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Dean of Student Affairs

Job Number FY24-00034 / Job Type Full-Time - Professional / FLSA Status Exempt

Division Academic & Student Affairs / Department Academic & Student Affairs / Location Westminster, MD

Salary $87,164.00 - $117,671.00 Annually 

Salary Details: This position will be placed on the College 12-month Exempt Staff salary scale at grade 112. Actual salary placement based on qualifications and experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package.

Opening Date 04/04/2024 - Closing Date 4/25/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Summary

This position report to and supports the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of Faculty by serving as an advocate for the needs and concerns of students and leads efforts to sustain a campus environment that encourages student participation, engagement in learning, personal development and academic success, and involvement in the life of the College beyond the classroom. Responsible to provide leadership for the planning, implementation, and management of all student services functions, including Admissions/Outreach/Recruitment; Counseling/Advising; Career Development; Enrollment Management and Student Persistence; Orientation; Parent Programs; Records and Registration; Student Data System; Service-learning; Student Engagement; Athletics, Co-curricular and First-Year Programs; Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs; and processes to monitor and maintain Academic Standards.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, manages, and supervises all systems and matters related to the delivery of student services in accordance with the College’s mission.
  • Serves as a member of the Core Academic and Student Affairs Team and recommends and implements programs, procedures and policies related to assigned duties and within parameters set forth by the Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Assists the Vice President with developing, implementing, and assessing the enrollment management and strategic initiatives within the Annual Strategic Plan.
  • Supervises the following positions: Registrar, Senior Director of Enrollment Development, Senior Director of Advising and Retention, Senior Director of Student Engagement, and Director of Financial Aid. 
  • Supervisor duties may include, but are not limited to, managing workflow, setting goals, hiring, training, evaluating performance, providing feedback, creating/maintaining schedules, signing off on time/attendance, helping to resolve employee issues/discipline
  • Along with the Vice President, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Accountability, supports the work of the offices of Disability Support Services and Student Care and Integrity and the Behavioral Intervention Team. Implements procedures that address student rights and responsibilities in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.
  • Conducts processes for maintaining student performance standards including Dean's list selection and student probation and dismissal procedures.
  • Prepares and monitors the Student Affairs budgets.
  • Coordinates activities between Enrollment Management and Marketing to develop marketing and outreach strategies for credit academic programs and services. 
  • Works closely with Continuing Education and Training staff to provide seamless pathways between credit and non-credit programs, services, and student information system operations. 
  • Evaluates the environment for Academic and Student Affairs including physical space, equipment, materials, and resources to conduct all activities.
  • Participates in planning and conducting campus emergency response and crisis management systems and safety initiatives. 
  • Represents Academic and Student Affairs to other College divisions and to community groups.
  • Creates partnerships and joint ventures with Carroll County Public Schools and other community partners.
  • Provides input for and assures area participation in the College’s DEIB plan development and the accomplishment of its related annual initiatives.
  • Serves on the College’s Planning Advisory Council and other committees as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements to Perform Work

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • Five years of management experience in college student affairs 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to articulate a vision and a strategy for developing student centered programming.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the support of multi-cultural and diversity programming.
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office)


  • Doctorate Degree
  • Prior community college experience
  • Experience in more than one functional area (Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration)
  • Experience working with the Ellucian Colleague system 

Supplemental Information

This position will be placed on the College 12-month Exempt Staff salary scale at grade 112. Actual salary placement based on qualifications and experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package.


Primarily College campus. The work is normally sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Hear/talk/communicate – Must be able to exchange information and communicate
  • Visual Acuity/ability to perceive or detect surroundings
  • Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand, and convey subject matter
  • Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
  • Stand/sit/walk/able to move or traverse from one area to another


College campus, direct contact with diverse students, staff, faculty and the general public in classrooms, common areas, offices, and campus environments. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as office, meeting, and training rooms. Use of safe workplace practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and word processing with some highly technical applications and new technology systems; acquiring funds; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire and building safety regulations; observance of College policies; and observance of traffic laws when driving College vehicles. This position interacts with staff, faculty, executive team, and others. 


  • successfully complete a criminal background check (for designated positions)
  • be able to work on campus as of the first day of employment
  • be a resident of DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or DC as of the first day of employment
  • be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships

Carroll Community College has the right to revise this position description at any time, and this position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

Carroll Community College is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Carroll Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.

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