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Dean of Student Development - Southeast Campus
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon
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Date Posted 05/31/2018
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Dean of Student Development - Southeast Campus  

Requisition Number


Open Date



Southeast Campus  


2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland, OR  

Hours of Work

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday  

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Position Status

Management; Level O; Full-time; Exempt  

Starting Salary Range

Minimum $97,319 to range mid-point of $119,217. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $97,319 to $141,113)  

Job Close Date

For best consideration apply by June 15, 2018  

Job Summary

Portland Community College's Southeast Campus is looking for a Dean of Student Development. 

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves nearly 73,000 full-time and part-time students. Four comprehensive campuses, eight centers and dozens of independent locations throughout the community offer courses and provide student services. PCC supports student success by delivering access to quality education while advancing economic development and promoting sustainability in a collaborative culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

The Southeast Campus, serving almost 13,000 students, is a tight-knit community that is proud to serve its distinctive, multilingual, multicultural service area. Its history and culture reflect an emphasis on innovation, service, student-centeredness, social justice, and an inclination for action to create positive change for students and community. Student affairs and academics are distinguished by their closeness and collaborative approaches at the campus. Southeast Campus is a vibrant and inspiring place to work. If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, please apply today! 

Recruitment Timeline 

- Job Announcement Published: May 25, 2018 
- Deadline for Preferred Applications: June 15, 2018 
- Quarter-finalist Video Interviews: July 16-19, 2018 
- Semi-finalist Interviews: July 30 week, 2018 
- Finalist On-Campus Interviews and Forums: August 20 week, 2018 

PCC Benefits 

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs. 
PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employers Retirement System (PERS) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS. PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement. 

Paid Leave: 
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month 
1 day of Sick Leave per month 
11 Holidays 
3 additional Personal Leave days per year 

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions. 



Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities 
- Supervises managers, division faculty, academic professionals, classified staff, technical/support, and/or student staff. Evaluates and oversees the development of professional development plans and goals for assigned areas of responsibility in accordance with good management practices, District policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Hires, evaluates, trains, disciplines and recommends dismissal of staff as necessary. 
- Provides primary leadership in guiding, planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying programs, processes, and operations related to assigned areas of responsibility; interprets and applies federal and state mandated guidelines. Plans, implements, administers, and evaluates related programs, projects, and services impacting the college. 
- Establishes, monitors, evaluates, and modifies processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the College's mission, values, goals, and objectives, as well as all local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Monitors programs to ensure compliance with applicable accrediting bodies. 
- Serves as a liaison to applicable external agencies and industries, community partners, the general public, internal departments, and applicable educational institutions representing the College with respect to academic and/or student service programs, processes, and procedures. 
- Participates on various committees, including a variety of leadership groups and teams. 
- Provides leadership in problem-solving and promoting operational systems improvement. 
- Develops, implements, and directs the expansion of programs in support of District goals and objectives. 
- Leads the development and management of budgets in assigned areas of responsibility; strategizes, anticipates, and secures resources for programs and operational improvements. 
- Advises and responds to questions from College departments and external agencies regarding complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs and services. Investigates, addresses and resolves problems, grievances, and complaints related to conduct issues of faculty and/or students. 
- Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned. 

Position-Specific Duties and Responsibilities 
- Providing District and state leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating student service programs. 
- Overseeing operating units on campus that provide student support such as counseling, career planning and placement, tutoring and cooperative education. 
- Advocating for students and student service programs that promote retention and student success. 
- Administering student disciplinary procedures. 
- Assisting in securing grant and foundation funding for new and existing student service programs. 


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements (experience requirements use full-time equivalent): 

- Master's Degree. 

- Eight years progressively responsible college administration experience in student services, enrollment, or instruction. 


Knowledge of: 

Leadership and managerial principles; 
Budgeting principles and practices; 
Contract management principles and practices; 
Accreditation standards; 
Conflict mediation principles and practices; 
Public relations principles; 
Strategic management principles and practices; 
Program management and development principles; 
Higher education principles and practices. 

Skill in: 

Directing and providing leadership to subordinate staff; 
Providing strategic leadership; 
Planning, implementing, improving, and evaluating broad-based programs, policies, and procedures; 
Directing the development and management of budgets; 
Assisting in the administration of campus operations; 
Evaluating assigned programmatic area for compliance with applicable regulations and accreditation requirements; 
Speaking in public; 
Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, or provide information; 
Mediating conflict; 
Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff; 
Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities; 
Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums. 

Note to Applicants 

- For new employees, Official Transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for all degrees stated in the minimum qualifications. 


Special/Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications 
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths: 

- Experience with leading and/or implementing initiatives that contribute to equitable student success, such as Guided Pathways, holistic student support services, and the work of Achieving the Dream. 

- A commitment to the community college mission, collaboration between instruction and student affairs, student-centered approaches to campus priorities, and an authentic connection to the community. 

- Experience interrupting systems of oppression through student affairs work. 

- A demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity and inclusion and decision-making using an equity lens. 

- An ability to lead and manage change and resources in a complex college environment with competing stakeholder needs. 

- Knowledge of and experience with student development theories, critical race theory, and trauma-informed higher education practices. 

- An understanding of the teaching and learning process, the assessment of student learning outcomes, and program evaluation. 

- Experience with Title IX; Disability Services; student conduct, care and restorative practices. 

- Experience with advising, orientation, placement testing, career services, jobs and internships, student diversity retention centers, student life and development. 

- Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and listening skills. 

- A collaborative and appreciative leadership style that balances the need to build teamwork and consensus with an ability to make timely and difficult decisions. 


Additional Posting Information

To apply for this position, please submit: 
1. Completed answers to the 3 Required Questions (see the bottom of the announcement)(attach document)* 
1. Completed online application 
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 
3. Current Resume (attach document)* 

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats. 

Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. 

Notes to Applicant: 

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned. 

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form. 

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need. 


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