Dean of Student Success (Revised), #30739

Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

St. Charles Community College is located just west of St. Louis, nestled in the heart of growing St. Charles County. Established in 1986, SCC is a public, comprehensive two-year community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC also provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities.

St. Charles Community College seeks a full-time Dean of Student Success who is responsible for ensuring an effective and highly collaborative Student Success department that partners with faculty and staff to provide support for students in academics throughout the College. The Dean provides leadership and administrative oversight to the staff within the ACE Center and the Library, oversees multiple budgets, and develops operational goals and objectives that lead to increased retention and success of students.

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

  • Provide leadership to the development of a welcoming, state-of-the-art tutoring and learning resources center.
  • Cultivate an inclusive environment within the tutoring center and library that ensures the engagement and success of students of color.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive program that ensure the success of students who are on academic probation/warning or those not meeting satisfactory academic progress.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with multiple on- and off campus stakeholders to enhance student success, retention, and completion.
  • Provide leadership and support to ACE staff and faculty to assess current practices. Implement strategies that increase the number of students utilizing tutoring services both online and in-person and increases their satisfaction with services provided.
  • In collaboration with the Library staff, incorporate best practices related to library operations and learning resources aimed at meeting the needs of today's students.
  • Assess, redesign, and coordinate systematic early alert system to identify students experiencing academic difficulty at key points during the semester and offer identify a strategic approach to supporting their retention and success.
  • Collect, analyze and utilize data to assess student attrition and develop partnerships with faculty to identify strategies to improve student retention. Prepare official reports for college purposes.
  • Design and implement activities, programs, and academic success courses to advance success and retention of specific populations including minority students, conditionally admitted students, international students, students on academic warning and probation, and students with low midterm grades.


  • Experience providing a leadership role in a tutoring center or comparable department. Knowledge of college library operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. The Dean is expected to build successful relationships with all departments to effectively support students.
  • Ability to analyze data and produce user-friendly reports.
  • Demonstrate service excellence, professionalism and ethical decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience increasing the retention and success of diverse student populations.
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts.
  • Experience managing a budget and supervising employees.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of administrative policies and procedures.
  • Innovative, positive approach in working with others and seeking out new methods and principles and incorporating them into existing practices.
  • Experience building a successful team and maintaining efficient and effective operations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all departmental and institutional information in accordance with the Privacy Act as well as established policies and procedures governing the release of information.


A minimum of Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution; At least three years of experience as a director (or comparable level) within an educational setting; five years of experience as an assistant director (or comparable level) within an educational setting. Experience in and understanding of best practices in tutoring, academic support services, peer education, and other retention programs; proven track record of innovation within one or more of these areas; Experience developing new programs or services for to diverse populations; Experience supervising others; Proficiency in PC skills including, but not limited to, student information systems, Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and e-mail.


Community College experience preferred.


St. Charles Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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