Dean, First Year Programs

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Dean, First Year Programs

Job Type: Other
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 29390
Application Deadline: 01/14/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Salary Range:
$149,234 - $173,004
Housing for Position:
None provided
Salary Range:
$149,234 - $173,004
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Student Affairs

Position Description

Santa Monica College


Dean, First Year Programs

Salary: $149,234.00 - $173,004.00

Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019


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Position Profile:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Enrollment Development, the Dean of First Year Programs is responsible for development and implementation of student success programs designed for first year students. As a member of the Enrollment Development team, coordinates and supervises enrollment strategies designed for first year students, including providing leadership for Outreach and Recruitment, as well as for various first year student success programs which may include the First Year Experience, the Welcome Center, SMC Promise, Upward Bound, and the summer transition programs.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

(Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive not restrictive.)

• Leads and evaluates the effectiveness of matriculation services, in coordination with impacted programs' and services' leadership, to improve or facilitate the onboarding process, experience, and outcomes of new students.

• Coordinates the provision of matriculation services for new students, including assessment, orientation, and select follow-up activities.

• Plans, recommends, initiates, and implements new programs or strategies to enhance the matriculation process for new students as they reach matriculation milestones.

• Collaborates with the Dean of Enrollment Services to coordinate onboarding activities to meet Student Equity and Achievement Program mandates, meet District enrollment targets, and effectively matriculate each year's entering class.

• Maintains and provides supporting documentation as required for district and state auditing purposes.

• Collaborates closely with Counseling Department and other support services at the College to ensure enrollment and student success metrics are maximized.

• Develops and prepares publications relating to the Student Equity and Achievement Program, and Outreach and Recruitment.

• Serves as a liaison for activities concerning Student Equity, including the Student Equity Plan and Student Equity Committee.

• Responsible for developing and implementing a District-wide outreach and recruitment plan to assist the District to meet enrollment goals.

• Oversees all programs and activities of the Office of Outreach and Recruitment.

• Responsible for overseeing the Welcome Center, including providing leadership and direction for counseling faculty and supervising support staff.

• Collaborates with Academic Affairs on the implementation of the First Year Experience, the SMC Promise, and summer transition programs.

• Oversees the implementation of Upward Bound, including supervising appropriate administrator;

• Provides leadership, direction and supervision for staff including training, and evaluation.

• Serve as the liaison for issues related to outreach and recruitment, with Academic Affairs, Student Services and Enrollment Development divisions.

• Develops, implements, and monitors the domestic and out of state student recruitment plan and participates in the development of the District's Strategic Enrollment Management Plan.

• Organizes outreach and recruitment programs and activities into a master calendar tied to the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan.

• Develops, implements, and monitors various student transition programs designed for new students.

• Represents Santa Monica College on professional organizations.

• Collaborates with Admissions, and Marketing departments to assist in the development of web, print publications and other media marketing for identifying, attracting, admitting, enrolling and effectively transitioning new students.

• Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research, and Management Information Systems to collect and analyze data related to enrollment, assessment, orientation, high schools and incoming students to monitor, evaluate and adjust the progress being made towards the attainment of enrollment goals.

• Develops and maintains partnerships with SMC academic programs, SMC student services programs, high schools, middle schools, parent groups, community agencies, and higher education institutions.

• Collaborate on the creation and maintenance of the campus prospective, new and continuing student communication plan.

• Creates budgets, monitors expenditures, and allocates resources for outreach and recruitment, the Welcome Center, First Year Experience and various summer transition activities.

• Serves as a member of the Enrollment Development management team.

• Serves on participatory governance and district committees as assigned.


The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Job Requirements

• Possession of a Master's degree and one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment or equivalent, from an accredited institution.

• Three (3) years administrative experience is preferred.

• Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.


Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in delivering and coordinating matriculation services for new and continuing students, including assessment, orientation, counseling, and follow-up activities.

• Demonstrated experience in the proper interpretation and implementation of California Education Code, Title 5, and California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office administrative procedures directly related to matriculation and the Student Success Act of 2012.

• Experience administering categorical or grant-funded programs.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public; knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

• Experience in compiling, analyzing, and interpreting data related to areas of service; excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills.


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Successful administrative and leadership experience in areas of service.

• Demonstrated management and supervisory experience that includes employee development and performance management skills.

• Proficient working knowledge of information technology used in academia or private industry, as well as internet applications and PC-based software, e.g. Microsoft Office Suite.

• Familiarity with computers, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.

• Experience working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and officials at California State Universities, Universities of California, private and out-of-state institutions.

• The ability to work effectively as a member of the administrative team to realize the College's vision, mission, goals, and institutional learning outcomes.

• The ability to lead in a participatory governance environment emphasizing collaboration and consensus building.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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