Dean of Student Success
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo, CO

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Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:
Dean of Student Success

Position Number:


Student Success

Release Date/Closing Date:
03/08/2013 – 03/29/2013

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on the close date. Applications received after the close date will not be accepted. Post-marks will not be accepted.

Department/Division Purpose:
The Division of Student Success facilitates student learning and involvement by providing quality programs, services, and developmental opportunities, while fostering an inclusive campus community in collaboration with the educational mission of Pueblo Community College.

We educate and empower students by providing them the knowledge about a continuous support system and guide them in utilizing the necessary resources to succeed.

Job Summary Statement:
Pueblo Community College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution. “An institution in AQIP demonstrates how it meets accreditation standards and expectations through a sequence of events that align with the ongoing activities of an institution striving to improve its performance.” PCC expects all employees to integrate the principles and tools of continuous quality improvement into their daily activities. Customer focus, college service, and commitment to assist the College in achieving its mission and vision are expected for all employees. In addition, all employees are expected to utilize available technology in the completion of their duties.

This position specifically exists to have oversight and responsibility for the development, approval, implementation, and evaluation of all activities and plans for Student Success. In this administrative capacity, the Dean of Student Success directly supervises all assigned Student Success personnel.

The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

Essential Functions:
% of Time

Accomplishes division and college goals by working with college administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders.


Ensures the efficient use of staff and financial resources allocated for Student Success by supervising and providing leadership to the following departments: Supervises and provides leadership to the following departments: Admissions and Records, Academic Advising, Children First, Student Center and Auxiliary Services, Counseling and Career Services, Financial Aid, Health Services, Recruitment, TRIO Project Success, and Upward Bound.


Develops and executes student success initiatives and strategies that fit with the overall college strategic plan.


Oversees, coordinates and plans the annual college commencement ceremonies for the Pueblo and Fremont campuses.


Keeps the President and college leadership informed of all pertinent student activities, interests, and concerns by serving on the President’s Administrative team to provide Student Success input and expertise for the administrative functions of the college.


Oversees the Student Success budget in compliance with all fiduciary responsibilities by conducting ongoing planning, monitoring, review and management of budgets.


Oversees student judicial affairs, complaint resolution, and other student issues by serving as the second level of review and appeal and assists with Title IX investigations and situations as appropriate.


Directs and oversees the creation of the College Catalog, Student Handbook, and academic calendar by working with internal and external stakeholders as necessary.


Attends campus or community events and activities and/or represents the college to a variety of external audiences.


Actively participates in key campus and Colorado Community College System committees.


Other duties as assigned or required.


Non-Essential Functions:
% of Time


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Experience will be based upon a full-time, 40-hour work week. Part-time experience will be pro-rated. Part-time teaching experience will be based on a ratio of 36 credit hours = 1 year of experience.

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university


Licenses or Certifications:

Minimum 5 years progressively responsible full-time student services administration experience

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:
Managerial and budgetary experience

Preferred Qualifications

Guidance and counseling, student personnel services, educational administration, or related field


Licenses or Certifications:
Title IX certified

Budgeting experience

Written and oral communication skills to include public speaking.

Knowledge of specialized educational services, such as: admissions, records, guidance and counseling, student placement, student activities, supplemental services and student assessment.

Experience working within state and federal laws, policies and regulations as specified by regulatory agencies and funding sources.

Experience with student discipline.

Experience working a diverse student population.

Experience with student retention and/or enrollment management.

Knowledge of Banner student information management system.

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:
Knowledge of long and short range management and goal planning.

Experience with student organizations. Knowledgeable of services in educational institutions for handicapped and disadvantaged students.

Knowledge of grant and proposal writing processes and maintenance.

Salary Information

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. In addition to salary, PCC offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.

Application Process

To be considered for a position, applicants must submit a PCC Application, voluntary Affirmative Action form, letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcripts to or by mailing applicant packets to: Human Resources

900 W Orman Ave

Pueblo, CO 81004

Selection Process

--All applications received by the close date will be considered.

--After the position closes, applicants will be screened based on the posted MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

--Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be moved to the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will determine the applicants who will be offered interviews and those applicants will be contacted via email or telephone.

--Once a job offer has been accepted, all applicants will be notified via email.

--Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on your application and may not be eligible for consideration.

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