Dean of Student Services

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sauk Valley Community College seeks innovative individual for a full-time administrator opening as the Director of Student Services. This is a twelve-month position that is available January 2022. Salary is based on education and experience. The College offers a liberal fringe benefits package and does not deduct FICA from paychecks.

FUNCTION OF THE JOB: Assists the Vice President of Academics and Student Services in the operation of academic advising/counseling, disability support, enrollment management services (admissions and records), student activities/cross cultural, financial assistance, testing center, athletics, S.H.A.R.P., and TRIO/student support services.

1. Provides overall leadership and coordination of academic advising/counseling, disability support, enrollment management services (admissions and records), financial assistance, student activities/cross cultural, testing center, athletics, S.H.A.R.P., and TRIO/ student support services.
2. Assist the supervisor in the coordination and preparation of the annual budget for the student services area and see that it is properly administered.
3. Serve on institutional committees related to the welfare of students.
4. Develop, interpret, and recommend changes to institutional policies and procedures related to student development and welfare including the annual review and revision of the student handbook.
5. Support the planning and execution of assessment of student learning outcomes.
6. Provides staff with appropriate professional development and in-service training.
7. Remains up-to-date with state and federal legislation regarding student services, and ensures that the college’s policies and procedures are congruent with the legislation.
8. Assist the Dean of Information and Security in emergency procedures, security issues, and evacuation of the building in emergency situations.
9. Build and maintain effective relationships between student services, and internal and external constituencies including K-12; other colleges and universities; and industry, public, and private agencies.
10. Responsible for development and administration of the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.
11. Responsible for administration of the Student Right to Know Act.
12. Serve as the liaison and first point of contact for the student appeals process.
13. In conjunction with the Director of Enrollment Management, maintain a comprehensive admissions and registration program, which includes organizing and administering the registration and scheduling of events.
14. Supervise operation of a student record system that maintains students’ files, grades, and transcripts including security and organization of these records.
15. Ensure programming is provided which enhances and promotes academic success and/or contributes to the quality of college life, such as cultural and contemporary programs, alcohol awareness programs, leadership programs, travel programs, sexual harassment/violence prevention programs, and transportation resources. Ensure activities are provided that promote the understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and races that foster the development of community within the College.
16. Supervise the Student Activities Coordinator, and student clubs and organizations by providing operational guidelines, consultation, support, and assistance.
17. Supervise the testing center coordinator by providing guidance, consultation, support, and assistance.
18. Supervise the planning and delivery of transfer resources, student success workshops, and student retention initiatives.
19. Supervise specialized delivery of services to students including disability support, institutional, and federal grant programs.
20. Serve as a member of the administrative team and cooperate with all members of administration in addressing issues that relate to student services and the overall mission of the College.
21. Develop in consultation with the supervisor annual goals and objectives for the student services area.
22. Prepare and submit to the supervisor an annual report summarizing accomplishments of the previous year.
23. Serve as Administrator on Duty on a rotating basis (3% tort).
24. Serve on the Emergency Preparedness Committee (2% tort).

 REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in higher education student personnel or related field required. Minimum of five years experience in community college administration and/or related experience in higher educational institution required. Demonstrated knowledge of social services principles, interpersonal and public relations skills, and supervisory experience required.