Laramie County Community College

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Dean of Students

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The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


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Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Dean of Students position is responsible for the management and leadership of the Student Life Division which includes the functional/program areas of student life including residential living, student government, student clubs and activities, student conduct, student disability services, student leadership and multicultural engagement, behavior intervention team, and counseling and campus wellness. The Dean’s role includes serving as the primary point of information for students and responding to students’ needs. The Dean is responsible for but not limited to: interpreting and applying student policies and procedures including the student code of conduct; serves in the primary capacity of Student Life program development; ensures the provision of quality programming for all students; conducts program assessments; partners in the development and management of campus emergency response; supports student welfare programming; supports student success efforts; collaborates with other College departments for retention planning and activities; and assists with institutional accreditation activities.   The Dean is responsible for management of the budgets for all areas reporting to the office of Student Life. Other duties and responsibility areas may be assigned depending on contemporary institutional needs.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.


Organizational Relationship:

The Dean of Students reports to the Vice President of Student Services, and directly supervises professional and classified staff within the Division, which may include the Director of Residential Living, Student Activity/Program/Leadership Specialists, Student Disability Services Coordinator, Administrative Support staff, and others as needed/assigned.

Compensation: This is an Administrator II position. Starting Salary: $81,333-93,532.


Closing Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by April 13, 2018.


Starting Date: As soon after the hiring process is completed as is practical.


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Essential Functions


Essential Functions:


  • The Dean of Students is a key advocate for students within the college and the community, providing administrative oversight, operational management and divisional leadership through program directors and/or other direct reports in planning, implementing, evaluating and coordinating all aspects of services provided by and through the Student Life Division.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy and supportive environment and culture that synthesizes the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of students in a holistic way.
  • Provides direct supervision of staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving performance problems, communicating job expectations, completing performance evaluations, training employees and encouraging professional development opportunities.
  • Ensures staff compliance with related College policy and procedure, administrative rules, state and federal laws and regulations, as well as best practices in each of their fields of practice.
  • Manages and administers the division budgets including setting priorities for budgets based on operational planning and College strategic plan.
  • Works with staff in their operational, as well as long-term planning. Assures the quality of programs through an effective evaluation process.
  • Provides direction to for the effective management of student housing and supports management.
  • Serves as Chair of the operational Campus Assessment, Evaluation and Response (C.A.R.E.) team.
  • Administrator of the student judicial processes for the College; administers the policies and regulations of the College as they pertain to students, including internal college judicial and disciplinary procedures.
  • Researches, develops, and recommends policy relating to all facets of student life for the College; interprets, applies, enforces, and articulates policy and procedure relating to student life for all constituencies.
  • Collaborates with campus constituencies and community leaders in developing co-curricular and service opportunities for students.
  • Works to establish a student culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions and exercise leadership.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with College and local safety, security or law enforcement partners in both Cheyenne and Laramie, including relationships with University of Wyoming Dean of Students and Campus Police.
  • Actively participates on the Student Services Leadership Team and the Learning Leadership Team. Assure that there is effective communication and coordination of Student Life Division programming with all representative partners.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments and innovative campus life practices in community colleges and higher education; recommend changes that are relevant to College programs and services that meet LCCC student needs.
  • Collaborates with campus departments to complete necessary forms, documentation, trainings, and approvals in accordance with College policy and procedures.


Nonessential Functions:   An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

  • Represent the College at appropriate state meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Participate in state, regional, and national professional associations and/or user groups related to the functions in student life.
  • Attend local, regional, and national conferences and/or trainings that may require overnight travel.
  • As needed, attend and participated in college and department meetings, committees, and functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting and analyzing necessary information, and follow-through when requested.
  • Contemporary working knowledge in all areas of student life including residential living, student government, student clubs and activities, judicial affairs, student disability services, student leadership, behavior intervention team, counseling and wellness.
  • Proven capabilities in developing, implementing, interpreting, applying, assessing, revising and maintaining policy.
  • Ability to develop and recommend innovative campus life best practices which may include the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form in regards to, and apply good judgment in, matters related to student code of conduct or individuals of concern.
  • Strong data analysis abilities including solid working knowledge of basic statistical interpretation, including creating and explaining graphical representations of data; capable of providing interpretation of various metrics and demonstrating applicability of findings to others who may or may not possess a working knowledge of data analysis techniques and/or statistics.
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems.
  • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to prioritize work in rapidly changing environment—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment and keeping superiors informed.
  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings – either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means – ability to communicate in an informative manner, effectively listen, and handle escalating situations with compassion, empathy, and confidence.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine others’ needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested.
  • Ability to respond to common inquires from potential, current, past students, faculty, and staff, plus regulatory agencies, vendors, regional business community, and others as may be necessary.
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices.
  • Ability to travel when necessary.
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents

 Physical/Mental Demands:

  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors.
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required.
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations.
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities.
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor.
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a Student Services or other related discipline
  • Three years of administration/management experience in a higher education setting, preferably in the area of student services; management experience to include responsibilities for budgeting, supervision of professional and classified staff.
  • One year of experience in developing, implementing, interpreting, applying, assessing, revising and maintaining policy and procedure.
  • One year of experience in student conduct/judicial affairs.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in higher education or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Direct experience in the functional areas of student life including student housing/residential living, judicial affairs, student disability services, counseling services, student government, student clubs and activities, student leadership, behavior intervention teams, or counseling and campus wellness.  
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience in community college student affairs.
  • Current in training related to federal Title IX guidance.








Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.