SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE

Job Announcement 2012-4005

Job Title: ††††††††††††† ASSOCIATE DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE AND WELLNESS

Department: †††††††† Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Reports To: ††††††††† Vice President

FLSA Status: ††††††† Exempt†††††

Salary: ††††††††††††††††† Commensurate with Education & Experience

Starting Date: ††††† Immediately

Closing Date: †††††† Open until filled.Screening to begin July 16, 2012

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SUMMARY

The Associate Dean of Student Life and Wellness provides vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for all Department of Student Life programs and services.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.†† Accepts authority and responsibility for the planning, policy development, implementation and assessment of all the College's Department of Student Life programs and services consistent with the College mission and goals, including the Job Placement Center, Student Activities, Student Leadership Center, Intramural Sports and Wellness Programming, Judicial Affairs and Conflict Resolution Center

2.†† Works collaboratively with campus constituencies and community leaders in developing and managing co-curricular learning and service opportunities outside the classroom that encourage student personal growth and development

3.†† Administers an annual operating budget, establishes appropriate guidelines to sustain operations and activities, directs appropriations to each unit within the department and ensures the resources are used effectively to serve student needs

4.†† Develops initiatives that support the vision and mission of the College through the Strategic Plan

5.†† Administers the policies and regulations of the college as they pertain to students, including internal college judicial and disciplinary procedures; reviews reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to college policies

6.†† Administers all personnel actions for the department including policies, procedures and standards for performance

7.†† Establishes an on-going systematic assessment plan for the department and ensures staff participation in the collection, analysis and reporting of program data for each unit's Institutional Effectiveness Plan

8.†† Ensures proper risk management compliance in all areas of the Department of Student Life

9.†† Works collaboratively with Public Relations and Marketing, Faculty and individual units within the Department of Student Life to develop marketing strategies to publicize and promote programs and activities to the college community

10.Ensures equitable and accessible delivery of Student Life programs and services throughout the college district

11.Represents the college at official functions on campus and within the community, including alumni, parents, student and faculty functions, business, government, civic, and community groups

12. Provides leadership in collaboration with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the development of recruitment and retention strategies leading to the College's annual enrollment goals

13.Coordinates all aspects of the College commencement ceremonies

14.Serves as a member of the President's Administrative Staff, Planning and Development Council and Coordinated Operations Council; represents the Vice President at Presidents Cabinet, when requested; serves on committees as appropriate and as appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

15.†† Performs other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises, orients, trains, assigns, and develops departmental staff in accordance with college policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance with the highest possible quality performance standards

 

QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.†† Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills

2.†† Demonstrated social, cultural, and recreational interests of college students sufficient toenhance or modify existing programs to maximize student interest and participation

3.†† Knowledge of recreational principles and practices and group activity objectives sufficient to plan and coordinate activities which will meet the needs of a wide and diversified range of students

4.†† Knowledge of college policies and regulations

5.†† Demonstrated commitment to the community college philosophy of education

6.†† Must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and willing to work some weekends and evenings

7.†† Subject to a national criminal background check under STC policy

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

*Masterís Degree

*Five years experience in higher education and/or social service agencies in an administrative and supervisory capacity

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, employees, managers,and the general public.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear.The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional louder noise.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Submit letter of intent, STC application, resume, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required BEFORE assignment begins) and five professional references with addresses and phone numbers to:

 

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE††

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

2501 W. Pecan Blvd.

McAllen, TX78501

 

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by South Texas College on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

 

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