Director for Student Learning and Engagement
Dawson Community College - Glendive, MT

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JOB TITLE: Director for Student Learning & Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Student Services

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Assistant Vice President of Instruction and Student Services

SUMMARY OF WORK: The Director for Student Learning and Engagement has general responsibilities for creating the circumstances and support structures that enhance student development and academic success in the first and second year. Particular emphasis is placed on academic coaching, transition programs, residence life, Associated Student Body, and peer mentoring. The Director will work collaboratively with colleagues in both Student Services and Instruction. This is an administrative position that reports to the AVP of Instruction and Student Services. A substantial portion of the responsibilities involves working directly with students while supervising the Coordinator of the Center for Academic Success (which includes TRIO, career management, tutoring, and remediation coursework, testing services, disability services including assistive technology, and diversity programming). This position is part of a restructuring effort and may be modified significantly depending on the person hired and her/his talents and professional development goals.

AREAS OF JOB ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE: The incumbent will direct/coordinate the first-year program and frequently collaborate with the residential program, career development personnel, enrollment management coordinator, and faculty within the context of developing partnerships for creating an inclusive approach to meeting the transitional needs of all defined student populations, including transfer, career & technical (CTE) education, commuter, athletic, and international student populations. The Director is expected to use cutting-edge technology and social media platforms in fostering communication between students, faculty, and parents. This position holds responsibility for routinely conducting program and student satisfaction assessments and implementing campus-wide evaluation processes.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Master's degree in higher education administration, leadership or significantly related area is preferred, three to five years of experience working in higher education in roles that create and sustain programs for retention and persistence may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree. Residence life and/or student leadership experience will enhance a candidate's portfolio. Strong communication and presentation skills are required. Advanced knowledge of using technology is desirable as is experience with assessment, evaluation, and software such as Moodle, Banner, and Copely Retention Systems. Salary is commensurate with experience plus Dawson Community College benefits including retirement contribution, group health and life insurance.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (Education, Sociology, Psychology, Leadership, or significantly related field) and three years experience in higher education administration/student services. Strong communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in higher education administration, leadership or significantly related area is preferred, three to five years of experience working in higher education. Residence life and/or student leadership experience. Advanced knowledge of using technology. Experience with assessment, evaluation, and software such as Moodle, Banner, and Copely Retention Systems.

COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE:
• Completed Dawson Community College application
• Current resume
• Cover Letter
• Copies of college transcripts
• Three professional references (names, addresses, and phone numbers).

INQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO:

Human Resources Department

406-377-9412

Qualified protected class individuals are encouraged to apply. Dawson Community College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Pursuant to title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendment, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans Act, as amended, and the Montana State Human Rights Act, Dawson Community College has a policy of nondiscrimination in employment practices and in admissions, access to and conduct of educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap, or marital status or parental status. Any student, employee, or applicant for admission or employment may file a discrimination grievance. Inquires or grievances should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Director or phone 1-406-377-3396.

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