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Dean of Students


The Dean of Students is responsible for providing leadership and vision for student success, student development opportunities & administrative support for educational programs and services including: Residential Life, Student Union Auxiliary Operations, Internal Marketing, Policies & Procedures concerning College/Legal Affairs related to Students, Student Activities, Student Organizations & Student Leadership Opportunities, Parent Orientation and the research/development of a Transitional Education Prep Program. This position is also responsible for administering the TRIO/Student Support Services Grant.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • To understand and commit to the Mission of the College ~ DCCC will provide opportunities for high quality learning and will enhance community and personal development in a student centered environment.
  • Responsible for helping to establish a student culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their own personal and academic development and exercise leadership.
  • Provide administration and direction to Residence Life, Student Union, Internal Marketing and TRIO/Student Support Services.
  • Direct the planning and coordination of Residence Life requirements, Student Activities requirements, Student Organization requirements, and Student Leadership opportunities.
  • Coordinate Parent Orientation and Parent information activities and programs.
  • Direct the development and administration of all policies & procedures concerning Federal Compliance/College Policy/Legal Affairs related to Students.
  • Direct the planning and coordination of all internal marketing for current students of the college.
  • Responsible for the development of the student handbook, and other pertinent information material relating to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Preparation and maintenance of the annual budgets in areas of responsibility.
  • Serve as communications link between administration and Student Services and TRIO staff.
  • Provide TRIO project leadership and supervision.
  • Make recommendations regarding Title IX Compliance requirements including campus-wide training and policy revisions and updates.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the college with students, parents and professional colleagues.
  • Approve expenditures and maintain budget control and responsibility for the appropriate use of TRIO funds in cooperation with the TRIO Director.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
  • Attendance at related meetings on and off campus.

Required qualifications:

    • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in student services or closely related area.
    • Administrative and Student Services experience in higher education.
    • In-depth knowledge of procedures/policies/mandates/regulations in Residential Life, Student Union Operations, Internal Marketing, Legal Affairs related to Students, Student Activities, Student Organizations & Student Leadership and federal grants.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Knowledge and understanding of community college operations.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability which reflects strong planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, and managing skills.
    • Experience managing and projecting IHE auxiliary and operations budgets.
    • Experience with student grievance procedures.
    • Experience with student facilities budgeting, operations, planning, and facilities construction.
    • Ability to work with diverse groups and be able to coordinate and effectively prioritize the needs of the various areas of responsibilities.
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Experience in the management of federal grants.
    • Proficient in the use of technology.
    • Proven ability to work with diverse populations including traditional, non-traditional and first generation students.

Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience working with State, Federal and Private Organizations.
    • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Review Schedule:

Applications accepted until position is filled. Application package consists of DCCC application, resume, cover letter/letter of interest, and unofficial copies of transcripts.

For more information, contact:

Office of Human Resources
Dodge City Community College
2501 N. 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801-2399
Phone: 620/227-9201
Fax: 620/227-9345
email: hr@dc3.edu