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The College and Campus
Front Range Community College (FRCC) is a member of the Colorado Community College System and
is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. The Larimer Campus, located in Fort
Collins, is one of three FRCC campuses. In AY17, the Larimer Campus served more than 9,500 students (unduplicated headcount).
FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the national Pathways Project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and
was profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a
detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in
professional development for faculty and instructors, including four faculty reassigned to be instructional coaches. The college has a
strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity.
FRCC is guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Our campuses have many common values, goals, and practices but the
flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve their individual communities. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu. The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan,
The campus enjoys a long, successful transfer partnership with Colorado State University and other regional institutions, strong
partnerships with local school districts (including strong concurrent enrollment programs), and excellent relationships with local
employers. The campus has many, nationally accredited career/technical programs with active advisory boards and high job-placement rates. In
addition, the campus provides adult education for Fort Collins and surrounding area and collaborates with the college’s workforce department
to provide resources to Colorado companies seeking customized skills training, consulting services, business development, and ongoing
professional development. The Larimer Campus library is a unique joint-use library shared with the Poudre River Public Library District.
At Front Range Community College, we enrich lives through learning.
Our vision is that all students at Front Range Community College will accomplish their educational and
career goals. We will be recognized for our singular focus on student success, our exceptional teaching, our strong commitment to diverse
learners and communities, and our effective business and community partnerships.
SELECTION PROCESS – Open until filled. Preference will be given to those who apply by 11/10/2017.
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package
1. A letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing in general the items under “Primary Duties” and specifically
each item under “Required Education” and “Required Experience”;
2. An eForm application;
3. A resume.
All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all
material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum
requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed
above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular
position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All
application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background
check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report. An education
verification will also be conducted on selected candidate.
FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value
of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will
contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational
programs and activities.
Front Range Community College has been and continues to be dedicated to student success. This year FRCC has been chosen as one of 30
colleges to become a Pathways College out of over 200 colleges that applied nationally. We are seeking faculty who are fully committed to
the principles of Pathways. This is the next step as our college and all faculty, staff and employees are devoted to diversity and inclusion
on a daily, ongoing basis.
SALARY: Low to Mid $90’s
This dean provides vision and leadership to create and sustain a culture of inclusive excellence that
promotes student success, retention, and completion in a student-ready college. The dean creates shared vision for a framework and
initiatives that support the implementation of a guided pathways model. The dean has significant responsibility for providing strategic
leadership in the planning, implementing, improving, and evaluating of educational and/or student service programs and promoting operational
improvements. The dean directs the strategic planning, development, coordination, and implementation of the campus Student Affairs division
and provides leadership and ensures college-wide consistency in the development and maintenance of student programs and services. This
position is responsible for student welfare issues involving disciplinary procedures and due process.
This position promotes and demonstrates excellence in providing academic planning and proactive support for students, including partnering
with campus departments to ensure effective orientation processes and experiences, working effectively as an integral part of
cross-functional teams, organizing and assessing data specific to student completion, and communicating to internal and external groups in
order to promote student pathway/degree completion.
- Directs strategic planning of services and programs of the Student Affairs Division in alignment
with the College’s strategic plan and priority objectives. Champions the guided pathways framework and ensures that services and initiatives
are designed to support students from connection to completion. Establishes goals and objectives in the Division and the Department
consistent with College educational programs and policies.
- Serves as a member of the Campus Leadership Team and participates in
campus and college-wide leadership initiatives.
- Oversees the strategic planning and operations for departments within the division,
including but not limited to Admissions and Outreach, Academic Support Center, Advising, Testing, Welcome Desk, Veterans Services,
Disability Services, and Student Life.
- Promotes a culture of assessment and conducts ongoing service and program evaluations.
Utilizes data to make informed decisions about services and initiatives to promote student success, persistence, retention, and
- Works closely with the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services and Student Support and college-wide areas, such
as the Registrar’s office and Financial Aid, and the Dean, Student Success Initiatives and Title III Director.
- Develops budgets,
monitors expenditures, and reallocates resources as necessary. Collaborates with the grants office to secure alternative fiscal resources to
support student completion.
- Selects, develops, supervises and evaluates staff. Lead Student Affairs Managers’ meetings and provide
leadership development for managers.
- Demonstrates and promotes inclusion, equity, and diversity to create and sustain an
environment where students and employees are welcomed, valued, and affirmed.
- Ensures programming is provided which enhances and
promotes academic success and/or contributes to the quality of College life, such as cultural and contemporary programs, alcohol awareness
programs, and/or volunteer services.
- In collaboration with instructional deans and campus vice president, develop goals, services,
and strategies to enhance enrollment and retention in accordance with college goals.
- Serves as the campus CSAO (Chief Student
Affairs Officer), including administering the college’s Student Code of Conduct. Receives all allegations of student misconduct,
investigates complaints, and renders a decision as appropriate according to Student Disciplinary Procedures. Responds to student complaints
and concerns regarding services, programs, and college interactions in general. Takes appropriate steps to resolve concerns.
directly under the supervision of the Title IX Coordinator as needed as a certified Title IX investigator.
- Convenes the campus
Behavioral Intervention Team and serve as the primary case manager regarding providing support, resources, and outreach to students of
- Collaborates with Human Resources regarding complaints and investigations involving discrimination and/or harassment based
on the Civil Rights Grievance and Investigation Process.
- Oversees the development and implementation of the campus outreach and
enrollment plan in alignment with campus and college goals.
- Participates in college wide Student Affairs initiatives, including
chairing or serving on assigned college-wide committees and task forces.
- Represents Front Range Community College with community
organizations, business and industry, governmental agencies and K -12/post-secondary institutions to meet the needs of the College’s
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from a
college/university with a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Educational Leadership or a
closely related field.
- Doctorate in Higher Education, Student Affairs
Administration, Counseling, Educational Leadership or a closely related field.
to seven years of professional experience in higher education administration including staff supervision and project management.
- Extensive knowledge of the area of student services, student development or student affairs, including Admissions and Records, Financial
Aid, Advising, Assessment, Student Life, Recruiting and Disability Services.
- Knowledge and understanding of the higher education
mission, organization, operations, policies and objectives in community colleges.
- Knowledge of federal and state compliance
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to analyze complex organizations and
systems and implement change.
- Experience working in a Colorado higher
education/community college environment.
- College-level teaching.
- Success in securing grants
Front Range Community College, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure
of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), has compiled a comprehensive Campus Security Report. This report
includes information about crime statistics from the previous three years, campus security policies as well as prevention programs.
Information pertaining to the Boulder County, Larimer and Westminster campuses as well as the Brighton Center are also made available in
this report. Published annually, this report can be found on the Front Range Community College web site under campus locations or by
following this link. http://www.frontrange.edu/About-Us/Campus-Locations/Campus-Security-Report.aspx . A paper copy is also available upon
request by contacting the Campus Security Office at the Boulder County Campus, the Larimer Campus or the Westminster Campus.
Job Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Position Close Date: Open until filled.
Preference given to those who apply by 11/10/2017.
Front Range Community College is committed to equal opportunity and diversity, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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