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Dean of Student Services

Campus: Logan                                                      NON-CLASSIFIED POSITION   

Institution Profile: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Southern) is a regional, fully accredited two-year public institution of higher education which was established in 1971 through the consolidation of two existing branches of Marshall University in Logan and Mingo counties. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission for which a 10-year accreditation was attained in 2013 and holds selected programmatic accreditations. The institution represents one of nine community and technical college districts in West Virginia. Southern has a formal service area in the heart of coal country that encompasses approximately 1,900 square miles with locations as follows: Boone/Lincoln Campus, Foster (Boone County), Logan Campus, Mounty Gay (Logan County), Williamson Campus, Williamson (Mingo County), Wyoming/McDowell Campus, Saulsville (Wyoming County), and Lincoln Location, Hamlin (Lincoln County). In 1981, the College's service area was expanded through an interstate agreement with Kentucky which allows for students from Martin and Pike counties to attend the institution at in-state rates. Southern has distinguished itself as a premier community and technical college dedicated to excellence and quality in providing accessible and affordable education and training to its constituents. The Position: The successful candidate must possess a collegial and open management style, effective interpersonal communication skills, and a knowledge of the special challenges of today's community college student. in addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, the role of developmental education, diversity of thought, academic, socioeconomic cultural, and ethnic diversity of community college students. this position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.                      

Responsibilities:  Oversight for the Student Services Unit, including, but not limited to the following areas of responsibility: recruitment, student outreach, registration, new student advising and orientation, student government and other student clubs and organizations, student development, and the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and services that support student development and success in the comprehensive community and technical college environment.  Key leader in fostering responsiveness; maintaining a focus on excellence in all student support services; and providing leadership, inspiration, management, and guidance for the College's student success function.  In collaboration and cooperation with the Director of Enrollment Management and Student Engagement, Director of Disability and Adult Services, Director of Financial Assistance, and the Registrar supports the processes and services required for the successful recruitment and retention of students by participating in and providing services that support recruitment, registration, orientation, and placement testing.  Special emphasis is placed on providing services for adult (non-traditional age) students and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to students.  Provide vision for the programs that enhance the student experience at the College, build partnerships, set benchmarks, develop best practices, and spearhead collaborative efforts across all divisions of the College.  The successful candidate must possess a collegial and open management style, effective interpersonal communication skills, and a knowledge of the special challenges of today's community college student.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, the role of developmental education, diversity of thought, academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of community college students.  This position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. 

Qualifications:  Master's Degree in Student Development, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Business, Psychology, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.  Doctorate Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or psychology, preferred.  Five (5) years of Student Affairs experience in a higher education environment with a record of progressively increasing responsibility in one or more areas this position will oversee.  Three (3) years of higher education leadership experience, including staff supervision, budget management and strategic planning. 

Target Date Position is to be filled is 07/01/2019.  Position Open Until Filled.