NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.
We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success.
Full-Time Dean of Students: Academic and Student Affairs; Non-Unit Professional
Position Summary: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is seeking an energetic Dean of Students to provide leadership for co-curricular activities and a variety of student support services. The Dean of Students will have management responsibility for Civic Engagement, Service Learning, and Community Resources, including food and housing insecurity efforts; Care and Concern Team; Counseling and Psychological Services; Veterans and Military Services; Student Life and Student Government Association; Community Standards including student conduct and student wellness initiatives; and other extracurricular and student retention activities at the college.
NECC is engaged in a multi-year strategic effort to improve student success by completely overhauling the student experience. The Dean of Students will be responsible for assuring this division aligns with and supports this Integrated Student Experience initiative.
The Dean of Students will be a creative, energetic, and strengths-based leader who advocates for student needs and builds a dynamic team out of a diverse collection of units and staff working to establish an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment for the student body. The Dean of Students will actively collaborate with other parts of the college in reaching its goals of a welcoming and safe environment for all students and employees while also encouraging vigorous debate of ideas and perspectives.
The Dean of Students will report to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs.
Anticipated Start Date: March 2020
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students will possess a working knowledge of student development, relevant legal issues, student affairs best practices, learning outcomes and program assessment, challenges and opportunities associated with student leadership theory, campus programming, equity, inclusion, and student retention. The successful applicant will be able to apply strong interpersonal and administrative skills to creating collaborative partnerships with colleagues, show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as being dedicated to meeting students where they are on the learning continuum. The Dean of Students will make major contributions to the development of a welcoming, structured, straightforward, and supportive student experience that allows students to further their academic and professional goals.
Responsibilities of the Dean of Students include:
Oversee annual development and implementation of operational goals and budget for the following units and organizations: Civic Engagement, Service Learning and Community Resources; Care and Concern Team; Counseling and Psychological Services; Student Engagement, Student Government Association; Community Standards; and Veterans and Military Services
Oversee development and implementation of policy and co-curricular programming for students on both campuses. Develop and implement coordinated co-curricular programmatic initiatives designed to enhance student development and academic success, to engage a diverse student body, and improve the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of NECC students
Provide vision and oversight to the Student Conduct and Grievance Officer. Provide back-up coverage when that officer is unavailable
Work with Human Resources in serving as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Help create and implement a strategic plan to support our Veterans & Military Services student recruitment, engagement and retention efforts
Help develop, review and implement policies and procedures for reporting areas. Be the point of contact for the Student Suicide Prevention Protocol as outlined for the Community Colleges of Massachusetts
Oversee the work of the single point of contact for students and external agencies on issues of food and housing insecurity and other student needs
Chair and assign cases for the College's Care and Concern Team, which meets regularly
Work closely with the Director of Public Safety on plans for campus security and keeping students safe. Be part of the leadership team that provides direction and guidance when a student or campus crisis occurs
Work directly with the Student Government Association to develop and implement the Student Activities Budget
Coordinate closely with faculty, academic administrators, Human Resources, Professional Development and other parts of the college to develop and implement programming and activities aimed at increasing cultural competency, growing appreciation for the strengths each unique individual brings to campus, creating productive space for difficult conversations about differences, and an expanding an inclusive and welcoming environment
Responsible for coordinating the on-call phone rotation and process to support our faculty, staff and students during emergencies.
Advise Assistant Vice President in developing and interpreting data related to student services to ensure programs correlate with community needs
Keep current on state and federal legislation regarding student services, and advise Assistant Vice President on how to assure college policies and procedures are congruent with the legislation. Maintain awareness of new developments and review current literature in Student Learning and Development, Student Behavior, Title IX, ADA, Wellness and Prevention Education, and Federal, State, and Local laws and policies affecting higher education
Work with the other leaders of Student Affairs to advance the goals of the Integrated Student Experience initiative, particularly increasing the student sense of belonging at the college
Foster a campus climate of inclusiveness and support for the college's diverse student body, ensuring that equity, diversity and civil discourse are an integral part of the student experience
Designate resources to support efforts that incorporate leadership education into student organization advising and student positions where leadership is essential to group success
Apply advocacy skills to strengthen and build community around principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice into decision processes
Remain current on best practices in student involvement, theories of student development, and student-centered administration. Associate with national organizations such as NASPA, HACU, NCORE and ACPA
Participate in planning and implementation of Commencement each year
Master's degree in education, educational administration, or related field
Five (5) years of experience in college student services or similar educational setting working with students and supervising professional staff members
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, administration, governing boards, and external agencies
Proven skills in conflict resolution and student crisis response
Demonstrated leadership in educational or student services operations, including budget development and implementation
Multicultural competence and demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms
Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, in written and oral format, to students, staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and the general public in large or small group settings
Experience in operational planning, policy development, and outcome/needs assessment
Experience using educational administrative or related software, such as EAB Navigate, Advocate, and Banner
Community College experience, including student programming and event planning
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $95,000.00 - $105,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit:
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DEADLINE: January 23, 2020 POST#: 202685
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219,978-556-3928/ email@example.com. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.