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Associate Dean, Student Development - Rock Creek

Portland Community College

Job - Education

Close Date: 04/30/2018

Associate Dean, Student Development - Rock Creek

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09248

Location: Rock Creek Campus

Address: 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Position Status: Position Status: Management; Level M; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range: Minimum $80,430 to the range mid-point of $98,528. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Salary Range is $80,430 to $116,623

Job Close Date: Apply by February 6, 2018 for best consideration

Job Summary:

Portland Community College is seeking an Associate Dean of Student Development for the Rock Creek Campus. We are looking for an expert student support and student development practitioner who will collaborate effectively with Rock Creek Campus and College-wide programs in support of equitable student success. PCC is large, diverse and multi-campus. Collaborative leadership and management approaches, and dynamic, effective communication ability - with everyone from students to the PCC Board of Directors - are critical.

The official responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Student Development are to provide direction in developing, expanding, revising, improving, and ensuring the successful operation of multiple functional areas and programs within Student Services. An extremely important part of this role at PCC is to bring a student-centered priority and advocacy, as well as an understanding of the unique aspects of the needs of community college students, to the administration of these programs. You will utilize your knowledge of current trends and best practices on a daily basis. Coupled with a deep understanding of the value of diversity and intercultural competency, and a strong social justice lens, you will impact the lives and equitable success of our students.

Demonstrated expertise in student development and student success, showing knowledge and application of culturally relevant research, theories and learning, and a focus on program effectiveness and equitable outcomes are highly desired.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play, please review the qualifications below and apply today!

PCC Rock Creek is about 12 miles west of downtown Portland, in the growing Beaverton-Hillsboro area. Our classes frequently use the neighboring farm and wetland areas as outdoor learning labs. Rock Creek served 18,577 students in the 2016-17 academic year. Find out more at

Here is our intended timeline:
- Job Announcement Published: January 10, 2018
- Deadline for Preferred Applications: February 6, 2018
- Semi-finalist Interviews: Late February
- Finalist On-Campus Interviews: Mid-March

PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with a access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Auto and Home Insurance. Retirement and tax deferred 403B plans.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.


Typical Job Role and Responsibiltiies

1.Supervises professional staff, classified staff, technical/support, and/or student staff. Evaluates and oversees the development of professional development plans and goals for assigned staff in accordance with good management practices, campus policies, and college bargaining agreements. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary.

2.Provides leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying multiple student service programs, processes, and operations related to assigned areas of responsibility; interprets and applies federal and state mandated guidelines. Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates related projects and services impacting the college.

3. Establishes, monitors, evaluates, and modifies processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the College's mission, values, goals, and objectives, as well as all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Monitors programs to ensure compliance with applicable accrediting bodies. Plans, organizes, administers, and manages processes and operations related to assigned areas of responsibility; interprets and applies federal and state mandated guidelines. Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates related projects and services impacting the college.

4.Serves as a liaison to applicable external agencies, internal departments, and applicable educational institutions representing the College with respect to student services processes and procedures.

5.Develops and implements improvements to services and programs for the College at the campus and District levels, which involves working closely with Deans and upper management to identify student needs.

6.Oversees the maintenance of a variety of student and program records and information in assigned areas of responsibility.

7.Oversees the development, implementation, and reporting of Outcome and Assessment Programs for areas of supervision. Serves as liaison to student service departments for Program Review.

8.Oversees the development and facilitation of information sessions, presentations, and/or workshops related to assigned areas of student services, which may include: recruitment events and materials, high school outreach programs, new student orientation, campus tours, resource events, outreach, and/or other related areas.

9.Responds to and resolves student behavioral concerns, including disciplinary and health/safety issues. Responds to and resolves student, faculty, and/or staff grievances and complaints.

10.Develops and administers budgets in assigned areas of responsibility; implements and allocates resources following budget approval; approves expenditures.

11.Evaluates and communicates the impact of potential legal or regulatory changes on the College.

12. Advises and responds to questions from College departments and external agencies regarding complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs and services.

13.Manages specific programs at the campus in order to increase enrollment by providing specialized services for specific populations within the area, which may include developmental education students, single parent, and/or other identified populations.

14.Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:

- Master's Degree in student affairs, student personnel administration, education, educational leadership, public administration, or other related field.

- Three (3) years of experience leading and coordinating the work of other staff, preparing and monitoring budgets, and performing program planning and administrative work in the area of student services or student support programs in higher education.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. You will be asked to attach a separate document clarifying the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring each of these strengths:

- Demonstrated commitment to high standards of equitable engagement and achievement for ALL students.

- Able to illustrate a student-centered approach in response to challenging student and college issues; demonstrating cultural and personal sensitivity, imagination, and effectiveness in problem solving.

Diversity and Equity Lens
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a strong equity lens to support the development of students, staff, and faculty from a broad spectrum of identities and lived experiences.

- Experience successfully impacting underrepresented and marginalized students by creating equitable support resources and opportunities, and promoting the effective, thoughtful connection of students with appropriate community resources.

Student Development/Student Affairs Expertise and Success
- Demonstrated experience of Title IX and Trauma Informed Care and Crisis Management.

- Dynamic communication skills (verbal and written). Able to demonstrate the positive and effective impact of strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills in a highly diverse environment; for example with students, staff, administrators, community members, Board of Directors. Also, Bi-lingual skills in English and Spanish is highly desired.

Strong Leadership, Program Development, and Management Expertise
- Demonstrated strong leadership, program development, and management skills; including professional and team development, assessment, data analysis, development of program outcomes, and continual improvement practices.

Important Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
- Managerial principles;
- Student services administration principles and practices at post-secondary institutions;
- Records maintenance principles and practices;
- Budgeting principles and practices;
- Program management principles;
- Higher education principles and practices.

Demonstrated Skill in:
- Mediating conflict;
- Supervising and providing leadership to subordinate staff;
- Developing, recommending, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and work flow;
- Developing and facilitating information sessions, presentations, and/or workshops;
- Preparing a variety of reports related to departmental activities, including statistical analysis;
- Developing and managing a budget;
- Evaluating assigned programmatic area for compliance with applicable regulations;
- Speaking in public;
- Coordinating the preparation and publication of a variety of reports and/or promotional materials;
- Conducting research to identify solutions, resolve problems, or provide information;
- Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
- Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities;
- Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums.

Additional Posting Information:

To apply for this position please submit:

1. Completed responses to the Required Questions from the Committee - scroll to see questions below - (attach document)*
2. Completed online application
3. Cover Letter (attach document)*
4. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

Notes to Applicants

-Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:

Cover Letter
Responses to Required Questions

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply

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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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