse student body and staff in fostering a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment that promotes connection to campus life, while maintaining high levels of customer service for students and campus partners.
Enhance opportunities for students to participate fully in the college experience by providing information, services, events, programs, and involvement opportunities that facilitate responsible life choices and promote self and community awareness.
Serve as an advocate for students and help lead efforts to provide a college-wide climate that advances student success, personal development and collaborative student learning experiences.
Responsible for programs and activities that support the educational experience and enhance student life and engagement on campus.
Serve as an internal resource to the college on matters related to student engagement, development, and leadership.
Maintain current knowledge of federal and state laws in higher education.
Provide leadership for the development and implementation of student activities and leadership programs related marketing and promotional items.
Ensure the creation and ongoing updates of materials describing student life and student conduct policies, procedures, and programs, including student handbooks, newsletters, and manuals.
Collaborate with other departments including enrollment, advisement, retention, student support and public safety.
Serve on pertinent campus and college committees.
Develop and maintain the college master calendar for student activities and promotes campus programming through various marketing strategies.
Serve as chief SGA advisor; provide leadership training and workshops; attends federation meetings.
Provide support, direction and training to student groups, campus club/organizations and advisors through leadership, organizational and resource development.
Coordinate and manage program activities with other student services functions and instructional programs.
Provide technical expertise and input concerning student activities; recruit and assist staff for events and activities.
Develop, manage, and evaluate student activities and services; enforce rules and regulations in accordance with appropriate college policies.
Arrange for college representation at conferences and meetings concerning student groups.
Develop and implement a year-round community service program.
Oversee and manage college student centers.
Investigate and adjudicate student conduct cases in a timely and effective manner.
Maintain and update student discipline materials (i.e. student handbook, marketing materials, policies and presentations).
Establish and lead the college's care teams.
Coordinates and delivers training and presentations regarding academic integrity, behavioral management, and mediation as needed.
Evaluates and recommends improvements for student facing policies and procedures.
Develops, implements, and maintains interventions, sanctions, and response to student academic integrity and behavioral concerns.
Chair, Threat Assessment Team
Select, train, motivate and evaluate administrative staff, establish and monitor employee performance objectives, and present employee performance reviews.
Support the continuous learning of staff through attendance at conferences, online opportunities, and at key off-campus meetings to share information about promising practices, compliance issues, and policies and rules.
CAMPUS DEAN RESPONSIBILITIES
Safety and Security, in collaboration with the Office of Public Safety
Manage major campus student events
Interaction between employees and contractors
Access control issues
Resolve student conflicts, recommend student policies and conduct assessments and evaluations.
Advise and consult with students in academic and disciplinary matters; assess at-risk students for additional intervention by appropriate personnel.
Emergency and Crisis Management
In consultation with the Director of Safety and Security assists in handling student crisis situations and emergencies.
Forms, Approvals and Processes
Maintain appropriate records and correspondence relating to the Dean's office.
Evaluate processes and make recommendations for efficiency
Maintain various computer-based systems for activity tracking and assessment as appropriate
Physical Space Management
Maintains a desirable, attractive and safe campus environment.
Review and approve facility use agreement/rentals
Assigning space for classes and offices as appropriate
Support and expand collaboration with groups and organizations in the community.
Develop relationships with local high school districts, and community service agencies; business, educational and governmental organizations as needed to respond to student needs.
Develops and monitors budgets for all units under the Student Life Department.
Document, track, and report on departmental expenditures and appropriate fiscal resource management. Make budget recommendations to the Vice President based on departmental goals and anticipated areas of growth or change.
Employ best practices to develop a strong sense of teamwork, equity and investment in the college's mission.
Develop strong relationships with students, staff and faculty; promote availability and visibility to student body via active participation and presence on campus, and attendance/involvement in campus programs and events.
Generate enthusiastic and active faculty/staff support for student activities programs and initiatives.
Planning and Assessment
Develop strategic plans, goals, and recommendations for student development activities, programs, and services.
Compile and analyze data related to student participation and program evaluation; develop organization work processes which facilitates attaining established program goals and objectives.
Report and make recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs regarding student support activities and strategies.
Master's degree in Educational Administration, Student Personnel Administration or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university; doctorate preferred.
Progressively responsible higher education work experience in student services.
Proven leadership in a large, complex organizational setting, preferably within a community college.
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues affecting student services in higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to student conduct.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy and student development.
Ability to coordinate the division's service programs with other college divisions and offices so as to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student population.
Proven ability to work as a team player, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to tolerate and flourish in an environment characterized by multiple complex factors, competing priorities, ambiguous situations, and resource challenges.
Ability to supervise and evaluate assigned staff while building a highly effective working team.
Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures; ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize administrative applications of information technology.
Demonstrated skill in managing budgets, equipment, and other institutional resources.
Internal Number: 27536
About Tidewater Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.