Job Details

The Claremont Colleges Services
  • Position Number: 2163291
  • Location: Claremont, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Business


Dean of Students: Chicano Latino Student Affairs


The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the shared services organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Today, TCCS is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services to meet the needs of 6,300 students and 2,300 faculty and staff. Some of the more than 30 different services include: campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, cultural centers, central bookstore, physical plant and facilities support, payroll and accounting, information technology, real estate, risk management and employee benefits.

TCCS is committed to offering a work environment that is supportive, collaborative, accountable and enjoyable. TCCS offers generous time off benefits, employer-paid retirement contributions, tuition remission benefits and professional development opportunities. Our employees also take advantage of discounted meals provided in the TCCS caf, regular employee events and an opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues.

NOTE TO APPLICANT: Please submit your resume and cover letter along with your application. You may submit both documents as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.

Job Posting Title:
Dean of Students: Chicano Latino Student Affairs

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Students at Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) serves as a visionary leader and strategist in promoting Chicanx Latinx issues and multicultural concerns, engaging the students in substantive discourse, responding to challenging student and community needs, and affirming and supporting the identities of Chicanx Latinx communities. The Dean develops and advances policies, practices, and programs that place Latinx student engagement and success at the center of the educational mission; works primarily with individual students and affinity groups, but also collaborates with senior administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituencies to infuse diversity and multicultural efforts in all aspects of student life and development. The Dean maintains a visible presence on campus, engaging students in spaces where they find community at the Claremont Colleges.

The position oversees the Assistant/Associate Dean of Students and the Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator at CLSA. The Dean of Students is a member of the TCCS Directors senior leadership team, Cultural Spiritual group, and works collaboratively with all of the Dean of Student offices on the campuses. The Dean works with the Associate/Assistant Dean to design and implement a comprehensive assessment program. The position is responsible for overseeing the budget and the professional staff of CLSA

Essential Functions: The incumbent performs these essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Lead a department of three professional staff members and several student workers. Organize and staff the department and ensure appropriate training for personnel in order to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the organization.

  • Maintain close working relations with the Deans of Students at the various colleges. Provide programming and activities support for the Deans as resources allow. Inform the Deans in a timely manner of any known problems that could substantially affect their students.

  • Manage the operations of the CLSA facility, to include developing operating policies for the use of the facility by groups outside of CLSA.

  • Manage the financial affairs of the department to include budget preparation and execution.

  • Develop and manage a departmental performance assessment and professional development program to include appropriate operational and strategic planning within the Department.

  • Represent The Claremont Colleges to external groups.

  • Develop and implement programs to orient new students to the culture and requirements of The Claremont Colleges.

  • Monitor the academic performance and progress of students as they progress toward their degrees.

  • Celebrate the academic achievement of students.

  • Design leadership and professional development programs for students.

  • Collaborate with other ethnic centers and departments of The Claremont Colleges and external community organizations to create program opportunities for students.

  • Provide personal counseling to individual students and advise student groups such as residence hall committees, student government.

  • Strategize alongside campus partners pertaining to student discipline, policy interpretation, or program administration committees, etc

  • Control budgets of student activities and residence facilities under his/her area of responsibility

  • Plan and administer mentoring programs for incoming students

  • Participate in decisions about student activities, admissions and student services through membership on various committees.

  • May provide academic or career counseling to students

  • Compile statistical reports and correspondence related to student programs and activities

  • Plan and coordinate special events and programs in partnership with and on behalf of students, such as heritage programming, Chicanx Latinx graduation, funding opportunities, recreational programs, discussions, workshops, etc.

  • Perform other related duties as requested by the TCCS Vice President for Student Affairs.

    Required Knowledge and Critical Skills: This position must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the job or must be able to demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed (with or without reasonable accommodation) using other knowledge, skills and abilities not listed below:

    1. Will possess a Master's degree and 8-10 years of professional experience, or a combination of education and experience in advancing positions within a higher education setting, with a focus on student development and best practices.

    2. Critical understanding of intersectionality of students.

    3. Critical understanding of socio economic, regional, cultural, gender and sexual diversity of Latinx students

    4. Demonstrate an understanding of how to meet the academic, cultural and social needs of Latinx students in a residential selective liberal arts college setting.

    5. The ability to advise and provide direction to students who are pursuing graduate and professional degrees.

    6. The ability to create strategic partnerships with industry and non-profit organizations as means to provide internships and career opportunities for students.

    7. Bilingual English and Spanish proficiency preferred

    8. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

    Preferred Qualifications: The following qualifications are preferred:

    1. Terminal degree in a relevant discipline (PhD, EdD or JD) preferred.

    2. Proven ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies to develop high-impact programs.

    3. Demonstrate a commitment and capacity to serve as a caring advisor and mentor for Chicanx Latinx students.

    4. Experience in dealing with student crisis, such as but not limited to: mental health, academic, personal conduct, and student activism.

    5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    6. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity and complexity of the Chicanx Latinx experience in higher education.

    7. Demonstrated supervisory and budget management experience.

    8. Ability to develop assessment tools to promote program development and improvement.

    Required Hours: The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.

    ADA/OSHA

    This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

    Disclaimer

    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

    ADA/OSHA:

    This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

    Disclaimer:

    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


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